Central and Oliver Street in Georgia intersect at right angles. A teenager who was new to the area drove his car in the wrong direction down the one-way street Central, at a speed of 20mph over the posted limit. At the same time, an elderly man, on his way to church, was driving his motorcycle down Oliver Street. The teenager and elderly man approached the intersection at the same time and collided. The impact caused the man’s motorcycle to skid off the road and crash into a tree. The man was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where he remained for two weeks due to the fractures sustained in the accident. By filing a personal injury claim with the assistance of motorcycle accident attorneys in Marietta, the man may recover damages for the injuries sustained in the accident.
Asserting a motorcycle accident personal injury claim in Georgia
In Georgia, motorcyclists are required under O.C.G.A. § 40-6-315 to wear a safety helmet at all times. In addition, motorcyclists must use headlights in the daytime, under O.C.G.A. § 40-6-312. The Georgia Department of Driver Services requires motorcycle operators to obtain a Class M license to legally operate a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle in Georgia.
Often, motorcyclists are blamed for an accident due to the public’s perception and negative beliefs concerning riders. Injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident are often life-changing, such as spinal cord injury, brain injury and post-traumatic-stress disorder.
Personal injury and property damages are recoverable, and include:
- General and special damages
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of consortium
By gathering witness statements and evidence from the accident and conversing with insurance companies, motorcycle accident lawyers in Marietta guide people through the personal injury claim process and help them obtain compensation for their injuries.
Obtain assistance from highly skilled Georgia motorcycle accident attorneys
By retaining a lawyer from the Nicholson Phillips, you acquire information from an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who is dedicated to learning your story and fully understanding the impact the accident has had on your life. The Marietta office represents clients throughout Marietta, Smyrna, Kennesaw, Atlanta, Mableton, Powder Springs, Austell, Acworth, Cobb County, Fulton County and surrounding the areas who have suffered a motorcycle accident.