Mopeds can be a fun way to zip around the city while on vacation or merely an easy way to get to work. No matter how you use your moped, you deserve to be safe while riding on the road. The city of Hinesville takes moped safety seriously, putting regulations on moped use. Unfortunately, accidents can and often do happen.
Due to their small size, moped accidents can result in severe injuries or even the death of a moped rider. If you or a loved one sustained injuries in a moped accident, contact George Sink P.A. Injury Lawyers.
Our moped accident lawyers in Hinesville, GA, can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. You may be able to recover medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
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Types of Moped Accidents Our Firm Takes On
When drivers in larger vehicles like trucks fail to drive responsibly, the results can be catastrophic. Other times, rental companies fail to maintain their mopeds, creating dangerous situations for riders.
No matter the cause of your moped accident, we are here to support you through the legal process. We handle all types of moped cases, including those caused by:
- Drunk drivers
- Distracted drivers
- Unsafe lane changes
- Unsignaled turns
- Speeding drivers
- Malfunctioning mopeds
- Poorly maintained or repaired rentals
- Potholes or other road hazards
- Falling objects
When a driver or mechanical failure causes injuries to another party, they should be held responsible for their actions. George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can help you recover damages for your injuries.
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Liable Parties in a Moped Accident
Determining who is liable for your injuries requires a deep understanding of your case, which is not possible online. However, there are several responsible parties we often see in moped accidents. These include:
If the driver of a vehicle was careless, negligent, or failed to follow Georgia highway safety laws, they may be legally liable for your damages. If the driver was drunk or otherwise under the influence while behind the wheel, they may be held criminally liable as well.
A Moped Rental Company
If you rented a moped, you expected to receive a moped in good working condition. If the moped was not adequately cared for or repairs were done incorrectly, we may be able to hold the rental company liable.
The Moped Manufacturer or Designer
If the manufacturer or designer of your moped may be held liable if they knew of safety issues and did nothing to address them.
Other Third Parties
Depending upon the details of your case, there may be other third parties who are liable. Examples include a construction crew leaving items in the road which caused you to crash or a road crew failing to mark a closed road properly.
A moped accident attorney in Hinesville, GA, will work to determine who may be liable for your accident. In some cases, there may be multiple liable parties.
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Damages You May Recover After a Moped Accident
The compensation you may recover from your crash is dependent on several factors, such as how serious your injuries are and who is liable for your crash. However, these are the most common types of damages we recover in moped accidents.
Medical Care and Treatment
You can pursue compensation for all medical bills resulting from your accident. This may include the cost of hospital stays, ambulance transport, surgeries, doctors’ appointments, prescription pain medication, and long-term medical care if needed.
If you miss time at work due to your accident, you may be able to recover lost wages from the at-fault party. In addition to missed pay, you may also recover the value of lost benefits, such as retirement pay or health care.
Pain and Suffering
Not all damages have clear monetary value, like a missed paycheck. You may also be able to recover compensation for the mental distress and pain you experienced due to someone else’s actions.
You may also be able to recover the cost of repair or replacement of personal items destroyed or damaged in the accident. Personal property might include your moped, phone, laptop, or medical equipment, such as a diabetic pump or hearing aid.
If your loved one passed away due to a moped accident, you may be able to hold the responsible party legally liable. Damages from a wrongful death case may include bills from medical care before their death, pain and suffering experienced before they passed, loss of companionship, and even lost wages.
While nothing can bring your loved one home, compensation can help ease the financial burden caused by their passing.
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Contact a Moped Accident Lawyer Serving Hinesville, GA, Today
At George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers, we understand how overwhelming the legal process can seem. Our personal injury team has the knowledge and compassion to guide you through this difficult time. Our only goal is to fight for your legal rights.
You should not have to pay for someone else’s actions. Contact our Hinesville, GA, moped accident lawyers today online or by phone for a free case review. You pay nothing unless we recover compensation for your injuries.
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