Stephen R. Hasner
Managing Partner at Hasner Law PC
May 31, 2024

Key Takeaways About Motorcycle Accidents in Sandy Springs

  • Riding a motorcycle requires constant attention to traffic laws and awareness of other vehicles, yet accidents can still occur due to others’ reckless driving, often leaving the motorcyclist with injuries and financial losses.
  • Common causes of motorcycle accidents include reckless driving by motor vehicle operators. Due to the size disparity and lack of safety features on motorcycles, accident victims often face substantial bills and long-lasting injuries.
  • In Georgia, establishing liability in motorcycle accidents involves proving negligence: owed care was breached, leading to an accident and resulting in injury and property damage. Victims can claim even if less than 50% responsible under comparative negligence law.
  • At Hasner Law, we focus on collecting evidence, establishing liability, and filing claims within Georgia’s two-year statute of limitations. Our aim is to negotiate a settlement that covers economic and non-economic damages, taking cases to court if necessary.

Riding a motorcycle on a clear day is a great way to feel the wind on your skin but simultaneously requires a high level of concentration. Constant vigilance, adherence to traffic laws, and awareness of other vehicles’ blind spots should all be top of mind when you decide to ride your bike around town. Even when you are doing everything you can, when others fail to show the same care on the road, accidents can still occur, leaving you to deal with injuries and losses. 

A knowledgeable Sandy Spring motorcycle accident lawyer from Hasner Law can advocate for you, helping you recover compensation for medical bills, lost earnings, and more, all the while you concentrate on healing. Our goal is your peace of mind and well-being, and we are prepared to use more than ten decades of experience to help get you there. 

How Hasner Law Can Help Your Case

Don’t try to navigate the aftermath of your motorcycle accident alone. One of the most common causes of a motorcycle accident is reckless driving on behalf of a motor vehicle driver, which can cause serious damage to the cyclist. Due to the inherent size difference between the two vehicles and lack of safety features on a motorcycle, victims of accidents are commonly left with substantial bills and long-lasting injuries. While you concentrate on healing, the Sandy Springs, Georgia motorcycle accident lawyers at Hasner Law will get to work on the following pivotal aspects of your case: 

Collecting Evidence

After your initial consultation, our team will immediately begin investigating the circumstances surrounding your motorcycle accident. A large portion of this will include gathering any potentially relevant information to be used as evidence later on. Examples of this will include tracking down time-sensitive eyewitness accounts to interview, securing traffic camera footage of the incident if there is any, and having you thoroughly assessed by a trusted medical professional. 

Using our resources, we can even employ experts to help recreate the events of the collision successfully and demonstrate the other party’s involvement in your injuries. 

Establishing Liability 

Using the collected evidence, we will establish a liable party. This will be done through negligence. In the case of a motorcycle accident, negligence will often look like the following: 

  • You were owed a standard of care
  • This care was breached by a reckless choice or action
  • This recklessness has resulted in an accident
  • The accident directly caused your injury and property damage

For example, if another driver is operating their vehicle while distracted or intoxicated, they are breaching their duty to operate their car in a legal, safe manner. This breach is not enough to hold them accountable for your injuries. Instead, it must directly result in your accident. If their intoxication results in them not checking their blind spots and they swerve into your lane and cause an accident, they can be found liable and held accountable for their actions. 

In Georgia, negligence is graded on a percentage scale. Under the state’s comparative negligence law, you can still hold another party or person liable for their actions as long as you are not found to be more than 50% responsible for the accident. 

Filing Your Claim

Georgia’s statute of limitations deadline gives you two years from the date of the accident to file a claim with the liable party’s insurance company. Our Sandy Springs motorcycle accident lawyers are prepared to ensure your claim is filed before this deadline and includes all of the necessary paperwork, including a full representation of the extent of your injuries and losses. One of the number one reasons for a low settlement offer is the failure to adequately detail how the accident has affected you financially and will continue to do so in the future. 

We will negotiate with the insurance company for you and demonstrate your need for a worthy settlement offer. This should include both economic and non-economic damages, which cover both your tangible and intangible losses, like the cost of medical bills, loss of enjoyment of life, property damage, scarring and disfigurement, lost wages due to the inability to work, and more. If an agreement cannot be reached, we are even prepared to take your case to court. 

Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

Navigating the aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be a daunting experience, and we recommend you not face it alone. It’s essential to have a skilled Sandy Springs motorcycle accident attorney by your side, one with a proven track record of delivering trusted representation and securing justice for their clients with over a century of combined experience. 

Hasner Law is committed to supporting those who have suffered in motorcycle accidents across Georgia. Our Sandy Springs, GA car accident lawyers provide the focused legal guidance you need to pursue the full compensation you’re entitled to for your ordeal. You can rest assured knowing we are there with you to act as a guide throughout every step of the process, from the case evaluation to the final settlement offer. For a free consultation to discuss your motorcycle accident claim, reach out to us through our contact form or call (678) 928-8784.

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Stephen Hasner is the founder and managing partner of Hasner Law PC. Since being licensed in Florida in 1997 and in Georgia in 1999, Stephen has worked tirelessly to help Georgia residents navigate the legal process following a serious injury. This includes injuries sustained at work, in motor vehicle accidents, and in cases of personal injury. The team at Hasner Law is dedicated to securing compensation for their clients who have been injured through no fault of their own.