Put Over 25 Years Of Experience On Your Side After A Motorcycle Accident
When you think of a “biker,” you might think of a rough and tough person in leather acting like a daredevil on the road. In reality, however, motorcyclists come in all shapes and sizes and are always the disadvantaged party in the event of a collision.
Additionally, most motorcyclists are aware of the dangers their vehicles pose and ride with extra caution. “Bikers” are also people’s mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, husbands, wives and loved ones.
When they get hurt, motorcyclists will need resources to recover, and when they are killed in a collision, their families will need extra comfort and support. That’s where The Mark Casto Law Firm, PC, comes into play. I am attorney Mark Casto, and I understand how to help those affected by traumatic and tragic motorcycle accidents gain access to the resources they need.
If you are struggling with medical bills, lost wages and other losses, do not hesitate to reach out to my firm today. Call 706-450-7071.
What Are The Most Common Injuries In Motorcycle Accidents?
Without the protection of a passenger vehicle, motorcyclists absorb the brunt of any impact with a car or truck. When collisions occur at high speeds, accidents can be fatal. Even if the motorcyclist survives, their injuries may change their life forever.
During a crash, bikers are often left with serious injuries such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Road rash burns
- Lost limbs and amputations
- Broken bones
- Disfigurement and deep lacerations
- Permanent disability
If you or a loved one has sustained any of the injuries mentioned above as a result of a motorcycle accident, it is imperative that you reach out to me, a skilled personal injury lawyer, serving clients throughout Columbus, Southwest Georgia and eastern Alabama.
For decades, I have aligned my firm with the injured and become an advocate and support system for each of my clients. I help individuals and families throughout the local community with the most difficult situations of their lives, and make sure residents of Harris County and the nearby areas can pursue justice and recover fair compensation.
What Are The Most Common Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents?
Unfortunately, motorcyclists are frequent victims in all types of motor vehicle accidents. The smaller size of a motorcycle makes it more difficult to spot, especially by drivers who are prioritizing watching for other cars or trucks while on the roads. This can factor into the causes of a motorcycle accident. Other common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Distracted drivers – Distractions can add to the already smaller chance of a driver seeing a motorcyclist on the road.
- Left turns – The left-turn blind spot leads to many crashes.
- Poor weather – Bad weather, including rain, sleet or snow, can contribute to a higher chance of an accident in general.
- Road hazards – Potholes and poorly maintained road conditions also contribute to more accidents.
There are many factors stacked against motorcyclists while on the roads, especially while around larger vehicles like cars and trucks. However, there are a few extra safety precautions a motorcycle rider can take to help reduce the chance of an accident. These actions include:
- Not splitting lanes – While it may be tempting to drive between lanes, it’s safer to stay in the main lane.
- Defensive driving – Practicing defensive driving habits such as slowing down, not tailgating and being vigilant about merging, exiting and entering can help reduce the odds of an accident.
- Maintaining your bike – Keeping your vehicle in good working order can also help slim the chance of an accident.
These are just a few steps motorcyclists can take to keep themselves safe on the roads. Unfortunately, in some cases, a rider can do everything “right” and still become involved in an accident.
How To Prove Negligence In Motorcycle Accident Claims
The negligent behavior of other drivers, especially during left turns, merges or unsafe lane changes, as mentioned above, is one of the main causes of motorcycle accidents.
From distraction to drunk driving, these reckless and negligent actions put motorcyclists’ lives on the line all too often. Still, proving negligence in such cases can be a challenge. Further, if the court decides you contributed to your crash in any way, your settlement or verdict may be reduced.
How Can I Help?
Fortunately, I have the experience to provide you with the skilled representation you need, as well as a deep understanding of Georgia’s personal injury laws. I also have access to investigative resources, including a network of accident reconstruction specialists who can help prove your claim.
As my client, you can be sure that I am committed to you and your case. I provide aggressive legal advocacy, listen to your concerns and provide compassionate legal counsel. Combining these proven litigation strategies helps me obtain maximum compensation on your behalf.
Call me at 706-450-7071 or contact my office online today to schedule a free strategy session.