Vehicle accidents can happen anywhere in Marietta and at any time. However, if you are on a motorcycle and involved in an accident, the risk of serious injury is much higher than if you were in a vehicle.
The reality is that many passenger car and truck drivers, as well as those driving delivery vehicles or semi-trailer trucks, don’t look for motorcyclists on the road. They also fail to give proper spacing between their vehicle and a motorcycle or fail to see the bike when they pull out to pass or cut across lanes.
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, don’t hire a general automobile accident attorney. Instead, look for a lawyer that has experience as a motorcycle accident attorney. This is not just an arbitrary distinction as motorcycle accidents are often very different than typical vehicle accidents with much more significant injuries.
Accident Victims and Family Members
Unfortunately, with many accidents involving motorcycles, fatalities occur. In this case, it may be a spouse, parent or loved one contacting the motorcycle accident attorney.
It is important, either as the individual involved in the accident or a surviving family member, to contact the attorney as quickly as possible after the accident. This allows the attorney to collect evidence, track down witnesses and to establish the facts of the case to prove negligence on the part of the other party or parties to the wreck.
You don’t need to have all the information about the accident to meet with an attorney. Bring the documents and reports you have; the lawyer will be able to evaluate your case and let you know your options and the next steps they will take if they are hired to represent you in the legal action.