Atlanta, Georgia Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle accidents are often catastrophic because motorcycle riders are so exposed and vulnerable. Without the steel frame, interior supports, seat belts, and airbags that a typical car would have, a motorcycle does not provide anywhere near the protection of a car. This means the person riding the motorcycle can be tossed off even after a small impact, leading to broken bones, brain and spinal cord injuries, road rash, neck injuries, and possibly, fatal head injuries. Motorcyclist deaths have been on the rise over the past decade, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Unfortunately, these accidents are also very common in Atlanta, Georgia. In cases like these, you should contact experienced Atlanta motorcycle accident attorney Charles Scholle.
Whether it is because another driver did not see the motorcyclist, another car turned in front of a motorcycle, or there was simply some sort of motorcycle defect, these accidents usually result in severe injuries. On some of the busiest roads in Atlanta, like Peachtree Street, Pleasant Hill Road, Cobb Parkway and even on I-85, an accident for a motorcyclist can have horrific consequences. After a motorcycle accident, the victim and his family have to face the challenge of handling medical bills, addressing other financial issues, and, in some tragic cases, dealing with wrongful death matters. Victims may be entitled to property wages, medical expenses and other out-of pocket expenses related to your injury, and it will be much easier to go through this process with a trusted Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyer by your side.
Most motorcyclists hurt in an accident have just had the unfortunate luck of being at the other end of another driver’s negligence or recklessness. The mistakes by that other driver can wind up causing severe injury or, in some cases, wrongful death. In fact, in 2000, motorcyclists involved in accidents were over 20 times more likely to be killed and four times more likely to be injured than the people in the car, according to NHTSA. Usually, the more “negligent” of the two drivers is the one who must pay for the damages that the other driver was forced to suffer.
Charles Scholle will take you through the details of your case to make sure that you get the compensation that you are entitled to. If you think that you may have been injured in a motorcycle accident, give the Law Offices of P. Charles Scholle a call at 770-717-5100 or send a message online to schedule a consultation today.