Decatur Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Georgia’s year-round warm climate and scenic routes through cotton fields and coastal lowlands make it a destination state for motorcycle riding. The bustling urban areas of Atlanta’s downtown and Decatur’s unique neighborhood pubs also attract bikers to the region to enjoy the active nightlife. But the same unenclosed, open-air design that makes a motorcycle ride so enjoyable is also what leaves riders vulnerable to grave injuries in an accident. When a car or truck collides with a motorcycle because a driver failed to pay due diligence the results can be catastrophic.
If you or someone you love was injured in a motorcycle accident in Decatur, our Georgia personal injury attorneys at Bowen Painter Trial Lawyers understand the serious impacts that this type of accident causes on the injury victim, both physically and financially. Call our Decatur office today for a free evaluation of your motorcycle accident case so we can begin helping you gain the maximum compensation.
Proving Liability in Georgia Motorcycle Accidents
There were 192 motorcycle fatalities in Georgia in 2020 and hundreds of accidents leading to injuries and hospitalizations. Since the easing of pandemic restrictions, the traffic has only increased in the Decatur/Atlanta area, leading to more traffic accidents, including motorcycle accidents. While motorcyclists must adhere to all traffic laws, many times the accident was caused by a driver who wasn’t paying attention, drove recklessly around a motorcycle, was distracted by a device, or was impaired by a substance. When a motorist doesn’t pay diligent attention when sharing the road with a motorcycle, they are liable for the damages resulting from an accident.
A skilled attorney with experience in motorcycle liability law can prove the at-fault driver’s liability by highlighting the following legal points:
- That the at-fault driver owed others on the road a duty of care to keep them safe from harm by driving reasonably and responsibly
- That they breached that duty with a reckless or negligent act that caused an accident with a motorcyclist
- That the accident caused serious injuries
- That the injury caused the victim real damages
Once a case meets Georgia’s standards for liability within the state’s comparative fault system, your attorney will draft a demand letter to the at-fault party’s insurance provider to help you gain the maximum compensation for your damages.
What Damages are Available After a Motorcycle Accident
When someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or wrongdoing caused your accident, their insurance policy must cover the following damages:
- Your medical bills and future medical expenses for injury-related treatment
- Lost paychecks and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Disfigurement, loss of pleasure in life, emotional trauma, and other non-economic damages
The attorneys at Bowen Painter Trial Lawyers understand the serious financial stresses caused by a motorcycle accident just when you need to focus on recovering. By maximizing financial compensation, you can turn your full attention to healing from your injuries.
Why Choose Us for Your Decatur Motorcycle Accident Law Firm?
While it’s true that financial compensation won’t undo the results of your motorcycle accident, it can grant access to the best medical care to maximize your recovery and ease the financial pressure while you recover. The attorneys at Bowen Painter Trial Lawyers have a passion for seeing to it that victims of harm caused by drivers who weren’t vigilant when sharing the road with a motorcyclist receive full compensation and justice. Our contingency-based payment format and free evaluations mean we only take a fee after we secure your payment. Contact our Decatur motorcycle accident lawyers today so we can use our knowledge base and litigation skills to secure your compensation.