Did you or a loved one get injured from a motorcycle accident in Georgia? Read this article about 3 motorcycle accident tips, then call our lawyer today.
1. Motorcycle Passenger Injury Claim
We recently had a potential client contact us and ask whether she was entitled to personal injury damages having been injured due to the negligence of another while riding on a motorcycle as a passenger. The answer is yes. When someone injures you and you are the passenger in any type of motor vehicle, you may have a claim for damages. Even if you are the passenger on a motorcycle, you will have that claim just like you would have if you were a passenger in a car. The issue comes down to who the responsible party may be.
If it is the driver of the vehicle who was negligent, that would be the party you seek a claim against. If the party who caused the accident was a driver of another vehicle, that is the party you pursue a claim against. It’s important at the outset to evaluate these claims and make sure that we know who the liable party is and who the claim needs to be made against.
If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident of any sort in which you were the passenger, including motorcycle claims, please give us a call so we can help you through this process.
2. Motorcycle Accident Without a Helmet
We were recently asked by a person who had been injured in a motorcycle wreck case whether they could recover damages for their injuries even though they had not been wearing a helmet. The answer is, potentially, yes. Under Georgia law, a person is required to wear a helmet when they are riding a motorcycle. However, the failure to wear a helmet does not automatically extinguish a personal injury claim. In that scenario, your own personal negligence in not wearing a helmet gets weighed against the negligence of the person who caused the accident. It’s important to investigate these claims from the beginning and preserve all necessary evidence to make sure that you can present that claim in the most effective manner.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident of any sort and you need help working through the claim, please give us a call so we can help you through the process.
3. Motorcycle Accident Liability
One of the first things we need to evaluate in motorcycle injury cases is who the responsible party is. When looking at a motorcycle injury case involving either a driver or a passenger on a motorcycle, the first thing we have to do is determine who caused the accident. In that regard, motorcycle cases are not any different than a general car wreck case. If someone else negligently operated their vehicle and caused an accident where someone who was driving a motorcycle or riding on a motorcycle was injured, that party will be responsible for the damages caused.
If you’ve been in a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and need help working through your claim, please give us a call so we can help you through the process
If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle wreck in Georgia, you may have questions about our 3 motorcycle accident tips.
Contact experienced Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyer Christopher Gunnels at The Gunnels Law Firm today to arrange a free consultation.
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