Were you involved in a rear-end motorcycle accident? If so, you may be relieved to learn that the motorist who rear-ended your bike is automatically liable in almost every possible scenario. There are few legitimate excuses for the motorist’s actions, yet, insurance companies may still try to shift blame away from the at-fault party and onto the victim. It’s important to remember that when it comes to rear-end collisions involving a motorcycle, common defenses that attempt to diminish the responsibility of the offending driver do not apply – no matter what an insurance company might try to argue. Yet, going up against insurance providers can be an uphill battle if you don’t have a skilled attorney on your side.
If you were rear-ended by another vehicle while operating a motorcycle, our firm is here to help. The Gumprecht Law Firm focuses exclusively on personal injury cases, putting years of experience and knowledge in this area of law to work for your case and toward attaining a successful outcome. Our concentration in personal injury law has earned our firm numerous honors. Lead injury lawyer Michael Gumprecht is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an invitationonly professional organization for attorneys who have won million-dollar awards for their clients. Mr. Gumprecht is also recognized as a “Premier 100” Attorney by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers, is a member of the Top 100 National Trial Lawyers and was named among 2016’s Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine. In addition, Attorney Gumprecht has a strong technology background that he carries into his legal practice, giving the firm an edge when it comes to evidence collection, case management and trial preparations.
At The Gumprecht Law Firm, we believe in maintaining strong lines of communication with our clients and remaining fully accessible to answer all questions. Your motorcycle accident has had a profound impact on your life, and you deserve to have an attorney available to help you when you need assistance, not just when it is convenient for your lawyer. The Gumprecht Law Firm, therefore, maintains a 24/7 hotline that allows you to talk to an attorney any day and at any time. If you have been in a motorcycle wreck, we urge you to pick up the phone and call now.
How Insurance Companies Use the Last Clear Chance Doctrine in Rear-End Cases
Even if you made an error that contributed to the crash, the motorist behind you had the last clear chance to avoid rear-ending your motorcycle. The last clear chance doctrine refers to a driver’s liability when he or she has the final opportunity to avoid a crash, regardless of who is initially responsible for creating the situation that led to the accident. Said motorist has a duty to maintain roadway safety, including keeping a safe distance from vehicles ahead of them. A rear-end crash is evidence that the motorist was being negligent of roadway safety laws, such as tailgating the other motorist, speeding or not paying attention in general.
Proving Fault in a Rear-End Motorcycle Crash
While there are few reasonable excuses for rear-end motorcycle accidents, the victim still has the burden of proving that the other driver was at fault. That’s when hiring an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can make all the difference in a case. Michael Gumprecht and the attorneys at The Gumprecht Law Firm investigate collision details thoroughly, examining whether the driver who rear-ended you was distracted, texting, talking on the phone, speeding, drunk or sleep-deprived at the time of the crash as evidence of the driver’s negligence. We counter the common defense arguments regarding inclement weather, low visibility and unavoidable situations by demonstrating that the driver ultimately bore the duty of remaining a safe distance from you under whatever conditions existed at the time.
Chances are that you, as the victim, did not anticipate the rear-end accident. Even if you did, you likely had no opportunity to react before the collision. For these reasons, damages awarded in rear-end cases are often severe. Our firm pursues the maximum possible compensation for your injuries and can even negotiate with your medical providers to reduce costs of treatment.
Recover Damages for Your Motorcycle Rear-End Collision
The Gumprecht Law Firm represents victims injured in motorcycle rear-end collisions across every county in North Georgia. To speak to Georgia motorcycle accident attorney immediately, call 678-800-1050. The initial consultation is free and we are willing to meet you at any time and location that is convenient for you.