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How does a motorcycle accident differ from a car accident?

On Behalf of | Dec 4, 2015 | Motorcycle Accidents

To most Georgia residents, a personal injury lawsuit is a chance to recover compensation for medical expenses that accumulate due to serious injuries caused by a negligent party. There can, of course, be other damages involved, such as pain and suffering and lost wages. And, many of our readers may believe that these personal injury lawsuits are probably rather formulaic. But, the fact is that each case presents its own set of unique facts and problems, and perhaps, none more so than cases involving motorcycle accidents.

So, what is so different about the problems a Georgia resident might face in a motorcycle accident case as opposed to a case involving any other car accident? Well, for starters, a named defendant may have a more difficult time admitting any liability in a motorcycle accident case. The defendant may feel strongly that the motorcycle rider was at least somewhat at fault for the injuries suffered, especially if the rider was not wearing protective clothing or a helmet.

Nonetheless, the fact remains that motorcyclists are entitled to all the same rights and privileges on the roadways of Georgia as other drivers. A motorcycle accident victim is no more at fault in an accident caused by a negligent driver than a pedestrian would be — if the negligent driver was in fact breaking traffic laws or not paying attention to the task of driving.

At our law firm, we understand the unique challenges that may present themselves throughout the course of a personal injury lawsuit based on a motorcycle accident. For more information on our law firm’s approach to these types of cases, please visit the motorcycle accident overview page of our website.

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