The Summer Motorcycle Season Has Begun In Georgia

Anyone who spends time in the mountains of Georgia or North Carolina knows that the summer motorcycle season is here. It is time for many of us to hit the open road once again. Before you do, we suggest you review some important safety tips, that may help keep you safe this season. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 5,100 people died in motorcycle crashes in 2007. This alarming statistic is the highest level since the Department of Transportation began collecting data in 1975.
Many bikers take precautions to avoid accidents, but even when all safety precautions have been made, other driver’s make mistakes that cause serious injuries. A Georgia man lost his foot as a result of an inattentive driver who ran a traffic light; a North Carolina man lost his life when a tractor-trailer turned left into his right of way; and a Florida man suffered a traumatic brain injury when the defendant driver ran a red light. The fact is that there is no way to completely eliminate the risk, even for the most skilled bikers but staying alert and ride defensively can help.

If you or a loved one has been injured on a motorcycle as a result of the negligence of another driver, consult one of the Georgia injury lawyers at Finch McCranie, LLP at (800) 228-9159. Our firm has been representing victims of automobile accidents, trucking accidents and motorcycle accidents for over 45 years.

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