If you were injured in a Savannah moped accident, the responsible party or parties may owe you money to cover your injury-related damages. A moped accident lawyer in Savannah, GA, from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can help you recover compensation from the responsible party or parties and their insurers. Our dedicated legal team fights for the rights of accident victims.
We want you to see for yourself how working with a member of our team is different than with other firms. Because your case means as much to us as it does to you, we offer a guarantee that we will never ask you to pay a fee until we recover money for you. We charge for results, not for our time.
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Moped Laws in Georgia
The Georgia Department of Driver Services regulates the operation of mopeds on the state’s roads and highways. Moped drivers in Georgia have many of the same rights to the road as other motorists. But they have certain rules and restrictions they must follow: they cannot drive on any road or highway with a minimum speed limit above 35, and they must wear a helmet at all times.
You must be at least 15 years old and have either a license, learner’s permit, or instructional permit.
The small size and limited power of a moped make operators particularly vulnerable in an accident. With no vehicle frame protecting them, moped drivers bear the brunt of a collision, frequently resulting in catastrophic and even fatal injuries. Other drivers must keep an eye out for mopeds, particularly when turning or changing lanes.
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Proving Liability for Your Moped Accident Injuries in Savannah
The Savannah moped accident attorneys at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can build a compelling claim on your behalf, showing how the other party caused your injuries and is thus liable for the damages you have incurred.
No matter who is responsible for your injuries, our case against them must demonstrate several facts to be true. Most importantly:
- They owed you a specific duty of care;
- They did not uphold this duty of care;
- You suffered injuries because they did not uphold their duty;
- Your injuries caused you to incur specific damages.
Specific Duty of Care
For another party to be financially liable for your moped accident injuries, that party must have had a specific duty of care to you. Our job is to establish what that duty was and how the other party failed to uphold it.
The nature of the other party’s duty of care to you depends on who they are and how they were connected to your moped accident. For example:
- The driver of another vehicle: Other drivers have the most straightforward duty of care to you. That is because anyone who gets behind the wheel in Georgia accepts an implicit duty to follow all traffic laws, drive carefully and defensively, and watch out for other vehicles and pedestrians. Therefore, we can show they violated that duty by presenting evidence of a failure to do one or more of those things.
- The passenger of another vehicle: Passengers, as well as drivers, have certain duties to others. In general, they must avoid any careless or reckless action that could endanger someone else’s safety. To give a common example we have seen with several of our injured clients, a passenger exiting a vehicle parked alongside a bike lane must check for oncoming bicycles or mopeds before swinging their door open.
- Other responsible parties: Every accident is unique, and yours may involve a responsible party that is not listed above or obvious. We investigate every accident thoroughly. If someone was partially or fully responsible, our injury lawyers will identify them and show how they had a specific duty to you.
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Failure to Uphold Duty
Once we have established the other party’s specific duty to you, we must show how they failed to uphold that duty. This failure typically involves negligent behavior. The evidence we can produce to illustrate the other party’s negligence includes:
- Police reports
- Photo and video surveillance
- Photos of the accident scene
- Eyewitness testimony
- Accident reconstruction
- Cell phone use records
- Expert witness testimony
- Medical records
We then must link the other party’s failure to the specific injuries you suffered. The standard of proof we must meet is establishing that your injuries more likely than not occurred as a direct result of the other party’s negligence.
The final hurdle of our case, the part that ties it all together, is listing the specific damages, both economic and non-economic, that you incurred because of your injuries.
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We Help You Collect the Fair Compensation You Deserve
Our moped accident lawyers in Savannah, GA, can help you recover money to pay for your:
- Current and future medical bills
- Reduced earning capacity
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional distress
- Scarring and disfigurement
If your loved one died in a moped accident, our wrongful death lawyers can help you recover compensation on your behalf.
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The Savannah moped accident lawyers at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers are ready to start building your case. We want to help you recover the fair compensation you deserve. Call us or fill out our online form for a free consultation.
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