Covington Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

motorcycle on open roadThousands of vehicle accidents happen in Newton County and the surrounding area every year. Several of these accidents are motorcycle accidents that result in injuries and even death in some cases. If you are the victim of a motorcycle accident, you need to get in touch with a lawyer that is familiar with the general complexities of these types of cases, as well as the unique factors that are associated with your specific crash. 

Immediately after the accident, it is vital that you and anyone else in the accident gets the medical help they need. Even if an injury seems minor, it is important to seek help, as many injuries such as a brain injury may not seem apparent initially but will worsen with time. 

After everyone gets the medical attention they need, you should collect information about the other driver(s) involved in the accident, including insurance information and driver’s license number. Additionally, you should also get information about the time, the location, and other details of the accident.

Then, contact an experienced motorcycle wreck attorney who can use this and other evidence to build a strong case for compensation on your behalf. The team at Scholle Law has over 25 years of experience representing victims of bike crashes. Before you talk to an insurance agent, call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation with a Covington motorcycle accident lawyer today.

How to Reduce the Risk of Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries

When you decide to ride a motorcycle, you are putting your life in the hands of other drivers on the road. You are trusting these drivers to see you and avoid colliding with you. There are steps bikers can take to reduce their risk of being in a wreck. Unfortunately, even if you follow all of these tips, wrecks still happen. When they do, it is crucial you get help from an experienced motorcycle wreck attorney in Newton County.

While some of these steps can help prevent accidents from happening, others can reduce the risk of severe injury if a crash does happen.

Outfit of Biker and accessories

  • Wear the right gear when you ride, including riding pants, jacket, gloves, boots, and other gear that will better protect you from severe injuries if you are thrown from your bike.
  • Avoid dark colors, especially when riding at night. If your riding gear is dark, invest in reflective strips. Make sure your headlight is on every time you ride, no matter the time of day, and ride where other drivers can best see you.
  • Make sure your helmet is approved by the Department of Transportation; the best helmets have a full face shield. Helmets are required for all riders in Georgia. If your bike does not have a windshield, you must also have eye protection.
  • Take motorcycle safety classes to learn how to ride safely. Completing a safety class is one of two ways to earn your motorcycle license in Georgia, and it can also reduce your insurance premiums. 
  • Avoid distractions and riding inebriated. The less attentive you are to the road and other vehicles, the more likely it is you will be in a wreck. Riders also need to be aware of road and weather conditions that could make riding more dangerous.
  • Be especially careful around intersections, where half of all accidents occur. Allow for extra time to be cautious around intersections, and watch out for drivers turning left into your lane.

 

Speak to a Covington Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today

While most motorcycle riders in Newton County ride safely, other drivers may not. They may not pay attention to bikers on the road, or they may even take direct action against motorcyclists out of frustration or anger. 

The team at Scholle Law has over 25 years of experience representing victims of bike crashes. Before you talk to an insurance agent, call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation with a Covington motorcycle accident lawyer today.