If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in Brookhaven, you need a lawyer you can trust. Our Brookhaven motorcycle accident lawyers will fight for the compensation you deserve. You might deserve full financial recovery.
John Foy & Associates will look at your case and explain your legal options. We’ve been helping injured bikers for over 20 years—and we’re not stopping. Our goal is to get you full recovery for your costs.
Let’s discuss your options during a free, no-obligation consultation. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online for your FREE consultation today,
We Fight for Bikers’ Rights in Brookhaven
Our firm is proud to represent clients in Brookhaven and throughout Georgia. Many of our clients are bikers with injuries from an accident they didn’t cause. We know the challenges that motorcyclists face, and we’re here to help.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of unfair biases against bikers. Many drivers see the motorcycle and assume recklessness. These prejudices can make it difficult when bikers file an accident claim.
With our lawyers, you don’t have to worry. We’re here to protect your rights. Contact us today to learn about your legal options.
How Other Drivers Cause Motorcycle Accidents
Bikers often receive blame for accidents they didn’t cause. In reality, car and truck drivers are routinely negligent. Other drivers might overlook or fail to provide enough space for a motorcycle.
Another driver might cause an accident by:
- Failing to yield
- Driving while distracted
- Driving under the influence
- Changing lanes without signaling
- Driving aggressively
- Stopping suddenly
- Sideswiping a motorcycle
Many drivers don’t realize that bikers have the same rights as other motorists (Georgia Code §40-6-310). The law also allows bikers to use a full traffic lane like other drivers (Georgia Code §40-6-312).
Some drivers assume that motorcycle riders are reckless. They might think a motorcycle should not be on the roadway. Other drivers will not even think of watching for smaller vehicles.
If a driver is careless, they can cause a motorcycle accident. When this happens, the driver is responsible for the accident costs. As an injured biker, you can seek recovery for your damages.
Defective Bike Parts Can Lead to Accidents in Brookhaven
Motorcycle accidents don’t always happen because of another driver. Sometimes, defective parts can cause injuries. Examples include:
- Defective brakes
- Steering issues
- Fuel system problems
- Tire blowouts
Motorcyclists must keep up with maintenance on their bikes. However, some factors can cause issues even when a biker is responsible. For example, manufacturing defects or poor maintenance can cause an accident.
If issues with your bike caused an accident, contact a lawyer. An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer will know what to do first. You shouldn’t have to pay for crash damages you didn’t cause.
Damages to Recover in a Brookhaven Motorcycle Accident Claim
There are two main types of damages to recover:
- Special damages
- General damages
After the accident, save all evidence of your losses. Your lawyer will use your damages to help you seek compensation.
1. Special Damages
Special damages have set dollar amounts. You can prove these losses through documents like medical bills. Examples of special damages include:
- Current and future medical costs
- Lost wages
- Property damage
Your lawyer will help you add up these costs to include in your claim.
2. General Damages
Unlike special damages, general damages are more complicated. General damages are usually about how your injuries affect your life. Examples include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
General damages are complex to calculate. Of course, no dollar amount makes up for emotional suffering. But money is the only way the law knows to compensate you.
Your lawyer will use a formula to put a value on your general damages. Getting compensation for these losses will help you and your family during this difficult time.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycles provide much less protection than other vehicles. When a motorcycle crashes, the rider often suffers severe injuries. Some motorcyclists tragically lose their lives.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, it’s crucial to understand your injuries. If you lost a loved one, you’ll also need to know what they lost.
Common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Road rash
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue damage
- Knee injuries
- Nerve damage
- Biker’s arm
- Legal injuries
Motorcycle accident injuries are often catastrophic. They can leave you unable to work or live as you could before. A severe injury can impact every area of your life—and you shouldn’t have to pay for it.
Make sure you have received all treatment before filing a claim. That way, you’ll know your full medical costs. Your lawyer will also factor in ongoing treatment or disabilities needs.
See a Doctor Immediately After a Motorcycle Accident
Many bikers are worried about going to the doctor after an accident. They know their injuries will be expensive to treat. However, we urge you to see a medical professional as soon as possible.
If you wait to get treatment, it will work against you. When you file a claim against the other driver, their insurance company will take action. If the insurer sees you waited to get treatment, they might deny your claim.
Insurance companies do not “fight fair.” The insurer will look for ways to reduce your claim’s value. The company might use anything they can against you. To protect your rights today, get an experienced lawyer on your side.
Hire a Brookhaven Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at No Risk to You
At John Foy & Associates, we know the legal process is overwhelming. We also understand common worries about cost. That’s why we only work on contingency and:
- There are no upfront fees to work with us.
- We do not charge a fee unless we win you money.
- Our fee only comes from a percentage of what you win.
You can get started today at no risk to you. Plus, the consultation is 100% FREE.
Contact us to learn more during a FREE consultation. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online. We are available 24/7 to take your call.