Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
A motorcycle can be an economical, enjoyable way to get around Atlanta, but these benefits certainly come with a risk. Motorcycle drivers suffer disproportionate levels of injuries and accidents, and according to the NHTSA, motorcycle fatalities accounted for 14% of all traffic fatalities, while motorcycles only account for 3% of all registered vehicles in the United States, and 0.6% of total miles driven. As these statistics indicate, there are inherent risks to operating a motorcycle that you must understand before taking to the open roads.
No matter how safe and defensive a motorcycle rider may be, they are always at the mercy of the passenger vehicle drivers that they share the road with. Unmarked lane changes, left turns, and drunk drivers are some of the biggest dangers to motorcycle riders today, but the list of risks is much longer than these.
While no amount of money can undo the injuries and damages that you may suffer following an accident, the reality is this: you do not deserve to take on the financial burden of someone else’s dangerous behavior. This is why the team at The Issa Law Firm is dedicated to helping victims of Atlanta motorcycle accidents fight for the compensation that they are rightfully entitled to. Insurance companies focus on paying as little as possible for any given claim against their clients, and the unfortunate truth is that your claim will be no different. Victims of accidents have a lot to deal with at once, and insurance agents leverage these very real distractions in order to settle for less than the victim is entitled to. Not so for clients of The Issa Law Group, PC.
Contact Us For a Free Consultation
Our firm offers a free consultation for victims of motorcycle accidents so that we can discuss the specifics of the situation. These initial conversations are helpful for a number of reasons, especially the fact that you will be able to gain a better understanding of your situation and what an experienced legal professional thinks about your options. Not knowing about the strength of your case or the options available to you can cause your imagination to go overboard and think about the worst-case scenarios, which in turn adds to your stress and impacts your recovery.
The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin fighting for the money you are entitled to. Contact us today so that we can take on your legal issues and give you the space and peace of mind that you deserve in order to focus on recovery and getting your life back on track. In addition to your legal issues, we will be able to work with your care providers in order to work out an agreement to defer your payments until your case is resolved.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Are helmets effective in preventing motorcycle accidents?
They definitely are. Statistics have shown that riders that wear helmets reduce their risk of dying in a crash by 37% and their chances of suffering a head injury by 69%. Something that is worth keeping in mind when riding a motorcycle.
What can I do if I have been in a motorcycle accident and am now suffering from PTSD?
PTSD after a motorcycle accident may mean nightmares, anxiety, disturbing thoughts, anger, depression, fear, and other disturbing feelings. It may also be keeping you from getting back on your bike. If you are experiencing PTSD, your Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyer can help you get the compensation you need to get the right treatment and overcome this condition.
What is the first thing I should do right after a motorcycle accident?
Immediately after the accident happens, it is important that you move out of harm’s way. Ascertain if you are hurt and move to the side of the road and take your motorcycle with you, you don’t want to risk being hit again by other passing vehicles. Call 911 if you or the other driver appear to be injured and get the police to come to the scene. You will want to have an accident report for your insurance company and in case of litigation.
Why is it important to get medical attention after a motorcycle accident even if I feel fine?
You may feel fine after the accident but later on, discover that you suffered internal injuries or bleeding. Also, your insurance carrier may later deny your claim if you did not seek medical attention immediately after the accident. They may claim that what is happening to you now is unrelated to the accident. Don’t risk having your claim denied by your insurance carrier and let the team of legal experts at The Issa Law Firm do the talking for you.
Who is at fault for most motorcycle accidents?
In accidents involving motorcycles, it tends to be the largest vehicles that are responsible for the accident. These can be either cars or trucks. The main reason why these accidents happen is due to what is defined as distracted driving. That is drivers who are using their cellphones to text or make calls. However, car drivers tend to point fingers at motorcycle drivers that recklessly careen in and out of traffic putting their own lives at risk as well as those of people around them.
And when it comes to single-vehicle crashes, motorcycle riders have significantly more crashes than those of other types of vehicles.
Why should I get a motorcycle accident lawyer for my motorcycle accident?
Regardless of the circumstances, your Atlanta motorcycle lawyer will help you navigate this complicated process and guide you through your personal injury claim. Also, there is no fee for you to worry about unless we recover damages either through a settlement or a verdict. Talk to one of our motorcycle accident lawyers today to get started.