Georgia Motorcycle Car Accident attorney
An injury from a car wreck can have a devastating effect on your life. But if someone else is to blame for injuring you, you may be able to recover money to pay for your medical treatment and put your life back together. You need to talk to an experienced accident lawyer right away.
Helping injured people is the only thing we do at Murphy Law Firm. Our firm was founded more than 25 years ago, and today we are one of the top attorneys in Douglas County. Don’t assume that you can handle the insurance company on your own, or that an attorney can’t get you a higher dollar amount.
With over 25 years of experience and success, Murphy Law Firm’s legal team has the experience and knowledge to help those injured in a car accident receive maximum compensation from those at-fault.
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WHY GET AN ATTORNEY FOR
MY MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT?
You need an experienced accident attorney on your side to help you:
What if you’re injured in a Georgia motorcycle accident, and it wasn’t your fault?
Serious injuries can turn a family’s world upside-down. Perhaps the injuries make it too difficult to go to work, or you have to miss a lot of work because of doctors appointments and physical therapy. The problem with this is the bills don’t stop coming just because you’re injured.
What’s worse, insurance companies aren’t looking out for you or your family’s best interest. It’s their job to save their company money on your claim. What does this mean for you?
You need to BE AWARE that the insurance company will try to lower the value of your claim. Why do you need to be aware of this? You may be tempted to settle your claim early, accepting a check for settlement. However, if your injury is serious, and you are unsure of what future medical treatment you will need, you may be signing away your rights to fair compensation (money).
If you have been injured, it wouldn’t hurt to talk to a Georgia Motorcycle Accident Attorney. A consultation will give you a better idea of your rights, whether or not you have a valid claim, and you will walk away from the consultation with a better understanding of what to expect next. Consulting Attorney James Murphy is always free, and there is no obligation to hire him after your free appointment. 770-577-3020
We have successfully settled many injury cases for Georgia motorcycle riders. Our experience means we can maximize the settlement results, and protect your rights from the insurance company.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A
- Check for Injuries – Safety is top priority, so check right away to see if you, a passenger with you, or any other parties involved are injured. Unless their lives are in danger, don’t try to move someone who is seriously injured. Doing so could cause more injury.
- Should You Move Your Motorcycle? – If you are in danger of further collision, move your motorcycle out of the road if and when it is safe to do so. Pictures of the original accident scene can help prove fault later if necessary, but do not put yourself in harms way to take pictures.
- Don’t Leave the Scene – Do not leave the scene before the police arrive. Even if the accident isn’t your fault, you may be charged with “leaving the scene” if you leave.
- Call 911 – A police report is considered “hard evidence” that the accident took place, and can help establish liability (whose fault it is) with an insurance company.
- Don’t Admit Fault – It’s important to not say anything to the other party or to the police officer which can be interpreted as the accident being your fault. Even an apology can be used against you.
- Gather Evidence – Write down key information regarding the other driver, eye witness accounts and contact information, any details in the scene (examine your surroundings and the other driver’s vehicle), and the like. Snap pictures if and when safe to do so.
- Call a Tow Truck – If you suspect that riding your motorcycle will be unsafe, you should call a tow truck.
- Get Medical Treatment – If you are experiencing any soreness, numbness, or bruising, it is wise to go get checked out. Medical bills and expenses can be dealt with later and discussed with an attorney. Your health and recovery may depend on swift action.
What Are The Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries?
Typically to the legs, arms, or wrists.
Not being protected by a vehicle, you can very easily land on your shoulder or hip as you are thrown from a bike.
This is caused if a rider makes contact with the surface of the road or ground. Levels of road rash vary from the first degree (most mild), to the third degree (severe – requires immediate medical attention). Get Read More About Road Rash Here
Because head injuries are one of the biggest causes of fatalities for motorcycle accidents, it is wise to have your head fully protected with a full helmet. Even when a rider wears a full-sized helmet, injuries can still occur to the head. Wearing no helmet will greatly increase the risk of fatality.
If a biker lands on their arm on impact, permanent nerve damage may occur in the arm as well as the upper body. Protective jackets and elbow pads may be worn to protect against severe damage.
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