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Motorcycle Accident Statistics in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Transportation keeps the most updated statistics on motorcycle accidents in the state.


injuries caused by
motorcycle accidents
between 2017 and 2021


motorcycle accidents in 2021.
This was a jump over the 3,821 in 2020,
perhaps showing that more people
were on the road in 2021


fatal motorcycle crashes
in 2021, a slight increase
over the 184 fatalities in 2020

Georgia has more than 220,000 registered motorcycles. People enjoy hopping on a bike for relaxation as well as for an efficient means of transportation. In addition to Georgia riders, our state draws enthusiasts from around the country. Our neighbor to the south, Florida, has about 650,000 registered motorcycles, and riders come up to Georgia year-round in groups to see the sights.

Lawbike Motorcycle Injury Lawyers can help anyone in Georgia who is hurt in a motorcycle accident. Our firm is dedicated to getting victims like you compensation when you suffer an accident that leaves you with painful injuries. This is a difficult process, so please call us today to schedule a time to meet. We will even go to you, at home or in the hospital,  if that is more convenient.

These accidents leave thousands of people with painful injuries and no visible means to support themselves as they try to recover. Accident victims can have huge out-of-pocket expenses for medical care, prescription medication, motorcycle repairs, transportation costs, and other expenses.

Georgia Motorcycle Accidents & Fault

Georgia is a fault state for motor vehicle accidents, including those involving motorcycles. Under fault rules, the person responsible for the accident should pay compensation to a victim for damages. Our law firm is dedicated to fully understanding an accident to assign fault in a fair and transparent manner. To that end, we fully analyze the following evidence:

  • Witness testimony about what happened.
  • Physical evidence, such as damage to your motorcycle and dents in the car that struck you.
  • Video evidence, including available dashcam footage or nearby business footage that recorded the collision.
  • Police reports, including any chemical tests performed on the driver who struck you.

Most motorcycle accidents are caused by negligent motorists. These people are not paying sufficient attention around a motorcycle and cause a crash. Some of the most common examples of negligence include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Texting and driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Driving while chemically impaired
  • Failing to maintain a vehicle
  • Neglecting to use mirrors
  • Making an illegal lane change
  • Following too closely
  • Passing illegally

how to help
your case

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you should immediately reach out to a lawyer so that you can begin constructing a claim the right way. Obtaining compensation from an accident is a multi-step process. The state requires that motorists carry liability insurance to pay compensation, and you can make a claim on that policy. But you’ll need the right evidence to establish fault.

Our motorcycle injury lawyers ask that you work closely with our office to keep medical records, medical bills, and related information up to date. You should continue to go to all doctor’s appointments and suggested rehabilitation until you reach maximum medical improvement. We recognize how difficult it is to overcome motorcycle accident injuries, but stopping your treatment can undermine a legal claim.

You can also improve your odds of success by hiring the right Georgia motorcycle accident lawyer. Our firm has successfully sought compensation for all sorts of collisions involving motorcycles and cars, tractor-trailers, and other commercial vehicles.

An Overview of a
Motorcycle Accident Claim in Georgia

Once hired, we will begin working on your case. Our first job is to understand what happened, so we can review all available evidence and even begin performing an investigation. Where necessary, we might secure the services of a private investigator to dig in and uncover all relevant evidence.

We also review medical records and will ask that you release copies to our law firm. Based on this review, we have a better idea of your current and future physical limitations. Please keep our firm updated with this information as your condition changes.

We will handle all communications with insurance adjusters and be their primary point of contact. The driver who struck you probably has insurance, and it’s the insurance company that will negotiate a settlement. They might demand to see copies of your medical records or want you to sit for a recorded statement. Aftering hiring our firm, the insurance companies should not contact you. If the at-fault driver or the insurance contacts you,  lease inform our office of anything and refer insurance adjusters to us if they have questions.

We can demand compensation for your losses, including specific losses for out-of-pocket expenses like:

  • Medical care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Prescription medication
  • Lost income
  • Loss of future income or lost earning capacity
  • Property damage repairs

We will also demand fair compensation for general damages like pain, suffering, and emotional anguish. Some insurance companies will minimize this pain and say you only deserve compensation for your specific losses. That simply is untrue.

We can also request compensation for your spouse if you suffered serious injuries that have impaired the marital relationship. This is a “loss of consortium” claim that seeks to compensate for lost services: cooking, cleaning, and childrearing, but also for loss of companionship and sexual intimacy.

Georgia Deadlines
for Filing a Lawsuit

Negotiations are not always successful. We sometimes must file a lawsuit and sue the negligent driver personally to squeeze out any compensation. This lawsuit is the best way to get a sense of justice following a crash.

Georgia’s statute of limitations gives you only two years to file a lawsuit for personal injury after a crash. The consequences of going over the deadline are severe: you lose the right to sue, forever. Accordingly, the driver who struck you or forced you into a ditch might never have to pay a penny in compensation, all because you missed this critical deadline.

Reach out to our firm as soon as possible. We will work to get your lawsuit filed in the right court in a timely manner under the deadline.

How to protect yourself
on the road

LawBike Motorcycle Injury Lawyers is fully committed to biker safety. We regularly ride ourselves. There are certain steps you can take to minimize the possibility of a crash.

  1. Make your motorcycle visible. Many accidents happen because a driver can’t distinguish your bike from surrounding vehicles or the road itself. This is especially a problem if you drive a black or brown motorcycle. You can increase visibility by painting your motorcycle or wearing a brightly colored jacket or helmet.
  2. Take a safety course. Even experienced riders benefit from learning how to improve the handling of their bikes. Many bikers learn from family or friends, which is okay, but there’s more professional help out there to help you get the most out of riding.
  3. Ride a motorcycle that’s the right size for your body. Trying to control something large is difficult. This is particularly true for small women who regularly end up on bikes that are too big.
  4. Call the police after a collision. This makes sure that dangerous drivers get taken off the road. Many motorcyclists are struck by drunk drivers, who shouldn’t be driving in the first place.
  5. Use appropriate headlights. These are a good way of standing out, while improving your ability to see.

Lane Splitting is Still Illegal in Georgia

We get questions a lot from riders about lane splitting. Unfortunately, Georgia hasn’t changed its laws on this subject. It is still illegal to lane split in Georgia. Even worse, if you get caught doing so, then you might be partially blamed for your accident because it is a form of negligence. You could lose the ability to secure compensation.

Uninsured Motorist

An alarming number of Georgia motorists lack insurance. One estimate puts the number at close to 12%. These drivers hit motorcyclists and then lack any resources to pay compensation. Too many bikers end up with no money for their injuries, even if they need surgery and months of rehabilitation. In fact, medical care can bankrupt some motorcyclists who are injured through no fault of their own.

Uninsured motorist coverage is not automatic in Georgia but uninsured motorists insurance is the most important kind of coverage a motorcycle rider can purchase. When purchasing a liability policy for your motorcycle, the insurance company must offer you the opportunity to purchase uninsured and underinsured insurance. Two types of uninsured motorist coverage exist: reduced by and add-on coverage. Add-on uninsured is preferable as it can provide compensation regardless of the at-fault driver’s limits. It can pay compensation for out-of-pocket expenses, along with pain and suffering, when you are injured by an uninsured motorist—provided you are not at fault for the crash.

(Even if you do not believe you purchased un or underinsured motorist coverage, these policies could provide compensation after your motorcycle accident if the insurance company cannot produce the uninsured motorist selection or rejection form.

Don’t be surprised if you struggle to get your insurer to pay out a claim. They often argue about fault for the collision. If you are more at fault than anyone else, you won’t receive any compensation. We have regularly sought compensation on uninsured motorist claims, so call us.

If we don’t win
you don’t pay a thing

That is our promise to you. We will never charge any upfront fees. Instead, you’ll only pay us at the end when we win your case. For motorcycle accidents, LawBike only charges a 22.50% fee if we settle your case. Most other lawyers will charge around 33.33% or above. We agree to take a percentage of your financial settlement or jury award. And on the off chance we don’t win? Then you don’t owe us a penny.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Georgia Motorcycle Accidents Lawyer

Accidents are disorientating. Let us help put the pieces back together so you can get your life back and get back out on the road. Please call 866-529-2453 to schedule a free consultation with our team.

Schedule a Consultation

with Our Georgia Motorcycle Accidents Lawyer

Accidents are disorientating. Let us help put the pieces back together so you can get your life back and get back out on the road.

Please call 1-866-529-2453 to schedule a free consultation with our team.