Motorcycles are extremely dangerous by nature, as a rider is much less insulated and protected than being in an automobile.
Injuries from a motorcycle accident can be catastrophic. Victims can be thrown a great distance. They can be dragged many feet. They can be crushed by a much larger vehicle. Most motorcycle accidents result in serious injury, fatality or permanent disability. Common injuries from motorcycle accidents include scrapes, head injury, brain injury, bone fractures, neck and back injuries, crush injuries, amputations, permanent scarring and disfigurement, catastrophic injuries, and even death. Most motorcycle accidents result in serious injury, fatality or permanent disability.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident, it is important that you learn about your rights and your options. If your wreck was caused by a careless driver, obstacles in the road, defects in the design of a highway or other negligence or misconduct, we can build a strong case.
We investigate a motorcycle accident thoroughly, reviewing police reports and interviewing witnesses. We retain accident reconstructionists to visit the scene and reconstruct the accident if liability is disputed. We also determine what insurance coverage is available.
Most injury-causing motorcycle accidents are caused by:
- Speeding by the driver of a truck or car
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Inattention and failure to keep a proper lookout
- Lane changing without signaling
- Inattention due to texting or cell phone use
The popular bumper sticker, Start Seeing Motorcycles, says it all. Drivers simply don’t see motorcycles and don’t compensate for visibility reductions caused by blind spots. They sometimes blame motorcycle drivers for accidents actually caused by the driver of the car just because a motorcycle is loud. The bottom line is that motorcycle riders are extremely vulnerable, even with protective gear. Car and truck drivers have an obligation to watch out for them.
If you, or someone you know is injured in a motorcycle accident, call our office now at 305-536-3400, toll free at 1-800-270-1710, e-mail us, or complete a free case evaluation for a consultation directly with one of our attorneys.