Motorcycle Accidents/Wreck Lawsuits
When a crash occurs involving a motorcycle and a larger vehicle, the chances are that the rider on the motorcycle will sustain the most damage. With nothing between them and the road or other objects, their bodies can sustain tremendous impact and injuries. Often, motorcycle accidents occur when a driver of a passenger or commercial vehicle does not see the motorcycle, neglecting to yield or changing lanes into the path of the bike.
In 2016, 5,286 people were killed in motorcycle fatalities, and thousands of others were seriously injured. In two-vehicle fatal motorcycle crashes, the most common issue was a vehicle turning left and an oncoming motorcycle going straight. This accounted for 41% of the two-vehicle fatal crashes. Drivers not registering the presence of a motorcycle in their path is one of the most common causes of wrecks that cause serious injuries to motorcycle riders.
Pursuing a Motorcycle Accident Injury Claim
When another driver is at fault in a motorcycle accident, the process is similar to any vehicle accident claim. However, when the rider was seriously injured or killed in the crash, this claim is best handled by a personal injury attorney. While the driver of the other vehicle may have insurance, it is important to have an expert in injury accidents to negotiate the settlement. Insurance companies will always try to pay as little as possible for an accident. If the proposed compensation is too low, filing a motorcycle injury lawsuit may be the best option.
Motorcycle injuries can be serious and require extensive medical care for recovery. Victims may face months of rehabilitation and lost time from work or may be disabled after the accident. Our team at Conley Griggs Partin LLP offers excellent legal representation for motorcycle accident victims and their families. Contact our office to schedule your free consultation to discuss your claim.