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Highway Motorcycle Accidents

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Highways, due to their higher speed limits and the presence of an increasing number of commercial trucks, have become a lot more dangerous in recent years. This is not only true, however, for those who drive passenger vehicles. For instance, motorcycle riders, who are far less visible than other motorists and much more vulnerable… Read More »

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Common Road Hazards Encountered by Motorcycle Riders

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Operating any kind of vehicle on our nation’s roadways is a dangerous prospect. Those who ride motorcycles, however, face even more risks than the average motorist, as these kinds of vehicles are less stable than standard passenger vehicles and more difficult to see. Furthermore, riders lack the protection of a metal frame, which means… Read More »

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Motorcycle Accidents – Why Do They Happen?

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

All vehicle accidents are dangerous and have the potential to cause serious and potentially deadly injuries. This is especially true, however, in collisions that involve motorcycles, which don’t offer riders the same protections that passenger vehicles provide. Even riders who wear helmets can end up with catastrophic injuries. Like any type of vehicle accident,… Read More »

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Georgia police conduct concentrated commercial vehicle patrol following double fatality crash

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

In response to a fatal accident involving a commercial vehicle in Habersham County, Georgia, the Department of Public Safety’s Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) carried out a concentrated commercial vehicle patrol on May 4 and 5, 2023. The enforcement effort led to the identification of 117 driver and vehicle violations, with 26 citations issued…. Read More »

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Broken Bones Are A Common Motorcycle Accident Injury

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Even motorcycle accidents that qualify as being relatively minor involve a lot of force for the motorcyclist, who isn’t protected in the same ways as other vehicle occupants. Unfortunately, this means that motorcyclists are more likely to sustain certain kinds of injuries, including broken bones. These injuries require diagnosis, treatment, time to heal, and… Read More »

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Left Turn Motorcycle Accidents

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Motorcyclists are often drawn to Georgia by its balmy climate, scenic roadways, and many attractions. Unfortunately, the influx of motorcyclists in the state doesn’t come without risk, as Georgia has some of the busiest roads in the country. Left turn accidents, which occur when a driver fails to see a motorcycle while attempting to… Read More »

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Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Even an accident that is considered minor, like a fender bender, can have serious repercussions if one of the parties involved is a motorcyclist. Because they are outmatched in size and weight and due to the fact that riders are so much less protected than vehicle occupants, it is almost always the motorcyclist who… Read More »

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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?

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

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

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

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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