Georgia Motorcycle Laws
In Georgia, “[e]very person operating a motorcycle shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of any other vehicle.” O.C.G.A. § 40-6-310. Additionally, “[a]ll motorcycles are entitled to full use of a lane, and no motor vehicle shall be driven in such a manner as to deprive any motorcycle of the full use of a lane.” O.C.G.A. § 40-6-312(a).
Tragic Commercial Vehicle Collision involving Motorcyclists
A motorcyclist injured in a crash in New Hampshire in 2019 that killed seven of his fellow riders has sued the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, saying the agency was negligent in not suspending the commercial license of the truck driver who hit them. Joshua Morin lost his job and was left with injuries requiring more than 20 surgeries after he and members of his motorcycle club were hit by a truck driven by Volodymyr Zhukovskyy that had crossed over the center line of the highway. Morin’s suit contends the licensing agency had failed to process a notice sent by Connecticut that Zhukovskyy had refused a breath test, part of a pattern of ignoring out-of-state bulletins. Zhukovskyy is awaiting criminal trial on charges of negligent homicide and driving under the influence. Reported by Laura Crimaldi of the Boston Globe.
Experienced Motorcycle Accident Law Firm
With over 30 years of combined experience, the accident and injury specialists at North Atlanta Injury Law focus on assisting individuals and families catastrophically injured or killed in all types of injury incidents, including Motor Vehicle Negligence, Car Accidents, DUI Accidents, Drunk Driving Wrecks, Collisions Due to Texting-and-Driving, Hit-and-Run Accidents, Trucking Accidents, Motorcycle Crashes, Catastrophic Injuries, Liability Insurance Claims, Insurance Bad Faith, Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM) Claims, and other negligence matters.
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