Personal injury attorney serving motorcycle victims in Atlanta and greater Georgia.
Motorcycle accidents represent an often overlooked and misunderstood group of personal injury claims.
Many traditional motorists in cars and trucks tend to view motorcyclists as irresponsible, whose actions endanger other drivers.
But the reality is much different. Cars and trucks are a much greater threat to motorcycles.
A person driving a car is protected by a two-ton protective shell in the event of a crash. The motorcyclist has comparatively little protection, even if they are wearing a helmet. A motorcyclist is far more likely to sustain serious, life-threatening injuries in a collision with an automobile.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycles make up only 3% of registered vehicles, but the fatality rate is 27 times that of passenger car occupants.
Nationally, motorcyclists make up 14% of all traffic fatalities.
Official statistics published by the Georgia Department of Driver Services report that there were 164 motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes in Georgia in 2019 – an 8% increase from 2018. Those deaths account for 14% of the total highway fatalities that year.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, a qualified Georgia motorcycle accident lawyer can help you in seeking compensation from an insurance company or motorist.
At DeMedeiros Injury Law, we can help you rebuild your life following an accident and will fight any attempt to unfairly scapegoat you for someone else’s negligence.
Schedule your free legal consultation today.
Why Work with an Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
Contrary to popular belief, most motorcyclists are not injured or killed due to their failure to wear a helmet.
The Office of Highway Statistics noted the percentage of motorcyclists wearing a helmet has “steadily increased” since 2013, and, in 2016, only 6% of the motorcyclists who were killed in a crash were not wearing a helmet.
Even when helmet use is not at issue, negligent drivers and their insurance companies will still make every effort to shift blame for an accident to the motorcyclist.
This is why you should never give any kind of written or recorded statement regarding the circumstances of your crash without first speaking with an Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyer.
Of course, you are required to notify your own insurance company following an accident. But you do not have to admit liability or give any more specific statement regarding the possible causes of the accident to anyone without first retaining a lawyer.
At DeMedeiros Injury Law, our only goal is to protect your interests.
We will conduct a full investigation of your motorcycle accident and advise you on the appropriate legal steps to take, which may include litigation.
If we do end up filing a lawsuit on your behalf, we will provide you with aggressive representation and fight to ensure you receive compensation for all of your damages, including medical expenses, lost income, repair or replacement of your motorcycle, and your own pain and suffering.
So if you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in the Atlanta metro area, contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation.