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Canton Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Dedicated Advocacy for Motorcycle Accident Victims in Georgia

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.

Call Hasty Pope, LLP today at (770) 741-1951 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our motorcycle accident attorneys in Canton. Over $100 Million recovered for our clients!

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Each motorcycle accident is unique, as are the injuries motorcyclists sustained. In some situations, the rider's injuries may be 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:

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 cannot go to work and make a living. If the accident was the other driver's fault, you may be able to seek compensation for your damages.

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 are responsible for driving 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
  • Speeding
  • Aggressive/reckless driving
  • Tailgating
  • 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 and 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 by another motorist's careless actions or lost a loved one because of an auto defect, our team is here to fight for you.

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 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 other losses.

Proving Liability in Motorcycle Accident Cases

In Georgia, you must prove that someone else was at fault for the accident 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 were responsible for taking 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 can uncover the liable party.

Contact Our Canton Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Today

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 understand the cause of the accident and resulting damage fully. This allows us to develop a tailored approach for your case to provide the most effective representation possible.

Contact Hasty Pope, LLP today to schedule a meeting with our motorcycle accident lawyers in Canton!