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Establishing Negligence after a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accidents are capable of causing serious injury to riders. In the most serious of cases, people injured in these may even sustain life-threatening injuries. When motorcyclists are injured because of the negligence of others, they may be entitled to compensation for their injuries and other losses. When motorcycles are involved in accidents with other vehicles or objects, riders can easily be thrown from their vehicles. Because establishing legal negligence in a motorcycle accident case can be very complicated, it is important that victims retain the representation of an attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith have the skill and experience required to bring their clients’ cases to a successful resolution.

 

What causes serious motorcycle accidents?

Injury-causing motorcycle accidents can occur in a wide variety of ways. In order to be able to recover after an accident, a plaintiff must be able to establish that the accident was the result of someone else’s negligence. In the context of personal injury cases, negligence occurs when a person fails to conduct him or herself with the level of care that would ordinarily exercised by a reasonable person in the same or similar circumstances.  Some of the more common ways that motorcycle accidents occur because of negligence include:

 

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Mechanical failures
  • Failure to top at a stop sign
  • Failure to obey traffic signals
  • Driver error
  • Ignoring poor weather conditions
  • Fatigued driving
  • Defective motorcycle equipment
  • Failure to signal turns

 

After a motorcycle accident, victims should try and record as much information about the incident as possible. Information that should be noted include the names of the drivers involved, the weather conditions at the time of the accident, the license plate numbers of the vehicles involved, as well as contact information for anyone who may have witnessed the accident.

Contact a Brooks personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia