Motorcycle Laws – Atlanta, GA

Injured in a motorcycle accident? We’ll get you the compensation you deserve.

Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that motorcycle crashes resulting in fatalities have doubled across the United States from the years 2000 to 2010, whereas the number of auto accidents resulting in fatalities decreased by 20% within the same ten year period.

If you are injured when riding a motorcycle in Georgia and your injuries are caused by the negligent actions of another driver, you are entitled to compensation for those injuries.

If you or someone you love has been severely injured or killed in a motorcycle accident due to the reckless driving of another party, our motorcycle accident attorneys at the Bennett Law Group in Atlanta, Georgia can help.  We can help you obtain compensation for your injuries, or assist you with the intricacies of filing of a wrongful death suit if your loved one has been killed in a motorcycle accident.  Contact us today for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

We have obtained significant results on behalf of previous clients in handling their motorcycle accidentwrongful death, and other personal injury cases.  Here are some testimonials from prior satisfied clients.

As the operator of a motorcycle on Georgia roadways, it’s critical that you observe all laws, which are designed to make motorcycles as safe as possible for drivers and passengers alike.  Here is a brief summary of some of our motorcycle laws in the state of Georgia.

  • Helmets – Georgia law requires that helmets be worn by all riders.  You should fasten your helmet so that it will not fly off your head in the event of a crash.  Also, if the helmet has a face shield on it this is even better, as it will protect your eyes and face from wind, rain and bugs. Failure to wear a helmet can result in a $500 fine and in some cases, additional community service.
  • Eye protection – required if your helmet does not have a face shield on it, or if your motorcycle does not have a windshield. Goggles should be free of scratches, fasten snugly so that they won’t blow off while you are riding, and should fit comfortably over eyeglasses or sunglasses.
  • Headlights – Georgia law requires that motorcyclists keep headlights on at all times, including daytime travel. This is to aid in increasing your visibility to others on the road.
  • Motorcycles operating two-abreast in the same lane  – Georgia law states motorcycles shall not be operated more than two abreast in a single lane;
  • Passenger footrest – Required by law if carrying a passenger.

Be aware that motorcycle laws, as with any area governed by laws, are always changing, so if you are injured through no fault of your own in a motorcycle accident, it’s best to consult with an attorney as soon as possible so that they may advise you of your rights and begin to gather evidence in your case.

If you are a motorcyclist and have suffered injuries due to the negligence of another driver, call our motorcycle attorneys here at the Bennett Law Group.  You may either contact us online or call our office at 404.541.9330.  Our attorneys have over 50 years of experience in representing victims of motorcycle accidents in Atlanta, metro Atlanta, and throughout the state of Georgia.  We will do everything possible to ensure that you receive maximum compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses.  Please call us today for a free consultation.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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Atlanta, GA 30309