Reports by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that a motorcyclist's risk of being injured in a crash is five times greater than the driver of a passenger vehicle. In accidents between motorcycles and passenger vehicles, 2/3 of the time the driver of the passenger vehicle violated the motorcycle's right of way and caused the accident, according to the reports. Our legal team at The Cummins Firm understands the risks that motorcyclists face on our roads and highways, and we have a successful track record of making sure that careless drivers and their insurance companies take responsibility for the damages they cause when they run into a biker or force a motorcyclist to lay down their bike.
Steps to Take After a Motorcycle Crash
- if you are able, obtain information from the other vehicle driver including their name and insurance coverage, and try to get the names and contact information of accident witnesses who can later provide a statement about what happened, so you can prove your claims to the at fault driver's insurance company.
- check your own motorcycle insurance policy, to see if you have uninsured or underinsured/UM coverage that can help you get compensation for your damages if the other driver has no insurance or insufficient insurance coverage for your losses.
- report the accident to your own insurance company, and obtain a copy of the police report about the accident.
- take photos of the accident scene if safe to do so, showing road conditions, skid marks, damage to your motorcycle and other vehicles, and anything else that may be important later when your damage claim is reviewed.
Remember that later you'll need to prove who was at fault for the crash, and what your damages and losses were, because insurance companies often do anything they can to pay as little as possible to accident victims, so gather your evidence at the scene as best you can, and call our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys to help you.
Call The Cummins Firm for Help from Experienced Georgia Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, whether in Newnan, Atlanta, Athens, Albany, Savannah, Columbus, or elsewhere in the state of Georgia, you will need good legal help to make sure you receive fair compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and loss of your bike and other property damage. At The Cummins Firm your first consultation is free and confidential, and you will not owe any attorney's fees until we win your case with a settlement or jury verdict.
Contact The Cummins Firm today at 678-590-5590 to discuss your motorcycle accident and legal claims. We stand ready to help – call us and we'll prove it.