• ReNu Recall 13.10.2014

    Good morning!

    I’m Gary Martin Hays.

    Do I Need a Lawyer – Motorcycle Crash

    And so you will have that phone number handy at any time, go ahead and enter it into your cell phone.

    The call is completely confidential, there is no obligation, and the consultation is free.
    Or you can email me your question. The address is Gary@garymartinhays.com.
    Now let’s go to the next question from one of our viewers.

    “Gary – I’d love to have your advice on this. And then it happened. This elderly woman pulls out of a fast food restaurant’s parking lot. She was trying to turn left and pulled out in front of me. I broke my right ankle and actually had to have surgery on it because it was really messed up.

    You need a lawyer and I would be happy to help you.

    * In 2011 in Georgia, there were 149 motorcycle accident fatalities.
    * Most of the motorcycle accidents in Georgia occur within the metro-Atlanta area.
    * But the majority of the motorcycle related deaths in Georgia occur on rural roads versus city streets.
    * Motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to experience a deadly accident on the road than those in passenger cars.
    * A 2009 report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety showed that 42% of fatal motorcycle crashes involved a vehicle turning left while the motorcycle was going straight, passing, or overtaking the vehicle.
    And Glenn – that is what you said happened in your wreck. The at fault driver was attempting to turn left out of the fast food restaurant driveway when she pulled out in front of you.
    Now what is the main reason these motorcycle accidents happened?
    The driver of the other vehicle did not see the motorcycle before the collision, or did not see the motorcycle until it was too late to avoid a collision.

    First – from the perspective of the person riding the motorcycle.
    Here are 5Tips I’d like to share:
    (1) Perform a Bike Safety Check BEFORE you ride!
    Start with the tires. Make sure they are property inflated by using a good tire pressure gauge.
    Look at your tires to see if they have any surface cuts or foreign objects in them.
    Check your lights, turn signals and brakes. Please make sure they are in working order.

    And this really does apply to all of us, not just to motorcycle riders.

    (3) Wear a quality protective helmet.
    Head injury is the #1 cause of deaths in motorcycle crashes.

    In 2008 in Georgia, 97 motorcyclists lives were saved because they were wearing a proper helmet at the time of their crash.
    Georgia requires all riders and passengers to wear a helmet.

    Make it a habit to do this – even in daylight hours.
    This is just one other factor that may help you be seen by other drivers.
    (5) Wear high visibility, protective clothing.

    And it is always a good idea to wear thick pants, boots, shirts with long sleeves or a heavy protective jacket.

    ALWAYS check your blind spot before changing lanes or merging into traffic. Motorcycles can be harder to see than other types of vehicles.
    You should always double check to make sure the road is clear before you pull into a roadway from either a stop sign, a yield sign, or a driveway.
    Let’s be attentive to the road when we operate our vehicles.
    (2) Keep your eyes on the road!
    Please put down that cell phone when you are behind the wheel.

    Glenn: you were hurt in this wreck because the other driver pulled out in front of you.
    She received the ticket for failure to yield.
    However, just because she was cited for causing the wreck does not mean her insurance company is going to compensate you fairly for your injuries.

    Insurance adjusters are trained to act like your long lost friend. They will tell you things like “You don’t need a lawyer. We are here to help you.”
    And as soon as they hang up the phone with you, they pick up the phone to speak with THEIR lawyer.

    So just by talking with a lawyer the injured victim received 40% more money than when they tried to handle the claim on their own.

    Suppose an injured victim that DID NOT have an attorney settled their claim for only $3,000.00. If they had hired an attorney, they could have settled the case for $10,500.00.
    If you have been hurt in a wreck and you don’t hire an attorney, you are letting the insurance company hang onto YOUR money. Plain and simple.

    The consultation is FREE and completely confidential.

    Personal Injury Law

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