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 auto accidents.

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 potential collisions.

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
  • Speeding
  • 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!

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