Newnan Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycles are fast, fun, and fuel-efficient, making them a great way to get around Coweta County’s urban and rural roads. Unfortunately, motorcycles also carry a much higher risk of serious accidents than other types of vehicles. When accidents happen, it is generally the other driver, not the biker, that is at fault.
Consider your own vehicle. When you are driving, you are protected by the car’s frame, airbags, seat belts, and even stability of four wheels. Bikers, on the other hand, are protected by the motorcycle under them and whatever riding gear they are wearing. When a motorcycle is struck by another vehicle, the biker has a high risk of suffering catastrophic injuries.
If you have suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, our attorneys are on your side. We have aggressively represented bikers for over 25 years, fighting for the compensation they deserve after a wreck. In that time, we have recovered tens of millions on behalf of our clients.
Call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer in Newnan.
How Is Fault Proven After a Motorcycle Wreck?
When we file a personal injury claim in a motorcycle accident case, our objective is to prove that the other party was negligent and that their negligence was a key factor in your injury. In most cases, the lawsuit will be against the other driver, but in certain cases, other parties may have been negligent (e.g., the motorcycle manufacturer, the other driver’s employer, etc.).
To prove negligence, the lawsuit must effectively demonstrate the following elements:
- That the other party had a reasonable duty of care toward you as the motorcyclist;
- That the other party failed to provide reasonable duty of care due to negligence;
- That you were injured as a result of that negligence; AND
- That you suffered loss as a result of the accident (with details as to what you lost).
Of course, there are the rare cases in which another driver took intentional action against a motorcyclist, causing a crash. But in these instances, you do not need to prove negligence, only that the other driver’s actions caused the collision.
Can I still recover compensation if I am partially at fault for the crash?
Part of the process for determining settlements in personal injury cases is to assign fault as a percentage. For example, if you were distracted or speeding when another motorist drifted into your lane and sideswiped you, the other driver might be assigned 80 percent of the fault while you are assigned 20 percent. Scenarios like these are quite common in vehicle injury accident cases.
Second, and this is important: Being partly to blame for your accident does not mean you forfeit your right to receive compensation. Being assigned a percentage of the fault may prompt the insurance company to negotiate for a reduced settlement based on that percentage, but it does not mean they do not have to pay.
Even if you were partially to blame for your accident, that does not necessarily mean you are partially to blame for the injuries you suffered or that those injuries were not caused by someone else’s negligence. It is your attorney’s job to get deep into these details and to fight on your behalf so the insurance company or the defendant cannot play the “blame game” as an excuse to avoid paying what you deserve.
Speak to a Newnan Motorcycle Wreck Attorney Today
Contrary to popular belief, most motorcycle riders are safe and courteous to others on the road. Unfortunately, such courtesy is not always reciprocated. Other drivers may not pay attention to bikers with whom they share the road, or they may not realize how close they are to a motorcycle in front of them when they need to suddenly stop.
No matter the reason, collisions between motorcycles and passenger vehicles typically result in catastrophic, and often fatal, injuries to the biker. If you have suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, our attorneys are on your side. We have aggressively represented bikers for over 25 years, fighting for the compensation they deserve after a wreck. In that time, we have recovered tens of millions on behalf of our clients.
Call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Newnan motorcycle accident lawyer.