Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer - Motorcycle Accidents

Approximately 4,000 motorcyclists are killed each year, and more than 80,000 are injured in traffic crashes. Many of these injuries and deaths could be prevented if motorcycle riders and their passengers wore helmets.

On average, motorcyclists are over 30 times more likely than occupants of passenger vehicles to die in a motor vehicle traffic crash and 8 times more likely to be injured. While motorcycles make up slightly more than 2 percent of all registered vehicles in the U.S., motorcyclists account for 10 percent of total traffic deaths. On average, over 30 percent of all motorcyclists involved in fatal crashes were speeding, compared to 26 percent for passenger car drivers, 25 percent for light-truck drivers, and 2 percent for large-truck drivers.

Wearing a helmet lowers a motorcycle rider's risk of fatal injury by close to 40%. Despite the documented effectiveness of helmets, many motorcyclists choose not to wear them, especially when state laws don't require helmet use. Currently, less than half of the states require helmet use by riders of all ages.

In Georgia, motorcyclists are subject to the same speed restrictions as other vehicles. All motorcyclists are required to drive at a speed that is reasonable and prudent. O.C.G.A. § 40-6-180. Any speed in excess of the following speeds is evidence of unreasonable driving:

  • 30 mph in an urban or residential district.
  • 35 mph on unpaved county roads unless designated otherwise by appropriate signs.
  • 70 mph on a highway on the federal interstate system and on physically divided highways with full control of access which are outside of an urbanized area of 50,000 population or more, provided that such speed limit is designated by appropriate signs.
  • 65 mph on a highway on the federal interstate system which is inside of an urbanized area of 50,000 population or more, provided that such speed limit is designated by appropriate signs.
  • 65 mph on those sections of physically divided highways without full access control on the state highway system, provided that such speed limit is designated by appropriate signs.
  • 55 mph in other locations. O.C.G.A. § 40-6-181.

In all motor vehicle accident cases it is essential that steps be taken promptly to preserve evidence and thoroughly investigate the accident. If you, a family member or a loved one is injured or killed in an accident caused by the carelessness or negligence of another person, contact Dozier Law Group.

Call (404) 949-5600 to speak directly with Managing Principal Brad Dozier, an experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney, or . The initial consultation is free of charge. We encourage you not to delay seeking legal representation, as personal injury cases must be brought within the statute of limitations and can be lost forever if not pursued timely.

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