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Accident Injury Blog

14 Oct
The Facts On Motorcycle Accidents

Some people think that most motorcycle accidents are caused by the reckless behavior of the operator. The fact is that more than half of them that involved a fatality occurred when the motorcycle was hit by another vehicle.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that about 5,000 people are killed and tens of thousands more are injured each year in motorcycle accidents. When these deaths and injuries occur due the negligence or recklessness of another driver, the motorcycle operator will file a claim for the resulting personal injuries.

The first step is to visit a personal injury lawyer who has experience handling motorcycle accident cases. After going over the details of your case, he will be able to tell you whether or not you have a good case. If he takes the case, he will first try to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company of the other driver.

The majority of these accident claims result in a settlement. A settlement occurs when both parties agree on a certain dollar amount in exchange for the injured party agreeing to bring no further legal action.

If a settlement cannot be reached, a lawsuit can be filed.  In litigation you will need to prove that the other driver was responsible for the accident and that the injuries or losses that you suffered were the direct result of their negligence.

It’s important to choose an accident attorney lawyer with experience handling motorcycle accident cases and who has a proven track record of winning.

5 Comments

  1. Cooper Pie says:

    One of my good friends in high school was recently in a pretty bad motorcycle accident. And he’s been looking for a motorcycle accident lawyer. And after the crash, he’s not really the same. And that’s one of the main reasons why I’m worried about getting a bike.

  2. Phillius Thomas says:

    Is there so many different laws for these compared to cars that they need, specifically, a motorcycle accident lawyer? I didn’t know that the laws were that different.

  3. Jessie says:

    I have a hard time seeing motorcycles and most time I see the people operating them driving recklessly. Of course there are many who do drive correctly and are hit by another vehicle. I feel though that motorcycles are very dangerous no matter how cautious you are when operating one. Thank goodness though for accident lawyers and all they do in helping with the legal situations of car accidents.

    Jessie | http://tannerlawfirm.com/injury.html

  4. Aaron Carter says:

    This is such a true article. I ride motorcycles all the time and I have had to dodge cars that aren’t paying attention more than once. If I ever got hit I would need a good accident lawyer to help me in my case. http://www.tawkinlaw.com

  5. Dave Johnson says:

    Thank you for the article, I had no idea that about 5,000 people are killed each year with more that end up injured. Is there any difference in coverage by a personal injury lawyer in a motorcycle vs. a car injury? I have always enjoyed motorcycles, and while I used to own one, I do not own it anymore. It seems like the roads are getting busier, and I didn’t drive it enough to justify it.

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