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.
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.
If you or a family member is seriously injured as a result of a motorcycle accident, call 404-THEBAER (404-843-2237). Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyer Bryan Baer will meet with you in a free consultation to answer your questions.
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.
If you or a loved one is seriously injured in a motorcycle wreck in or around Atlanta, Georgia, you need to call an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. The Baer Law Firm is here to help you.
Motorcycle accident 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 case.
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.
Atlanta, Georgia motorcycle accident attorney Bryan Baer has handled dozens of cases for people seriously injured or killed in motorcycle accidents. Below are a few results which demonstrate the difference that courageous and compassionate representation from an experienced personal injury lawyer can make.
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.
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.
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 personal injury lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia who has the knowledge and expertise to handle complex motorcycle accident cases and obtain results victims deserve. Call 404-THEBAER (404-843-2237) or fill out our online contact form so we may discuss your case in a free consultation.