Motorcycle Accident Attorney
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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle riders are 26 times more likely to die in a crash, and five times more likely to suffer from serious injuries. This is largely because motorcycles offer riders little to no protection, putting them at a higher risk of catastrophic injury and even death.
Common injuries from motorcycle wrecks include:
- Brain injuries
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Road rash
- Broken bones
- Torn muscles
- Permanent scars/disfigurement
- Neck and shoulder injuries
- Internal bleeding
If you have been injured in a motorcycle collision, Casey Law Offices has the experience you need to file an effective claim. We understand the challenges of litigating motorcycle claims, including addressing potential jury bias and the complexities of such injuries. We can explain the specific laws and help you navigate your case.
Tips to Improve Your Motorcycle Crash Claim
Immediately following a motorcycle accident, it is important that you take the necessary steps to protect your claim. Here are some tips on what you should do after a motorcycle accident so you can improve your chances of obtaining a fair recovery.
- You will need photos of the accident, the scene, and your bike
- Get insurance information from the other motorist and contact information from witnesses
- Get a copy of the accident/police report
Follow your doctors orders
- Don't miss doctor's appointments and follow your doctor's treatment. Too many people either fail to seek treatment or discontinue treatment, which can hurt your claim.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
While motorcycle riders are taught to drive defensively, accidents can still happen. Many motorcycle crashes are caused by negligent drivers who fail to observe traffic laws.
Motorcycle accidents are often caused by:
- Failing to check blind spots
- Unsafe or illegal left turns
- Defective roadways or defective parts
- Drunk motorists
- Distracted motorists
- Failing to signal when changing lanes
- Drivers tailing motorcycle riders
The reality is that most motorcycle accidents can be prevented. Whether your accident was caused by a negligent motorist or a malfunctioning auto part, we can help you seek damages for your losses. Our law firm can evaluate the details of your claim and work with accident experts to help you determine liability.
We carefully assemble each claim with the right evidence so we can maximize your financial recovery. From negotiation to litigation, our motorcycle accident attorney can walk you through each step.
Damages for Motorcycle Accidents
Injured motorcyclists may be able to recover past, current, and future damages for losses incurred by the accident.
- Medical and health care costs, including hospital bills, doctor visits, rehabilitation, physical therapy, medication, medical testing, medical devices, and other related costs.
- Lost income, including wages that you lost because you had to miss work.
- Lost earning capacity for people who are unable to work again because of their injuries, or people who are not able to earn the same income as before.
- Pain and suffering, including for mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and other emotional damages
- Out-of-pocket costs, such as reimbursement for your bike, transportation costs, etc.
Overcoming Challenges in Your Claim
Victims who were injured while riding their motorcycles will often face numerous challenges and obstacles when filing a claim.
For one, you may face difficulties reaching a fair agreement with insurance companies, who may try to underpay a claim or even blame you for the accident. Insurers will never hesitate to point out if a rider was not wearing a helmet so they can argue contributory negligence in order to limit or deny you compensation.
If your case ends up going to trial, you and your attorney will face a new set of obstacles with jury bias. Most jurors do not understand motorcycle riders nor do they have experience riding one.
They also tend to base their perceptions of motorcycle riders on negative stereotypes that portray riders as reckless individuals who knowingly accept the risks of riding a "dangerous vehicle."
While there are numerous factors working against motorcycle accident victims, these misconceptions can be challenged with the help of a skilled trial attorney. Our injury lawyers can help you aggressively prepare, investigate, and negotiate or litigate your claim.
No Legal Fees Unless We Win
Our personal injury lawyers accept cases on a contingent fee basis. If we are unsuccessful in recovering compensation for you, then you do not owe us legal fees.