Georgia Attorneys for Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can be especially traumatic to a rider since they don’t have airbags, a steel frame, or other automotive safety features to protect them. The unfair stigma that bikers have as being reckless drivers simply because they ride a motorcycle can also work against them with insurance companies. Taps & Associates is ready to help victims of motorcycle accidents get the just legal representation they need to win their cases and recover compensation for their injuries. Our attorneys serve clients in Metro Atlanta, Columbus, and throughout the state of Georgia. Let our experience and attention to detail work for you in your case.
Most Common Causes of Accidents
Motorcyclists on the roadway face a multitude of potential hazards that endanger their wellbeing, including reckless drivers and slick roads. Taps & Associates wants you to be aware of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents, which include the following:
You can identify these impaired motorists by their driving habits, such as driving erratically or swerving while in motion. Their inability to safely operate their vehicles puts surrounding drivers and motorcyclists at risk of collision.
Failure to Check Blind Spots
It’s a common and reckless habit of drivers to assume there are no drivers in their blind spots when turning or changing lanes. Their failure to pay attention to the roadway around their cars can result in a biker getting run off the road or struck by a vehicle.
Overcompensating the Front Brake
A motorcyclist who stops too hard can be the victim of momentum and get thrown over their handlebars. It’s important to ride safely and brake responsibly to avoid injury.
Drivers who open their car doors without checking for oncoming cars and other vehicles can impede a motorcyclist’s path of travel. A biker can collide with the door and sustain serious injuries.
Poor Road Conditions
Factors like rain and road work debris are common conditions that make roadways more hazardous to travel for cars and motorcycles alike. Losing control of your vehicle on a slippery road can lead to an accident.
Lane Splitting or White-Lining
Bikers who weave between slower vehicles and cut across lanes put them at high risk of potential accidents. This practice is extremely dangerous and can result in a biker getting seriously injured.
Taps & Associates Knows Your Rights
After a motorcycle accident, you want an attorney who understands your legal rights and pursues fair compensation for any damages you incur. Taps & Associates is ready to help you win your case and recover what you’re entitled to from the at-fault party. Call us today to get started on your case.