Sandy Springs, GA Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycles have several advantages over cars, which make many people choose them as both a primary method of transportation and for recreational use. They are more fuel efficient than cars, more compact, and provide a different driving experience than cars, SUVs, or trucks. Unfortunately, the differences between motorcycles and cars do not make motorcycles any less likely to be on the receiving end of a car crash than other vehicles. To make matters worse, motorcyclists have less protection overall than people in cars, so they are much more likely to get badly hurt in an accident. Indeed, victims of motorcycle accidents will have to deal with both the cost of medical care and the mental toll of recovering from serious injuries, among other issues.

Fortunately, there are options available to you. You can go to court to get financial compensation from those who wronged you. Our attorneys have dealt with countless cases involving motorcycles and vehicles of all kinds, so we know the ins and outs of motorcycle crash claims and have the drive, experience, and compassion to build you a strong case to take to court so you can get the damages you are owed.

To get a free, no-obligation review of your claim, call Rice, Murtha & Psoras’s motorcycle accident lawyers at (470) 287-3070.

Injuries from Motorcycle Accidents in Sandy Springs, GA

It is no secret that Motorcycle accidents can lead to serious injuries. Because motorcycle riders are more exposed than people in traditional cars, buses, and trucks, in many ways, they are more like pedestrians than motorists, and they will not have access to the same suite of safety features as someone driving a car. In fact, one of the main reasons victims of motorcycle accidents go to court is because the injuries they sustained in their motorcycle accident can be expensive to treat and have lengthy recovery times.

Broken Bones

Broken bones are common in motor vehicle accidents of all kinds, so it should come as no surprise that victims of motorcycle crashes can suffer nasty fractures and breaks. In car accidents, the pelvis is one of the most common bones to break. However, since motorcycle riders are more exposed than people in cars, it is not at all uncommon for other bones to break as well.

Broken bones will almost certainly require a cast or other immobilizing device to heal properly. More serious injuries like compound fractures may require surgery as well.


Bruising happens when blood vessels are crushed under the skin and blood pools in the affected area. This is what causes the reddish discoloration around the bruised area. Most bruises will heal on their own, but serious bruising over a large area, especially the torso, can be indicative of much more serious injuries like damaged organs, and needs immediate medical attention.

Cuts and Puncture Wounds

Getting cut up or “stabbed” by a sharp object is likely not the first injury that comes to mind when one thinks of motorcycle accidents. However, shards of broken glass, warped metal, and other things that go flying through the air in a crash can easily cut up or go through motorcycle riders.

Cuts can bleed heavily, will often require stitching, may leave permanent scarring, and even have the potential to lop off digits like fingers or toes. Puncture wounds are actually much more dangerous. If a sharp object penetrates deep enough to hit internal organs, a motorcycle crash victim can be put in critical condition very quickly. Worse still, puncture wounds are often much harder to close shut and stop from bleeding.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is caused by a hard blow to the head that injures the brain. Even “less serious” TBIs can have serious consequences, such as memory loss, migraines, mood swings, and more. More severe TBIs may result in loss of cognitive ability, paralysis, or even death.

What Damages Can I Get in Sandy Springs, GA Motorcycle Claims?

At the end of the day, plaintiffs often go to court for two primary reasons: to see justice done and to get damages to cover their injuries. “Damages” are court-ordered payouts meant primarily to get the plaintiff back to “square one” prior to the accident that injured them, although there are other damages that exist that you may be able to seek in your claim.

Economic Damages

Economic damages involves items that can have their value proven through physical evidence like receipts or bills. Examples of economic damages you may seek after a motorcycle crash include the cost of repairing your bike, medical expenses, or lost wages, and potential to earn income.

Non-Economic Damages

In contrast to economic damages, non-economic damages deal with things that are less concrete. Things that fall under this category include physical pain, mental anguish, and emotional distress. Since there will likely not be a paper trail to demonstrate the value of these things, you will have to work with our lawyers to show their value to the jury.

Punitive Damages

While economic and non-economic damages are meant to compensate you for injuries you sustained, punitive damages, as the name would suggest, are meant to punish the defendant. They are only meted out when you can demonstrate that the defendant acted with malice or was more than just negligent in another way pursuant to O.G.C.A. § 51-12-5.1(b). Moreover, you have to ask for them in your initial filings. Therefore, it is important to go over your case with our attorney to see if it makes sense to request punitive damages in your filings.

Contact Our Sandy Springs, GA Motorcycle Accident Legal Team Now

Rice, Murtha & Psoras has motorcycle accident lawyers ready to talk about your case when you call our office at (470) 287-3070.