Due to the lack of protection provided, motorcycle accidents can cause some of the most severe injuries. The results can be life-changing, typically involving brain, neck, limb and spinal cord injuries.
Motorcycles are at a higher risk of being involved in accidents. Because of their small size, motorcycles are often less visible than other vehicles. Motorcycles have a tendency to get caught in driver’s blind spots. In addition, drivers are often unfamiliar with the movements, speed and size of motorcycles. Many car drivers do not take the time to take precautions to look for motorcycles. Often the results are devastating.
Our lawyers are experienced in dealing with motorcycle accidents and can retain the experts required to obtain fair settlement on your case while making sure you receive the medical attention you need.
As a result of being involved in a motorcycle accident, the injured person can make a claim for compensation for pain and suffering, past expenses, wage loss, cost of future care, and loss of future earning capacity, loss of homemaking capacity and in trust award for assistance provided by family or friends. The compensation of each category depends on the seriousness of the injury and the effect of the injury on the motorcyclist.
It is recommended that in a motorcycle accident early investigation be undertaken, including:
- Identifying and contacting witnesses to obtain statements
- Preserving any evidence such as damage to vehicles and marks left on the road surface
- Engaging an accident reconstruction engineer before the evidence is lost
- Taking photographs of the site of the accident and the injuries
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