Many of the causes of motorcycle accidents are not related to motorcyclists.
Those causes include:
There are many other ways for a motorcycle accident to happen. If you are the victim of a motorcycle accident, an attorney can review your case and determine liability.
Motorcyclists are 29 times more likely to die from accident-related injuries than people in cars.
The danger motorcyclists face is due, in part, to the motorcycle itself, which:
While motorcyclists acknowledge and accept the greater risk of riding a motorcycle, they expect that other motorists will act reasonably. This is, too often, not the case.
Statistically, motorists-not road conditions or defects-are the most common cause of accidents. Therefore, other motorists pose the most consistent risk to motorcyclists’ health and safety.
All motorists have a duty of care. This duty of care requires them to act reasonably in a given situation. If it is raining, a motorist must reduce their speed and distance behind another vehicle. If a work crew is on the side of the road, a motorist should change lanes to avoid hitting them. These are just two examples of how motorists should exercise their duty of care.
Many motorcycle accidents happen when motorists fail to exercise their duty of care-in these cases, a motorist is negligent.
Common examples of motorist negligence are:
Motorcyclists are particularly difficult for many motorists to see. A motorist who doesn’t check their blind spots proceeds through intersections without yielding or doesn’t wear glasses or contacts may pose a massive threat to motorcyclists.
Consider hiring an attorney if someone has caused you or your loved one harm through a motorcycle accident.
You may be entitled to compensation as the victim of a motorcycle accident. An attorney can review your case and confirm whether you’re the victim of negligence.
As the victim of a motorcycle accident, you may recover compensation for:
When motorcycle accidents are fatal, surviving loved ones may bring a wrongful death action. A wrongful death lawsuit may cover funeral costs, pain and suffering, medical expenses, grief counseling, loss of companionship, financial support, parental guidance, and other recoverable damages.
You should hire a motorcycle accident attorney for your claim, and you can do so at no upfront cost. Generally, you’ll agree to pay a percentage of any winnings to the attorney. In exchange, the attorney will pay all case-related costs and agree to accept no upfront fee. You will pay nothing if they don’t secure compensation for you, so you risk nothing financially by hiring a lawyer.
Your lawyer will:
Motorcycle accident cases don’t typically go to trial. More often, attorneys can resolve cases through a settlement. You may receive compensation to cover all of your losses without ever having to go to court.
Of course, it is your decision whether to hire an attorney. Before making an informed decision, you must know the benefits of hiring a lawyer. You may focus solely on recovery while your lawyer handles your entire insurance claim or lawsuit.
Motorcycle accidents can involve significant compensation. Having a lawyer who can handle your case can provide peace of mind and possibly financial results.
Call an attorney today for a free consultation about your motorcycle accident case.
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