Were you riding your motorcycle and got injured in a crash caused by someone else? You could be eligible for compensation. How do you get that money?

What to Do Next

After the crash, your safety is paramount. Once you’ve moved out of the roadway and checked to find out if anyone was injured, call emergency services and the police. If your injuries were serious, go to the emergency room by ambulance.

When the police arrive, they’ll create an accident report. This document could help your compensation claim, as it should show which party the officer believed was at fault for the collision.

If you’re able, document the scene of the crash. Take pictures or videos of the vehicles, the surroundings, the conditions of the road, and your injuries.

Trade contact and insurance details with the driver who hit you. If witnesses saw what happened, ask if you can have their contact information and what they saw. Ask if you can record their answers. Your attorney could call upon them later to help support your claim.

If you didn’t seek emergency medical care right after the crash, go to the doctor as soon as you leave the crash site. Let your doctor examine you and determine the extent of your injuries. An adrenaline rush from the accident could mask any symptoms so that you don’t feel them.

Contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. Tell them what happened, give them any photos, videos, or notes you took, and let them handle your compensation claim.

Compensation for Your Motorcycle Accident Injuries

If you’re eligible for compensation because someone caused a crash that injured you, you could be eligible for compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Property damage

Georgia follows a modified comparative negligence rule. That means that if you were less than 50 percent responsible for the crash, you could still recover compensation. Your percentage of fault would reduce your eligible compensation. For instance, if you were 40 percent responsible for the crash and your compensable losses totaled $50,000, you could recover only $30,000 in compensation.

Deadline to File a Georgia Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit

In Georgia, you have a limited time to file a lawsuit for a motorcycle accident. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims gives you two years from the accident date to file a lawsuit. If you miss the filing window, the court could throw out your case, and you’d lose the right to pursue compensation in court.

How an Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Help

At the W. Winston Briggs Law Firm, our dedicated team of Atlanta motorcycle accident attorneys can support you during this challenging time. We can help by:

  • Investigating your accident: We’ll gather all the available evidence to build a strong case, including accident reports, witness statements, and medical records.
  • Handling the insurance companies: We’ll take care of all communication with insurance companies. We know how to defuse the tactics they use to try to minimize the compensation they should pay you. When they play the “bikers are bad” card, we know how to show that the stereotype is wrong. We’ll negotiate for a full settlement on your behalf.
  • Filing a lawsuit: If the insurance company won’t offer an appropriate amount, we’ll file a lawsuit on your behalf and represent you in court.
  • Fighting for your rights: We’ll be your advocate at every step, ensuring your best interests and rights are protected.

Contact Our Georgia Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Now

If you or a loved one sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident, don’t wait any longer. Contact the W. Winston Briggs Law Firm today at (404) 522-1500. Get your free consultation and learn more about how we can help.