Cars and motorcycles are involved in collisions every day on Metro Atlanta roads. While you hope cars and motorcycles will share the road safely during your daily commute or other travel around town, traffic accidents are always a possibility.
If you do find yourself involved in an accident, contact The Musgrove Trial Firm. With a practice fully focused on personal injuries, you can be certain that you have traffic accident law experts on your side. Whether you are a motorcyclist or driving a car across Atlanta, call us immediately at 678-226-1994 for your free case consultation.
Top Reasons Cars and Motorcycles Have Traffic Accidents on Atlanta Roads
When cars and motorcycles collide on Atlanta roads, the top reason for the traffic accident is being unaware and unseen. Typically the driver of the vehicle was not aware of and did not see the motorcycle until it was too late to avoid a collision. To reduce these types of collisions, it’s very important that motorcyclists stay out of other driver’s blind spots and that vehicle drivers check their blind spots thoroughly before changing lanes. Other leading causes of car and motorcycle accidents in Metro Atlanta include speeding, driving aggressively, and failing to obey traffic signals such as stop signs and red lights.
Traffic Accident Fatalities in Georgia
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) 1,504 traffic fatalities occurred on Metro Atlanta roads in 2018. Of those, 994 fatalities involved passenger vehicles and 154 involved motorcycles. These statistics show that, although a necessary one, taking to the highways and streets of Metro Atlanta is a risk. In light of this, you should have an idea of what you should do in case you are involved in a car or motorcycle accident.
What to Do if You are Involved in a Car or Motorcycle Accident
The moments after a car or motorcycle traffic accident in Metro Atlanta can be scary and confusing; however, remaining calm and taking the basic steps below will help you successfully claim any damages you are due.
- Call 911 and report any injuries.
- If safe, take photos of the accident scene as soon as possible to help illustrate the circumstances of the accident.
- Gather information from the other involved parties.
Why You Need an Experienced Traffic Accident Attorney
If you’ve been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Metro Atlanta, you’ll be facing the other driver’s insurance company to gain compensation, as well as cover your medical bills and other accident related expenses. Insurance companies have large teams of corporate lawyers who will work hard to make sure their side wins the case. You’ll need a lawyer experience in car and motorcycle accidents on your side to help you navigate the legal process and successfully win compensation.
Contact The Musgrove Trial Firm After a Car or Motorcycle Accident
The attorneys at The Musgrove Trial Firm know that each car or motorcycle accident case has its own unique set of circumstances. We work with you to thoroughly review your particular case and then bring our traffic accident expertise to your corner. If you’ve been involved in a car or motorcycle accident in the Norcross, GA area, contact us at 678-226-1994 for a free consultation of your case.