Motorcycle Accident Attorneys – Personal Injury Lawyers
Driving a motorcycle can be exhilarating. People who choose to travel by motorcycle do so for a variety of reasons. Some people enjoy the excitement or the ride, while others like the freedom they feel on the open road. Still others choose to ride motorcycles purely for overall cost efficiency. However, riding a motorcycle can be dangerous, and the motorcycle accidents that can occur can be devastating.
Motorcycle accidents can be far more serious than car accidents due to the characteristics of motorcycles such as their lighter weight and lack of structural protection. In fact, accidents involving motorcycles can be just as serious as pedestrian accidents because, in both cases, the rider of the motorcycle and the pedestrian are not protected in any way. Motorcyclists don’t have sturdy metal frames to shield them or seat belts and airbags to protect them.
Due to the serious nature of motorcycle accidents, it is important for anyone who has been in an accident or has lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident to reach out to one of our knowledgeable car accident lawyers as soon as possible.
The Reasons For Motorcycle Accidents
Sadly, some individuals have a bias against motorcyclists, and many believe that if motorcyclists are involved in accidents, it must be their own fault. However, many motorcycle accidents are caused by drivers of automobiles who are either negligent or reckless.
More specifically, motorcycle accidents often occur because:
The person driving a motor vehicle followed too closely to the motorcycle.
The driver operating the automobile cut off the motorcyclist when changing lanes.
The person driving the automobile failed to stop at a stop sign or a red light.
Additionally, motorcycle accidents can happen due to product defects such as defective tires that lead to tire blowouts. Although the causes of motorcycle accidents can vary, these accidents can change people’s lives. Accordingly, it is crucial for anyone who has been involved in a motorcycle accident to seek legal guidance from an attorney.
Liability In Motorcycle Accident Cases
Just like in any motor vehicle accident, the injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident can be very severe or even fatal. Because of the openness of a motorcycle, drivers who are involved in accidents can experience major head trauma and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones and a loss of limbs.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident that caused injuries, you should speak with an attorney to find out more about proving liability in your case. The rules regarding liability are a bit different for cars than they are for motorcycles.
Motorcycle accident cases come with certain unique challenges, so it is wise to have a lawyer help you handle your case. Having a strong legal advocate on your side can prove to be quite helpful in the long run. Call us to schedule an appointment today.