Georgia Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

More people ride motorcycles in Georgia than ever before, with the state’s number of total motorcycle registrations approaching 200,000. Some use motorcycles for their main transportation to work or school, while others ride for pleasure. Nearly three-fourths of all motorcycle wrecks involve a collision with another vehicle, federal data shows.

Some motorcycle accidents result in cuts, scrapes, broken bones or minor bruises. However, because motorcyclists lack protection, and their motorcycles are significantly outweighed by other vehicles on the road, they more often suffer fatal or catastrophic injuries in a wreck, including paralysis, burns, brain damage or harm to the neck and spinal cord.

In fact, a recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study found that the motorcyclist is 37 times more likely to die in a crash than the other vehicle’s occupants. In Georgia alone, a minimum of 140 people have died in Georgia motorcycle accidents each year since 2005, including a peak of 178 in 2008, the NHTSA reports.

If your motorcycle accident has been caused by the other driver’s negligence or recklessness, you deserve compensation. At Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., our Georgia motorcycle accident lawyers are committed to helping you. Call us today at (866) 354-3544 or use our online form to receive a free consultation at one of our Northeast Georgia offices in Athens or Lake Oconee. We represent injury clients from across Georgia in the cities of Atlanta, Augusta, Macon, Columbus, Bainbridge, Brunswick and Savannah, as well as Athens, Lake Oconee, Wintersville, Hull, Watkinsville, Bogart and surrounding Northeast Georgia communities in Clarke, Oconee, Barrow, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Walton and Oglethorpe counties.

Causes of Georgia Motorcycle Wrecks

As common as motorcycles have become on Georgia streets and highways, many other drivers still lack the ability to navigate safely around them. A motorcycle wreck can be caused by the other driver:

  • Failing to see the motorcycle in a blind spot
  • Passing the motorcycle dangerously close
  • Trying to share the lane with the motorcycle
  • Following the motorcycle too closely.

A motorcycle accident may also result from a product defect, not human error. Common motorcycle defects include faulty gears, chains or brakes or tires. At Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., we are particularly focused on product defects that cause injuries, including exploding fuel tanks in motorcycles and other vehicles.

How We Can Help You

In many cases, the driver of the other car or truck will try to blame the accident on the motorcyclist or claim that the motorcyclist’s injuries were caused by the failure to wear a helmet or other protective equipment.

Even if you have contributed to your motorcycle accident, you will not be barred from recovering for your injuries under Georgia law unless you are found to be 50 percent or more at fault (although the amount of your recovery may be reduced in proportion to your fault).

At Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., we know that the best way to counter those claims is to conduct a thorough investigation of your motorcycle accident. When we represent clients who have been injured in a motorcycle crash, we put our team of investigators, experts and attorneys to work on determining the cause and the extent of harm you have suffered. The more evidence we collect, we believe the stronger your case will be.

Our primary goal is to meet with insurance companies to secure a settlement for our clients. A settlement can provide a timely resolution and allow the motorcycle accident victim and his or her family to put a traumatic experience behind them. However, we are always prepared to take a case to trial in order to secure a fair and full recovery for our clients.

Our ultimate goal is to make sure you are fully compensated for your motorcycle repair or replacement, medical expenses, lost wages, mental anguish, emotional distress and other economic and non-economic damages. We may also pursue punitive damages to punish and deter reckless driving.

In addition, we know that many Georgia motorcycle accident victims need immediate medical assistance. If you cannot afford treatment, we work with you to find the best options available, including Medicaid and Medicare, and we work with you on reimbursing those sources.

Contact Our Georgia Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Today

Since 1984, the law firm of Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., has assisted victims and their families in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits from across Georgia in the cities of Atlanta, Albany, Augusta, Macon, Columbus, Brunswick and Savannah, as well as Athens, Greensboro, Eatonton, Winder, Commerce, Covington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Elberton, Hartwell, Homer, Lexington, Crawford, Gainesville, Milledgeville, Winterville, Hull, Danielsville, Comer, Colbert, Watkinsville and Bogart and surrounding Northeast Georgia communities in Clarke, Oconee, Barrow, Banks, Franklin, Hall, Habersham, Stephens, Jasper, Jones, Baldwin, Hart, Elbert, Greene, Putnam, Columbia, Richmond, Newton, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Walton and Oglethorpe counties.  Our lawyers have also been involved in significant, complex nationwide litigation, and we have represented clients and tried cases in many other states across the country.

Our Georgia motorcycle accident attorneys are innovative counselors and aggressive advocates who have been recognized by Super Lawyers, the American College of Trial Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America, among others, for the quality of their legal skill and professional service.
 If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, call us today at (866) 354-3544 or use our online form to learn how we can help you and to receive a free consultation. We won’t simply refer your case to another law firm. We will listen to you, answer your questions and work with you to map out a path to legal relief.