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At Lawbike Motorcycle Injury Lawyers, our Georgia Paralysis injury lawyers handle the full range of catastrophic injury claims, including paralysis injuries. Our firm is devoted to helping our clients get justice, accountability, and the maximum financial compensation. If you or your family member was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident, we are here to help you navigate the complexities of the legal process. Give us a phone call now at 866-529-2453 or set up your no cost, no obligation consultation with a top Georgia motorcycle accident attorney. 

Motorcycle Crashes are Disproportionately Likely to Cause Catastrophic Injuries

Unfortunately, motorcyclists in Georgia face some heightened safety risks. They are far more likely to be severely injured or killed in a crash than the drivers/passengers of standard-sized cars. The  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 4 out of every 5 motorcycle accidents result in an injury. In contrast, just 1 out of every 5 passenger car accidents results in an injury. Catastrophic injuries—including paralysis—are a risk. 

What is Paralysis?

Paralysis is a medical condition characterized by the loss of muscle function in one or multiple areas of the body. It is a catastrophic and devastating injury. A paralysis injury occurs when the nerve signals responsible for muscle movement are disrupted. Most often, motorcycle accident paralysis occurs due to some form of spinal cord damage. Paralysis can lead to difficulties in mobility, communication, and performing daily tasks. Unfortunately, the victim may suffer severe permanent physical and medical impairments.

Understanding the Different Types of Paralysis Injuries

Paralysis injuries can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life and may result from various causes, including spinal cord injuries and severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Different types of paralysis injuries include:

  • Monoplegia: Affects one limb, usually an arm or a leg, often caused by localized nerve damage or a TBI in a motorcycle crash.
  • Hemiplegia: Affects one side of the body, involving both the arm and leg. It could be caused by a TBI in a motorcycle accident.
  • Paraplegia: Results in the loss of function and sensation in the lower half of the body, including both legs. Commonly caused by spinal cord injuries affecting the thoracic, lumbar, or sacral regions.
  • Quadriplegia: Involves the paralysis of all four limbs and the torso, usually due to spinal cord damage affecting the cervical region. It is a catastrophic injury.
  • Facial Paralysis: The loss of muscle function in the face, which could occur due to nerve damage or a brain injury caused by a motorcycle collision.

What to Understand About Georgia Motorcycle Accident Liability

Motorcycle accident claims in Georgia are governed by state law, and understanding liability is crucial, especially in paralysis cases. Here are three key points:

  • Fault-Based Standard: Georgia follows an at-fault standard of liability for motorcycle crashes. The party deemed responsible for causing the accident, leading to paralysis, is liable for the damages.
  • Comparative Negligence: Georgia is a modified comparative negligence state. If you are less than 51 percent liable for your motorcycle crash, you can still pursue compensation, but your recovery will be reduced by your degree of negligence. For instance, if found 20 percent at fault, you bear 20 percent of the responsibility for your paralysis injury.
  • Two-Year Statute of Limitations: Acting promptly is crucial when filing a motorcycle accident claim, especially for catastrophic injuries. Georgia law (OCGA § 9-3-32) imposes a two-year statute of limitations for motorcycle injury claims, including paralysis cases.

Recovering Full Financial Compensation for a Paralysis Injury in a Motorcycle Crash

Recovering from paralysis due to a motorcycle accident can be financially challenging. Our Georgia motorcycle accident attorneys work diligently to secure maximum financial compensation for victims and their families. You may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Property Damage: Motorcycle repairs.
  • Medical Expenses: Emergency room treatment, hospital bills, medications, medical equipment, and rehabilitative care.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for time away from work.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for physical and psychological suffering.
  • Permanent Disability: Financial recovery for long-term impairments.
  • Loss of Enjoyment: Compensation for the loss of your previous lifestyle.

We are dedicated to helping victims and their families seek justice and the compensation they deserve.

Paralysis and Motorcycle Accidents: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How Does Paralysis Happen in a Motorcycle Crash?

Paralysis resulting from motorcycle accidents is often linked to trauma affecting the spinal cord or brain. The force of the collision, a rider being ejected from the motorcycle, or direct impact to the back or head can lead to nerve damage affecting motor function and sensation. The extent and permanence of paralysis depend on the severity and location of the injury. Paralysis due to a motorcycle accident is considered a medical emergency, requiring immediate attention.

What Type of Medical Treatment is Used to Treat a Suspected Paralysis Injury?

Similar to other catastrophic injuries, the treatment for paralysis is contingent on the severity and location of the injury. In the initial stages, medical professionals prioritize stabilizing the patient, minimizing inflammation, and preventing complications. Given that paralysis injuries are always considered medical emergencies, prompt and appropriate rehabilitative treatment is crucial. This may involve ongoing therapies such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and mental health support.

How Long Does a Paralysis Injury Motorcycle Accident Claim Take?

The duration of the legal claims process varies based on several factors. In general, the more severe a motorcyclist’s injury, the longer the claims process will take. Paralysis, being a catastrophic injury, necessitates careful handling of the motorcycle accident claims process to ensure justice and maximum financial support for the victim and their family.

Why Injured Victims Trust Lawbike Motorcycle Paralysis Injury Lawyers with their Claims

A paralysis injury is catastrophic and can significantly impact the victim’s life. Navigating the legal claims process can be challenging, but you and your family don’t have to do it alone. At Lawbike Motorcycle Injury Lawyers, we specialize exclusively in motorcycle injury claims, including catastrophic crashes resulting in paralysis injuries. Our proactive and committed approach aims to secure your future. Our Georgia motorcycle crash lawyers are prepared to:

  • Listen to your story and address legal questions about Georgia’s motorcycle liability laws;
  • Investigate the motorcycle accident leading to your paralysis injury;
  • Ensure you are connected with the right doctors and medical specialists;
  • Handle all settlement negotiations with the insurer for your motorcycle accident injury; and
  • Take action to help you obtain justice and the maximum compensation for a paralysis injury.

Contact Our Motorcycle Paralysis Injury Attorneys Today

At Lawbike Motorcycle Injury Lawyers, our Georgia motorcycle accident lawyers fight tirelessly to help people paralyzed in a crash. If you or your family member suffered a catastrophic injury in a motorcycle wreck, we are more than ready to help. Call us at 866-529-2453 or connect with us online to arrange your no-cost, no-obligation case review. With an office in Roswell, we represent motorcycle accident victims throughout Georgia, including in Atlanta, Augusta, and Savannah.

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At Lawbike Motorcycle Injury Lawyers, our Georgia motorcycle accident attorneys are passionate, experienced specialists. We have what it takes to help injured motorcyclists get justice after a serious crash.

You do not have to take on the legal system alone. Call us now at 866-529-2453 or contact us online for a free, no commitment review of your case. With law offices in Atlanta and Roswell, we represent motorcycle accident victims throughout all of Georgia.

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