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Riding a motorcycle can be a thrilling and exhilarating experience, but it also comes with risks. Motorcyclists are more vulnerable to injuries in the event of an accident than drivers of cars or trucks. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are all too common in Georgia. An Atlanta, GA, Motorcycle Accident Lawyer from The Burnside Law Firm, LLP, reviews the top causes of Georgia motorcycle injuries.

What Causes the Most GA Motorcycle Accidents?

Here are the top five causes of most motorcycle accidents our attorneys see in Georgia.

1. Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a leading cause of all types of accidents, including motorcycle accidents. When drivers are not paying attention to the road because they are using their phones, eating or engaging in other activities, they are more likely to collide with a motorcycle. Motorcyclists can be difficult to see, especially when a driver is distracted, leading to serious injuries.

2. Speeding

Speeding is another common cause of motorcycle accidents in Georgia. When drivers exceed the speed limit, they have less time to react to changes in traffic and are more likely to lose control of their vehicles. In addition, the faster a vehicle is traveling, the greater the force of impact in the event of a collision, which can lead to more severe injuries for motorcyclists.

3. Left-Turn Accidents

Left-turn accidents are one of the most frequent types of motorcycle accidents. In such cases, a driver making a left turn collides with an oncoming motorcyclist who is going straight through an intersection. While the motorcyclist has the right-of-way in such a scenario, a negligent driver may not notice them or might be unable to avoid hitting them while making the turn.

4. Driving Under the Influence

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a serious problem in Georgia. When drivers are impaired, their judgment, reaction time and ability to control their vehicle are all compromised. This can lead to accidents, especially when a driver collides with a motorcycle. It is important for all drivers to never drink and drive or use drugs and drive.

5. Inexperienced Drivers

Inexperienced drivers are more likely to cause motorcycle accidents in Georgia. When a driver is new to driving, they are still learning how to operate their vehicle and may be more prone to errors. In addition, they may not be familiar with how to share the road with motorcycles, leading to accidents.

Atlanta, GA, Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Near You

There are several causes of motorcycle accidents in Georgia. It is important for all drivers to be aware of these risks and take steps to minimize them. For motorcyclists, wearing protective gear, following traffic laws and being visible on the road can help reduce the risk of accidents and injuries.

If you are injured in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another driver, you could recover compensation through a Georgia Motorcycle Accident lawsuit. The Burnside Law Firm, LLP, can review the circumstances of your accident and help you determine who was at fault and should provide compensation for your injuries and losses.

Contact us today in Augusta or Athens, GA, for a free consultation.

Posted on behalf of Burnside Law Firm LLP

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Thomas R. Burnside III Personal Injury Attorney

Thomas R Burnside III

Thomas R. Burnside III is a personal injury lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered injury as a result of automobile collisions, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, work related accidents or other causes. With over 20 years of experience in personal injury law at both the trial and appellate court levels, Attorney Burnside has represented people with brain and head trauma...

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Garon Muller

Garon Muller is a trial lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have been seriously injured or damaged through the negligence or recklessness of others, including automobile collisions, workplace injuries, premises injuries, or defective products. Before beginning his practice in the representation of injured individuals, Mr. Muller served the community as an Assistant District Attorney...

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Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor is an experienced trial attorney licensed to practice law in Georgia and South Carolina. At the Burnside Law Firm, Robert devotes his practice to protecting the rights of individuals who have been injured because of someone else’s carelessness, negligence, or recklessness and represents those who have been injured in automobile collisions or tractor-trailer accidents; because of a slip and fall; and in other general negligence actions.

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Ashton Revollo

Ashton is a trial lawyer in Augusta, GA who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered serious injuries or damages due to the negligent or reckless conduct of others, including automobile wrecks, job-related accidents, unsafe premises, or defective
products. Before beginning his practice, Ashton obtained his J.D., at Emory University School of Law, where he gained valuable courtroom experience as an intern assisting the District Attorney for DeKalb
County. After his time at Emory, Ashton received experience as a trial attorney at a respected personal injury firm in Atlanta before moving to Augusta. Over the course of his career, Ashton has assisted deserving clients in recovering millions of dollars in injury cases throughout Georgia.

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    2919 Professional Pkwy

    Augusta, GA, 30907

    Phone: (706) 432-8320


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    Athens, GA, 30601

    Phone: (706) 227-4264