A motorcycle accident attorney can help those who have been injured in a motorcycle accident. Motorcycle accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, but these incidents are often-complex events that could result in long-term consequences. Hit-and-run and single vehicle accidents require extensive investigation because there are no witnesses and, if there are, he or she may not have seen what had occurred or have had the understanding or knowledge to know what happened. People injured in a motorcycle accident may be eligible to file a lawsuit with the help of a personal injury attorney.
For more information, contact Attorney Group today. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated motorcycle accident attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can occur due to a number of reasons, most commonly as a result of driver negligence. Negligent acts may include failing to follow posted speed limits, yield when appropriate or leave sufficient room between the vehicles as well as swerving in front of a cyclist or cutting off the motorcyclist at intersections. Additionally, a driver may be operating the vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol or neglect to pay attention to other drivers and obstacles on the roadway.
Since motorcyclists have little protection between themselves, the elements and other vehicles, the injuries sustained in these accidents may be particularly devastating and may include paralysis, loss of limbs, disfigurement, brain damage, neck or spinal cord injuries, head trauma, bone fractures and death.
Who is Responsible in Motorcycle Accidents?
One of the key elements of pursuing any claim is naming the responsible party. To determine who can be held responsible for causing the accident, a motorcycle accident attorney must first pinpoint the underlying cause, which may or may not be readily apparent, particularly if the victim was rendered unconscious as a result of the incident.
It is important to work with a motorcycle accident attorney, as there may be more than one party responsible for the incident. For instance, while a negligent driver may have caused the accident, a defective helmet or defect in the roadway could have made injuries worse than they would have been otherwise. A motorcycle accident attorney could determine that one or more of the following parties are responsible for the crash:
- Manufacturer of the motorcycle or parts
- Government entity responsible for roadway maintenance, construction or design
- Driver of the other vehicle
- Repair shop responsible for inspecting and maintaining the motorcycle
- Seller or manufacturer of safety equipment
- Motorcycle rental company
How a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Help
When negligence results in injury, an injured party suffers loss in various ways. The law allows those who have been injured as a result of a motorcycle accident to pursue damages to recover those losses. Common types of damages recoverable in a personal injury case include:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of ability to earn
- Scarring and disfigurement
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
If the actions causing injury are malicious or so reckless that intent to harm can be inferred, the responsible party can be liable for punitive damages to punish wrongful conduct and deter similar conduct in the future.
Victims of negligence and their families are encouraged to seek the counsel of a motorcycle accident attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
For more information, contact Attorney Group.
After you contact us, an attorney will follow up to answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.