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Alpharetta Georgia Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycles share Georgia roadways with other vehicles. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are all-too-common in Alpharetta, leaving victims with injuries that can be serious and debilitating. If you were injured in a motorbike wreck, seeking prompt medical care is the first thing you should do.

After receiving medical treatment, speaking with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can help you understand your rights and options in the aftermath of an injury accident. If the accident was the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other losses. Van Sant Law has been providing trusted, compassionate legal representation for residents of Alpharetta and Fulton County since 2003.

Understanding Motorcycle Accidents in Alpharetta

For motorcyclists, Alpharetta’s abundant sunshine and warm weather make riding enjoyable. Unfortunately, when accidents occur, motorcycle drivers and their passengers are at risk of severe injuries. These injuries can be long-lasting, leading to financial stress and other unforeseen consequences.

Why You Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

After a motorcycle accident, you probably have a lot of questions. Consulting with a motorcycle accident law firm is the best way to get answers to those questions and to understand your legal rights. Accident attorneys can be invaluable in helping you navigate Georgia’s legal system. Your lawyer will file claims, handle all communications with the responsible party and their insurance company, negotiate on your behalf, and fight for your rights and interests.

What Van Sant Law Can Do For You

The experienced attorneys at Van Sant Law have been serving the needs of Alpharetta accident victims for more than two decades. We understand the nuances of state and local motorcycle and personal injury laws, and we know how to use those laws to fight for your best interests.

As a personal injury law firm, we are committed to helping every client obtain full and fair compensation for their injuries. The amount of compensation you may receive will depend on several factors. In general, accident victims can seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We will also help you fight for compensation to cover the cost of repairing or replacing your damaged motorcycle.

Key Questions We Will Ask

When you decide to work with Van Sant Law, you can expect a personalized approach and legal service tailored to your situation and circumstances. To represent you well and to build a strong case for you, we will need to understand what happened. Be prepared to answer questions like these:

  • When and where did the accident occur?
  • What is your recollection of what happened?
  • Who was involved in the accident?
  • What types of injuries did you sustain?
  • Where did you receive medical treatment, and what did that treatment include?
  • Do your medical providers anticipate that you’ll need ongoing or long-term medical care?
  • Were there any witnesses to the crash?

A key component of successful motorcycle accident claims is showing that another party was liable for the crash. Drivers who are negligent and who fail to operate their vehicles safely or fail to follow traffic laws should be held financially responsible for victims’ injuries.

Recoverable Damages

Injured motorcycle accident victims are entitled to seek damages (compensation) for their losses. This can include money to pay for medical care related to the accident, including medications and rehabilitation. You are also entitled to compensation to pay for lost earnings, if your injuries keep you from returning to work for a period of time. Your lawyer can also help you fight for compensation for emotional distress, including compensation to pay for mental health counseling.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

No two motorcycle accidents are alike; reckless and negligent behavior can take many forms. Some of the most frequent motorcycle accident causes our attorneys see include:

  • Excessive speed
  • Ignoring stop signs or stop lights
  • Aggressive driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Distracted driving
  • Not checking blind spots
  • Not giving motorcyclists space on the road
  • Failing to use turn signals
  • Driving without headlights

Statute of Limitations

In most cases, Georgia motorcycle accident victims have up to two years from the date of the accident to file a legal claim for damages. Waiting too long to take legal action could mean you are barred from ever receiving any compensation for your injuries and other losses. However, there are certain exceptions that can change this time limit. Consulting one of our knowledgeable attorneys as soon as you feel up to doing so is the best way to make sure you meet filing deadlines and preserve your rights.

Common Injuries From Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accident injuries can range from minor to severe. Due to motorcycles’ size relative to other vehicles on the road, victims are more likely to suffer catastrophic damage. Some of the most common injuries include:

  • Broken/fractured bones
  • Internal injuries
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Lower extremity injuries
  • Cuts, bruises, and road rash

Care After a Motorcycle Accident

If you've been in a motorcycle accident, we recommend visiting Wellstar North Fulton Emergency Department in nearby Roswell for prompt medical care. The center specializes in treating accident injuries and can provide the assistance you need. Getting immediate medical attention is crucial for your well-being after an accident.

Contact Van Sant Law Today!

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, the aftermath can be traumatic and stressful. Taking swift action to preserve your rights and seek the compensation you are owed can be an important step as you recover from your injuries and work to put the accident behind you. Van Sant Law is committed to helping victims through this difficult time. Our office is conveniently located at 11175 Cicero Drive Suite #100-A, Alpharetta, GA 30022, near North Point Park. Our attorneys offer free, no-obligation consultations so you can make more informed decisions about how to proceed. We also handle other types of injury accidents, including truck accidents.

To learn more about how we can help, contact us today!

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