While motorcycles only represent a small fraction of the registered vehicles on Georgia's roads, motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in an accident versus other types of motorists, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Motorcyclists are obviously exposed to the open road without any of the safety protections of the the typical car or truck. And when they are seriously injured, motorcyclists often face more of an uphill climb in recovering damages from negligent drivers.
Helping Injured Motorcyclists Seek the Compensation They Deserve
The problem is that motorcyclists often get a bum rap as reckless, unsafe outlaws. But the truth is that in many motorcycle accidents, it is an irresponsible car or truck driver who is at fault. Motorists are often more aggressive towards motorcycles–whom they incorrectly believe do not share the same rights of the road–and fail to appreciate the potential impact their vehicles will have on unprotected motorcyclists. So when an accident does happen, it is the innocent motorcyclist who suffers, or in many cases, dies.
An experienced Atlanta motorcycle accident attorney can help an injured motorcyclist and their family fight for the compensation they deserve. At the offices of Calvin A. Edwards, Jr., Attorney, we know that an injured motorcyclist faces special challenges in recovering from their accident. Our team has experience in seeking damages for any or all of the following injuries:
- paralysis and spinal cord damage;
- traumatic brain injury;
- loss of limbs;
- internal bleeding and organ damage;
- broken bones; and
- “road rash,” i.e. abrasions suffered due to the victim sliding across asphalt or concrete pavement.
Following a motorcycle accident it is critical to document all of your injuries and subsequent medical care. Our legal team will work with you and your health care providers to make sure there is a complete record. In addition, we will help you determine your likely future medical expenses and lost income, all of which may be recovered from the negligent party at trial. You may also be entitled to “non-economic damages” to compensate you for your pain and suffering and the loss of enjoyment of your life.
We Are Focused on You, Not the Bottom Line
A motorcycle accident is a serious trauma. It is not something that you will shake off in a day, a week, or even a year. There is an extended healing process, part of which is dealing with the legal fallout. This is where the offices of Calvin A. Edwards, Jr., Attorney, can help.
Our practice focuses on seriously injured clients and their families. We do not adopt a one-size-fits-all approach to personal injury representation. Each client has their own story. We take the time to listen to that story and tailor an approach that helps put the client in the best position to rebuild their life following a motorcycle accident.
In the days immediately following an accident, you are understandably scared and will have many questions about how to deal with the legal process. That is why we offer all new clients a free consultation. Our Atlanta motorcycle accident attorneys can sit down and talk about what steps you need to take next. Call us today at 470-539-8528 to speak with a member of our team and to schedule an appointment.