If you got hurt in a motorcycle crash in North Fulton County, our attorneys can represent you and seek compensation on your behalf. Under Georgia law, accident victims have the right to pursue an insurance claim or lawsuit against the party who caused their crash, expenses, and injuries. Our lawyers have the knowledge and experience to navigate every step of this process.
An Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group motorcycle accident attorney can review your case with you today for free. We help victims of Roswell motorcycle accidents understand their legal options after an injury crash.
We also handle wrongful death cases if your loved one suffered a fatal injury in an Atlanta area motorcycle accident. Contact us today to learn more.
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Roswell’s Overcrowded Roads Contribute to Many Traffic Accidents
While motorcyclists often face an increased risk of severe injury in crashes, North Fulton County roads have dangers for all users. Like much of greater Atlanta, Roswell experienced significant growth after the mid-1980s and early 1990s. Today, the five major state highways in the area face around-the-clock congestion. Drivers move aggressively through traffic, change lanes without looking, speed, and take other risks.
The major thoroughfares in Roswell include:
- Highway 400
- Highway 92
- State Road 9
- Highway 120
- Highway 140
Roswell drivers also have quick access to I-285 and I-85, which link to I-75 and I-20 in Atlanta. These busy roadways combine to make a dangerous area where speeding, distracted, drunk, and reckless drivers cause accidents every day.
Roswell Weather Keeps Motorcyclists on the Road
Motorcyclists enjoy good weather for most of the year in Atlanta, with March through October providing great riding weather. The high number of bikes on the roads during the spring, summer, and fall contribute to increased motorcycle accidents during these months.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries in North Fulton County
The attorneys at Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group can help motorcycle accident victims seek justice. When a car hits a motorcycle, the motorcyclist generally suffers the most severe injuries.
These may include:
- Spinal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), concussions, and other head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Road rash
- Internal injuries
- Cuts, abrasions, and contusions
- Loss of use of limbs
All too often, the cause of the accident has nothing to do with the injured motorcyclist. Instead, the driver of another vehicle failed to obey traffic laws or drove carelessly.
Actions like these can change the life of the motorcyclist in a split second, especially if the driver:
- Drives distracted
- Drives aggressively
- Drives while drunk or drugged
- Fails to yield
- Turns without signaling
- Fails to check the adjacent lane before moving over
- Engages in other careless driving actions
Recoverable Damages in a Roswell Motorcycle Accident Case
The damages recoverable through an insurance claim or lawsuit depend greatly on the expenses and losses the victim endured.
Factors that could affect this total include:
- The severity of their injuries
- Their necessary treatment
- Their prognosis and future care needs
- Their time away from work
- Their income
- Their ability to return to work
The attorneys at Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group seek compensation based on our client’s documented damages, such as:
- Medical bills and related expenses
- Ongoing care costs
- Future treatment needs
- Income lost from all sources
- Diminished earning capacity
- Damage to the motorcycle and other property
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality and enjoyment of life
- Other intangible losses
Every case involves unique factors. You may not have all the damages on this list, or you may have additional expenses and losses not listed above. Our team knows that all personal injury cases require individual investigative attention. We build support for each client’s claim based on the facts of their accident and the damages they endured.
Wrongful Death in Roswell Motorcycle Accidents
Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group also represents families whose loved ones died from motorcycle accident injuries. We have the experience needed to navigate these complex cases and recover the financial compensation our clients need to make ends meet without their loved one’s income, love, and support.
Proving Negligence and Liability in a Roswell Motorcycle Collision Case
An Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group attorney can pursue an insurance payout or civil lawsuit on your behalf if the evidence shows that another party caused your crash and injuries.
The evidence we frequently use to prove cases like these includes:
- The police’s accident report
- Videos and photographs of the crash
- Witness reports
- Physical evidence (such as the damage to each vehicle)
- Accident reconstruction
- Expert testimony
- Medical records
- Documents showing expenses and losses
Under Georgia law, we need to prove that negligence occurred before we can hold the at-fault driver legally liable for your damages in a Roswell motorcycle accident. We must show four elements of negligence to argue your case:
- The at-fault driver had a duty to act a certain way under applicable traffic laws.
- They failed to follow these laws, breaching their duty.
- This breach caused the crash in question.
- You suffered documented injuries and financial losses as a result.
We can often demand payment from the at-fault driver’s insurance provider and negotiate a fair settlement for our clients, allowing them to avoid the stress and expense of a jury trial. Some circumstances call for a personal injury lawsuit in Fulton County civil court. When this occurs, Georgia law limits how long you can wait to sue. The court will bar you from financial recovery if you do not act before the deadline passes.
Frequently Asked Questions About Roswell Motorcycle Accidents
Our motorcycle accident team provides free case reviews so victims can learn more about their options and the steps they can take to get justice. You will naturally have many questions, and our team can answer them for you during this meeting. Until then, here are some of the most common questions that clients ask about motorcycle accidents and their injuries.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Motorcycle Accident Attorney? Is It Worth the Money?
It costs nothing upfront to hire one of our lawyers we do not charge a retainer or any other fees or costs. We know that an accident often causes financial stress. Instead of pre-paying for our work as you might with other types of legal claims, we represent our clients based on contingency fees. If you get a settlement or court award, our attorneys’ fees will come from that. Otherwise, you owe us nothing.
In many cases, our clients can still receive significantly more than they would recover from handling their own claim, even after paying us. Our lawyers know how to navigate the legal process, determine a fair settlement value, and recover compensation for you.
The Insurance Company Contacted Me for a Statement. What Should I Do?
We tell our clients to never give a recorded statement to the at-fault driver’s insurance company. They have methods to get any information they need about the crash. They only want a recorded statement because they hope they can use it to reduce the value of your case or blame the crash on you.
When we handle a motorcycle accident claim for a client, we manage all communication about the crash including the insurance company. We do this to protect our clients’ rights and make their lives easier. There’s no need to worry about how the insurance company might twist your words if you refuse to provide any recorded statements without your lawyer’s prior approval.
Should I Accept The Insurance Company’s Offer?
Only accept a settlement offer after discussing it with an attorney's team. When you accept a settlement in a collision case, the insurer will require you to sign a document saying that you cannot recover additional compensation in the case. So, you must know your total expenses and losses including the recoverable damages in your case before settling.
Insurers usually offer early settlements, often within days or weeks of the crash. They hope you will jump on the opportunity to collect a “substantial” sum however, they do this because they know they will likely have to pay you more later, especially if you have an attorney. Once you hire a lawyer and understand the full value of your medical costs, lost income, and other expenses, you will likely see it was a lowball settlement.
How Can a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Help Me?
When you hire a motorcycle accident attorney, they take the necessary steps to develop a strategy, build your case, and demand fair compensation for you. They also navigate the claims process and negotiate a settlement or sue and represent you to the judge and jury.
You do not have to figure out what to do next instead, you simply need to focus on healing. Your attorney can update you regularly and answer your questions while managing your legal case on your behalf.
What if My Loved One Has Catastrophic Injuries?
If your loved one suffered catastrophic injuries and cannot act on their behalf or they face extensive inpatient treatment and care, our team could help. We provide free consultations to families whose loved ones suffered injuries in a Roswell motorcycle accident. We can discuss the next steps for seeking justice for your loved one.
Once we learn the unique circumstances of your case, we can help you understand your legal rights and options.
What Rights Do I Have if My Loved One Passed Away?
Our attorneys represent families in wrongful death cases after a fatal motorcycle crash in North Fulton County. Spouses, children, or parents have a right to recover compensation if their loved one died from motorcycle accident injuries.
When a motorcyclist dies, their family could recover funeral and burial expenses, lost income, loss of services, and other damages. Our team works with Roswell families to build their claims or lawsuits and pursue justice on behalf of their deceased loved ones.
Do I Have to Sue to Get Compensation?
You do not necessarily have to sue to get compensation after a motorcycle accident. Most cases settle through an insurance claim and payout. The at-fault driver’s auto liability insurance provider pays for damages suffered by the accident victim up to the policy limits.
If your damages exceed the policy limits, the insurer will not offer a fair settlement, or other circumstances call for it, your attorney may recommend suing the at-fault driver in a Fulton County civil court.
Get a Free Consultation About Your Roswell Motorcycle Crash
You can speak to someone from Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group for free today. We provide complimentary case reviews to people hurt in North Fulton County motorcycle accidents. We believe that you should know and understand your legal rights, and we can help pursue compensation in your case.
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