Columbus Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
The roads around Columbus, GA provide motorcyclists with plenty of space to enjoy the thrill of the drive. Driving a motorcycle can be one of the most enjoyable ways to get around, and many people enjoy riding their bikes throughout the year in our area.
However, the excitement of driving a motorcycle also comes with a high degree of risk. Motorcycles offer drivers little protection in the event of an accident. Motorcyclists may be thrown off their vehicle and severely injured if they are hit by another motor vehicle.
You can face incredible legal difficulties after a motorcycle collision. The law team at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC, can help you stand up to other drivers and their insurance companies. Our Columbus motorcycle accident lawyers can aggressively work to secure maximum compensation for you.
Possible Causes for Motorcycle Accidents in Columbus
There are many possible causes for motorcycle accidents. Motorcycles are small compared to other motor vehicles, and other drivers sometimes look right through them without paying attention.
Many motorcycle accidents occur when other drivers make a left turn directly into the motorcyclist. Other accidents are caused when vehicles suddenly stop or refuse to give a motorcyclist the right of way.
Note that some motorcycle accidents are not the fault of other drivers. We can help motorcyclists that were injured due to a defect in their motorcycle’s construction. For examples, you deserve compensation if your injuries were caused by defective:
We may also be able to help if your helmet was constructed improperly, leading to serious head trauma and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
Motorcycle Accidents in Columbus Can Cause Many Injuries
Accidents involving motorcycles are generally serious. The small size of a motorcycle means that even a light tap from another vehicle can have catastrophic results. We can provide you with immediate legal advice if you are facing any injury after a motorcycle collision, including:
- Road Rash
- Broken Bones
- Neck, Brain, and Spinal Cord Injuries
Finally, motorcycle accidents have a high risk of causing a death. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that almost 5,000 motorcyclists lost their lives in 2015. In the same year, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured.
The legal professionals at PMHP Law can help you if a loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident. Our wrongful death lawyers in Columbus have experience providing support to grieving families while fighting to ensure they get the compensation they need.
Complications to Motorcycle Accident Cases
Georgia has strict rules that motorcyclists must follow in order to legally operate their vehicle. You can only legally drive a motorcycle after getting a motorcycle license. The state also requires that you drive with your head and tail lights illuminated.
Additionally, you must legally wear a helmet at all times in Columbus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, helmets reduce the chance of a head injury and death by significant amounts.
You may also have a more difficult time getting the compensation you need after a motorcycle accident if you were not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. You could be accused of reckless behavior and awarded insufficient damages.
Our Legal Team Can Help after a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle accidents can completely disrupt your life, leaving you with extremely high medical bills and injuries that require a long recovery period. Our team understands that you need professional legal advice right away so you can get maximum compensation for your injuries.
We believe in listening to your side of the story and evaluating your claim quickly and honestly so you know where you stand. We will dedicate our resources to the investigation of your accident to collect solid proof about what happened.
At PMHP Law, we always work to ensure our clients get complete compensation for their:
- Medical Bills
- Vehicle Repairs
- Pain and Suffering
- Lost Wages
Our experience gives us an edge when it comes to negotiating with the responsible driver and their insurance company. We will fight tirelessly to bring you a fair settlement that can allow you to move forward with your life.
We also have the resources and legal expertise to fight for compensation with a lawsuit. We know what strategies work to win motorcycle accident cases in Columbus and we will do what it takes to bring you full compensation.
We Will Fight for You after a Motorcycle Accident
You do not have to fight for justice after a motorcycle collision on your own. Professional help is just a phone call away. You can reach the experts at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC, by calling (885) 329-7144 or by filling out our online contact form. Our Columbus motorcycle accident lawyers are available now to start working for you.
Get immediate advice about your legal options by contacting us for a FREE consultation.