Motorcyclists have much stacked against them. Their motorcycles are smaller than a car, lack protection of airbags and seat belts and are doubly vulnerable to environmental conditions such as rain and slick roadways.
The biggest cause of motorcycle accidents in Georgia and across the country is the lack of visual recognition. Because motorcycles are smaller than cars, they're harder to spot.
Many factors account for why it's so hard to see motorcyclists, including:
- road; and
- other cars.
It comes as no surprise that while motorcyclists can see other drivers, other drivers cannot always see them. A majority of accidents involving motorcycle riders are caused by other drivers.
A motorcycle rider is particularly vulnerable to the danger of a motorcycle accident in Georgia under the following circumstances:
- Right of Way - A majority of motorcycle accidents occur when other drivers violate a motorcyclist's right of way.
- Intersections - Collisions between motorcycles and other vehicles commonly occur at intersections.
Observing safety precautions can cut back on motorcycle accidents in Georgia but may not completely prevent them. If you have recently been hurt in a motorcycle accident, contact an Atlanta motorcycle accident attorney who can help build your personal injury claim to fight for the compensation you deserve.
When to Contact an Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a motorcycle accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case.