Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Attorney Obtains $1.9 Million in Cobb County, Georgia Car Accident/Motorcycle Accident Case
A Cobb County jury, located just outside of Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, recently awarded $1.9 million to a teenager who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident/car accident. The accident occurred when a motor vehicle negligently turned in front of the motorcycle while travelling on a roadway. The driver of the motorcycle could not avoid the collision, and the teenager, who was a passenger, was violently thrown from the bike.
Atlanta motorcycle accidents are common as traffic on the city's highways, combined with reckless motor vehicle operators, creates a perfect storm for such incidents to take place. As a consequence, Atlanta motorcycle accident attorneys are in high demand by individuals who have been injured while riding a motorcycle, or by families who have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one while riding on a motorcycle. The legal aspects of a Georgia motorcycle accident are not very different from a Georgia car accident, as the same standard of negligence applies. The typical difference between the two cases, however, is the value of a motorcycle injury. Because the injuries suffered by an individual in a motorcycle accident are generally much more severe (brain injury, spinal cord injury, wrongful death) the medical expenses and pain and suffering associated with the injuries are much greater than in a car accident. It is not uncommon for medical expenses to be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. As such, Georgia motorcycle accident attorneys will generaly seek larger awards from juries than in a standard motor vehcile accident case.