Although motorcycles are agile, they’re vulnerable to reckless drivers. Therefore, auto crashes frequently injure motorcyclists. If you were injured in a motorcycle crash, you need to contact an Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyer.
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Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle accidents are quite common. Many of them cause injuries because the collision impact propels the motorcyclist to the pavement. In fact, road accidents injured 84,000 motorcyclists in 2019.
Motorcyclists are also 27 times likelier to die in motor vehicle accidents than other motorists. Even when motorcycle accidents aren’t fatal, they cause serious injuries. For example, many bikers suffer amputations, spinal injuries, and brain injuries.
Helmet usage reduces bikers’ fatality rate by 37%. Unfortunately, many motorcyclists don’t wear helmets.
Alcohol also plays a large role in many motorcycle accidents. And, it’s only getting worse. For instance, the number of alcohol-impaired bikers that died in fatal accidents increased 14% over the course of 2018-2019. Therefore, you should keep your bike at home if you’re going to hit the bars.
Although younger bikers have a reputation for reckless riding, they are far less injury susceptible than older bikers. In fact, motorcyclist fatalities among the 55-and-older age group increased by 40 percent over the course of 2010-2019.
Atlanta Motorcycle Safety Laws
Here are some key motorcycle safety and equipment tips:
Bikers must install windshields on their motorcycles. Otherwise, they must wear protective goggles, face shields or glasses.
Bikers must wear helmets.
Also, bikers should only use speakers to communicate with other vehicles.
Motorcycle’s turn signals and brake light(s) must be operational.
Motorcycles must have two rear-view mirrors.
Bikers shall remain seated while they ride. Their passengers must also remain seated.
Motorcycles must have passenger footrests unless they have an enclosed cab or a sidecar.
Also, no one may operate a motorcycle with a handlebar that exceeds 15” height above the driver’s seat.
You should be extra careful when you ride your motorcycle during the fall and winter seasons.
Atlanta Motorcycle Traffic Laws:
Motorcyclists must obey all motor vehicle traffic laws. Additionally, they must also obey the following motorcycle-specific traffic laws:
- Bikers must not overtake a vehicle in an occupied traffic lane.
- Bikers must not weave in and out of traffic.
- No two motorcycles shall operate side by side in a single traffic lane.
- Also, bikers must always illuminate their headlights and taillights.
Motorcycle Accident Compensation
Motorcycle accidents commonly cause may serious injuries, such as broken bones, spinal injuries, brain injuries, and fatalities. If you’re injured in an Atlanta motorcycle accident, and you’re also not at-fault, your Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyer can help you recover the following damages:
- Your medical treatment bills
- Property damage and/or motorcycle replacement costs
- Lost wages
- Disfigurement and disability income
- Emotional distress damages
- Lost future earning capacity
Our Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Can Help You
If you’re injured in a motorcycle accident, we can help you. You’re not alone. Our personal injury lawyers will fight for you to win justice. Thus, you can focus on healing your injuries.
Call us today at (404) 939-9470. Also, you may fill-out our online contact form to schedule a free case review with an Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyer.