Most motorcyclists are aware of the potential dangers they face on the roadways in Georgia, above and beyond the dangers that are present for drivers in cars or trucks. Motorcyclists have little protection when they are involved in a collision with another vehicle, despite their best efforts and even if they are wearing a helmet. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents simply do not end well, in many cases, for the motorcyclist.

Such a scenario appears to have occurred recently in nearby Gwinnett, when a collision between a motorcycle and a SUV ended with the motorcyclist dead and his passenger seriously injured. According to reports, the collision occurred during the evening hours on August 17. The initial reports suggest that the motorcyclist was not at fault for the collision, as it appears that he was simply driving along the road when the SUV turned in front of him.

The motorcyclist died at the scene of the crash. According to the reports, the motorcyclist’s passenger appears to have been quickly rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. The driver of the SUV was reportedly unharmed in the crash.

Taking action after a motorcycle wreck

Although motorcyclists take precautions to avoid collisions with other vehicles, they simply cannot account for the unpredictable conduct of negligent drivers. Anyone in Georgia who has been injured in a motorcycle wreck may be able to pursue legal options to attempt to recover financial compensation. Such compensation could be used to help injured victims pay the sudden and mounting medical bills they are likely to face, among many other costs that typically arise in the aftermath of a motorcycle wreck.