Motorcycle Accidents & Collisions
In Georgia, there are approximately 25 registered cars for every motorcycle on the road, and in Alabama there are approximately 32 cars for every motorcycle-this puts motorcycles at a huge disadvantage on the roads of Goorgia and Alabama. About half of all motorcycle crashes involve another vehicle, and almost 40% of those involve an inattentive driver who turns left into the path of a motorcycle. A motorcycle accident can lead to serious and often catastrophic injuries because a motorcycle offers less protection and are less stable than a traditional automobile. Accidents involving motorcycles are complicated and require attention to details such a~ whether riders were wearing required safety equipment (in Georgia all motorcycle riders both passengers and riders are required to wear helmets), motorcycle control, and mechanical issues that are unique to motorcycles.
Driver error is one the leading causes of injury and death in Georgia, Alabama and throughout the United Stales. It is is one of the many reasons Georgia law mandates that all vehicles on the road in Georgia carry proper liability insurance for bodily injury and property damage caused by bad driving.
TED MORGAN LAW specializes as an accident attorney handling cases in the Columbus, Georgia, Phenix City, Alabama, Ft. Benning and surrounding area. It’s your
money at stake, you can’t afford a mistake.
At Fault Law
At Fault Law Motorcycle accident claims can arise from a variety of circumstances and events related to driver error. Georgia and Alabama are “At Fault” States. This means we hold the “at-fault” driver responsible for his/her driver error, a.k.a. fault, or negligence. For this reason, the liability insurance company insuring the at fault driver must pay. But don’t be fooled because these liability insurance carriers are very skilled at avoiding payment altogether. This is why you must seek qualified legal counsel if you are injured in an motorcycle accident.
Georgia “at fault” rules often refer to ‘”comparative negligence”, meaning driver error for the accident may be partially assigned to more than one driver and therefore you should never give up on your claim simply because you (or your driver) received a citation or because an insurance company claim rep says you caused the accident.
Here are a few examples of driver error and examples of the type cases we have handled:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Texting while Driving
- Failure to obey traffic control devices (think, red lights, stop signs, etc.)
- Following too closely (rear-end co!li~ions)
- Failure to yield the right-of-way (e.g. oncoming driver turns left in front of you)
- Failure to yield entering and/or crossing a roadway (e.g. driver comes out of a private drive into your lane of traffic)
- Failure to yield at an intersection (Georgia & Alabama have rules that tell us who has the right of way at an intersection without red lights and/or stop signs)
- Driver hits a Pedestrian
- Failure to turn on Headlights (You hit another vehicle with no headlights)
- Reckless Driving (racing, weaving and total disregard for there traffic)
- Improper lane change
Motorcycle accidents come in many shapes and sizes. When you need a lifeline to recovery, call TED MORGAN LAW 706-317-5733. We are here to serve you!
For additional information on safety related to your motorcycle please visit these sites:
GA DDS Motorcycle Safety Courses:
GA DDS and the Motorcycle Operator’s Manual:
Alabama Motorcycle Manual: