Motorcycle Accidents

Atlanta Motorcycle Injury Lawyers Secure Large Verdicts for Accident Victims

Skilled representation of Atlanta, Savannah, and throughout Georgia after serious motorcycle crashes

Motorcycle accidents can prove particularly devastating. While car and truck operators have the added protection of their vehicle’s structure, the open nature of a motorcycle places cyclists at a considerable risk of injury and death. The skilled attorneys of Harris Lowry Manton LLP assist numerous motorcycle accident victims and their loved ones with the financial challenges of a motorcycle accident. If you or a family member was injured, contact our experienced Atlanta motorcycle injury lawyers. We have a proven track record of success in large verdict cases.

 

What are the common causes of motorcycle accidents?

Depending on the underlying cause, a motorcycle accident case can involve numerous legal issues. The skillful Georgia personal injury attorneys of HLM have handled a variety of motorcycle accident cases, involving such causes as:

  • Motorcycle defects. Many motorcycle accidents are caused by deficiencies in the bike. Defective tires, brakes, or other mechanical parts may cause the crash or prevent the motorcyclist from controlling the vehicle in an emergency situation.
  • Defective and dangerous roadways. Defective roadways create dangerous conditions for motorcycle operators. Inadequate shoulders, crumbling road surfaces, or slippery conditions can make it impossible for motorcyclists to safely handle curves or recover when pushed off the side of the road by other negligent drivers.
  • Negligent drivers. When traversing the roadways, motorcyclists are easily impacted by the actions of others. All too often, vehicle operators drive distracted while eating, putting on makeup, or talking on a cell phone. Even one second of distraction can lead to an injurious motorcycle accident.

A knowledgeable Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyer understands the challenges of proving fault in any accident and works diligently to secure the compensation your injuries deserve.

Quality representation for a variety of motorcycle injuries

The potential severity of a motorcycle accident can lead to various types of life-changing injuries. HLM lawyers represent many of the most common motorcycle crash injuries, including:

  • Brain injury. Though motorcyclists wear helmets, this protective headgear is not foolproof. The impact of a crash can still result in injury to the head, from a temporary concussion to a debilitating coma.
  • Biker’s arm. Motorcyclists are often thrown from their bikes during an accident. When this occurs, they generally reach their arms out in an effort to brace for impact. As a result, the arm can be severely injured by a broken bone or nerve damage.
  • Road rash. This occurs when the impact of the accident causes an operator to slide across the roadway. The pavement can scrape away the cyclist’s clothing and even skin, potentially causing burning, infection, or nerve damage.

Through consultations with your medical specialists and life care planners, we work to understand the extent of your injuries and the impact the injuries will have on your future. Our accomplished Atlanta motorcycle injury attorneys build a case that helps you recover the compensation necessary to cope with the financial burdens associated with these serious injuries.

Secure the services of highly skilled lawyers for your Georgia motorcycle injury case

The potential consequences of a motorcycle accidents can be catastrophic, or even fatal. The Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyers of HLM are known for their effective trial practice and high commitment to their clients. Our lawyers have successfully pursued more than $750 million in verdicts and settlements. Put our experience to work in your case. Call us today at our Atlanta office at 404-998-8847 or our Savannah office at 912-417-3774, or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation.

Verdicts & Settlements

$16,520,000 (2013)
Chhetri v. Michelin: After a seven-day trial, the jury returned a verdict for the Plaintiff, represented by Harris Lowry Manton,...

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Harris Lowry Manton LLP
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2017-09-18T13:50:14+00:00

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Chhetri v. Michelin: After a seven-day trial, the jury returned a verdict for the Plaintiff, represented by Harris Lowry Manton, and awarded $16,520,000 in damages in Chhetri vs. Michelin, a product liability and wrongful death case. HLM’s Jeff Harris served as lead counsel. On March 22, 2011, 50 year-old Mr. Kharka Chhetri, beloved husband and father, died after the failure of a defective tire on a 15-passenger van in which he was a passenger. The tread completely separated from the tire, causing the van to go out of control, hit a guardrail, and roll over. Mr. Chhetri, his wife, Ganga, and his three children, refugees from Bhutan, immigrated to the United States in 2009 through a United Nations resettlement program. Mr. Chhetri was traveling on I-75 south near Forsyth, Georgia, along with 14 other passengers, all of whom were on their way to work in Perry, Georgia, when the tire caused the van to crash. Mr. Chhetri’s case was the first to go to trial of the 14 cases that Harris Lowry Manton has filed on behalf of the van passengers. As pointed out by attorney Jeff Harris, the Chhetri case “essentially was a bellwether trial for this accident.” On behalf of Mr. Chhetri’s widow, Ganga, HLM demonstrated to the jury that Defendant Michelin North America, Inc. negligently designed and manufactured the defective tire that failed, a LT245/75R16 120Q Uniroyal Laredo Tire. HLM also demonstrated that Michelin knew, or should have known, that the tire was defective and dangerous, but it failed to warn the public of this danger, showing a conscious indifference to the consequences and warranting punitive damages. Michelin argued that its tire was not defectively designed or manufactured, but the jury rejected this inaccurate defense. The jury also elected to award punitive damages in the amount of $11,500,000...
$11,558,366.66 (2010)
Bilbrey v. United States of America: Judge Clay D. Land ordered the United States of America to pay Mary Bilbrey...

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Harris Lowry Manton LLP
5.0
2017-09-18T13:50:50+00:00

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Bilbrey v. United States of America: Judge Clay D. Land ordered the United States of America to pay Mary Bilbrey and her profoundly injured son, Anthony Bilbrey, more than $11.5 million after a United States Postal Service (USPS) employee was found negligent in the operation of his mail delivery truck. Steve Lowry, of Harris Lowry Manton LLP, served as lead counsel for Mary and Anthony. On December 22, 2006, after an early morning of Christmas shopping at Wal-Mart and a breakfast stop at Hardees, Mary Bilbrey – who was eight and a half months pregnant at the time – and her fiancé, Jason Murray, were driving to their Monroe, Georgia home. Traveling south on Highway 11 Murray and Bilbrey both testified that the USPS employee suddenly pulled into their lane from his position off the right-hand side of the road. A commercially licensed, experienced driver, Murray swerved to avoid colliding with the USPS truck yet ultimately lost control of his vehicle. The car ran off the road into a fence where a wooden fence rail impaled the vehicle, forcefully striking Mary’s pregnant abdomen. She went into premature labor suffered serious injury and the impact severely brain-damaged her son. The United States denied that the postal driver was responsible for causing the wreck. Steve Lowry explained, “Even though there were no independent eye witnesses to the wreck, we were able to prove that the postal driver was at fault through an extensive investigation that focused on recreating the wreck using forensic evidence to show the postal driver was at fault. The substantial recovery will allow for Anthony to receive the best available medical care going forward.” HLM worked tirelessly to see justice done in this very tragic case.
$10,000,000
Automobile defect resulting in spinal cord injury.

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Harris Lowry Manton LLP
5.0
2017-09-15T16:03:36+00:00

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Automobile defect resulting in spinal cord injury.
$8,000,000
Automobile wreck resulting in catastrophic injuries.

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Harris Lowry Manton LLP
5.0
2017-09-15T16:04:07+00:00

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Automobile wreck resulting in catastrophic injuries.
$6,500,000
Wrongful death automobile wreck settlement.

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Harris Lowry Manton LLP
5.0
2017-09-15T14:29:18+00:00

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Wrongful death automobile wreck settlement.
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