Georgia Motorcycle Accidents Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a motorcycle accident, you are aware how devastating these accidents can be. Because motorcycles do not afford the same protection as a car, these accidents often cause very serious injuries and even death. If fact, statistics report that motorcycle riders are twenty-six times more likely to be fatally injured in a motorcycle accident.
We understand that you could be suffering from very serious injuries and are unable to work. We are here to help ensure that you receive the care and resources you need to heal and move on with your life. Contact a Georgia motorcycle accident lawyer from our office for guidance. We can help you sort out the facts in your case and give you a fair assessment of your legal options moving forward.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
With little protection between a motorcyclist and the road, injuries from these accidents are usually serious.
The Centers for Disease Control conducted a study of 1 million injured motorcyclists, and found that 30% of motorcycle injuries affected motorcyclists lower torso and legs, and 22% of the injuries dealt with the head and neck.
What is significant about this study is that it identified that overall, 35% of the motorcycle injuries experience were categorized as “class A” injuries. A “class A” injury means that the victim will no longer be able to return to the activities they enjoyed prior to the accident.
Examples of common motorcycle injuries include:
- Brain injuries
- Bone fractures
- Joint injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Loss of limbs
- Spine and neck injuries
Many of these injuries are life-changing and can cause temporary or permanent disability. It is important to speak with an experienced Georgia motorcycle accident lawyer from our team to ensure that your legal rights are protected and you recover the compensation you deserve.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
In order to prevail in a legal claim, it is necessary to prove that your accident was caused by the negligence of another. Negligence means that a person owed you a duty, and breached that duty. This breach caused the accident, and because of it you have experienced damages.
In terms of a motorcycle accident examples of driver negligence would include:
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield
- Failure to follow traffic laws
- Miscalculation of speed or distance
- Driving under the influence
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, you likely have many questions and don’t know where to turn. You may be unable to work, and at the same time are watching the medical bills pile up.
Our primary goal at Duffy & Feemster is to relieve you of some of these difficult burdens, so you can heal from your injuries. While compensation will not take away your physical or emotional pain, it can help you and your family put the accident behind you and get back to living your life.
The Georgia personal injury lawyers at Duffy & Feemster proudly serve the residents and businesses in Savannah and the Coastal Empire. Our track record of success speaks for itself. We pride ourselves on providing quality legal representation to our clients with professionalism, integrity and compassion. Call us today at (912) 236-6311.