Last Updated on June 16, 2021 by Theodore Spaulding
In this video, personal injury attorney Ted Spaulding details 5 things you need to know if involved in a Georgia motorcycle accident.
In this video, I’m going to give you five quick things that you must know if you’ve been in a motorcycle wreck in Georgia.
Hi, I’m Ted Spaulding. I’m an Atlanta personal injury trial lawyer. I’m the founder here at Spaulding Injury Law.
So, let me give you these five tips. Number one, do not give a recorded statement. Only person you have to give a recorded statement to is your own insurance company, but do not give it to the at-fault insurance adjuster. They’re going to try to use it against you.
Number two, always follow your doctor’s advice. They tell you not to lift certain things over a certain poundage, don’t do it. They tell you not to ride your motorcycle, don’t do it. Follow your doctor’s advice.
Number three, collect all insurance. In motorcycle cases, there’s multiple insurance policies, at the very least. You got to know this and you’ve got to put them all on notice, especially yours in very quickly.
So, this falls into number four, which is talk to a motorcycle injury attorney. Even if you’re not gonna hire an attorney or you’re skeptical about hiring one, call a good one that will at least give you some advice regardless of you hiring them so you know how to protect your rights. Then you can make a decision whether you want to hire this lawyer or another lawyer. And you may not need a lawyer, but at least talk to a lawyer.
And the final one is don’t settle too early. Insurance companies will try to throw a couple thousand dollars at you, especially in a motorcycle wreck, because they’re assuming there’s going to be some big injuries and let me get out in front of it before the injured party knows there’s a lot of value in the damages that this person has and will suffer. So, they’ll throw some money at you early to get you to settle quickly. Don’t do it. That’s my advice. That is what I tell my clients is don’t settle too early. Be mindful of your statute of limitation, which is two years in Georgia, but don’t settle too early.
So, those are my five quick tips if you’ve been in a motorcycle wreck here in Georgia and you’re injured. I hope this answers some of your questions. If you have any others or you have a claim or case you would like to see if my firm can handle, comment to this video below. Go to our website, spauldinginjurylaw.com. We have a contact form on there that you can fill out or give me a phone call. I’ve got two phone numbers, 770-744-0890 or 470-695-9950. Thanks for watching this video.
For close to 15 years, Mr. Spaulding has helped victims of negligence across the state of Georgia resolve personal injury disputes, and he’s received a remarkable number of awards and honors from the legal community recognizing his commitment to clients and to the metro-Atlanta area.
As an undergraduate, Mr. Spaulding belonged to the Phi Beta Kappa honors fraternity at the University of Georgia, and he obtained his legal training at the Georgia State College of Law, where he clerked for the Honorable Judge Rowland Barnes of the Fulton County Superior Court. Mr. Spaulding has also worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Atlanta Enforcement Division. Since 2005, he has dedicated his career to helping the injured victims of negligence and their loved ones win justice in Georgia’s personal injury courts.