Canton Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Georgia Since 1953
The increasing number of motorcyclists on the road makes motorcycle accidents more and more likely. When a motorcycle rider is injured or killed, the rider or surviving family members may seek compensation from the liable party.
A Canton motorcycle accident lawyer from Hasty Pope, LLP can handle your case professionally and provide the personalized attention you require. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients and are ready to advocate for the maximum compensation you deserve.
Over $100 Million Recovered for Our Clients
Get started on your case by scheduling a free consultation with Hasty Pope, LLP. Call (770) 741-1951 to arrange an appointment.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Each motorcycle accident is unique and so are the injuries sustained by motorcyclists. In some situations, the rider’s injuries may be relatively minor or limited to broken bones or fractures. However, due to the relative lack of protection on a motorcycle, many people suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries in a crash.
Serious injuries suffered in motorcycle crashes may include:
- Limb amputations
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
After suffering severe injuries, the motorcyclist will often face a prolonged recovery period. Extensive rehabilitation and medical care may be required to treat the injuries. Injured riders often feel stressed and overwhelmed with the costs of this care, as they are simultaneously unable to go to work and make a living. If the accident was the fault of the other driver, you may be able to seek compensation for your damages.
How Much is My Motorcycle Accident Claim Worth in Canton, Georgia?
Several factors must be considered when estimating the value of your motorcycle accident claim in Canton, Georgia. In assessing your claim, Hasty Pope, LLP will review your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages. When negotiating with insurance companies and negligent parties, knowing the value of your claim can be very helpful. How will your motorcycle accident lawyer evaluate your claim?
- Medical Costs. We will examine your medical bills and expenses. In addition, we will review your medical diagnosis and injuries. An injury can be very serious, requiring long-term rehabilitation or medical attention.
- Loss of Wages. A motorcycle accident could cause you to lose your job. In addition to reviewing your lost wages, we will estimate future lost wages.
- Pain and Suffering. You may be entitled to seek damages for pain and suffering losses if your motorcycle injury makes it impossible for you to ride your bike again or makes it difficult for you to enjoy previous life activities.
- Negligence of the Other Party. Georgia only allows you to collect damages if you are less than 50% at fault for the accident. You will be penalized based on the percentage of fault you hold in the crash. Therefore, you will only be able to collect 80% of the damages due to you if the courts find you 20% at fault for the accident.
When you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to seek damages for your injuries, property damage, lost wages, and for other losses.
Liability in Motorcycle Accident Cases
In Georgia, you must prove that someone else was at fault for the accident in order to recover compensation for your damages. In other words, you must prove that someone else is legally liable for your losses.
Establishing liability in a motorcycle accident case involves proving the following:
- Another person or party owed you a duty of care, meaning they had a responsibility to take reasonable actions to prevent you from being harmed
- The other person or party breached the duty of care, either by acting carelessly, recklessly, or otherwise behaving negligently
- You were injured and/or suffered harm (including the loss of a loved one) due to the other person or party’s breach of the duty of care
- You sustained measurable economic and/or non-economic damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, lost quality of life, and pain and suffering
One of the key elements of establishing liability in a motorcycle accident claim is determining how the crash occurred. By investigating the cause of the accident, our Canton motorcycle accident attorneys are often able to uncover the liable party.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
In Georgia and elsewhere in the United States, motorcycle accidents are most commonly the result of negligence. Other motorists on the road have a responsibility to drive with caution, especially when navigating around vulnerable motorcyclists. Unfortunately, they do not always do this.
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents that can be attributed to motorist negligence include:
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive/reckless driving
- Drunk driving
- Failure to yield
- Failure to obey traffic control devices
- Unsafe/unlawful passing
- Unsafe lane changes/turns
- Fatigued driving
Not all motorcycle accidents happen because of another driver’s negligence, however. In some cases, outside factors—such as poor weather conditions, low visibility, or defective roadway design—can contribute to or cause an accident. In other instances, auto and motorcycle defects, as well as defective safety equipment, can lead to or worsen the effects of a crash.
No matter the cause of your accident, our attorneys can help identify the liable party. Whether you were injured because of another motorist’s careless actions, or you lost a loved one because of an auto defect, our team is here to fight for you.
Experienced Representation for Riders
It is important to choose a Canton motorcycle accident attorney with experience handling cases similar to yours. At Hasty Pope, LLP, LLP, our lawyers will begin by speaking with you to gather all relevant information about the crash to fully understand the cause of the accident and resulting damage. This allows us to develop a tailored approach for your case to provide the most effective representation possible.
Contact Hasty Pope, LLP at (770) 741-1951 to discuss your accident with an attorney during a free consultation.
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$9,000,000 Wrongful Death
Settlement of $9 million in September of 2019. This was for the family of a 20-year-old man struck and killed by a driver who crossed the centerline in Cherokee County, Georgia on May 18, 2018.
$6,000,000 Truck Accident
A tractor-trailer lost control and struck two motorcyclists, both suffered catastrophic injuries.
$5,000,000 Rear-End Accident
A female client was rear-ended at a high rate of speed in Fannin County, Georgia, a county in North Georgia. The negligent driver was following too closely and failed to maintain control of her vehicle.
$2,800,000 Dental Malpractice
A woman sustained permanent injury to her mouth and teeth as result of dental work performed below the standard of care by a dentist employed by a large corporate dental chain.
$2,500,000 Intersection Collision
A woman suffered multiple injuries including head trauma, multiple rib fractures, and a collapsed left lung when another car ran a red light and struck her vehicle in West Palm Beach, Fla.
$2,000,000 Intersection Collision
Our 76-year-old client, Sara, was on her way home from the salon. She was driving through an intersection on a green light when a young driver turned in front of her.
$1,735,000 Distracted Driving Accident
Our client was struck and killed on I-985 in Hall County, Georgia. Our client had pulled off I-985 to secure his load and was outside all lanes of travel.
$1,700,000 T-Bone Collision
A woman suffered permanent injury to her dominant arm after being involved in a collision at Davis Drive and Mansell Road in Alpharetta, Georgia.
$1,650,000 Accident on MARTA Bus
Our client sustained an injury in an accident in which the wheelchair ramp of a MARTA bus closed on her foot in 2016.
$1,300,000 Rear-End Collision
Our client, a 49 year-old small business owner was on his way home from a job when his life was forever changed - he was rear ended at a high rate of speed by a large construction truck.