Cumming Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Victim of motorcycle accidentIn the United States, 80 percent of motorcycle accidents result in injury or death. These accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. If you are injured in a motorcycle wreck in Forsyth County, you may suffer from a variety of injuries, ranging from simple whiplash to traumatic brain injuries that result in coma or death. 

Although it may be difficult to think logically after a traumatic incident, there are a few steps you should take following a motorcycle accident, if you are able. First, take note of the circumstances of the wreck. This includes traffic conditions, weather, how the accident happened according to your recollection, and anything else that may seem important. 

Then, go to the emergency room or your doctor, even if you do not feel you are in serious pain. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent; adrenaline and shock may also block out pain from injuries you sustained. If you do not receive medical treatment, successfully recovering compensation may be nearly impossible. 

Finally, contact a trusted motorcycle accident lawyer. Ideally, you should speak with an attorney before you report the accident to your insurance company. That way, your lawyer can provide guidance regarding what to say to the insurer – or speak to them on your behalf. Every word you say to them will be recorded and, if possible, used against you later. Letting your attorney speak on your behalf eliminates the risk of you saying something that would destroy your case. 

For over 25 years, the lawyers at Scholle Law have helped injury victims throughout Georgia get the compensation they deserve. Give us a call at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation with a Cumming motorcycle accident lawyer today.

How to Choose the Right Motorcycle for You

If you are an experienced biker, you most likely know what kind and size of motorcycle that fits your preferences best. But for residents of Cumming who are considering buying their first motorcycle, the options available can be confusing. Perhaps the most important factor to consider is the fit and weight of the bike. 

When you sit on your motorcycle, your arms should reach the handlebars and you should be able to turn without moving forward in the saddle. In addition, your feet should comfortably rest on the pegs and on the ground. Finally, if you are unable to push your bike around or lift it when it falls over, consider a lighter bike. 

Here are some of the top categories of bikes for new riders to consider:

 

Naked motorcycles

Naked motorcycles are so named because they do not have fairings (a shell over the frame). These bikes are similar to cruisers and sport motorcycles, but are easier for beginners to ride thanks to their upright riding style. 

Sport motorcycles

As the name suggests, sport bikes are designed for competition. They are fast, powerful, and responsive on the road. However, because of their speed and power, they are generally not suitable (or safe) for beginners.

Cruiser motorcycles

Cruiser bikes are known for their fat tires, low saddles, and fenders and gas tanks that often resemble pieces of art more than vehicle parts. Though they share these distinctive features, cruisers come in a variety of styles and options.

Touring motorcycles

If you dream of riding a motorcycle across the country, a touring bike is your best bet. These bikes are larger than most and have a variety of compartments for luggage. Because they have such powerful engines, they are better suited for experienced riders.

Off-road and adventure motorcycles

If you want to take your ride off the beaten track, off-road and adventure bikes, including dirt bikes, are the best option. These motorcycles are specifically designed to take on rough terrain, mud, trails, and more. Many riders use dirt bikes for everyday commuting.

 

How a Cumming Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Help

If you travel around Forsyth County during the spring and summer, you are sure to see a variety of different motorcycles on the road with you. Riding a motorbike offers freedom and maneuverability that passenger vehicles cannot come close to matching. Unfortunately, motorcycles also offer very little protection if riders are involved in a collision.

Bikers have very little protection between their bodies and the pavement if they are in a wreck. As such, these accidents often result in severe – and even life-threatening – injuries. For over 25 years, the lawyers at Scholle Law have helped injury victims throughout Georgia get the compensation they deserve. Give us a call at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation with a Cumming motorcycle accident lawyer today.