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Drunk Drivers Pose a Serious Risk to Motorcyclists

Motorcycles are a common sight on Georgia roadways, particularly in the warmer months. Motorcycle enthusiasts are well aware that riding a motorcycle can be an exciting and enjoyable way from get from place to place, and also has the added benefit of being significantly more efficient than travel by car or truck. In spite of these benefits, riding a motorcycle can also expose people to a significant risk of injury. When drunk drivers and motorcyclists share the road, the results can be catastrophic. If you believe that your motorcycle accident was caused by an impaired driver you should contact an experienced Coweta County personal injury attorney as soon as possible to determine whether you have a claim.

 

Drinking can affect an individual’s ability to drive in a number of negative ways. Drunk drivers may be less likely to see motorcyclists, unable to maintain control of their vehicles, have delayed reaction time, or engage in reckless behavior that puts others at risk. Unfortunately, in motorcycle accidents caused by drunk drivers it is most often the motorcyclist that sustains serious injuries. These injuries have the potential to cause serious and long-term medical issues for victims, some of which could significantly affect a person’s quality of life. Some of the most common injuries that victims of motorcycle accidents sustain include:

  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Concussions
  • Spinal injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Amputations
  • Disfigurement
  • Neurological injuries

                                 

Anyone who has been injured in a motorcycle accident should be certain to seek medical attention as soon as possible. In addition, be sure to document as much information about the accident as you can. Relevant information may include facts such as the names of the drivers involved, the weather conditions at the time of the accident, any issues with the condition of the vehicles involved, or the time of day that the accident occurred. Finally, be certain to contact an attorney who is experienced in handling motorcycle accidents.

Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. In order to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia