Lawrenceville Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

 Severe accident between a motorcyclist and a car, injuring both drivers and causing a lot of damageMotorcycle accidents are often catastrophic because motorcycle riders are so exposed and vulnerable. Without the steel frame, interior supports, seat belts, and airbags that a typical car would have, a motorcycle does not provide anywhere near the protection of a car. 

Motorcyclist deaths have been on the rise over the past decade, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In fact, more than 5,000 bikers across the country were killed in 2019. Unfortunately, these accidents are also common in Gwinnett. Between 2016 and 2020, there were 50 motorcyclist fatalities across the county.

While these numbers may seem low, consider the fact that motorcycles comprise only 2 percent of all registered vehicles in Georgia. However, bikers represent over 20 percent of all driver fatalities. In addition, of the nearly 4,000 motorcycle wrecks across the state in 2019, over a fifth result in serious injuries or fatalities.

If you have been injured in a motorbike accident caused by someone else’s actions or negligence, you are entitled to seek compensation. At Scholle Law, our experienced attorneys have aggressively represented injured bikers for over 25 years. In that time, we have recovered millions on behalf of our clients. 

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Lawrenceville motorcycle accident lawyer, call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online today.

Common Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents

Although it is perceived that motorcyclists are reckless drivers and may use the small build of their vehicle to travel through traffic aggressively, most motorcyclists hurt in an accident have just had the unfortunate luck of being at the other end of another driver’s negligence or recklessness. 

The mistakes by that other driver can wind up causing severe injury or, in some cases, wrongful death. Whether it is because another driver did not see the motorcyclist, another car turned in front of a motorcycle, or even took direct action against the biker out of frustration or annoyance, these accidents usually result in severe injuries.

The most common types of injuries motorcyclists may suffer in an accident include:

Motorcycle accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI), ranging from concussions to severe hemorrhaging and permanent brain damage. Wearing a helmet reduces this risk significantly but does not completely eliminate it.

Roadrash refers to the severe abrasions and burns a fallen motorcyclist often suffers while skidding across asphalt or dirt.

Motorcycle accidents frequently cause fractures in the arms, legs, collarbones, hips, and other bones of the body.

The severe impact of a motorcycle crash can cause damage to internal organs as well. These injuries may not be apparent at first, but they can be serious or fatal if unattended, which is why you should always get checked by a physician after an accident, even if you feel okay.

Even in places where the skin is not broken, you may suffer contusions (bruises) throughout your body – places under the skin where the blood vessels break, causing painful “black-and-blue” marks.

Soft tissue refers to muscles, ligaments, tendons, etc., all of which can be damaged in the impact of a motorcycle accident.

The impact of a motorcycle accident can also cause serious injuries to the neck, back, and spinal cord, including alignment problems, ruptured disks, fractures, and even temporary or permanent nerve damage.

Speak with a Lawrenceville Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today

When you hit the open road or take part in one of the many annual motorcycle events in Gwinnett County, you have the right to stay safe when you are on your bike. If another vehicle driver interferes with this right and causes a wreck, you can seek compensation for your losses. You may also file a lawsuit if the accident was caused by a manufacturer defect, poor road upkeep, or any other factor that was the direct responsibility of another party.

At Scholle Law, our experienced attorneys have aggressively represented injured bikers for over 25 years. In that time, we have recovered millions on behalf of our clients. 

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Lawrenceville motorcycle accident lawyer, call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online today.