Alpharetta motorcycle accident lawyer Richard Howe represents motorcycle accident victims, their families and friends who have suffered a death in the family or sustained significant bodily injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering and huge medical bills because of the negligence of the driver of an automobile, truck, tractor trailer or other motorcycle.
According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, there were 108 motor cycle fatalities in 2012, and 10% of those killed were not wearing a helmet. The operators of motorcycles are much more vulnerable to serious bodily injury due to lack of physical protection. Frequently, motorcycle accidents occur because trucks or automobile drivers simply don’t see them. Low Light Visibility, especially at night, is a real problem for motorcyclists..
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident and would like to pursue legal action against a negligent driver, consult the motorcycle accident lawyers at Howe & Associates Law Firm today for a FREE case evaluation.
SAFETY TIPS FOR MOTORCYCLISTS
Because motorcycles are smaller than other vehicles, they can sometimes be hard to see, especially at night and in varying weather conditions. We recommend that motorcyclists follow these tips to stay safe on the roads:
- Be as visible to other drivers as possible. Keep your headlights on during the daytime and always wear some type of reflective gear.
- Get proper training. We recommend you take some sort of Motorcycle Safety Course, such as those offered by the Georgia Department of Driver Services.
- Wear the right gear. Don’t even consider operating or riding on a motorcycle in Georgia without a helmet. A helmet is your best protection against serious injuries, or lifetime debilitating head injuries. The Georgia Motorcycle Helmet Law states “(a) No person shall operate or ride upon a motorcycle unless he is wearing protective headgear which complies with standards established by the Board of Public Safety. . . .” It is also recommended that you wear proper clothes, including full body protection to prevent abrasive injuries from a potential accident.
Even when protections are taken, serious injuries often still occur in motorcycle accident. It’s critical that you retain an experienced personal injury lawyer that understands the details of motorcycle litigation.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A MOTORCYCLE CRASH
Your personal financial impact, as a result of an accident may be significant. The injuries often result in lost wages and large medical bills. The medical treatment often involves long term physical therapy and associated expenses.
Alpharetta motorcycle accident lawyer Richard Howe will fight for you and represent you for injuries that include, but are not limited to:
- Soft Tissue & Internal Injuries requiring surgery, etc.
- Head Injuries, including Traumatic Brain Injury(TBI).
- Burns and the resulting impact.
- Mental and emotional distress.
- Death from the accident.
After a motorcycle crash, it’s important to take the following steps:
- Call the police.
- Seek medical treatment as needed. We recommend seeking medical help in all but the most trivial accidents. This is critical if a health condition surfaces in the hours / days after the initial accident.
- Get the contact and insurance information from the other driver.
- Take pictures of any damage and injuries.
- Take notes about everything you recall about the circumstance of the accident. It’s important to do this as soon after the accident as possible.
- Contact an attorney as soon as possible..
FILE A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CLAIM TODAY
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries after a motorcycle crash, contact the Howe & Associates Law Firm today for a FREE case evaluation. We handle most cases on a contingent fee basis, meaning we only get paid if you do.
To learn more about your rights following a motorcycle accident, contact the motorcycle accident lawyers at Howe & Associates Law Firm at 404-285-4205, or fill out our online form today.