You probably already knew that motorcycle accidents are quite dangerous, but if you’ve been the victim of one – or if someone you love has – you likely have a new, and terrible, appreciation for their consequences. If you’re struggling with a motorcycle accident in your recent past, or further back, get the help you need today.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents are like many other types of vehicle collision, in that they occur on the road in a myriad of situations. Most commonly, motorcycle accidents happen when:
- The other vehicle violates the right of way
- Other drivers don’t notice motorcyclists, because they aren’t as large as cars or trucks, and hit them
- Sudden stops causing impacts
- Sideswipes caused by passing too close or moving into the opposite lane
While motorcycle accidents don’t happen more often than other types of accidents, because of the relatively limited protection riders have, they are often more deadly – 35 motorcyclist deaths for every death occurring to a passenger in a car. They also lead to serious injury much more often.
Responding to a Motorcycle Accident
No matter how careful you are as a motorcycle driver, sometimes you can’t be careful enough to avoid an accident. If you have been the victim of a motorcycle accident, there’s a good chance you can get compensation. Before you do that, however, you must do your best to respond intelligently to the accident and document everything you can. If you’ve already been in the accident, it may be too late for some of these, but do whatever you can.
That includes getting information from other drivers involved in the accident, taking photos of your vehicle and others (where possible), contacting your insurance company right away, taking notes on the accident and contacting an attorney.
Finding a Motor Accident Attorney
If you’re ready to get in touch with an attorney to help you get the compensation you might be owed for injuries, failure to work or other adverse consequences resulting from an accident, don’t wait. Many motorcycle accidents are the result of another driver’s negligence, which means you can get significant compensation for what has happened to you. That is only true, however, when you work with a reputable attorney who has experience in this type of case.
Luckily, Williams and Williams Law Firm, LLC has a long history of representing victims of motorcycle accidents and can help you too. Call us at (770) 823-2711 or get in touch with us by email. We look forward to informing you about your options and making the best possible plan for you.