Last September, Sgt. Ray Gunter of the Snellville Police Department and his wife Renee were seriously injured in a Snellville motorcycle accident. After multiple surgeries, Gunter’s left leg had to be amputated. His wife’s injuries were also very serious, and at this point neither of them is able to work. Having lost the ability to bring in regular income and having gained sky-high medical bills, things looked bleak for Gunter and his family.
Enter Heroes-Helping-Heroes, an organization founded in 2006 to help a Walton County police officer with expenses as he battled a brain tumor. This year, the organization expanded to Gwinnett County to help Gunter . The idea of Heroes-Helping-Heroes is to help police officers and other emergency responders who incur injuries in the line of duty.
As a result of Heroes-Helping-Heroes’ efforts, more than 100 motorcyclists turned out this past weekend for a benefit ride to help Gunter. The bikers, led by Gwinnett County police, took a one-and-a-half hour ride that looped through Lawrenceville, Monroe, Loganville and Grayson. About $4,700 was raised for the cause.
That’s not the only thing the community has done to support Gunter. Last week, the Snellville Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association raised more than $5,000 for Gunter in “Tips for Cops” at Snellville’s O-Charley’s Restaurant. Six officers waited tables, and the alumni association also had a bake sale on-site at O-Charley’s. Between those sales and the officers’ tips, a total of $5,354 was raised at the event.
Of course, not every Gwinnett County motorcycle accident victim is able to get the community support that Gunter has gotten. Georgia motorcycle wrecks all too often result in catastrophic personal injury, traumatic brain injury, and worse. All of the above can mean significant medical bills and loss of income. Whether or not you are able to get temporary support from friends, neighbors or relatives, you need to be sure you can be fully compensated for these losses as soon as possible.
The Law Offices of P. Charles Scholle, P.C. can help with that. We’ve made sure countless families could get back on their feet after Gwinnett County motorcycle accidents robbed them of time, money, and sometimes life. Knowing your rights and options is the first step to recovering these losses, so please don’t hesitate. If you or a loved one have been in a Georgia motorcycle wreck, you can contact us today for a free consultation at our main Gwinnett County office, or one of our satellite offices in Decatur, Buckhead or the Perimeter. We promise to do everything we can to get you the remuneration you deserve.