Metro-Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

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 or visit us online at www.awjlaw.com.