Motorcycle accidents differ from car wrecks in a very significant way – they are far more likely to result in serious injuries or death for the motorcyclist. Unfortunately, many motorcycle crashes are caused by negligent drivers. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident that was someone else’s fault, contact Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC in Atlanta or Suwanee for a free consultation today. Our Gwinnett County motorcycle accident attorneys will fight for your right to fair compensation, even if it means going to trial.
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If a negligent driver caused your accident, a Gwinnett County motorcycle accident lawyer can help you seek justice for your injuries.
Motorcycles are far less crashworthy than enclosed cars and trucks. They are smaller, less visible, and less stable than four-wheeled passenger vehicles, and there is little protection provided for a rider in a crash. A different combination of mental and physical skills is required to operate a motorcycle. Riders and their passengers are much more vulnerable to road hazards and weather conditions than occupants of enclosed vehicles.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a motorcycle crash is a complex, violent event that involves the interaction of environmental, vehicle, and human factors. More than 80% of all reported motorcycle accidents result in injury or death for the rider. Motorcycles provide no head injury protection, and ejection from the bike is a common occurrence. When a motorcycle comes to a sudden stop in a collision, a rider who is ejected will forcibly strike objects in his or her path, as well as the ground.
There are many different factors contributing to motorcycle crashes. Some are single-vehicle accidents in which a rider loses control of the bike for any of a number of possible reasons. However, NHTSA reports that approximately one-third of motorcycle crashes involving more than one vehicle are caused by other motorists turning into the path of the motorcycle. Drivers traveling in the opposite direction and making a left-hand turn at an intersection may simply fail to register the motorcycle in the roadway.
At Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC, we are dedicated to providing injured people with an unmatched level of service and care. We have staff certified in medical coding, billing, counseling, and assistance. Call us right away to speak with a Gwinnett County motorcycle accident attorney, if you are unable to visit our office we can come to you. We are available for consultation in Duluth, Lawrenceville, Peachtree Corners and all surrounding areas.