Motorcyclists know the joy of riding their bikes over the open road. The wind on your face, the warm sun on your body, and the camaraderie of fellow bike riders make riding a motorcycle one of the great joys in life. However, motorcycle riders also know the dangers of the road and that they face a greater accident risk than people who ride in cars. We have all seen billboards that stress safety for motorcycle riders. One frequently seen billboard says “Look twice and save a life”. That is because many people do not see motorcycle riders as easily as they see cars, and in these days of distracted driving because of cell phones, the danger is extremely high. In fact, when compared to those in passenger vehicles, motorcyclists are about:
In addition, the injuries from motorcycle crashes tend to be much more severe than those suffered in a car crash and we see more broken bones and head injuries, in addition to deaths.
In the aftermath of any motorcycle accident, determining who is liable and how to get on the path to recovery can be essential for crash victims and their families. We can help! Our experienced injury lawyers in Georgia have helped many injured motorcycle riders recover from their injuries, harms, and losses.
The accident lawyers at Dan Chapman & Associates are ready to help motorcycle crash victims and families figure out all of their options for seeking compensation and we will help fight the insurance company to get the justice you deserve. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a motorcycle crash, do not hesitate to contact Dan Chapman & Associates for answers to your questions.
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Motorcycle Accident Causes: Who Is At Fault For Motorcycle Accidents?
Determining fault for a motorcycle accident will depend on the exact cause(s) of the crash. While various factors can cause motorcycle accidents, the following are some of the people who are typically liable for these crashes:
A Look Some of the Latest Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Motorcycle riders are far more vulnerable to injury than a person riding in a car. The smaller size and lighter weight of motorcycles (as compared to passenger vehicles) make riding a motorcycle much more risky and dangerous than driving a car. Just ask our Georgia motorcycle accident lawyers!
The latest motorcycle accident statistics,1 shown here reveal just how often motorcycle riders are hurt or killed in accidents in the United States. According to these statistics:
Statistics also indicate that:
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