One who rides a motorcycle is no match for an oncoming car. The injuries sustained in a motorbike collision can lead to serious and potentially permanent disability. Such injuries can leave a victim with extensive medical bills, unable to earn a living, and in need of ongoing assistance. These are just some of the reasons why it is vital to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Richard Summers is an Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyer assisting those who have been hit by an oncoming car. Richard has been practicing law since 1978 and he prides himself on providing the highest level of service. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation. We assist people throughout the state of Georgia.
Personal injury attorney helping Atlanta motorcycle accident victims to recover damages
Motorcycle accidents can result in serious injuries which involve head trauma, spinal damage, paralysis, or even wrongful death. When seeking damages a victim may be able to receive compensation for past and future medical bills, past and future lost wages, pain and suffering, etc. Fortunately, Georgia is a “pure comparative fault” state. This means that an accident victim may be able to receive compensation even if they were partially at fault for the accident. A victim generally will have up to two years from the accident in which they may file a lawsuit.
A motorcycle accident case will begin with the Plaintiff’s counsel contacting the defendant’s insurance carrier. This will allow counsel to deal with the carrier directly. The case will go into a waiting period while the Plaintiff is undergoing treatment. Once the Plaintiff’s long-term prognosis can be reasonably ascertained then a settlement demand will be sent to the insurance company. The demand will include amounts for future medical expenses and wage losses as well as for any such amounts already incurred. If a settlement cannot be reached then a lawsuit will be filed in the appropriate Court. The discovery process will be used to obtain evidence of the defendant’s liability. Should a trial be necessary then the jury will decide the issues of fault and damages. Litigating a motorcycle accident can be complicated. Such matters often involve disputes as to who was at fault and the extent to which the Plaintiff’s injuries are the fault of the driver. It is crucial that you retain an experienced lawyer to help you with the process.
Richard Summers is an Atlanta personal injury attorney assisting those who have been injured in a motorcycle accident. Prior to your initial consultation, Richard will analyze available public records so that he may gain a better understanding of your situation. He will quickly inform the insurance companies of his representation and he will stay in contact with your medical providers so he is up to date as to the status of your treatment. Once your prognosis is ascertained he will send a settlement demand to the insurance carrier. If a settlement cannot be obtained then Richard will file a lawsuit and use the discovery process to gain proof of the defendant’s negligence. This proof can include cell phone records which show that the defendant was texting while driving and eyewitness statements. If necessary, Richard will also retain an accident reconstructionist who can offer an expert opinion as to how the wreck occurred. Our firm will ensure that you are prepared for trial, that you know what to expect as your case moves forward, and that your rights are protected throughout the process. We understand that you are facing a serious situation and we will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us today.
Our firm serves residents of Atlanta and its greater metro area. This includes the Fulton County cities of Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Milton, and East Point, the DeKalb County cities of Dunwoody, Decatur, Brookhaven, Redan, and, the Cobb County cities of Marietta, Smyrna, Mableton, and Kennesaw, the Fayette County cities of Fayetteville and Peachtree, the Hall County city of Gainesville, as well as other areas throughout the state of Georgia.
Atlanta injury attorney staying in regular communication with motorcycle accident victims
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident then you do not need the added aggravation of a lawyer who fails to return phone calls. Richard makes attorney-client communication a priority. This includes regularly giving out his cell phone number, promptly returning phone calls, and making sure that he is available to answer your questions. Our firm will ensure that you are copied on correspondence, that you receive copies of court documents, and that you are regularly updated as to the status of your case. We are honored to serve the Atlanta area and we provide this level of communication in each and every case we handle.