Many types of motorcycle accidents can cause severe personal injuries and even wrongful death. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the crashworthiness of motorcycles creates a unique risk to motorcycle riders. Specifically, the absence of protections that a normal enclosed car would provide, such as restraints, external structure, and airbags, leave motorcycle riders more exposed in the event of a crash.
If you were part of a motorcycle accident, and you suffered injuries as the result of another driver’s reckless, negligent, or careless behavior, you may be entitled to receive compensation. A lawyer who focuses on personal injuries and motorcycle accidents can help build a case for you.
Some of the most common forms of motorcycle accidents include the following:
Speeding and Reckless Driving Accidents
Reckless driving is a major problem for motorcycle riders. For example, if a motorcycle rider is hit by a reckless driver, they are often thrown from their bike. This can result in severe injuries that may require years of intensive medical treatment. Even worse, some acts of reckless driving may throw a motorcycle rider from their bike and into oncoming traffic where they risk being run over or struck by another vehicle.
Speeding is another major problem for motorcycle riders. Drivers who race, swerve in and out of traffic, and harass other drivers commit acts of reckless driving that pose a danger both to themselves and any nearby drivers, bikers, and pedestrians. Those who drive over the speed limit can face severe legal punishments.
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Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk driving accidents present many types of danger for motorcycle riders. First and foremost, a driver who is intoxicated lacks quick response times that are often needed to avoid mishaps on the roads. An impaired sense of judgment may also lead a drunk driver to make poor decisions that cause motorcycle accidents. Drunk drivers are also at risk of falling asleep at the wheel, which can cause them to lose complete control over their vehicle while traveling at high speeds.
Head-on collisions are among some of the most devastating types of motorcycle accidents. With fewer methods of protection than drivers of other vehicles, motorcycle riders risk severe brain damage and wrongful death in a head-on collision.
Head-on collisions can occur in various ways. Drivers who are distracted by their cellphone may swerve into oncoming lanes of traffic, causing a head-on collision. Inexperienced or impaired drivers may fail to read crucial signs that direct the flow of traffic, resulting in their vehicle crossing into oncoming vehicles.
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Lane Change and Turning Accidents
According to data from the NHTSA, some form of driver error is present in a large number of automobile accidents that occur on U.S. roads. In the case of lane change and turning accidents involving motorcycles, driver error is often to blame.
Unfortunately, those who ride motorcycles often experience a lack of care from other drivers. Some drivers may even have a negative stigma about bikers, leading them to blatantly disregard their presence on the roads. Other drivers may simply fail to check their mirrors for a biker before performing a lane change or turn. In either case, the outcomes for bikers are often disastrous.
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident of any kind, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your pain and suffering, trauma, medical bills, and other forms of recoverable damages. Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Atlanta can work to establish a liable party, negotiate for a settlement, and help to collect any compensation that you may be owed.
Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Today
Regardless of the type of motorcycle accident in which you were involved, the team at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will defend your rights.
Having a lawyer by your side to handle the legal aspects of your case will give you the time and space you need to place your full attention on healing and recovering from any injuries you may have sustained.
You do not have to take on the legal system by yourself. Our team will investigate the circumstances of your accident, establish a liable party, and do our part to fight for any forms of monetary compensation that you may be owed.
Contact our office today at (404) 888-8888 to speak with a member of our team and learn more about the services we can offer you.