Types of Motorcycle Accidents

Alpharetta Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcyclists face dangers every time they take to the streets or highways. Unfortunately a large number of drivers are inattentive, distracted, drunk, driving aggressively or exhibiting other driving conduct that puts the motorcyclist at great risk of serious injury or death. At Kalka & Baer, LLC, we are trial attorneys and personal injury lawyers. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, we urge you get in touch with our firm as early as possible after a serious injury accident or the death of a loved one. There are a range of types of motorcycle accidents, including single-vehicle, which are outlined for you.

Distracted Drivers
This is the most common of all types of motorcycle accidents. The driver has attention on something other than the street or highway ahead, whether due to cell phone use, talking or texting, or any other activity inside the vehicle. In these cases, the driver fails to observe a motorcyclist and either turns into lanes and hits the motorcyclist, or in many cases, the impact takes place in an intersection, and the motorcyclist is hit from behind.

Drunk Drivers
Alpharetta has more than its share of drunk drivers. These criminally negligent vehicle operators put every other driver at risk; motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable due to the smaller profile. Wrong way driving, swerving from lane-to-lane, speeding and other driving conduct can lead to a serious or deadly motorcycle accident.

Speeding and Aggressive Drivers
There are those vehicle operators that once they get behind the wheel, they become extremely aggressive. This driving behavior is very dangerous to motorcyclists, as the aggressive driver tends to tailgate, swerve around various vehicles to try to gain a minor advantage, hitting a motorcyclist.

Defective Motorcycle Parts
In cases in which a motorcycle system or part fails, the process of recovering compensation can be more complex. Whether a tire blow-out, brake failure or other critical system failure, it is important to ensure that an Alpharetta motorcycle accident lawyer gets involved. Suing a parts manufacturer, motorcycle manufacturer, tire manufacturer or other liable party will require careful case preparation.

Dangerous Streets or Highways
When a street or highway is hazardous due to a failure of the city, county or state to properly maintain the roadway so that motorcyclists and other drivers are safe, and an injury accident occurs, it is often possible to seek compensation from that liable party. Our firm can evaluate your situation immediately, and the speed with which we get involved can be important, as the evidence of a failure to maintain should be preserved prior to the government agency repairing it.

Contact us and speak with our Alpharetta motorcycle accident attorney for immediate assistance in serious injury or wrongful death.