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3 factors that must be considered after a motorcycle crash

Any motorcycle rider will likely tell you how relaxing and exhilarating it can be to be on a bike, cruising through Georgia on a nice summer day. There aren't the same distractions on a bike that there are in a car or truck and it is much easier to enjoy the sun and fresh air on a bike.

Unfortunately, there is a price that too many riders face for this experience. Riders can be catastrophically or even fatally injured in a crash because while bikes may not have the same distractions or hindrances as other vehicles, this also means they lack the safety features and protective equipment that are offered in those vehicles. Because of how serious the damage often is in motorcycle accidents, it can be essential to thoroughly investigate the crash and determine what went wrong.

Generally speaking, there are a few important factors that must be considered and scrutinized in the aftermath of a motorcycle collision.

  • Motorist behavior: Drivers who are distracted, impaired or driving recklessly can easily cause an accident with a motorcycle. In order to confirm this, it will be necessary to collect information on a driver's cellphone records, blood alcohol concentration and operational maneuvers prior to a crash.
  • Bike performance: Motorcycle parts are just as capable of failing or breaking as the parts in any other vehicle. Maintenance and manufacturing records may need to be examined to look for any potentially dangerous or defective products that jeopardized a bike's performance.
  • Rider behavior: In addition to the same factors that should be investigated for motorists, it can also be necessary to look into a rider's training and experience on bikes as well as how visible he or she was to other motorists. In many cases, this information can help rule out factors that may have contributed to or exacerbated the accident.

This process of examination can prove to be technically confusing and legally complex. This is why motorcycle accident victims and their families often choose to work with an attorney who is more experienced when it comes to sorting through data and asking important questions.

For information on how our law firm is equipped to handle motorcycle accident claims in Georgia, victims and their loved ones are encouraged to visit our website.

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