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Atlanta, Georgia-based personal injury law firm The Mabra Law Firm LLC is offering victims of motorcycle accidents advice on how to maximize their compensation.
Even though motorcycles make up a small percentage of vehicles on the road, just 2% according to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety’s (GOHS) 2019 report, those who ride them are overrepresented in the total number of all driver fatalities (21%). Motorcycle accidents are especially dangerous because they don’t offer riders the same protection that most other vehicles do.
“Some of the common reasons for motorcycle accidents include reckless driving, bad traffic conditions, lane splitting, fixed objects on the road, and poor weather conditions,” says Ronnie Mabra, the founder of The Mabra Law Firm LLC. “Moreover, on account of the risky nature of riding a motorcycle, even minor accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord injuries, lower extremity injuries, internal injuries, broken bones, skull fractures, traumatic brain injuries, lacerations, road rash, scarring and disfigurement, and more.”
Apart from the bodily injuries, motorcyclists may also suffer emotional and psychological damage that saps away their mental well-being and affects their quality of life. This is also compounded by the fact that motorcyclists, due to their poor reputation, often get the short end of the stick when seeking justice in a court of law.
“Many judges and juries have an ill-conceived image of motorcyclists,” says Ronnie Mabra. “A few bad apples give everybody who rides a motorcycle a bad rap. So, you almost always have an uphill battle to fight in court, even if you practice all the tenets of defensive driving and equip yourself with the required safety gear. So, first and foremost, you have to get an experienced personal injury attorney on your side who understands the system to build the strongest case for you.”
Motorcycle accident victims have the right to get compensated for a variety of expenses including past and future medical expenses, loss of income, disability-related costs, motorcycle repairs or replacement and other property damage, legal fees, pain and suffering, emotional damages, loss of enjoyment, loss of quality of life, and even punitive damages.
“To get the maximum compensation you are owed,” Ronnie Mabra says, “you have to seek immediate treatment from a medical professional who understands the kind of injuries, both short-term and long-term, that an accident victim might have endured. This helps create a direct correlation between the accident and your injuries, even those that might not manifest external symptoms for months or years to come.”
The Mabra Law Firm LLC recommends hiring an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to gather all the evidence and build a watertight case that protects the victim’s rights. According to the statute of limitations, plaintiffs usually have around two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. It is also important not to take the first settlement that the insurance company representing the party-at-fault offers.
“Insurance companies are not your friends,” says Ronnie Mabra. “They will try their best to discount your injuries and reduce their client’s liability, hanging you out to dry with the long-term consequences of the accident. The first settlement they offer is designed to trick you and shrug off responsibility for pennies on the dollar. With experienced attorneys by your side, such as the team here at The Mabra Law Firm LLC, you will be protected from their underhanded tactics.”
Founded in 2007, The Mabra Law Firm LLC has over 15 years of experience defending clients in all kinds of personal injury cases including bicycle accidents, wrongful death, car wrecks, 18-wheeler wrecks, catastrophic injuries, motorcycle wrecks, premise liability, pedestrian crosswalk cases, and more. Ronnie Mabra has also been featured by Georgia Super Lawyers magazine as one of Georgia’s top lawyers.
Readers in Atlanta can contact the Atlanta office of The Mabra Law Firm LLC at (404) 344-5255 to schedule a free consultation. The law firm also has locations in South Georgia (Tifton) and Middle Georgia (Warner Robins).
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The Mabra Firm LLC is a personal injury law firm based in Atlanta, Georgia that helps victims of auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and other catastrophic injuries.
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