Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you or a love one is seriously hurt as a result of a motorcycle accident, it is imperative to gather and preserve as much information as possible. The sooner you engage an Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyer to investigate and gather evidence to help prove the case, the better chance you or your loved one has of winning your injury client.
Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Serving Georgia
For those with a passion to ride, few experiences compare with the freedom and camaraderie that comes with owning and riding a motorcycle. In 2017, consumers in the United States purchased over 400,000 motorcycles. Unfortunately, road accidents claimed the lives of approximately 5,000 motorcyclists that same year, according to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
If you or a family member is seriously injured as a result of a motorcycle accident, call 404.THE.BAER (404.843.2237) or fill out a contact form for us to contact you. Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyer Bryan Baer will meet with you in a free consultation to answer your questions.
A violation of the motorcyclist’s right of way is the cause of two-thirds of all crashes involving a motorcycle and a car. Drivers may violate the motorcyclist’s right to turn, pass, or merge. Drivers may also fail to see a motorcyclist in their blind spot when changing lanes or making a left-hand turn.
Motorcycles are less visible to drivers, and motorcyclists can only wear so much to protect themselves. It makes sense, then, that motorcycle fatality rates are 26 times higher than auto accident fatality rates.
Even when motorcycle accidents are not fatal, motorcyclists are far more likely to suffer from traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, torn ligaments, burns or other catastrophic injuries.
What To Do If You Or A Loved One Is Seriously Injured While Riding A Motorcycle
Given the severity typically associated with motorcycle accidents, the motorcyclist often lacks capacity to effectually communicate what happened to a responding police officer. This can lead to a one-sided police report favoring the negligent driver and faulting the injured motorcyclist.
As a result, it is imperative to gather and preserve as much information as possible.
- Do not destroy or alter any evidence.
- Keep all your motorcycle gear, clothing and especially helmet.
- Take photos of the scene and other vehicles if possible.
- Do not have your motorcycle repaired or replaced. Make sure it is preserved in the state it is in immediately following the accident.
- Go to the scene and gather any debris from your motorcycle or other vehicle and hold onto it.
- Look for security cameras that may have captured the accident. If you see a store that has a camera that could have captured the accident, talk to the manager immediately. Most stores only keep video for 48-72 hours (sometimes less) and the security camera will record over previous recordings making footage of the accident irretrievable.
- Notify your insurance carrier and report the accident.
Why Hire The Baer Law Firm For Your Claim?
If you or a loved one is seriously injured in a motorcycle wreck in or around Atlanta, you need to call an experienced motorcycle injury lawyer as soon as possible. The Baer Law Firm is here to help you.
The Baer Law Firm Will Devote The Time And Resources Required To Properly Capture And Preserve Evidence
Attorney Bryan Baer will interview witnesses, go to the scene to take photographs, measurements, etc., and gather data to prove another driver was at fault. Given the severity of injuries that motorcycle accidents often cause, attorney Bryan Baer will often retain an accident reconstructionist or other expert to help prove your case. The sooner you engage The Baer Law Firm to investigate and gather evidence to help prove the case, the better chance you or your loved one has of winning a motorcycle accident claim.
The Baer Law Firm Will Help Get Your Medical Bills Paid Timely
In addition to gathering evidence, experienced motorcycle accident attorney Bryan Baer will also assist you and your family in navigating the insurance labyrinth of automobile, motorcycle, health insurance, etc. that must be navigated. Medical bills can be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars or more, and often the available coverage for the party that caused the motorcycle accident is limited. Navigating this landscape effectively to get bills paid by the right insurer is often critical to obtaining money necessary to get the injured rider back on his or her feet. The Baer Law Firm will ensure the most is made of all available coverage.
Motorcycle Accident Case Results
Motorcycle accident attorney Bryan Baer has handled dozens of cases for people seriously injured or family members killed in motorcycle accidents in Atlanta and throughout Georgia. Below are a few results which demonstrate the difference that courageous and compassionate representation from an experienced personal injury lawyer can make.
$4,750,000 Settlement to Family of Man Killed Following Single Vehicle Motorcycle Wreck
Attorney Bryan Baer represented the family of a seventy-two-year-old retired father and grandfather who died following a motorcycle wreck. The avid rider and had recently purchased a used three wheeled motorcycle, or Trike, as he believed a Trike would be easier on his body and enable him to continue riding with his friends and family. He had the shop where he purchased the Trike install new tires. As he was riding the Trike a week later, the left wheel came off causing the Trike to flip violently. Sadly, he passed away a week later from his injuries.
A nearby Piggly Wiggly security camera happened to capture the wreck, including the separated wheel bouncing down the road. The manager on duty saw the crash, preserved this tape immediately and turned it over to police and family of the victim. Attorney Bryan Baer led a team of other attorneys and experts to prove the shop failed to properly tighten the lug nuts which loosened and ultimately came off the Trike after about 500 miles of riding. As a result, attorney Bryan Baer obtained a multi-million-dollar settlement for the family.
$300,000 Policy Limit Settlement to Rider Hit by Vehicle Exiting Driveway
Attorney Bryan Baer’s client broke his hand necessitating multiple surgeries when a driver turned left out of his driveway, failing to see the motorcyclist. The driver told the police officer that the motorcyclist was “flying” and that was the reason he did not see him. This is unfortunately a common attack of motorcycle riders, particularly those who ride bikes made by Suzuki or Kawasaki. Fortunately, such attacks can often be proved incorrect with an attorney experienced in representing motorcycle accident victims. Attorney Bryan Baer engaged an expert to perform a forensic examination of the motorcycle obtaining data which showed his client was not speeding at the time. As a result, attorney Bryan Baer obtained a $300,000 policy limit settlement for his client.
Contact Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Attorney Bryan Baer at The Baer Law Firm
If you or a loved one is seriously injured as a result of a motorcycle accident, you need to hire an experienced attorney. Attorney Bryan Baer at The Baer Law Firm is one of the few motorcycle accident lawyers in Atlanta who has the knowledge and expertise to handle complex motorcycle accident cases and obtain results victims deserve. Call 404.THE.BAER (404.843.2237) or fill out our online contact form so we may discuss your case in a free consultation.