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Georgia Motorcycle Accident Fatalities Account for 12% of Vehicle Crash Deaths
The Georgia Office of Highway Safety reports that motorcycle accident fatalities have shown a rise over the past 15-years, and it continues to be a growing problem in Georgia. The numbers indicate the biggest increase of motorcycle accident fatalities has risen 59% between 2004 and 2008. In addition, motorcyclists between the ages of 20 and 29 are the age group with the highest number of motorcycle crashes in one year where over 22% were killed in the accident. The majority of Georgia motorcycle accident fatalities occur within the Metro Atlanta area.
Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Injuries
For those Atlanta motorcycle riders who were fortunate to have survived an accident, they may have years of pain and disability, loss of viable income, and a mountain of medical bills. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than half of all motorcycle accident injuries were to the leg and foot at 30%, or to the head and neck at 22%. Leg and foot injuries include amputations, fractures, and dislocations, not to mention lacerations and multiple traumas. Head and neck injuries include brain trauma with resulting paralysis, weakness, or even loss of functional cognitive processing. Atlanta motorcycle accidents can take more than the ability to ever work again; they can take your life.
Georgia Motorcyclists Need to Ride Safe and Be Safe
Georgia motorcyclists know that they are often in danger of being hit by other vehicles where the driver “just didn’t see them.” Although all motorcyclists need to do what they can to keep themselves protected, such as always wearing a DOT-approved helmet, never drink and ride, wear good protective clothing, wear reflective clothing, ride safe and be safe, changing with the road and traffic conditions.
No matter what you may do to be a good conscientious driver, the other driver may change your life and your family’s life forever. If you have been involved in an Atlanta motorcycle accident, or if you have traumatically lost your loved one, you need an experienced Georgia motorcycle accident attorney fighting for your future, for your loved one’s future; you need Jeff Gilbert, the hard-hitting lawyer who fights the hard battle to bring you maximum benefits and compensation.
Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Injury & Death Cases
There can be any number of reasons for an Atlanta motorcycle accident fatality. Some of the more common reasons reported on an accident report include driving in poor weather conditions, potholes and changes in lane heights, running a red light or disobeying traffic signs, speeding, not using turn signals, driving under the influence of legal or illegal drugs and alcohol, or “just didn’t see the bike.”
Recently News Channel 9 reported a Georgia motorcycle accident fatality where the cyclist was riding on Highway 153 when a driver pulled out onto the roadway hitting the rider and throwing him from his bike. The rider was 41 years old and did nothing wrong. The police investigation is ongoing at this time. In another recent Georgia motorcycle accident fatality a 22-year-old serviceman from Fort Stewart, Georgia, was killed in a head-on collision after his bike was hit by a vehicle attempting to pass slower cars. The rider was wearing full protective gear and had the proper licensing and motorcycle safety endorsements to ride the motorcycle. Lives were lost. Futures disappeared. Families were destroyed.
Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Attorney Jeff Gilbert is a tenacious lawyer who knows how to fight for your rights, get you the treatment and care you need, and battle your case for maximum compensation for your current as well as future needs. Georgia motorcycle accident fatalities are an overwhelming and emotional time for the family and friends left behind. Jeff Gilbert and his team understand the grief and suffering his loved ones are going through and he is there to support you through this traumatic time. Call for a free confidential consultation and let Jeff go to battle for you.