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Motorcycle Collisions

Motorcycle riders are vulnerable to serious or fatal injuries in a crash. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motorcycle collision, contact Brodhead Law right away. Our Atlanta lawyers are aggressive advocates for injured motorcyclists.

Why Choose Brodhead Law, LLC?

  • Our experienced attorneys employ sophisticated strategies to recover the highest possible compensation for our clients. We are willing to go to trial, if necessary, and insurance companies know it.
  • We have a success rate of more than 99 percent. Our trial lawyers invest the time and effort to understand defense strategies and prove liability and damages.
  • We have been fighting for seriously injured people for more than 20 years, recovering millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

The Insurance Information Institute (III) reports that:

  • 5,286 people died in motorcycle crashes in 2016
  • The fatality rate per 100,000 registered motorcycles was 60.90
  • 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in crashes in 2015
  • The injury rate was 1,028 per 100,000 registered motorcycles

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), 126 motorcyclists died in fatal collisions in Georgia alone in 2017.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Collisions

Common types of collisions include:

  • Head-on collisions: A car strikes a motorcycle head on. This can occur when the driver goes the wrong way on a one-way street or veers into an oncoming lane of traffic. Head-on motorcycle collisions can result from distracted driving, impaired driving, drowsy driving, and other types of driver negligence.
  • Cars making left-hand turns: Many accidents involving a motorcycle and a car occur when a driver makes a left-hand turn directly into the path of a motorcycle going straight through an intersection. Motorcycles are smaller and less visible than passenger vehicles, and drivers who are not paying attention sometimes fail to register the motorcycle in the roadway. This is why the phrase “look twice, save a life” has become so popular.
  • Unsafe lane changes: Motorcycles are smaller and less visible than other vehicles. When a motorcycle is in a driver’s blind spot and the driver fails to signal and perform a head check before changing lanes, it can cause a collision with serious injuries for the motorcyclist.
  • Road hazards: Potholes, slick pavement, dead animals, and debris in the road are much more hazardous for motorcycles than for four-wheeled vehicles. This is due to the smaller size and weight and less stable nature of motorcycles.

Common Injuries In Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle riders are more likely to suffer serious injuries in a crash than passenger vehicle occupants. Common injuries in motorcycle collisions include:

  • Head and brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Internal injuries
  • Fractures
  • Lower extremity injuries
  • Joint injuries
  • Severe or disfiguring abrasions (road rash)

Connect with Our Firm

If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle collision caused by someone else’s negligence, you have a right to pursue full compensation for the losses you have suffered. At Brodhead Law in Atlanta, Georgia, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay us no fees until we win your case. Call us today to schedule a consultation. We can tell you if you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim.