Did you know that over 200,000 motorcycles are registered in the state of Georgia? It’s not really surprising since Georgia is a beautiful place to ride with gorgeous landscapes and plenty of beautiful sunny days. You can often get lost in the moment of just you and your bike. However, unfortunately sometimes when you least expect it you can find yourself in a motorcycle accident.
The number one reason why motorcycle accidents occur is that car drivers do not see motorcyclists until it’s too late. Only about 25% of motorcycle accidents are single-vehicle accidents, while 75% involved another vehicle. According to, Georgia Department of Driver Services, in the state of Georgia, there has been an increase in motorcycle accidents since 2010. This is due to people enjoying the ease of getting around on a motorcycle, gas being less expensive, and driving a motorcycle does have a greater environmental impact.
Motorcyclists are at higher risk compared to cars, trucks, buses, because they have less protection. It’s super important that motorcyclists protect themselves as best as they can by absolutely wearing a helmet, and other clothing such as face shields, gloves, jackets, pants, and boots. Riders who protect themselves have the best defense against sustaining life-threatening injuries.
8 Steps to take after you are involved in a motorcycle accident in Georgia
If you unfortunately are involved in a motorcycle accident, here are the steps you should take.
Move away from the flow and traffic and keep your gear on
You want to prevent from getting hurt even further so make sure you are away from any flowing traffic and continue to protect your body by keeping on your motorcycle gear.
Call the police
The first thing you want to do is call 911 and request medical treatment. Even if you don’t feel like you were seriously harmed, you should seek treatment. Sometimes injuries don’t present themselves until later.
If you are able to, and while you are waiting for the police and the ambulance, try to take as many photos as you can. You want to take photos of the following things;
- Your motorcycle
- Your injury (if you can)
- The other vehicle(s) involved
- Road signs
- Any evidence that you feel will help your case
Talk to any witnesses
If there are any witnesses you should make sure you speak with them and ask for their name, number, or email. Let them know that you may be contacting them for any information that would be able to help you. You also want to take note of the behavior of everyone involved in the accident.
Don’t try to repair your bike
Your bike is evidence. Do not try to fit it, instead take plenty of photos of any damages. As you file for your settlement an accident reconstruction expert will be able to see the seriousness of the accident which will be able to help you with your case.
Ask for medical treatment
When the police and the ambulance arrive, make sure you ask for medical treatment or make sure you absolutely go to a doctor the day of the accident. As mentioned before, injuries might not present themselves right away. You also want to see a doctor so you can get a medical treatment plan from a doctor.
Collect all your evidence
After you have seen a doctor start putting all your evidence together so that you are prepared to talk to an attorney. Your attorney should also guide you with any additional information you might need.
Contact a Georgia motorcycle attorney
Your next step is to contact a Georgia motorcycle attorney that can help you put a case together. A Georgia motorcycle attorney will be able to gather additional evidence, investigate your claim, and put your case together. Your focus should be on recovery and let your motorcycle attorney do the rest.
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