A motorcycle accident attorney can help you get the compensation and justice you deserve if you were injured in a crash.
Have you or a loved one been involved in a motorcycle crash that was caused by another person or organization’s negligence or fault? If so, you are likely facing a great deal of uncertainty and stress. Concerns regarding your finances may be top-of-mind. The Atlanta motorcycle attorneys at The Stoddard Firm can help you get compensation for both your monetary losses and your non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering, through insurance or a personal injury lawsuit.
You probably have no idea how to move forward. At this difficult time, when you are trying to recover from the trauma of your accident and you face major medical and rehabilitation bills, repair costs, and perhaps an inability to work, our motorcycle accident lawyers can help. We take the burden off of you by handling all legal hurdles involved with your case. Our team is committed to fighting for a just settlement that will relieve your financial worries, so you can concentrate on your recovery.
Let us show you how we can assist you. We offer a free, confidential consultation, and fees are applicable only if we win your case. Call our Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyers today at 470-467-2200 to get started.
What The Stoddard Firm’s Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Bring to Your Case
Unmatched Experience and a Full-Service Approach
If you are the victim of a motorcycle accident, looking forward even a few days can be overwhelming. After all, you have just suffered significant trauma. The pain of your injuries can be considerable, and the combination of the extent and cost of your recovery, your concerns about returning to work, and caring for your family are a lot to manage. Add communicating with insurance companies for compensation and a possible lawsuit and the future seems incredibly frightening. This is where the Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyers of The Stoddard Firm can help.
Our professionals, who are well-versed in Atlanta personal injury lawsuits in general and motorcycle accident cases specifically, are ready to go to work for you. We will:
Assume Responsibility: When you work with us, you can rest assured that we will handle all aspects of the legal process (as explained below). This allows you to leverage our experience but also relieves you of the responsibility of speaking with others, including insurance company representatives and attorneys.
Coordinate Investigations: The damages to which you are entitled will be based on the facts surrounding your motorcycle accident. We will fully investigate your accident by reviewing police reports, visiting the scene, and interviewing witnesses.
Manage All Administrative Tasks: The process of negotiating a settlement from your insurance company and ultimately filing a lawsuit, if necessary, is complicated. The paperwork is considerable and communication virtually endless. Our team will handle the entire process, from beginning to end. While we will keep you apprised, and are always available to answer your questions, we take care of everything for you. You can focus your time and energy on your recovery — your health is of primary importance.
Determine Damages: As the victim of a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation relating to factors, both economic and non-economic. Economic damages are easier to calculate as they have a direct dollar value. These include, but are not limited to, your medical costs, rehabilitation costs, and lost wages. That said, should your injury be particularly serious, it is possible that care may be necessary beyond the settlement of your case. We know this and can help calculate future costs to ensure you have the resources you need as your move forward. While non-economic damages (relating to pain and suffering, disfigurement, and loss of consortium) are more difficult to quantify, they are still very real. You deserve to be compensated for all that you have lost. Again, our experienced motorcycle accidents can help put a dollar value on these costs, allowing us to identify the full scope of your losses.
Negotiation and Litigation: Getting you the settlement you deserve entails skillful negotiation with the insurance companies and, if necessary, timely filing of your lawsuit (within the statute of limitations) and aggressive litigation. Our motorcycle accident attorneys have a reputation for success. When we represent you, we adopt your goals as our own and fight tirelessly to get you what you deserve.
Basically, we manage the entire process, from beginning to end. You can rely on us to handle anything that may arise.
Why Choose The Stoddard Firm
Our Experience, Knowledge, and Service Approach Embody Excellence
You have made the decision to engage a law firm to help with your motorcycle accident. Now you need to select one with which to work. This decision is important.
You want to choose a firm with an in-depth knowledge of the law, with extensive experience in Atlanta. And you want to ensure that the approach they take to service matches your needs.
Without a doubt, The Stoddard firm checks all the boxes.
Knowledge of the Law:Matt Stoddard, our partner and motorcycle accident attorney, has been in practice for over two decades. He not only understands the technical aspects of personal injury law but, based on his previous experience, he also knows the tactics the defendants’ representatives and attorneys will use in order to minimize your settlement. He consistently leverages this knowledge to benefit his clients.
Atlanta Experience: For years, The Stoddard Firm has been representing motorcycle accident victims in Atlanta. Not only do we know the law, but we also know the local courts, judges, and attorneys. Our experience leaves us well-prepared to serve you. We are a fixture in the city and have a proven reputation for successfully advocating on our clients’ behalf.
Dedicated Approach: Recovering from a motorcycle accident leaves you vulnerable, both physically and emotionally. Our attorneys understand this. We appreciate your pain and are committed to providing you with the hands-on service you need. One of the hallmarks of our firm is the empathetic manner in which we communicate.
We encourage questions. Don’t ever hesitate to reach out to us, even if you think we have addressed the issue at hand. We treat you as if you were a member of our family and are always available to put your mind at ease. Our clients appreciate both the way we communicate and the success we achieve.
If you or a loved one is a victim of an accident with a motorcycle, reach out to our firm today at 470-467-2200. We are ready to listen to your story and share how we believe we should move forward.
Frequently Asked Questions About Motorcycle Accidents
Individuals who have been involved in a motorcycle crash always have a lot of questions. It’s not surprising; their worlds have been turned upside down. Below we have shared some of the questions we hear most often, along with our Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyers’ answers.
How long do I have to file my motorcycle accident lawsuit?
Damages for injuries arising from motorcycle accidents can be obtained through a personal injury lawsuit. In Georgia, the statute of limitations states that the lawsuit must be filed within two years of the accident.
Should I talk to a representative from an insurance company regarding my motorcycle accident?
No, you should refer all contact regarding your accident to your Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyer. We will respond appropriately, protecting your chances for the settlement you need.
What type of damages can I expect to receive from my motorcycle accident in Atlanta?
In Georgia, victims of motorcycle accidents can receive compensation under personal injury lawsuits. Depending upon your specific situation you can receive both economic damages (including medical expenses and loss of income) and non-economic damages (including pain and suffering and loss of consortium).
What If I was partially responsible for the motorcycle accident?
Being partially at fault does not mean you cannot file suit. The state of George has a comparative negligence law. Thus, if you are found to be partially at fault, your damages would be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you.
My family member was killed in a motorcycle accident. What should I do?
Sadly, fatalities in motorcycle accidents are common. Due to the size of the other vehicles on the road (cars and trucks) and the lack of protection that a motorcycle rider has, these crashes can be particularly devastating. If you lost your loved one in a motorcycle accident, we can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Of course, you likely have many more questions. We encourage you to reach out to your motorcycle accident lawyer and share your story. Once we have a better understanding of your unique situation, we can provide more tailored answers and address additional concerns.
All About Motorcycle Accidents
They Can Be Serious
Motorcyclists are far more exposed to the elements than drivers of other motor vehicles. Because they are much smaller than other motor vehicles, they can easily go unnoticed in a car’s blind spot. Many motor vehicle drivers don’t give motorcyclists the seriousness and respect they deserve as fellow drivers on the road.
None of these things are surprising, but when you put them together, you’ve got a recipe for serious motorcycle accidents. A significant number of individuals die every year on Georgia’s highways. Motorcycle deaths, including un-helmeted motorcycle deaths, have declined over the years, but the fact remains that motorcyclists are more likely than other drivers to die or suffer serious injury in an auto accident, regardless of whether or not the accident was their fault.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident due to another driver’s negligence, contact The Stoddard Firm. We have years of experience, and we’ll do our best to get you the settlement you deserve. Don’t wait a minute: contact us online or call us at 470-467-2200 today.
Our Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Attorney Discusses the Laws for Motorcyclists
Georgia motorcyclists are required to carry a Class M motorcycle license. You must be at least 17 years old to apply for a Class M license from the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS). Learner’s permits are given to motorcyclists as young as 16 so they can practice riding before taking the road test.
When the time comes to take the road test, a driver is required to apply at the DDS for a license, taking a knowledge test and a road test all at once. As an alternative to this, drivers can take a Motorcycle Safety Program Basic Course, which includes a road test and a knowledge test as part of a larger safety course.
Georgia motorcyclists, along with any passengers who may be on the vehicle with them, are required to wear a helmet.
The fine for not wearing a helmet is no more than $15.00. The law requires motorcyclists to use helmets with eye-protection devices, so a bicycle helmet doesn’t fulfill the requirements. It has to be a full motorcycle helmet with eye protection incorporated into it.
Risk Factors for Motorcyclists
Let’s talk about some of the most common situations where motorcycle accidents occur. They include when:
A car makes a left turn in front of you. This is the most common cause of motorcycle accidents. An inattentive driver can make a turn without realizing you are there.
A car changes lanes into you. Just like when a car turns in front of you, this accident is caused when a driver isn’t paying enough attention and crashes into you because you’re small.
A car hits you from behind. If you are stopped at an intersection, a crosswalk, or for any other reason, a driver may have a hard time spotting you. If a driver hits you at high speed, the resulting accident can be devastating.
It is obvious from the few issues above that motorcycle riders are often the victim of other drivers’ negligent behaviors.
What To Do If You’ve Been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident
If you or a loved one is injured in a motorcycle accident, there are a number of things you should make sure that you do.
First and foremost, you must focus on your health. When in a motorcycle accident, you may be taken immediately to the hospital if your injuries are serious. That said, sometimes accident victims think they are okay, but over the next few days come to realize that they may, in fact, have sustained injuries. Accidents are traumatic, and along with a collision comes a rush of adrenaline that can block pain. You must visit your doctor!
Also, you should reach out to law enforcement. Calling the police to report the accident right away and getting a copy of the accident paperwork are both very important. The information contained in this report can be helpful in proving your case.
Finally, contact a motorcycle accident lawyer in Atlanta. Reach out to us as quickly as possible. The sooner we can get started on your case, the better. Once engaged, we can handle the entire process for you.
The Stoddard Firm has years of experience handling accident injuries, and we even offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Call us at 470-467-2200. We encourage our clients to avoid speaking with anyone regarding their accident, including insurance representatives. You may accidentally say something that can negatively impact your case. Let us handle all communications for you.
Get Help from Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Call Our Atlanta Motorcycle accident Lawyers Today
After a motorcycle accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence or fault, it’s important to move quickly and call the Atlanta motorcycle accident attorneys at the Stoddard Firm as soon as possible.
Georgia has a statute of limitations, or deadline, for filing a personal injury case that is generally two years from the date of the crash. In addition, contacting us quickly allows us time to investigate the accident while evidence is fresh and witnesses can still be found, and to build a winning case.
Matt Stoddard, the founder of the Stoddard Firm, worked for years defending some of the world’s largest manufacturers in serious injury and wrongful death cases. As a result, he knows how insurance companies operate and how to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf — and when to take your case to trial, if necessary.
Our motorcycle accident lawyers will carefully examine the details of the accident, find all parties responsible, and ensure that you are justly compensated for your losses. Call us today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation at 470-467-2200.
Matt Stoddard is a professional, hardworking, ethical advocate. He routinely faces some of the nation’s largest companies and some of the world’s largest insurers – opponents who have virtually unlimited resources. In these circumstances, Mr. Stoddard is comfortable. Mr. Stoddard provides his strongest efforts to his clients, and he devotes the firm’s significant financial resources to presenting the strongest case possible on their behalf. Matt understands that his clients must put their trust in him. That trust creates an obligation for Matt to work tirelessly on their behalf, and Matt Stoddard does not take that obligation lightly. [ Attorney Bio ]
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After a motorcycle accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence or fault, it’s important to move quickly and call the Atlanta motorcycle accident attorneys at the Stoddard Firm as soon as possible. Georgia has a statute of limitations, or deadline, for filing a personal injury case that is generally two years from the date of the crash. In addition, filing quickly allows us time to investigate the accident while evidence is fresh and witnesses can still be found, and to build a winning case.
Matt Stoddard, the founder of the Stoddard Firm, worked for years defending some of the world’s largest manufacturers in serious injury and wrongful death cases. As a result, he knows how insurance companies operate and how to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf — and when to take your case to trial, if necessary. Our motorcycle accident lawyers will carefully examine the details of the accident, find all parties responsible, and ensure that you are justly compensated for your losses. Call us today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation at 470-467-2200.