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Getting a Motorcycle License in Georgia

  • So you’ve made the decision to get your motorcycle license in Georgia. Congratulations! There’s nothing like riding your bike down Interstate 20 on a sunny Sunday afternoon. While your life as a motorcyclist is just beginning, it’s important you prepare yourself for the potential disasters you could face while enjoying long scenic drives.

    Below, we have included more information about some of the requirements you’ll need to meet if you are hoping to get your motorcycle license in Georgia. We have also described some of the most important things you’ll need to know if you are ever involved in a motorcycle accident.

    Motorcycle License Requirements in Georgia

    In order to legally operate a motorcycle in the state of Georgia, you must have a Class M license. If you hope to earn your motorcycle license, you’ll need to take and pass a Motorcycle Safety Program Course. These courses teach you how to safely operate a motorcycle and, upon successful completion, you’ll receive a Motorcycle License Test Waiver you can use within ninety days of completion. 

    If you do not have the desire or means to go through a motorcycle safety program course, you can always apply for your Class M license at a Department of Driver Services Customer Service Center. Here, you’ll need to pass a vision test, a knowledge test, and your motorcycle driving test in order to earn your motorcycle license. 

    What Happens After a Motorcycle Accident

    Once you’re an officially licensed motorcyclist, you’ll be free to enjoy the open road! But first, here are some things you should know about what happens if you’re ever involved in a motorcycle crash. 

    First, you’re far more likely to suffer severe injuries on your motorcycle than if you were in an enclosed motor vehicle. It’s important you understand the inherent risk of riding your motorcycle.

    Second, you’re likely to be stigmatized by the insurance company. Many motorcycle accident attorneys have reported that their motorcyclist clients are made to seem as though they are reckless or risky drivers. When you’ve been injured in an accident, it’s insulting to have the insurer blame you.

    But that’s what your lawyer is there for. To help handle the insurance company and ensure you are fairly compensated by the at-fault party. You may have to bring your case to court to get the most out of your claim, but bikers have the right to reasonable restitution when harmed by another person or person’s negligent actions. 

    Get Help from a Georgia Motorcycle Accident Lawyer 

    If you find yourself seriously injured in a motorcycle accident and you are unsure of where to turn for help, reach out to an experienced Georgia motorcycle accident lawyer at Monge & Associates. 

    Our firm is proud to offer free consultations to accident survivors across the state. Take advantage of this opportunity when you call our office at 678-382-6043 or complete the quick contact form you can find on our website