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Macon, GA Motorcycle Accidents
With its scenic beauty and favorable climate, Georgia is a mecca for motorcyclists. Riding in the state has been safer as well, with recent statistics showing motorcycle fatalities down overall. But even with good weather and safer riding, motorcycling carries inherent risks.
The United States had 4,985 motorcyclist deaths due to accidents in 2018, including 154 in Georgia alone. Motorcycle accidents can be devastating for survivors as well, leaving them with debilitating injuries. To make matters worse, sometimes accident victims must deal with unscrupulous insurance companies underpaying or denying their legitimate claims.
Motorcycle accident victims should spend their time healing, not fighting insurance companies. If you believe your accident was caused by negligence or if you have been wrongly denied a claim, contact our Morgan & Morgan branch in Macon. We’ll be glad to look into it.
To learn more, fill out our free, no-obligation case evaluation form.
Unlike other motorists, motorcyclists do not have airbags, bumpers, or other safety features found in cars and trucks. As a result, accident survivors can face many severe injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Neck injury
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injury
Staying Safe on Motorcycles
As a motorcyclist, your number one defense against injury is wearing a helmet. The state of Georgia estimates helmets saved 72 lives in 2017 and 96 the year before. It’s also the law: Georgia has a universal helmet law, so anyone who rides must wear one or face penalties. Wearing protective jackets, boots, and pants can also help shield your body from injury.
Also, never drink and ride. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found that 25% of motorcycle riders in fatal accidents were alcohol-impaired — the highest percentage of all motor vehicle operators. Alcohol also played a factor in 37% of single vehicle accidents where a motorcyclist was killed.
When to Hire a Lawyer
If you have suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident involving a negligent driver, you might be eligible to receive compensation. A Morgan & Morgan attorney can help prove your case, taking steps that include:
- Documenting your injuries and motorcycle damage
- Interviewing witnesses
- Using medical records to confirm and prove your injuries
- Checking accident reports and sobriety tests
- Reviewing all motorists’ driving histories
Contact Morgan & Morgan
Being involved in a motorcycle accident is traumatic enough. If you're also fighting for compensation, you shouldn't have to go it alone. A Morgan & Morgan attorney can help you fight for damages including medical costs, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
We have been fighting For the People for more than 30 years. If we take your case, we will put all of our experience, knowledge, and resources into winning the compensation you deserve. Contact our Macon office to find out more.
There are no upfront costs to hire us, and we only get paid if you win. Fill out our free, no-obligation case evaluation form and one of our attorneys will contact you.