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No matter the amount of experience a driver has on the road, accidents happen. A distraction pulls a driver’s attention, a car swerves to avoid an animal in the road, traffic suddenly halts, a tire blows out, etc.- all these reasons and more happen every day. All motor vehicle drivers should be aware and alert when driving.
Just recently, the AJC reported two Atlanta Police Department motorcycle officers being involved in two separate accidents in the same day. Both officers were said to be alert and conscious at the scene and both suffered minor injuries,
according toThe Examiner.
The first motorcycle wreck happened on I-75/I-85 northbound near University Ave. when the Atlanta police motorcycle officer rear-ended the vehicle in front when traffic came to a sudden stop. The accident caused quite a traffic delay as four of the seven lanes (one being an HOV lane) were blocked off for approximately one hour.
A second motorcycle wreck happened right around the same time, a little north of downtown Atlanta. A second Atlanta police motorcycle officer was involved in a crash on West Paces Ferry Road near I-75. Reportedly, the officer’s accident was caused by a pothole in the road.
Motorcycle accidents are extremely dangerous. A motorcyclist is way less protected than other motor vehicle drivers; there is nothing surrounding the motorcyclist like that which surrounds a car or truck driver. Atlanta motorcycle accident attorneys at Kalka & Baer want to caution all Georgia motorcycle drivers to travel carefully. The two accidents we detailed above involved Atlanta police motorcycle officers, so even highly trained drivers are bound to get in a traffic accident. No driver is completely accident-proof.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 80 percent of motorcycle accidents result in injury or death. Some injuries are more common than others.
Here is a list of the 3 most common injuries a motorcyclist can experience after a motorcycle accident.
The Kalka & Baer law firm is known for representing people who have suffered catastrophic injuries in bicycle, car, motorcycle and tractor-trailer accidents and also business owners confronting significant litigation.
Our website is designed to enlighten readers about traffic accidents, slip and fall cases, business litigation, dog bite injuries, and more. Take a look at different tabs of the site and you’ll learn what sets Kalka & Baer apart from other Atlanta accident law firm firms. Our attorneys are genuinely committed to helping clients.