Georgia Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle riders have a high incidence of catastrophic injury, but insurance companies often employ unfair tactics against injured motorcyclists. Don’t let an insurance company take advantage of you when you’re injured. Call our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers today at (877) 245-6707 for a free consultation.
You may be entitled to recover substantial compensation if you or your loved one has been harmed in a motorcycle accident because of someone else’s carelessness. Contact us now for a free case evaluation.
Why You Can Trust Farah & Farah With Your Motorcycle Accident Claim
We have been pursuing justice for motorcycle accident victims since 1979. We are a large law firm with small local offices throughout Georgia, and this gives our clients the best of both worlds: You will get the personalized attention you would expect at a small law firm, but your attorneys will have the resources of our large firm.
Large insurance companies invest money into hiring accident reconstructionists and medical experts to help them fight against paying the compensation you deserve. Our skilled Georgia motorcycle accident attorneys have the resources to hire our own experts, and we charge you nothing until we win. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.
We Get Successful Results for Our Clients
Our Georgia personal injury lawyers have won more than $1 billion in compensation for our clients, and our results are no accident. Our more than 40 years of experience makes all the difference. Below are a few examples of our recent results in motorcycle accident cases:
- $5 million in the death of a motorcyclist after a driver ran a red light.
- $1 million for a motorcycle passenger who was struck by a truck.
- $760,000 for the death of a wife in a motorcycle collision with a dump truck.
- $400,000 for a motorcyclist with leg injuries after being struck by a car.
- $250,000 for a motorcyclist who was injured when a car pulled out in front of him.
Our Client Testimonials
We are a client-centric law firm that puts clients first. We win through caring, understanding, and hard work, and our lawyers never work solo. Instead, they combine resources, skills, and experience in a team effort to get you maximum results.
The testimonials below are recent examples of how our client-centric team approach makes a difference:
“My lawyer, Attorney Schroyer, and the Farah & Farah team were absolutely wonderful. I was treated with first and foremost compassion, kindness, and professionalism. I felt like I was put on the top of the list, even though I understood that they had more clients than myself. Thanks, Farah & Farah, for being there when I needed you the most.” —Charlene H. of Atlanta
“When you get hurt through no fault of your own, the staff at Farah & Farah will work very hard to get your life back on track!” —Burt K. of Brunswick
“I strongly recommend Farah & Farah! My lawyer Kyle went above and beyond. From day one, he was always available and prompt to return calls. His hard work and efforts got me a great outcome on my settlement.” —Jacque J. of Savannah
Our Georgia Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Help Riders Throughout the State
No matter where you are in Georgia, if you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, call us immediately at (877) 245-6707 for a free consultation. We will connect you with an award-winning Georgia motorcycle accident lawyer from our nearest office.
Although Albany isn’t located near major interstates, it does boast several great scenic byways, such as the Historic Dixie Highway. These roads are fun to ride, but motorcycle accidents often occur in these areas. Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Albany can come to you if you’ve been injured in Albany, Sylvester, Ashburn, Warwick, Americus, Newton, or surrounding areas.
The Atlanta Metropolitan Area
The Atlanta Metropolitan Area is the most dangerous in the state for all roadway users, both in the city and surrounding communities. The most dangerous intersections for motorcyclists in and around Fulton and Dekalb counties include the following:
- 14th Street and Peachtree Street.
- Barge Road and Campbelltown Roads.
- Camp Creek Parkway and Welcome All Road.
- 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue.
- Bolton Road and Marietta Road.
- Buford Highway and Peachtree Street.
- Delmar Lane and Delmoor Court.
- Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway and Eugenia Avenue.
Whether you’re injured in Atlanta or in nearby cities, including Marietta, Athens, Alpharetta, McDonough, or Newnan, you can count on our Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyers to be there for you.
Brunswick’s coastal location gives riders plenty of opportunity to experience an unforgettable ride. U.S. Highway 17, which runs parallel to Interstate 95 to the east and extends well beyond Brunswick, is one of the most scenic drives in the state but is also considered to be dangerous as well.
If you or your loved one has been harmed in a motorcycle accident in Brunswick, Spring Bluff, Country Club Estates, Jekyll Island, St. Simon’s Island, or other nearby areas, our Brunswick motorcycle accident lawyers are one phone call away. Call (877) 245-6707, and we’ll be there.
When riding in the Macon area, you may want to avoid Interstate 75 between Sardis Church Road and Exit 149. Residents have described this area as “a mess” due to the road’s state of disrepair. Bumpy, poorly maintained areas can be especially hazardous for motorcycles.
You can count on our Macon motorcycle accident lawyers if you or your loved one is harmed by a careless driver in Macon, Bibb County, or the surrounding areas while riding your motorcycle, including Whispering Pines, Lizella, Rutland, and East Macon.
U.S. Highway 17 and Interstate 95 both cut through the Chatham County area, and traffic congestion from tourists and locals can make these roadways treacherous. If you are harmed in Savannah, Tybee Island, Fort McAllister, Bloomingdale, or other nearby areas, our Savannah motorcycle accident lawyers can help.
North Valdosta Road is one of the most dangerous roadways in Lowndes County, and four of the worst intersections in the county involve this road. The most dangerous areas on this road and throughout the county are near Interstate 75, where drivers who exit the interstate fail to adapt their speed.
If you are injured by a careless driver while riding your motorcycle in Valdosta or in any of the surrounding areas, our Valdosta motorcycle accident attorneys can help you in Dasher, Remerton, Windsor Park, Naylor, and beyond.
If you are heading to Interstate 95 from Waycross, use extra care if you take U.S. Highway 17. This is a dangerous highway. The most popular routes to Interstate 75 to the west include U.S. Highways 82 and 84, which can also become congested, increasing the risk of a motorcycle accident.
Our Waycross motorcycle accident lawyers can help you if you’ve been injured anywhere between Waycross and these interstates, as well as areas to the north and south. Whether you are in Homerville, Nahunta, Patterson, Douglas, or Folkston, contact us now at (877) 245-6707 for a free consultation.
What We Can Do for You After a Georgia Motorcycle Accident
When you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, we will be your advocates when it may seem like the rest of the world has turned against you. Insurance companies and others often have unfair biases against motorcyclists after a crash.
Our Georgia motorcycle accident attorneys are skilled advocates who will use evidence to overcome these biases. You can count on our nationally-recognized motorcycle accidents to do the following:
- Immediately contact the insurance companies involved in your case and instruct them to direct all communications about your claim to us.
- Hire accident reconstructionists who can piece together what happened and identify who and what caused your accident.
- Work with medical experts who can help us understand the short-term and long-term impacts of your crash.
- Spend significant time communicating with you and your family so that we can fully understand how much the accident has affected your quality of life.
- File your lawsuit and manage all the legal details while you focus on recovering.
- Negotiate for the settlement you deserve and refuse to accept anything less.
- Confidently take your case to trial if the insurance companies refuse to agree to a fair and reasonable settlement.
Damages You Can Recover Following a Motorcycle Accident
When you’ve been in a motorcycle crash, our relentless motorcycle accident lawyers in Georgia will work tirelessly to help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, physical pain, emotional suffering, and loss of future earnings.
If the driver that hit you was drunk, our skilled Georgia motorcycle accident attorneys will pursue additional compensation, like punitive damages. Punitive damages are not available in all cases. They are only available when you have clear and convincing evidence of intentional misconduct or gross negligence.
Compensation for the Death of a Family Member in a Georgia Motorcycle Crash
If your spouse, child, or other close family member has passed away as a result of a motorcycle accident in Georgia, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit to claim the following damages:
- Your family member’s pain and suffering.
- Your loved one’s medical expenses.
- Your loved one’s final expenses.
- The loss of income your family member would have earned over a lifetime were it not for the accident.
- Loss of companionship, love, affection, comfort, or parental guidance.
- Other intangible losses by individual family members.
- Punitive damages when applicable.
You may also be able to file a survival action through the legal representative for the decedent’s estate for damages to cover the expenses your family incurred due to your loved one’s death. Survival actions differ from wrongful death in that the compensation recovered is considered part of the decedent’s estate and may be subject to different tax regulations.
Why Are Motorcycle Accidents So Common in Georgia?
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, 41 percent of motorcycle crashes occur because drivers fail to watch for them. The most common accident between motorcycles and cars is when the driver is turning left, and the motorcycle is going straight.
When crashes do occur, they are more serious for the motorcyclist than the automobile driver in most cases. The Georgia Department of Driver Services reports that motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to die in a crash than motor vehicle occupants and five times more likely to be injured.
Distracted and Inattentive Driving
Motorcycles are harder to see due to their smaller profile. They can also blend in with the scenery or be momentarily hidden behind a curve or hill. It only takes a few seconds of inattention and distraction by the driver for an accident to occur.
Although Georgia has had a hands-free law for cell phones since 2018, statistics from 2020 show that 47 percent of traffic accidents in Georgia were related to distracted driving. Distracted driving occurs whenever a driver diverts their attention from driving to another activity, such as using a cell phone, eating, or even changing the radio station.
Motorcycles have a shorter braking distance and often slow down using their engines rather than their brakes, so their brake lights do not engage. Drivers who follow too closely can cause rear-end motorcycle accidents.
Speeding is a major problem in Georgia, especially in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Police have reported drivers exceeding 100 miles per hour on Interstate 85 and similar highways around Atlanta. In 2020, speeding caused approximately 23 percent of all traffic fatalities in Georgia and eight percent of serious injuries.
Drunk driving slows a driver’s reflexes and increases the odds that the driver will engage in risky behaviors like speeding. Drunk drivers are less likely to watch for motorcycles. Approximately 24 percent of all fatal accidents in Georgia in 2020 were caused by alcohol-impaired drivers.
Liability in a Georgia Motorcycle Accident
Georgia is an at-fault state, which means you can file a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance for your injuries. Georgia drivers are required to carry at least $25,000 in liability insurance per person and at least $50,000 per accident.
Drivers may not be the only responsible parties. If causes outside of the driver’s control contributed to your accident, one or more of the following parties may also be liable:
- Manufacturers of defective motorcycle or automobile parts.
- Government entities that failed to maintain safe roads.
- Mechanic shops that made faulty repairs.
- Vehicle owners.
You can count on our motorcycle accident attorneys in Georgia to identify all liable parties. This is crucial in recovering maximum compensation.
Don’t Let the Statute of Limitations Expire Before You File Your Lawsuit
Georgia personal injury laws limit your time to file a motorcycle accident lawsuit to just two years after your accident. Before you file, you will need evidence to prove the other party’s negligence. You will also have to prove how your injuries will affect you in the future.
This is why it is important to contact a Georgia motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. If you miss the deadline, your right to pursue damages for your injuries is lost. Don’t let a careless driver get away with injuring you. Call us today at (877) 245-6707 for a free case evaluation.
Motorcycle Accident FAQs
Can I Recover Damages if I Wasn’t Wearing a Helmet?
Georgia has a universal helmet law that requires all riders to wear a helmet, but violating this law doesn’t automatically bar you from recovering damages. However, the insurance company could claim that you caused your own injuries if you sustained a traumatic brain injury.
Our medical experts will study your injuries and all evidence closely. It’s possible that we could find your lack of a helmet had little or no bearing on your injuries.
What Are the Most Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries?
Motorcycle riders are often thrown onto the road, crushed by the responsible driver’s vehicle, or pinned under the motorcycle. The most common resulting injuries include the following:
- Road rash
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Leg injuries
- Severe burns
How Long Will a Motorcycle Accident Case Take
A motorcycle accident case can take a few weeks to several months, depending on the insurance company’s willingness to compensate you fairly. If your injuries are severe and a high amount of compensation is at stake, the insurance company may fight harder. This could increase the time to a year or more, especially if your case goes to trial.
What if the Other Driver Doesn’t Have Insurance?
Our resourceful Georgia motorcycle accident lawyers will help you find other sources of insurance, starting with your own uninsured motorist coverage. If we identify third parties that caused or contributed to your accident, such as motorcycle parts manufacturers, we will focus on collecting compensation through them.
We can also help you recover Social Security Disability and investigate whether you had any insurance policies through your employer or other sources, such as long-term disability.
What if I’m Partly at Fault for My Motorcycle Accident?
Georgia’s comparative negligence law allows you to receive compensation as long as your share of the fault is less than 50 percent. However, your award will be reduced proportionately.
Rather than accept a finding of fault, contact our motorcycle accident law firm as soon as possible at (877) 245-6707. We can determine who really is at fault so that you can focus on recovering.