Georgia Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries Attorneys
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a motorcyclist’s risk of being injured in a crash is five times greater than that of a driver of a passenger vehicle. According to the Hurt Report, in accidents between passenger vehicles and motorcycles, the driver of the passenger vehicle violated the motorcyclist’s right of way and caused the accident two-thirds of the time. This data illustrates just how important it is to have an experienced legal advocate on your side after a bike accident. The Georgia lawyers at Stemberger & Cummins, P.C. understand the perils that motorcyclists face and have a proven track record of holding negligent drivers accountable when they run into a biker or force a rider to lay their bike down.
Steps to Take After a Motorcycle Crash
–Call 911 immediately.
–Move away from the bike. Fuel system leaks in damaged motorcycles are common and present a high risk of post-crash fire.
–Obtain as much identifying and insurance coverage information from the other driver as you can, and try to speak to witnesses who might be able to give a valuable statement to an insurance company to support your claims. If the case is a hit and run motorcycle collision, check your insurance policy for uninsured motorist coverage.
–File a police report and obtain a copy of it.
–Take pictures of the accident scene if it is safe to do so, including skid marks, road and weather conditions, damage to your bike and other vehicles and anything else that may be important in settlement talks.
Keep in mind that insurance companies almost always do whatever they can to pay as little as possible to accident victims.
Get Help from Experienced Georgia Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
If you’re hurt in a Georgia motorcycle accident, whether in Atlanta, Athens, Albany, Savannah or Columbus, you’ll want legal help that will ensure you receive fair compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, property damage and pain and suffering. At Stemberger & Cummins, P.C., consultations are confidential, and you won’t pay any attorney’s fees unless your case is resolved to your satisfaction via settlement, or an award is made by a judge or jury. Contact our office today at (770) 253-0913 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your motorcycle accident and potential legal claims.