Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
in Atlanta, Georgia
If you or a loved one drives a motorcycle, then you know the fear of injury that can result from a motorcycle accident. Motorcycle accidents are distinct from car accidents. Unlike in other parts of the world, motorcycles are driven far less in Georgia. This leads to two things, (1) car drivers in Georgia, especially Atlanta, may not know how to safely drive around motorcycles, leading to more motorcycle accidents; (2) the public has a bias against motorcycle drivers, leading to jury pools where the presumption is that the motorcycle driver is at fault.
Insurance companies often use that bias to raise frivolous defenses and often deny paying the hospital bills and additional medical bills of those injured in motorcycle accidents. This is especially unfortunate because motorcycle drivers generally have severe injuries such as fractures, broken bones, brain injuries, concussion, amputation. Motorcycle accidents also often, too often, lead to death.
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It is especially important in motorcycle cases, to speak to an attorney, before speaking to the insurance company. The insurance company from day one will begin building defenses and attempt to place the blame on the motorcycle driver. If the insurance company denies the claim, even though the motorcycle driver was not at fault, just because he/she was driving a motorcycle, they could end up permanently injured, unable to go to work and liable for all of the expensive hospital and medical bills.
There was a case where a client who was in a motorcycle collision ended up with a concussion. When he spoke to the insurance company he was asked if he was wearing a helmet, as required by Georgia’s helmet law. The client stated on a recorded call that he could not remember, given the fact that he had suffered a concussion. The insurance company denied his injury claim because they claimed he was not wearing a helmet. Fortunately, we were able to get the police officer’s bodycam video which showed the helmet on the scene of the accident.
The best advice I can give, which I give to all my clients, is that when you are making a decision, make an informed decision! Do not speak to the insurance company after a motorcycle accident without getting a consultation with a motorcycle accident/injury attorney first. For a free consultation, feel free to call us at any time at 678-667-8420. In our free initial consultation, we will listen to your story and provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.