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Category: Motorcycle Accidents

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In order to legally operate a motorcycle on the roads of Georgia, you will begin with a motorcycle permit. There are many requirements to get a motorcycle permit in Georgia, and you’ll need to know what to do next to get your full license. Georgia requires motorcyclists to have permits…

ultimate motorcycle helmets guide

As a biker, you want to stay as safe as possible on the road. Getting the right helmet and taking care of it properly could mean the difference between life and death. Our Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyers at Spaulding Injury Law are committed to helping motorcyclists protect themselves while enjoying the…

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Our motorcycle accident lawyers know that it’s tough to resist the thrill of riding a motorcycle. They are so much fun to ride! However, you are considerably more at risk if you do. For most motorcycle riders, the risk is worth it, but it only takes one accident to change…

Who Could Be Responsible for Your Motorcycle Crash?

More than 5,000 motorcyclists suffered fatal injuries in crashes across the United States in 2019, and thousands more sustained non-fatal injuries that significantly disrupted their lives. If another party was responsible for causing the crash, the injured motorcyclist has the right to seek compensation for their losses. Since the losses…

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Our motorcycle accident lawyers know that riding a motorcycle always comes with inherent dangers. Any type of collision can cause serious injuries to a motorcyclist since there is no metal frame, seat belts, or airbags to protect them from the impact like in a passenger vehicle. Rear-end collisions1 can be especially dangerous for individuals…

In this video, attorney Ted Spaulding answers whether or not a helmet is required when driving a motorcycle in Georgia. Are motorcycle helmets required in the State of Georgia? Keep watching this video to learn the answer to this all-important question. Hi, I’m Ted Spaulding. I’m an Atlanta personal injury…

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Our Lawrenceville motorcycle accident law firm knows that accidents involving any type of motor vehicle have the potential to cause severe injuries. However, some forms of transportation are riskier than others. People who ride motorcycles are often at a high risk of suffering particularly serious injuries in the event of a collision….

In this video, attorney Theodore Spaulding explains what steps are needed to obtain the police report after a motor vehicle accident in Georgia.  How to obtain the police report after a car accident? Hi, I’m, Ted Spaulding. I’m an Atlanta personal injury trial lawyer, I’m the founder here at Spaulding…

In this video, attorney Ted Spaulding reviews one of his top recommendations for safe motorcycle riding.  Hi, Ted Spaulding here. Listen, the other day I had the honor and privilege of talking to a real motorcycle safety expert. I like to say I play one on TV, right? I try…

In nearly every state, wearing a helmet is required for certain motorcycle riders. While Georgia law requires all motorcycle riders and passengers to wear helmets, failure to do so will not automatically prevent you from taking legal action if you were hurt in a crash caused by someone else. In…

In this video, attorney Ted Spaulding explains how motorcycle accident attorneys determine rates during a personal injury case. He details the two main variables and how they will affect you. What do motorcycle accident attorneys charge? Keep watching this video to find out the answer to this question. Hi, I’m…

In this video attorney Ted Spaulding reviews what makes motorcycle accidents a unique type of personal injury case, and what challenges they can present. He includes details regarding the legal process in Georgia and what complexities can arise.  Hi, I’m Ted Spaulding. I’m an Atlanta personal injury trial attorney and…

bicycle proper positioning at intersection

Today, I want to talk about the proper positioning of your bike at an intersection. Hopefully, most of you know that positioning is a huge part of staying safe while riding. What we’re talking about is proper positioning of your bike within your lane. I’ve briefly talked before about positioning…

trees alongside wet road

Recently the state of Utah just passed a lane filtering bill. I’ve gotten several questions asking “Do we have bills that are currently working its way through Georgia on lane splitting and where are we with that process?” My understanding is this is a big issue here in Georgia. As…

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As an Alpharetta motorcycle accident lawyer, I want to give you guys some legal tips to think about when handling motorcycle property damage claims. Typically, we handle these cases free of charge as part of representing the injury side of a motorcycle wreck. We will get involved when the client can’t…

motorcycle driving in city

As a Lawrenceville motorcycle lawyer, I want to talk about a safety tip that is good to incorporate into your daily riding habits. It’s one that you don’t normally think about, especially in this day and age with the bikes that are coming out with safety features like better lighting, hi-def…

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Georgia’s Lemon Law is another example of how motorcycle riders are treated differently than ordinary, four-wheel vehicles and the general public, not only by the public but also in the law itself. Keep reading to see what our Cumming motorcycle lawyers think about the subject.   What Is Georgia’s Lemon Law? Now,…

wet road & trees

We’ve had a ton of rain over the past 3-4 months in the state of Georgia and in particularly in Atlanta. These tips my motorcycle accident law firm will provide are timely, especially now that we’re getting close to spring in the next couple of months and will have some more rain…

motorcycle on road by water

Today, my Savannah motorcycle accident law firm wants to talk about cornering and specifically traction. I know it’s a big issue among motorcycle riders and it came up for me recently with the loss of a Mr. Sharp. He’s the individual that I posted about who lost control of his bike on…

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As an Alpharetta motorcycle accident lawyer, I know that a lot of riders drive four-wheeled vehicles and are weekend warriors with bikes. They don’t ride them every day. You’re riding your everyday four-wheel vehicle to and from work and picking up the kids and everything else. Check Your Motorcycle Tires More Than…

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As a Savannah motorcycle lawyer, there’s a certain issue that we are aware of in the motorcycle community, and it is biker profiling. However, there’s a particular angle to this profiling of bikers that is most of what we see in the field, and that is profiling by police officers and…

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When an automobile crashes into a motorcycle from behind, if the motorcyclist survives, his or her injuries will probably be catastrophic and life-altering. What are the most likely injuries that a motorcyclist will suffer in such a scenario? And what is a motorcyclist’s recourse in Georgia if he or she…

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I wanted to do this video to show you how you can be armed with another tool to protect yourself in the event you’re in a wreck caused by another driver. Hopefully, that doesn’t happen, but you need to be protected in advance in case. I’ve championed UM Insurance in…

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In this blog, I want to discuss another motorcycle safety myth. The myth that I have for you today is that streets and roadways are safer than the highway for motorcyclists. As an Atlanta motorcycle accident attorney, I have to tell you that it’s an absolute myth. There was a study several years ago…

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As a motorcycle accident attorney, I want to explain why I think it is so vitally important that you get as much UM Insurance as possible, how it works and what’s the best UM insurance available. This goes beyond just motorcycle wreck cases, it will also apply to the other vehicles…

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Today I want to talk about a very dangerous situation that has come to the forefront this summer. I’ve seen a lot of people talking about it in motorcycle groups, and as a Cumming motorcycle accident lawyer, I have actually just had an accident here recently by a motorcycle rider losing…

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What Do Studies Say About The “Loud Pipes Save Lives” Motto? Being that I am a motorcycle accident attorney, I found a study that studied this phrase and whether the loudness of the pipes, exhaust pipes of the bike, lead and correlated to less motorcycle wreck events. What they found was…

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What Is The Highway 80 Infrastructure? I want to highlight a really neat motorcycle advocacy piece that the State of Georgia has taken the lead on. I’ll also explain to you the two reasons why I think it’s important for us to highlight this petition and how a motorcycle accident law…

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Last week, the Governor’s Highway Safety Association’s annual reported the numbers for motorcycle fatalities for 2017. The good news is there was a marked decrease in the number of motorcycle fatalities in comparison to 2016, with the decrease being 5.6%. Let our Alpharetta motorcycle accident law firm explain. What Do These Statistics…

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In this video, I want to provide some safety tips about what to do when you’re entering a blind curve. If you end up hitting your front tire with either loose gravel, sand, leaves, grass, whatever it is, a hazard on the road, but you’re hitting it on a blind…