Motorcycle 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. Unfortunately, these accidents are also common in Lilburn, Georgia. Trusted Lilburn motorcycle accident lawyer Charles Scholle has experience dealing with motorcycle accidents and injuries and knows how to get you maximum compensation for your unique circumstances.
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. In fact, in 2000, motorcyclists involved in accidents were over 20 times more likely to be killed and four times more likely to be injured than the people in the car, according to NHTSA. Whether it is because another driver did not see the motorcyclist, another car turned in front of a motorcycle, or there was simply some sort of motorcycle defect, these accidents usually result in severe injuries.
As a motorcycle accident victim, you could be entitled to recover compensation, including recovery of the cost to fix the damages on the motorcycle, and to cover medical expenses for treating any injuries, such as broken bones, brain and spinal cord injuries, road rash, neck injuries, and possibly, fatal head injuries. These expenses could come from many sources including, but not limited to, medical insurance through work, worker’s compensation payments if you were hurt while on the job at the time of your accident, and medical payments through your motorcycle insurance.
In many motorcycle accident cases, insurance companies will try to settle for a very low amount and catch you off guard. By trying to settle everything right away, the insurance company will can get out of paying any financial support that may be needed to deal with severe injuries that do not surface till some time after the accident itself. By contacting a skilled motorcycle accident lawyer, you can ensure your legal rights are protected and that you are getting fair compensation. Charles Scholle knows the specifics of Georgia motorcycle accident laws and has had years of success with motorcycle accident cases.
Getting in touch with an attorney that has experience with motorcycle accidents in the Georgia area is vital to ensuring that you have a strong case should you choose to seek financial compensation for your injuries. If you have been injured as the result of another person’s reckless or negligent actions, contact Scholle Law to schedule a consultation to learn about your legal rights and see how you can be compensated for your personal injuries and pain and suffering. Charles Scholle will take you through the details of your case to make sure that you get the compensation that you are entitled to.