Atlanta Scooter Accident Lawyers
Your Legal Options After a Scooter or Moped Accident
Getting hit on a scooter or moped is no laughing matter. The consequences can be quite serious, even deadly. If you have suffered considerable losses in a Georgia scooter or moped accident, please reach out to the experienced Atlanta personal injury attorneys at the Grant Law Office. We will fight aggressively for you and ensure you get the compensation you need to make a full recovery. Call us at (866) 249-5513 or (404) 995-3955 for assistance.
Unlike a claims processing mill, we provide each and every client with personalized legal services. Throughout every step of the claims process, you will stay informed and aware of the status of your case. Additionally, our legal staff will always be available to you, ready to answer any questions or address any concerns that may arise. If you want a law firm that prioritizes the client above all else, look no further.
The Aftermath of a Scooter or Moped Crash in Atlanta
Let's assume you have already received medical attention and filed a police report. Don't forget to also receive a medical report from your treating physician. Any documents that are related to the incident can act as valuable supporting evidence for your claim.
If the opposing insurance company contacts you, do not speak to the adjuster, no matter what they say or demand. Have a trusted Atlanta auto accident lawyer speak to them in your stead. He or she will ensure your claim is protected from the insurance company's attempts to reduce its worth. Also, do not sign anything unless you receive your attorney's approval.
Scooter and Moped Laws in Georgia
The state of Georgia defines a moped as a vehicle that has an engine no larger than 50cc, cannot go faster than 30 miles per hour and does not require clutching or shifting. Mopeds are restricted to roads with speed limits no more than 35 miles per hour. Needless to say, they cannot be ridden on limited-access highways. Operators must be at least 15 years old and have a valid driver's license, instructional permit or limited permit. Helmet usage is also required.
Vehicles classified as motor scooters have engines of more than 50cc, are capable of speeds greater than 30 miles per hour and are designed for highway use. They are subject to the same laws and regulations as motorcycles.
Common Causes of Scooter and Moped Accidents
Similar to motorcycles and bicycles, scooters and mopeds are difficult to spot on the road. Motorists who collide into riders often say they did not see the victim. However, negligence is no excuse.
Some of the most common motorist errors behind scooter and moped accidents include the following:
- Distracted or inattentive driving
- Failing to adjust properly to adverse weather conditions
- Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Turning in front of or into a scooter or moped without checking
Scooter and moped riders are completely exposed to the elements. They have no metal cage around them. This is why scooter and moped accidents are often devastating in nature, and why motorists should regard any riders they see on the road with special care.
Let Our Atlanta Scooter Accident Lawyers Get Started On Your Claim
Do not wait too long to file your claim. If you wait till the statute of limitations for your case expires, you will completely forfeit your right to pursue compensation. Contact the Grant Law Office today at (866) 249-5513 or (404) 995-3955 to initiate the claims process and start making your way towards a better future.