Motorcycle Accidents

Lawyers in Macon, GA

Riding motorcycles is a lot of fun, but it is potentially a very dangerous activity.  Each year, there are 89,000 motorcycle wrecks, and because the rider is only protected by his helmet and other gear, those wrecks are often catastrophic. A motorcycle rider is 35 times more likely to die in a wreck than the driver of a car. Indeed, 5% of all motorcycle wrecks are fatal.  Interestingly, more than half of all wrecks occur when a driver turns left in front of the motorcyclist.  

Handling motorcycle wreck cases is similar to the handling of car wreck cases, but there are stark differences.  For example, jurors are often prejudiced against motorcyclists thinking that riders are reckless or are somehow responsible for the accident.  Also, motorcycles are often hard to see, and many potential jurors have had some sort of negative experience with a motorcycle, perhaps an accident or close call.  Consequently, they can be sympathetic to the defendant driver who caused the wreck.  These and other factors make trying a motorcycle case more difficult than trying a car wreck case.  

Our firm has handled hundreds of motorcycle wreck cases.  Tragically, we normally find our firm representing a surviving member of the rider’s family because the rider was killed in the wreck. One of the recent cases we handled resulted in a recovery of $2 million which represented all of the insurance available.  We also recently recovered $3.5 million for a client who lost one of his legs as a result of a driver failing to yield and turning in front of our client.

For your convenience, our office is in Macon, Georgia, but we serve clients throughout the southeastern United States and nationwide. The best car accident attorney in Macon, GA for your case will put your needs above all else. Call (478) 405-0300 to schedule a free case evaluation today.