Drunk Driving and Motorcycles

Motorcycles are inherently a dangerous form of transportation. In the case of an accident, a motorcyclist has little protection from other vehicles and the road and often suffers serious injuries. However, other motorists may also suffer serious injury in accidents involving motorcycles. If a motorcyclist drives in a reckless or negligent manner, vehicles may have to swerve out of the way, brake suddenly, or react in some other way that causes an accident. Unfortunately, many motorcycle drivers act negligently because they are illegally driving under the influence of alcohol. If you are involved in an accident with a drunk motorcycle driver, a Coweta County DUI accident attorney can help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Drinking can be a big part of motorcycle culture. Many groups of motorcycle riders travel together for recreational rides. Such rides often involve stops at bars and drinking. Regrettably, many motorcyclists who have been drinking choose to get back on their bikes and keep driving. Motorcyclists may choose to drink and drive for several reasons:

  • They do not want to leave their motorcycle parked far away from home
  • Designated drivers are difficult as having a drunk person on the back of a motorcycle may throw the bike off balance
  • Many motorcyclists believe they have enough skill to handle their bike after drinking, and may even believe it makes them a better motorcycle driver
  • Motorcyclists are often inherent risk-takers

No matter the reason behind it, drinking and driving a motorcycle is against the law and is considered negligent behavior. Drunk drivers should be held responsible for any accidents or injuries they cause.

Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you have been injured in an accident because someone chose to drive their motorcycle while under the influence of alcohol, that person should be held responsible for their actions and all of the resulting injuries, damage, and other accident-related losses. An experienced DUI accident attorney at Shane Smith Law can help motorcycle accident victims receive the settlements they deserve to make them whole again. Do not hesitate to call our office today at (980) 246-2656 for assistance with a possible case.

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