When a Georgia Motorcycle Crash Results in Brain Injury (Part B)

Georgia Motorcycle Helmet Laws

Georgia motorcycle helmet laws state that an individual may not operate or ride a motorcycle without protective headgear. In addition, the headgear must comply with standards established by the Board of Public Safety.

The fine for not wearing a helmet in Georgia could be as much as $1,000, with one year of jail time. Wearing a helmet is really the only way to protect against a serious brain injury.

Factors that May Lead to a Brain Injury in a Motorcycle Crash in Georgia

There are a variety of factors that could lead to a brain injury in a motorcycle crash in Georgia. In many instances, drivers of other vehicles fail to see the motorcyclist and turn in front of them or cut them off. This is a particularly common cause of motorcycle crash in Georgia.

A traumatic brain injury could also occur if the motorcycle malfunctions.
Motorcyclists should regularly check their equipment to ensure everything is working properly, including areas such as the tires and suspension.

In addition, poor weather conditions could contribute to a motorcycle crash in Georgia. A brain injury could be avoided by adjusting to rainy or snowy weather conditions.

Consequences of a Brain Injury

There are numerous consequences of a brain injury. A mild injury could lead to a concussion but a more serious brain injury could alter an individual's personality. It may lead to behavioral changes, inability to communicate or even put the individual into a coma. 

A brain injury often requires lengthy treatment and recovery, which can be very costly.
All of these consequences may be recoverable in a claim if your brain injury was the result of someone else's negligence in a motorcycle crash in Georgia.

An Atlanta personal injury lawyer can evaluate your case to determine if you should file a claim. Additionally, an Atlanta personal injury lawyer will gather the evidence necessary to help prove your case.

Contacting an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer

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 - 404.467.0909.