Statistics show that 74% of all new motorcycles sold in the US are on-highway bikes. There were about 8.4 million motorcycles registered in the US in 2015 and one can expect that this number is now much more. The motorcycle industry contributes more than $26 billion in economic value: not only because of sales, but also services, state taxes, and licensing fees.
Unfortunately, a by-product is that fact that thousands of motorcyclists are killed and seriously injured in traffic accidents every year.
Other driver negligence
Motorcycle accidents often happen when:
- Motorists fail to yield
- When motorists follow too closely or swerve in front of a motorcyclist
- A car cuts off a motorcyclist at an intersection
- A car is speeding or the driver is drunk
- The driver is distracted and doesn’t see the motorcyclist
When a motorcyclist is not at fault, the injured person can seek damages. It is, however, necessary to show negligence on the part of the other driver.
This is not always easy to prove and why you have to contact an experienced attorney that can help you.
Don’t just settle
It has to be proven that the other motorist did not use reasonable care, that his breach of duty caused the accident and that the crash resulted in injury, or even death.
Please don’t speak to an insurance company before you’ve contacted us. Often insurance companies will try to bully a motorcycle accident victim to settle for an amount way below that of what he can actually receive. We will help you discuss settlement and if unsuccessful, explore further litigation.
What can I claim?
Injuries from a motorcycle accident are often severe. A rider doesn’t have much protection, even if he is wearing a helmet. A survivor might need extensive medical care and rehabilitation.
Our team can help you seek damages for the cost of your medical bills, even those that are going to come in future. We can claim for lost wages, earning capacity, as well as pain and suffering. Speak to us today to see how best to proceed.