Many Georgian personal injury lawsuits end in a settlement agreement. The parties decide that the resources that would be required to take the case to court exceeds what one party or the other is willing to spend. The parties may agree on a set amount of compensation in exchange for the case being dismissed. However, there are some cases in which the parties are simply at a stalemate. In those cases, a jury trial becomes a real possibility.
Personal injury cases based on a Georgia motorcycle accident can be notoriously difficult to present to a jury. The primary obstacle? Most of the members of the jury are not motorcycle owners or riders. As a result, they cannot envision themselves in the position that the injured rider was in during the accident. Beyond that, the members of the jury may even have preconceived notions about people who ride motorcycles: that they are thrill seekers who could have avoided the accident simply by taking a less risky form of transportation.
For the injured motorcyclist, these problems can be difficult to overcome. At our law firm, we believe that sometimes taking the time to explain every detail to the jury can help overcome this potentially built-in bias. Motorcyclists who are obeying the law and riding with caution are just as entitled to the safe use of the roads as any other motorist. The fact that the injured party was on a motorcycle should not detract from the negligent behavior of another driver.
Motorcycle accident victims need a presentation to the jury that accounts for these potential obstacles. For more information about how our law firm approaches motorcycle injury cases, please visit our website.