Laying down a motorcycle and sliding to avoid fatal injuries saved this man’s life. The car driver that caused the accident was oblivious.
This is another case we heard about and were interested in because we handle a fair number of motorcycle accidents every year. Many of them are fatal. This one was not, but it did cause the rider a lot of grief in the long run.
“This happened in 2007 and involved a Honda custom motorcycle that was traveling along a highway when a car heading in the opposite direction to the biker suddenly made a left turn a few feet in front of him without signaling. With no place else to go, the biker did the smart thing and laid his bike down on its side and slid behind it to avoid a fatality,” recounted Stephen M. Ozcomert, who handles personal injury cases, accidents, and malpractice law in Atlanta, Georgia.
To say that he was in rather rough shape when all was said and done would be an understatement, so he contacted a personal injury attorney to find out if he could recover damages for his bike and his medical bills. “In this particular case, the car driver did admit he was at fault and was negligent in not signaling his intentions. In fact the driver was also cited by the police,” Ozcomert added.
The biker’s injuries were multiple and very uncomfortable, and included severe road rash on his back, legs and arms, almost too many cuts and bruises to count, a possible dislocated shoulder, plus rib and chest trauma. In other words, the injuries are painful, may be permanent and may cause him limited mobility later.
“But for the negligence of this car driver, this man would not have been so badly hurt in a motorcycle accident. Unfortunately, bikers are always constantly aware that drivers rarely see them or pay attention to them and thus they face some serious problems on the road at times,” saidStephen M. Ozcomert who handles personal injury cases, accidents, and malpractice law in Atlanta, Georgia.
For anyone involved in a motorcycle accident, someone who survives, or is badly injured or permanently injured, contact a skilled personal injury lawyer and find out how to proceed with a lawsuit. If the biker does not survive the crash, the family needs to speak to an attorney about filing a wrongful death case.
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The law offices of Stephen M. Ozcomert specialize in personal injury, accidents, and malpractice law in Atlanta, Georgia.