Georgia Motorcycle Accidents Attorney
A motorcycle accident can result in some of the most serious types of injuries, including painful and debilitating injuries to the head, neck and upper torso. Unlike a compact car, which typically weighs 4,000 lbs., the average motorcycle only weighs between 500 and 1,100 lbs. Moreover, motor vehicle riders and passengers are protected by airbags, crumple zones, side impact beams and other crash protection features not available to motorcyclists. Therefore, it is not surprising to discover that, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are five times more likely than car passengers to sustain injuries in a crash.
Fighting Motorcyclist Bias: “I Didn’t See Him” is Not a Defense
Unfortunately, many people, including juries, are biased against motorcyclists. These individuals stereotype bikers as being reckless people who take too many chances. When a motorcycle accident takes place, people are often quick to presume that the motorcyclist is at fault. They believe that motorcycles are inherently dangerous and that bikers are careless daredevils who don’t appreciate the risks associated with operating a bike.
In many situations, when an automobile driver collides with a motorcyclist, the driver will claim: “I didn’t see him.” This is not a valid defense. Regardless of whether you are in riding in a car or on a bike, the other driver has a duty to turn his or heard to look out for all other vehicles, including motorcycles.
Standing Up for the Rights of Injured Motorcycle Riders
The Gumprecht Law Firm is very familiar with bias that exists against motorcyclists. The “I didn’t see him” defense is something we hear all the time and we do not tolerate it. If you are a motorcyclist who has been injured in a collision, you can take comfort in knowing that we are well equipped to fight back against biker bias. We know that motorcyclists are some of the most safety-conscious drivers on the road and are often injured as a result of the irresponsible behavior of other drivers.
When a motorcycle accident occurs, we work with professional accident reconstructionists to build the strongest possible case. Our reconstructionist partners:
- Use exact measurements to recreate the accident with digital imaging software
- Factor vehicle damage, injuries, and road evidence into their calculations
- Recreate the accident in a controlled environment when needed
These precise reconstructions give us the evidence needed to build an impenetrable case. With this evidence, we can overcome jury bias or driver testimony to establish accurate legal fault and pursue your claim for its full value.
Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? We Can Help 24/7
If you have been hurt in a motorcycle crash or collision, The Gumprecht Law Firm is here to help. We represent accident victims in every county in North Georgia and across the state in all types of motorcycle collisions, including:
- Broadside Collisions
- Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accidents
- Impaired-Driving Motorcycle Accidents
- Intersection Accidents
- Left-Turn Collisions
- Limited-Visibility Motorcycle Accidents
- Motorcycle Maneuverability Accidents
- Motorcycle-Type Engine Capacity
- On-Road Experience and Accidents
- Rear-End Accidents
- Rights-of-Way violations
- Single-Bike Accidents
- Unsafe Lane-Changing Accidents
Our law firm offers free consultations to motorcycle accident victims and we never charge a fee until we win your case. Call 678-800-1050 today to speak directly with Georgia motorcycle accidents attorney Michael Gumprecht