Gwinnett County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Over 100 motorcyclists lose their lives and hundreds more are injured each year in Georgia, according to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Given that motorcycles are without protection via a steel frame, airbags, and other safety features that cars have, riders often sustain severe, catastrophic, or fatal injuries. If a motorcycle accident injured you or a loved one, call Gwinnett County motorcycle accident lawyer John Morrison. You may be eligible to file a claim or lawsuit to get the compensation you need after your wreck.

What types of motorcycle accidents and injuries are compensable?

It is not uncommon for riders to sustain major, life-altering injuries such as:

  • Brain trauma
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Back injuries
  • Shattered bones
  • Amputation
  • Internal injuries
  • Burns
  • Road rash and scarring
  • With huge medical and rehabilitation bills, plus a loss of income and lost work time, it is important to start investigating opportunities for financial recovery as soon as possible after the accident.

    How do I recover compensation for my motorcycle accident?

    There are a couple of ways victims can recover damages from a motorcycle accident: via your own insurance company or by filing a claim or suit against an at-fault party. If another party’s negligence caused your or your loved one’s accident, you will be able to pursue a settlement from that party (or most likely, from their insurer).

    Some of the most common types of accidents for which riders file insuranceclaims are due to the following.

  • Car driver inattention/negligence
  • Defective bike design/parts
  • Road hazards
  • Proving what caused the wreck and establishing the liable party is essential to winning your case. Depending upon the nature of the accident, victims may be able to file a claim or suit against a driver, a parts manufacturer, or even a government agency, in some circumstances.

    Do I really need to hire a motorcycle accident attorney?

    Motorcycle accident claims can get fairly complicated. Establishing liability, filing legal documents, and handling everything within the time limits and protocols of Georgia personal injury law can be overwhelming for accident victims, especially when recuperating. We will handle matters efficiently and effectively for you and will be able to handle any challenges that arise along the way.

    If your injuries are minor and your damages were not substantial, you can likely just handle the case on your own. But, for most cases, a motorcycle accident attorney’s input and assistance can greatly benefit your case. If you sustained serious injuries, we will ensure the insurer or a court has a clear picture of the totality of your harm and losses so that you are compensated accordingly. We can also make sure that your claim takes into account all of your future financial needs.

    Another reason it is beneficial to have a lawyer is that if fault is arguable or disputed, an attorney can help compile and present evidence that supports your stance. Furthermore, we can speak with field experts such as medical experts, engineers, or accident reconstructionists to bolster your case.

    What if I cannot afford a lawyer?

    At the Law Offices of John Morrison, LLC, we offer clients our services on a contingency basis. This means that we do not charge you a dime up front and we will not receive a fee unless and until we win your case. With our no-risk policy and our free consultation, you have nothing to lose by running your case by a Gwinnett County motorcycle accident attorney at our firm. Contact us at 770-951-8900 today and schedule a case evaluation.