First and foremost, if you or a loved one has been hurt in a motorcycle accident, you have the legal right to seek financial restitution; learn more here.
When a motorcycle accident occurs in Georgia, who can file a claim?
In the event of a motorbike accident, you have the right to submit a claim or lawsuit if:
- You were in a motorcycle collision.
- If you’re reading this because you’re a spouse, parent, or executor of an estate, your loved one was hurt in a motorbike accident.
- In the State of Georgia, contributory negligence is governed by O.C.G.A. 51-12-33. If you were partially at fault for a motorbike accident, this law nevertheless allows you to seek financial compensation for your injuries and other damages. In some cases, your ability to recover damages may be diminished if your fault is greater than a predetermined minimum.
When Must I File My Georgia Motorbike Accident Claim?
Each insurance provider has their own time limit for processing claims. In most cases, insurance agencies demand immediate notification of crashes.
In the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, the state sets the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit. Generally, you have two years from the date of the alleged violation to launch a lawsuit under O.C.G.A. 9-3-33. Wrongful death claims have the same time limit of two years.
Using the word “usually” is crucial here. Sometimes the statute of limitations can be stretched out or shortened to give you more time to file.
Can You Get Money for a Motorbike Accident?
What you can get in terms of damages will depend on what you lost. Motorbike accident victims can usually fully recover, despite their unique experiences.
The Price Tag on Your Vital Medical Bills
Potentially reimbursable medical costs include:
- Medical transport via ambulance
- treatment in an urgent care center
- Exams and scans for diagnosis
- Medication to alleviate pain
Mental health care and physical rehabilitation
As you make progress in your rehabilitation, your medical costs may increase. If you work with us, we can calculate how much your current and future medical treatment will set you back.
Replacement costs for broken or stolen items
Because of the crash, you could have to get a new motorcycle and miss some time at the office. Specific damages recoverable in this case include:
- The disruption of your usual income
- Neglected chances to save for retirement and earn bonuses
- The expense of fixing your bike
- Misplaced commissions, fees, and tips