Motorcycle accidents can often lead to permanently disabling or other catastrophic injuries, which can represent a serious financial burden to the families of a victim. If you or a loved one recently suffered losses in a motorcycle accident, you need guidance from a personal injury attorney. The Savannah motorcycle accident attorneys at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP have years of experience in liability law and are well-equipped to take on your case. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation.
Motorcycles can provide a great form of recreation, but they are also a dangerous way to travel. Since drivers do not naturally exercise the same care around motorcycles as they do cars, these types of accidents often lead to serious injury or fatality. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 5,286 motorcyclists lost their lives in accidents throughout the United States in 2016. In Georgia, there were 208 fatalities within the state in 2017. So far in 2018, the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety reported 264 fatalities.
In Savannah, serious motorcycle collisions are relatively common on Interstate 95, Interstate 16, Veterans Parkway and Truman Parkway among others.
Even when a motorcycle accident does not lead to death, victims often incur a serious injury that requires extensive care. Traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and road rash requiring skin grafting are all possibilities.
The steps that you take immediately after a motorcycle accident could help protect your right to compensation under Georgia law. Anyone who suffers property damage or injuries in a Georgia motorcycle accident should take the following steps to protect their right to compensation.
The laws that govern motorcycle accidents in the state of Georgia can be difficult to navigate. Investigating these types of claims can involve several factors, such as the actions of the other driver, any applicable municipal laws, and even the weather conditions at the time of the crash.
If a motorcycle accident is the fault of another driver, his or her insurance company will have to compensate the victim for any damages that result. These include, but are not limited to:
The severity of injuries typically involved in motorcycle claims and the complexity of the laws that surround them require the help of an attorney. Contact the Savannah firm of Butler Wooten & Peak LLP today to schedule a free review of your legal options. (912) 443-4036