Motorcycle riders are passionate about their bikes, and we are passionate about their rights. Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to catastrophic traffic accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), close to 100,000 motorcyclists were injured in 2008, and over 5,000 were killed. In fact, motorcyclists are about 9 times more likely to be injured in a motor vehicle crash than passenger car occupants. In 2008 alone, over 3,000 motorcyclists were injured on Georgia roads.
Georgia highway officials have designated May as “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month”. It’s an attempt to get car and truck drivers to share the road with motorcyclists. In fact, it’s estimated that two-thirds of all motorcycle crashes involving other motorists are due to the other driver’s negligence. Those drivers need to know that motorcyclists are entitled to a full lane. Car and truck drivers also must keep a safe distance from motorcycles. Due to their smaller profile, motorcycles are often hidden in a driver’s blind spot or even overlooked at intersections. Other drivers are often not aware of how motorcycles operate, and therefore not as cautious around them as they should be.
We know accidents happen, and it’s important that you are aware of your rights as a rider. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, don’t let medical bills pile up, and lost wages become a burden on your family. The Persons Firm knows how devastating a motorcycle accident is, and our experienced attorneys will fight for fair compensation for you. We handle each case on a contingency basis, meaning we charge no attorney's fees until a settlement or verdict is obtained. To contact us regarding a motorcycle injury case, you can call us for a free consultation at 770-424-5125, fill out our online form, or send us an e-mail.