Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
in Marietta

Making a Claim For Damages

While motorcycles have grown in popularity thanks to their efficient, environmentally friendly benefits, they also bring many cons. Unfortunately, compared to regular sized vehicles, motorcycles offer little protection for riders. Because of the little protection motorcycles offer its riders, the injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents can be severe in nature and often catastrophic. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycles account for less than 1% of miles driven, yet they make up 15% of traffic deaths.

Injured by a reckless driver? Take action by calling us today (770) 884-6652 !

Jones & Swanson is here to provide the representation and support you need to navigate this complex time. Our Marietta motorcycle accident lawyers offer compassionate and dedicated legal support to those that have been injured in accidents just like yours. Let our team step in and be your personal advocate today!

Why should you hire a lawyer for your accident case?

Unfortunately, motorcycle crashes are becoming more common in the state of Georgia. From 2004 until 2008, fatalities from motorcycle accidents increased by a shocking 59 percent. The counties most affected by motorcycle fatalities are those in and around Atlanta and Marietta.

A motorcyclist can be seriously injured or killed, even when they are following all rules and regulations of the road, due to the negligence of other drivers. At our Marietta firm, we take great pride in our ability to provide people throughout the surrounding counties with superior representation.

When you work with us, you get the following benefits:

  • Counsel from our award-winning legal team
  • Insight from our more than 75 years of experience
  • A free, initial consultation
  • Confidence in our results – $50+ million recovered

We understand the emotional toll of being a victim in a motorcycle accident. Our legal team is passionate about being advocates for the safety of motorcycle drivers on the roads of metro Atlanta. When you come to us, you can rest assured knowing your case is in qualified hands.

TYPES OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES

When pursuing a motorcycle accident claim, you must consider liability and damages to accurately estimate a value to your case. Liability pertains to the degree of which the other driver is responsible for your injuries and damages that have to do with any losses you’ve suffered in relation to your accident. The more severe the injury, the higher the damages are.

Common motorcycle accident injuries include:

  • Brain damage
  • Permanent muscle damage
  • Fractured bones
  • Road rash

TIPS FOR MITIGATING ACCIDENTS

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.

METRO-ATLANTA ACCIDENTS

In 2013, 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.

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.

Who is to blame for my accident?

According to statistics, most Georgia motorcycle accidents occur at intersections. Some of the most notably dangerous intersections in the Atlanta area include 14th Street and Peachtree, Barge Road and Campbelltown Road, Buford Highway and Peachtree Street, and Delmar Lane and Delmoor Court. In a recent year, Allstate and the Georgia Department of Transportation even began posting signs at some of the most dangerous intersections for motorcyclists.

So who is to blame for these accidents? Is it automatically the driver who hit the motorcycle rider? Not necessarily. In order to prove fault, there must be some action taken by the other driver that was either negligent, reckless, or a blatant violation of some traffic law.

This could include examples like:

  • Failing to check in a blind spot
  • Speeding or reckless lane changing
  • Failing to properly yield
  • Pushing a motorcycle rider off the road
  • Not adjusting to dangerous weather conditions
  • Driver distractions, such as texting while driving

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a similar issue of negligence, you need to reach out to our Marietta motorcycle accident lawyers right away.

Reliable Legal Counsel Is Just a Phone Call Away

If you or a loved one has been injured while driving a motorcycle, you have rights that our firm is ready to stand up for. From medical expenses and lost wages to mental pain and suffering, we can fight to obtain the compensation you deserve for your damages.

Ready to talk with one of our legal team about your case? When you come to our firm, you’ll see firsthand the care and compassion we have for our clients. Unlike other firms in the area, we have a willingness and desire to get to know our clients to better understand them and their case. Jones & Swanson proudly offers free consultations, so be sure to give us a call at any time. We understand your needs and are prepared to support you every step of the way.

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Fill out a free case evaluation form or call (770) 884-6652 today to get started.

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  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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  • Super Lawyers

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