As Marietta car accident lawyers, we hear about many different
types of automobile crashes from our clients. Some of the most devastating crashes involve motorcycles
colliding with larger motor vehicles. Because they are so much smaller
and offer much less protection around drivers and passengers, the risk
of injury or death is much higher than if involved in an accident with
multiple cars, SUVs, or trucks.
Earlier this month, three motorcyclists were involved in a
DeKalb County crash on I-285. They were traveling west at around 2:45 A.M. on 285 when one
motorcycle rear-ended an SUV while traveling at a high rate of speed.
The other two bikers wrecked due to debris and loss of control after the
initial accident. Two of the motorcycle drivers were killed in the crash,
while the third was taken to a hospital nearby.
Unfortunately, incidents such as this happen often on Georgia roads and
highways. It is important not only for other drivers to be aware of their
surroundings and watch for cyclists, but for motorcycle drivers to use
extreme caution while driving. The appropriate helmets should be worn
at all times, as well as additional riding equipment such as pants and
jackets so that injuries from an accident can be made less severe. When
driving a motorcycle, one should leave extra space between themselves
and other vehicles so that they have sufficient time to stop or navigate
around debris or automobile crashes.
Motorcycles are fun to ride and offer great ways to enjoy one's self
on Georgia roads, but it is important to recognize the dangers associated
with riding as well. Jones & Swanson has represented many
Georgia motorcycle riders in personal injury claims. One such accident happened when another vehicle
failed to yield and turned in front of our client, who was riding a Harley
Davidson motorcycle. He struck the other vehicle and was thrown from his
bike and over the hood of the other vehicle. In this instance, our client
was wearing a helmet with a full face as well as maximum protective clothing,
but still sustained many injuries. Jones & Swanson
was able to negotiate a settlement amount to cover our client's medical
expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages.
If you or someone you know is injured in a metro-Atlanta motorcycle crash
due to another driver's negligence, it is important that you contact
an attorney with experience working on motorcycle crash claims. For more
information or for a free case consultation, call us today at (770) 427-5498
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