Motorcycles are can be a fun and exciting way to travel, and are often more fuel efficient than passenger vehicles. While riding a motorcycle can be a thrilling experience, it also is an inherently dangerous activity. Motorcycles do not protect their riders in the same way passenger vehicles do, meaning that riders are at a much greater risk of sustaining a serious injury than people in passenger vehicles. As a result, when motorcyclists are involved in accidents, they are often the party most seriously injured. Injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash can lead to long term medical complications, and may even be fatal. As a result, it is extremely important for anyone involved in a motorcycle accident to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible for a free consultation.
Fortunately for motorcyclists, there are clear steps that a person can take in order to minimize the risk of being involved in an injury causing accident. These include:
- Always wearing a helmet, regardless of state law
- Making sure your bike is appropriate for your skill level
- Practicing proper bike maintenance
- Avoiding riding at night
- Avoiding riding in poor weather conditions
- Always wearing brightly colored or reflective clothing
- Exercising caution when passing other vehicles
- Not riding on loose or slippery surfaces
These are just some of the ways in which a motorcyclist may minimize his or her risk of injury when riding. Even in the best of circumstances, however, accidents are bound to happen. When accidents are the result of the negligence of another, Georgia law allows victims to recover damages through a personal injury lawsuit. An attorney will help you determine whether you have a claim and who the liable parties may be. Because personal injury claims are subject to a strict statute of limitations, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Contact a Gwinnett County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should call the Law Offices of Shane Smith immediately. Contact us today at (770) 487-8999.