Both motorcycle operators and their passengers can suffer serious injuries in an accident that occurs on the road, in a parking lot, or in a parking garage. Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to serious injuries because they have limited safety features for protection. Although many motorcyclists wear helmets, these helmets are not infallible to head injuries, and motorcyclists can also suffer serious injuries to other parts of their bodies in an accident.
If you or a family member has been injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, you could pursue compensation against the negligent motorcycle operator or driver. A motorcycle accident lawyer in Atlanta can determine who or what caused your accident and take the necessary legal steps in your case.
Types of Injuries Suffered in a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle accidents can cause serious injuries – especially when an accident occurs at a high rate of speed. Motorcycle injuries are also the most significant when a forceful collision knocks the motorcyclist off his or her bike and causes the motorcyclist to fall to the ground. Common injuries suffered in these accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Internal injuries
A death resulting from a serious motorcycle accident could result in a wrongful death claim being filed against the at-fault person. An Atlanta motorcycle accident attorney can help you obtain the compensation you need following a serious injury.
How Motorcycle Accidents Occur
Motorcycle accidents can happen because of operator negligence. At other times, an accident can occur when another motor vehicle driver behaves in a negligent manner. Negligence could involve speeding, distracted driving, inattentiveness to the road, intoxicated driving, and more.
The right attorney can help you demonstrate that a driver or another party was at fault for your accident.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Atlanta about Your Case
At the firm of Ben F. Windham, P.C. an experienced lawyer will fight for your right to recover compensation for injuries arising out of your accident. You should feel free to call us at 833.236.9467 or contact us online about your case today.