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What Damages Can You Recover After A Motorcycle Accident?

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Motorcycle accidents tend to have particularly catastrophic consequences, resulting in devastating injuries and significant property damage, almost always for the motorcycle rider. How much an accident victim can expect to recover after a motorcycle crash depends on his or her specific losses, but successful claimants can expect to recover compensation for their medical bills,… Read More »

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Is Lane-Splitting Legal For Georgia Motorcyclists?

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Motorcycle riders who encounter congested roads are often tempted to ride between the lanes of traffic, a practice commonly referred to as lane-splitting. While advocates of this practice argue that lane-splitting saves time and money, riders should be aware that it is still illegal in the state of Georgia. Whether or not a motorcyclist… Read More »

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Motorcycle Accident Risk Factors

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While only 3% of all vehicles on the roads are motorcycles, they account for 14% of all motor vehicle-related fatalities. [1] Risk factors for motorcycle crash fatalities include absence of a helmet, alcohol use, speeding, and invalid licensure. The problem of invalid licensure is somewhat unique to motorcyclists: nationally, a quarter of all motorcyclists in fatal… Read More »

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Dressing for Motorcycle Safety

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On a motorcycle, a driver is uniquely exposed to wind, rain, sun, and the road. In many cases this is one of the features that motorcyclists love about driving. But in the case of an accident, that exposure can become dangerous. Even on the best day, a motorcyclist can come into contact with small… Read More »

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Distracted Driving Series: Part Three

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Anything that diverts a driver’s attention from driving can result in distracted driving. This includes eating, talking to passengers, grooming, and talking or texting on cell phones. In 2012, 3,328 people were killed in car crashes attributed to distracted driving. Another 421,000 people were injured in wrecks involving a distracted driver. Those who engage… Read More »

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Motorcycle Accidents: 5 Things You Should Know About Motorcycles and Motorcyclists.

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Motorcycle accidents are especially dangerous because of how little protection a rider has when a collision occurs. Therefore, it is crucial for drivers to be aware of motorcycles and to share the roads with motorcyclists. A little knowledge about how to drive while motorcycles are also present can be the difference between a safe… Read More »

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Motorcycle Accidents: What Kind of Damages Can I Recover?

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Throughout the United States, motorcycle riding has become increasingly popular, both for travel and pleasure. According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, from 2004 to 2008, motorcycle registrations in Georgia increased by 63%. Motorcyclists are 26 times as likely to suffer a wrongful death in an auto accident as passenger car occupants…. Read More »

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Avoiding a Motorcycle Accident: Motorcycle Tips for Driving in the Rain

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

The best way to avoid a motorcycle accident due to inclement weather is to simply not ride while conditions are messy. However, there are times where riders will find themselves in situations where they have no other option but to ride through the storm. We have put together a few guidelines to help you… Read More »

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3 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of a Motorcycle Accident and Improve Passenger Safety.

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Want a ride? Motorcycle safety procedures include not only operators but passengers as well. Hopping onto the back of a motorcycle without the proper attire, practice, and safety discussions can be a recipe for disaster. We have created a list of safety guidelines for operators and their passengers, which we believe, could help prevent… Read More »

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Motorcycle Accidents: Helmet Law and Other Motorcycle Safety Requirements

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Not all states have the same motorcycle safety requirements. In fact, surprisingly, not every state even requires that individuals wear a helmet while operating a motorcycle. However, Georgia, under O.C.G.A. § 40-6-315(a), does require that all motorcyclists, regardless of experience and age, wear a helmet when operating a bike. Like car accidents, liability for… Read More »

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