Riding motorcycles or motorized scooters has becomes very popular throughout the United States for purposes of recreation and/or saving money on fuel. However, because motorcycles have no outer shell like a regular motor vehicle does, motorcyclists are significantly more vulnerable on the road than other drivers or passengers. Even if motorcycle operators wear the proper safety attire and helmet, they are still at a high risk for injury should a motorcycle accident occur. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, statistics show that an overwhelming 98% of motorcycle accidents result in injury. If you are a motorcyclist who has been injured in an accident, call an accident attorney in Coweta County to try to get reimbursed for your injuries.
Motorcycle accident injuries can be severe even if the collision happened at a low speed and even if there was no direct collision with another car. If a car simply cuts off a motorcycle rider on the road, it could send the motorcycle skidding on its side across the road. That alone can result in burns, broken bones, head injuries, and much more. Some of the main causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Defective motorcycle parts, such as brakes, steering, or tires
- Hazardous road conditions
- Low visibility or failure of other drivers to pay attention at night
- Driver negligence, especially while turning
- Aggressive driving
- Driving under the influence
Motorcycle riders are put at huge risk when other drivers on the road drive in a negligent or illegal manner. If a motorcycle accident is the fault of another driver or a parts manufacturer, the motorcyclist should be entitled to compensation for all injuries and damage suffered.
Many motorcycle accident injuries can be life-altering, and if you are an injured motorcyclist, you deserve a fair settlement. The experienced auto accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Shane Smith can help you receive the full amount you deserve. We are dedicated to helping you recover, so please call us today at 770-487-8999.