Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Wrongfully Injured in an Accident?
If you or a loved one was involved in a motorcycle accident that was caused
by another's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. At Ryan
A. Johnson, P.C., our Atlanta personal injury attorneys in Atlanta are
devoted to protecting the well-being and interests of individuals who
have been victimized in
Motorcycles offer a lot less protection from hazard than regular automobiles,
and individuals involved in motorcycle accidents are much more likely
to experience serious injuries and even fatality. Motorcycles are not
only smaller and lighter than other automobiles; they also do not offer
the enclosed layer of overhead protection that passenger vehicles do.
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Potential Hazards of Driving a Motorcycle
Size of motorcycles: because motorcycles are so much smaller than normal vehicles, they are
more difficult for other drivers on the road to see.
Hazards on the road: while debris on the roads, pot holes, and uneven surfaces may have minimal
effect on a normal passenger vehicle, these factors could lead to a much
more serious accident for a motorcyclist.
Minimal protection between motorcyclist and the road: motorcyclists do not have the layer of protection over their heads that
drivers do. They also do not have seatbelts preventing them from flying
off their motorcycle in the event of a collision.
Higher skill level / less stability: because motorcycles only have two tires as opposed to four, they offer
less stability than a normal vehicle. This means that the rider must be
able to maintain their balance and have a higher skill level to avoid
Who is liable in a motorcycle accident?
As with most personal injury cases, liability is determined based on the
concept of negligence. Essentially, this means that fault will be assigned
to the party whose actions violated the standard duty of care. Legally,
every motorist on the road has a duty to act in a manner that reasonably
avoids causing harm to other drivers, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians.
The failure to do so and the disregard for the safety of others is considered
negligence, and is grounds for liability in most personal injury claims.
When it comes to motorcycle accidents, negligence can belong to another
driver, the motorcyclist, the manufacturer of the car or bike, or the
government with jurisdiction over a poorly designed or unmaintained roadway.
At Ryan A. Johnson, P.C., our Atlanta motorcycle accident attorney can
conduct thorough investigations into the cause of your accident to determine
who is at fault. We can then gather any relevant documentation, testimony,
or other evidence to prove that you were the victim of negligence and
help you seek compensation.
Common causes of motorcycle accidents inlcude:
- Head-on accidents resulting from distracted driving
- Cars making unsafe left-hand turns
- Motorcycle lane splitting
- Alcohol use
- Fixed objects
- Road hazards
We Have A Proven Track Record of Success
Our Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyer has been committed to the practice of
personal injury law for more than a decade, during which time we have
successfully recovered over $20 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We firmly believe
that you should not have to suffer from the injuries and damages that
were brought on by another, and we will work tirelessly to ensure that
justice is restored on your behalf!
If you would like to find out more about filing a motorcycle accident claim,
do not hesitate to
contact our attorney today!