Personal Injury and Motorcycle Accident Attorney Joshua W. Branch has incredible results in resolving personal injury cases that arise from motorcycle collisions. With the beautiful scenery and warm weather in Athens, motorcyclists are commonly seen enjoying a drive. Unfortunately, even though motorcycle riders generally speak of enjoying the freedom of the open road, a sad fact remains that motorcyclists are at a greater risk during an accident than persons in a car because they lack the protection of a vehicle. In Georgia alone, 115 people were killed in motorcycle accidents in 2014, with countless others sustaining severe injuries and requiring medical treatment.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there were nearly nine million registered motorcycles on the road in 2014. In fact, the government estimates the number of deaths on motorcycles was over 27 times the number in automobiles in 2014, per mile driven. The culpable party who causes the death of a motorcycle rider or the severe injury of a motorcyclist needs to be held accountable for their wrong doings. In the Athens and Greater Atlanta Area, Motorcycle Accident Attorney Josh W. Branch has experience dealing with automobile and motorcycle injury cases, and has the knowledge to fight for the fair compensation you deserve in these unfortunate instances.
The danger of these accidents is exacerbated by the fact that motorcycles are less stable and less visible to other drivers than cars. Not surprisingly, the most common time for fatal motorcycle accidents is between 6 p.m. and midnight, when visibility is low. Additionally, about 1,700 fatal motorcycle accidents were single-vehicle crashes in 2014, with an estimated 43 percent involving alcohol use. The effects of a motorcycle collision can create a nightmare for victims and their families, but experienced motorcycle wreck attorney Joshua W. Branch can get fair compensation and provide legal guidance for those in the Athens area.
When someone suffers through a motorcycle wreck sustaining severe injuries caused by another, they will need professional legal representation, advice, and counsel as soon as possible to ensure they receive a fair and reasonable outcome. An outcome that takes all of the circumstances of the event in mind and that is just and fair. They will need a legal advocate who is aggressive in protecting their rights but compassionate in understanding what they are going through and has the skill and expertise of knowing the inner workings of the human anatomy to fully understand the scope and effect of the injuries.
Bear in mind, that as soon as one has been injured or killed, the insurance company for the culpable party begins almost instantly to attempt to minimize the appropriate outcome for the injured individual – the insurance company views the injured or the family who has lost a loved one as an alpha-numeric number and the insurance company will attempt to do everything within their power to not compensate the injured or the family of a loved one in a fair and reasonable manner. Insurance companies are strictly driven by profits, not by their compassion for people and doing what is right and just. The insurance company’s focus will rely on one simple principle: profits over people. So, if given the chance an insurance company will even try to resolve a claim before all injuries have been identified and the victim has received professional medical attention. Those types of actions on behalf of the insurance companies exemplify the vantage point that they take over those who are severely injured and or who have lost loved ones. The vantage point taken is that they do not care about you or your family and that they have no compassion towards what you have been through.
With the high-performance capabilities of motorcycles, the most important safety precaution for riders is helmet use, which is about 67 percent effective in preventing brain injuries during a crash. Still, of the 4,295 people killed in motorcycle accidents in 2014, 62 percent were wearing helmets at the time of the crash. The open roads of Athens and Northeast Georgia offer beautiful scenes for riders, but in the event of a wreck, it is important to contact a trusted motorcycle accident attorney, like Joshua W. Branch.
You need someone who is dedicated to justice for you. Someone that will protect your rights, someone that will aggressively work for a fair and reasonable outcome for you and allow you to be able to return to the life that you knew before the incident that was forced upon you. Not an outcome that the insurance company will attempt to force upon you but one that is fair and lets you obtain the justice you need and deserve.
For all motorcycle accident cases, timing is crucial in many respects.
The initial stages of any type of motorcycle wreck case are crucial for a variety of reasons. The following are some suggested steps to take to ensure you are headed in the right direction toward a fair and just recovery, both physically and financially.
Call us for a free initial consultation at (844) 696- 4536 if you are ready to take the first steps towards fair compensation to return to the life you loved before your terrible accident.