No matter how safe you try to be, the unfortunate fact is, car drivers simply aren’t looking out for motorcyclists. And, according to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, motorcycle accidents continue to climb nationwide. At the personal injury law office of attorney Bruce A. Hagen, Attorney at Law, we’ve represented hundreds of victims of motorcycle accidents since we opened our law practice doors in Decatur, Georgia in 1992. Attorney Bruce A. Hagen and his associates are experienced motorcycle accident lawyers who know how to investigate motorcycle accidents. We’ve found that in almost every case, a negligent or distracted car or truck driver was the cause of a motorcycle wreck.
A biker can sustain serious injuries from a motorcycle wreck. That is why it is important to speak to an accident attorney who has expertise in personal injury law and motorcycle accident claims, one who knows where to look for instances of liability and who can aggressively advocate for their client to maximize compensation.
Frequently Asked Questions about Motorcycle Accidents
Q: I was hit by another vehicle while riding my motorcycle. What should I do?
A: First and most importantly, seek medical attention if you were injured in any way. You may not feel pain until a day or two after the accident. If there were witnesses to the accident, try to write down their names and phone numbers at the scene so that you can contact them later on. In addition, take photographs of the accident scene, your injuries and any damage to your motorcycle or other property. Keep track of your medical expenses and other monetary losses you incurred, such as lost wages, because of the motorcycle accident. Finally, contact an attorney who has experience with personal injury cases, specifically motorcycle accident cases, to discuss your legal options for recovery.
Q: What can I receive for my injuries?
A: Every motorcycle wreck case is different. The exact type and amount of compensation you might receive depend on your individual situation. For example, the amount you receive varies depending upon how severely you were injured; whether you are working and what type of job you have; whether your injuries are permanent; and whether you are married, among other factors. As a general rule, you are entitled to recover for any of the following expenses: medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, future medical expenses, probable loss of wages in the future, property damage, loss of relationship with your spouse and out-of-pocket expenses due to your injuries.
Motorcycle accidents can be devastating, and any biker who has been injured in an accident needs a lawyer who is familiar with motorcycle accident cases. Atlanta motorcycle accident attorney Bruce Hagen will aggressively pursue your case to make certain you’re appropriately compensated for your injuries. For a personal consultation, contact our law firm today.