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Motorcyclist crashes, the most dangerous and deadly of all motor-vehicle accidents, are increasing.
Well, perhaps the stratospheric price of gasoline has led many people to choose motorcycling as their primary means of transport. This has led to a large number of additional riders on the roads as well as many new and inexperienced riders.
This coincides with drivers of cards and trucks having more opportunities for distraction than ever before -- leaving them less attentive and less aware of the dangers they present to motorcyclists. The reduced attentiveness of motorists and the reduced visibility a biker represents causes motorists to endanger bikers or cause them to crash. (Related: Wrongful Death Lawyer Claims)
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are now nearly 9.5 million registered riders on the road, that’s double the number of motorcycles from just 10 years ago. These riders are at greater risk of injury or suffer death in the event of a crash, and motorcyclists' rights need protecting.
The increase in the number of riders has led to a corresponding increase in the number of accidents. The motorcycle accident attorneys have been raising the alarm, in the U.S. alone there are over 4500 motorcycle-related accident fatalities a year, as well as over 50,000 life changing injuries.
Motorcycle riders have the same legal rights as motorists, both in and out of court. In the case of litigation, juries and judges can be biased against motorcyclists, and predisposed to finding you at fault over a motorist. An excellent auto accident attorney may not truly appreciate the unique dangers riders face, and may not even be aware of their own bias against riders. The best motorcycle injury lawyers are ready to counter this and the other unique issues your legal claim will face.
Those over 40 are at greatest risk of being injured or killed in a riding accident, perhaps because of the large number of baby boomer riders.
But regardless of age, there is rarely a case where a biker comes out ahead when involved in a crash. In fact, bikers are more likely to be seriously injured or killed when a collision occurs and because of the small profile and single headlight, a motorists' failure to notice motorcyclees on the road can lead them to feeling a crash wasn't their fault.
The unfortunate truth is bikers are at higher risk on the road, and in the courtrooms as well, and any old car crash lawyer isn't going to cut it. You need a law firm experienced in motorcycle injury litigation who has a winning record of success on behalf of their clients.
Serious injuries can result in life-long need for medical care, and in many cases death. Unsurprising when you consider the lack of protection a rider has, even when they are wearing a helmet. Car passengers and truck drivers are surrounded by a ton of steel and have air bags and seat belts to protect them as well. Motorcyclist injuries are often more catastrophic - making success with a jury all the more vital for surviving family members and victims.
Motorcycle accident attorneys will help gather the evidence, investigate the incident and gather expert testimony and witeness evidence if necessary to build your case. You need quality representation, you deserve no less.
Based on data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 14 percent of all fatal crashes involve a motorcyclist. Additionally, a rider is 37 times more likely to suffer a fatality as a result of an accident versus the driver of a car. In fatalities, a wrongful death lawyer knowledgable in the particular requirements of motorcycle litigation is essential to a successful compensation claim.
Those lucky enough to survive a road incident may still suffer traumatic injury due to their lack of protection. Here are some of the most common traumatic injuries that riders suffer:
- Pain & Suffering (TBI, Spinal Cord Injuries, Fractures, Anguish, Anxiety, Etc.)
- Medical Costs (Past & Future - Recovery of Out of Pocket Paid Costs & Insurance)
- Property Damage
- Lost Earnings (Recovery for Disability, Forced Medical Leave Etc.)
- Punitive (In Cases of Gross driver negligence, DUI or Hit and Run)
- Other damages...
A successful law suit filed on your behalf may be able to recover significant compensation. After the accident you should share what happened right away with your motorcycle accident attorney, who will lay out your legal options in a clear and easy to understand manner.
Your legal team will work on your behalf, fighting for maximum compensation under law, so you can focus on recovery.Review My Case Now
While it is true that negligence such as drunk driving and excessive speeds are the cause for some motorcycle accidents, the majority of crashes occur because bikes are often unseen by car and truck drivers. This however, is no excuse for sudden lane changes, swerving, or illegal driving decisions putting motorcyclists' lives in danger.
For a successful outcome you need an advocate that understands what riding is like.
There are many actions a vehicle can take that have disastrous consequences for motorcyclists. Some of these include:
- Changing lanes without signaling
- Not coming to a complete stop at stop signs and red lights
- Left turns at busy intersections without being cognizant of an oncoming motorcycle
- Pulling out from a side street without looking both ways properly
Another frequent cause of wrecks is a car backing out of a driveway and parking space without the driver looking properly. It's all too common for motorists to argue the motorcyclist is at-fault because he couldn't see him - your lawyer will help fight that claim on your behalf.
It is the responsibility of the car or truck driver to be aware of all other vehicles on the road, and that includes motorcycles. Even when a motorcyclist is doubly vigilant, this awareness won't always protect him from a reckless vehicle driver.
Motorcycle accidents can also be caused by weather conditions, road conditions, and faulty parts on the motorcycle itself, such as brakes and tires. Even if you don't know who is at fault, your law firm's investigation of the incident may reveal liability of another sort.
No one is responsible for the weather, but poorly maintained roads with large potholes or insufficient warning signs are certainly someone's responsibility.Review My Case Now
Needless to say, a wreck can be dramatically life altering. For those lucky enough to survive, aside from pain and suffering, there are often massive medical expenses, loss of employment, and even loss of relationships to deal with which can lead to life-long consequence.
If you have suffered injuries as the result of a crash, it is critical that you get legal representation - your legal team will vigorously investigate the incident, gather witness testimony and put together a team of experts to support the claims in your lawsuit.
If an insurance settlement is on the table, your lawyer will be able to negotiate on your behalf, to ensure your needs are met. Semi-truck accident lawyers have unique insurance issues which must be navigated and can dramatically change the nature of your suit. Your motorcycle injury claim may require going to court, in an effort to hold them accountable and make negligent parties pay for their dangerous and reckless actions.
Success means building a strong case for the plaintiff which leaves no doubt in the minds of the juries and judges that you are entitled to a winning verdict.
Your law firm's experience in taking motorcycle tort cases to trial, can make or break your case. Don't leave it to chance.Review My Case Now
Get answers to your legal questions after an incident, for free. There is no obligation to file a lawsuit, and there is no cost. If you do choose to pursue an injury lawsuit, you don't pay any fees out of pocket. Your lawyer works on a contingency basis, meaning you pay no legal fees unless you win compensation recovery.
There are many stereotypes about the recklessness of motorcycling community, which can help make an already complicated situation even more complex. It's important you act now, so your legal team can start right away.
If you've been in a bad motorcycle accident, our biker lawyers can help answer your legal questions. There is no such thing as a small accident when you were involved, and there are no minor injuries when you were the one who was hurt.
Don't be denied the compensation you deserve, a successful case requires a strong advocate.
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