Motorcycles are a different breed of transportation, requiring specialized skill to operate. The advantages of motorcycle riding are the freedom from walls surrounding the rider, but therein lies the rub. Other advantages include riding across terrain a car can’t navigate, cutting through the air without the impediment of those walls surrounding the rider, and pitting the skills against whatever the rider encounters. These are heady points to motorcycle riding, but in their very advantages lie their downfalls, too. A Georgia motorcycle accident lawyer knows about the disadvantages and is capable of recovering benefits for the riders.
Consider the walls of a car, for example. Any measure of freedom comes with responsibility. A motorcyclist recognizes that his skill in avoiding potholes in the roads or controlling his speed and movements in the rain is the basis of his responsibility in avoiding accidents. He won’t have a car frame around him to buffer the effects of sliding on a rain-soaked roadway, nor will he have protection from winds blowing his car around. The motorcyclist’s concentration and skill have to be absolutely focused in order to avoid causing a crunch-up with an automobile.
Skill isn’t all a motorcycle rider needs, however. His machine needs to be fully functional, with no defective parts which can contribute to an accident. Poorly manufactured parts have played their part in motorcycle accidents, and a Georgia motorcycle accident lawyer will take this into account. Many such attorneys have recovered benefits for riders victimized by defective machinery, which also caused other motorists injury or damage to their vehicle. Not only that, but manufacturers have a responsibility, as well, to provide their customers with products that are safe and enhance life instead of damaging it.
Motorcycles are considerably smaller than cars and cannot be seen sometimes, if the circumstances are right. Intersections are a bad spot for motorcyclists, especially if the view of the rider is blocked by another vehicle. Cars can hit bikers when they approach an intersection whose view is blocked by a truck, for instance. Recovering health and medical benefits from insurance companies are the special purview of a Georgia motorcycle accident lawyer. Insurance traditionally doesn’t appreciate paying out, but lawyers are all about helping people who have been hurt, so taking on insurance companies is one of the things they do best.
Every state has laws peculiar to its citizens regarding recovery of benefits following an accident. Georgia has laws covering pain and suffering, lost wages, lost time from work, medical coverage and sometimes punitive damages. A Georgia motorcycle accident lawyer will know the law, know how to use it to advantage for his client, and know how to obtain for his client all he needs to recover from injury and return to his daily life. Let an experienced motorcycle accident attorney fight for your rights against the insurance companies, the medical community and sometimes manufacturers. Contact the lawyers at Eric J. Hertz, P.C. at www.hertz-law.com. We look forward to helping you get back on your feet (and your motorcycle) today!
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