Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Summary: This article covers motorcycle accident lawsuits including the causes, how to file a legal claim, and the importance of hiring an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer.
Are you a motorcycle rider who has been involved in a car accident? Often, motorcycle accidents are worse than typical car accidents. An accident involving a motorcycle generally results in more serious injuries, and can lead to substantial medical bills. In the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, you may be facing a significant financial burden as you receive treatment for your injuries and get your bike repaired or replaced. In a time like this, you need the help of a motorcycle accident attorney who can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
If you own a motorcycle, you may already be aware of the ‘motorcycle bias.’ Many people believe that motorcycle riders are more likely to take risks, or be less likely to follow the rules of the road. Because of this bias, some people automatically assume that an accident involving a motorcycle is the fault of the motorcycle rider. However, motorcycle accidents are more likely to be caused by other drivers who do not notice the motorcycle on the road due to its small size relative to other cars.
There are numerous causes of motorcycle accidents. As with automobile accidents, the potential causes include driver impairment such as DUI, driver error such as speeding, and mechanical failures. The accident may be partly or wholly the fault of the motorcycle rider or of the other driver. Even if you are partially at fault for the accident, you may be entitled to recover some financial compensation for your losses. To learn more about your legal rights contact a motorcycle accident lawyer.
Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit
In order to prevail in a motorcycle accident lawsuit, you will need to prove that the other driver was negligent and breached the reasonable duty of care owed to others when on the road. In order to accomplish this, you may need to gather eyewitness accounts, take accident photos, present a police report, or hire an accident reconstruction specialist to act as an expert witness. You will also need to prove your damages through medical records, mechanics’ bills, and other documentation.
A personal injury lawyer who has experience in handle these types of cases can help you determine the true value of your damages, which may include the cost to repair your bike, medical bills, lost wages as you recuperate, and ongoing physical therapy, among other expenses. Too often, a victim who is unrepresented by a motorcycle accident lawyer fails to realize the true extent of the damage until it is too late, and they’ve already settled for less than the case is worth. Always remember that the other party’s insurance agency is not looking out for your best interests, but for their bottom line. You need a motorcycle accident lawyer to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
When you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, it is extremely important to seek representation by a lawyer who has extensive experience representing the victims of motorcycle accidents. If you are represented by a motorcycle accident attorney, you greatly increase your chances of receiving fair compensation to pay your medical bills and other expenses, such as lost wages and the cost to repair or replace your bike. When fighting for compensation, many motorcycle owners find that they must justify the cost of their bike, including any aftermarket parts that were damaged by the accident, to fight against the insurance company’s valuation of your motorcycle, which is often lower than its true value. Motorcycle accident lawyers can help you gather this information so that you can receive the amount you deserve.
If you have been involved in a accident, contact our motorcycle accident attorneys today for a consultation and case evaluation. The sooner you contact a lawyer to handle your case, the faster they can begin gathering the evidence and other information needed to pursue a claim.