Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, The Eichholz Law may be able to assist you. We have a detailed understanding of motorcycle laws and the resources to fully litigate any motorcycle injury claim.
Motorcycle laws vary from state to state. Georgia, for example, requires that all road-going motorcyclists must wear eye protection and helmets to reduce the risk of motorcycle injuries. Strict DUI laws also being enforced in an attempt to reduce the chances of an accident occurring. Unfortunately, despite all of these safety measures, accidents happen.
Most Common Types of Motorcycle Crash Injuries
Despite there being recent advancements in rider safety clothing and equipment, due to the exposed nature of most motorcycles, the possibility of the rider and any passengers being injured in a crash is quite significant.
When environmental issues of curbs, gutters, road tarmac, debris, and most importantly – other vehicles – are added to the accident scene, the resulting injuries can be life changing for all parties involved.
While there are many body parts that can be injured in a bike crash, most motorcycle accident injuries can be categorized into general injury groups.
Some of these include (but are not limited to):
- Traumatic brain injury
- Fractures or broken bones
- Road rash, burns and deep cuts
- Paralysis or spinal cord injury
The resulting medical treatments that are usually required to help an injury victim recover can be crushing. Surgery costs, medication, rehabilitation and other related expenses can be the ruin of many people – let alone lost wages, mental anguish and pain and suffering.
Bike Crashes and Dealing with Insurance Companies
In most collisions, the insurance company of the at-fault rider will send out an investigator to review the collision and try to assess the damages involved. It is very important to remember that these investigators are not your friend. They are highly-skilled workers that are trained to extract sensitive information from injury victims when they are most vulnerable.
As you may already expect, any information that is provided to them will be used against the injury victim if they decide to pursue legal recourse to obtain compensation. In this situation, our experienced attorneys can help to defer those questions – in many cases, we will request that all questions be diverted directly to our firm.
In effect, what this does is provide our customers with a level of insulation and protection from these investigators, which allows the injury victim to focus on their speedy recovery.