A man riding his motorcycle through the city at night.
With the arrival of spring, more motorcycle riders are out on the road and the Marietta Police Department is warning drivers to be aware of them, in order to avoid accidents such as the one recently experienced by a Marietta father and his 9-year-old daughter, who were thrown from his motorcycle recently after colliding with a car. The father-daughter duo are still recovering from the injuries they sustained in that accident, and the driver who caused the accident was arrested on a number of charges, including reckless driving. “One quick, impulsive decision by this driver affected three lives,” stated a Marietta police officer, who urges drivers to “look twice and save a life” when sharing the road with less stable and less visible vehicles. The police department added that it isn’t just motorcyclists and their passengers who are more prevalent on roadways in the warm-weather seasons, but also other vulnerable road users such as bicyclists or pedestrians. According to the Georgia Department of Driver Services, while motorcycles make up just 2 percent of the vehicles on the state’s roadways, they account for around 11 percent of the state’s total traffic fatalities, and 21 percent of total driver fatalities. In addition to having a higher risk of dying in an accident, motorcyclists also face a higher risk of severe injury with every trip, due to having less visibility and less protection than other means of transportation. Total hospital and emergency room charges for the treatment of motorcycle accident injuries in Georgia are around $221 million a year. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one due to a motorcycle accident that was caused by a careless or reckless driver, let the experienced legal team at Cambre & Associates LLC help you explore your legal options for seeking compensation. Contact usfor a free case evaluation.