FAQ on Motorcycle Accidents
What are the risks of motorcycle accidents?
Greater physical exposure/lack of protection, road hazards, lack of visibility, vehicle driver inexperience, inattention and negligence, high speeds, rider inexperience, and substance abuse are all factors that increase the risks and severity of motorcycle accidents.
Who can be held liable for a motorcycle accident?
Generally speaking, any party involved in an accident can be liable, in part or in full, for a motorcycle accident. In many cases, vehicle driver inattention or negligence causes motorcycle accidents. In these situations, the driver can be held liable for the accident and all resulting injuries and losses. In cases involving motorcycle defects, the manufacturer or seller can be held liable for the accident. Any party determined to have liability in a motorcycle accident may be responsible for any resulting property damages, physical injury, and resulting losses and suffering. Contact our attorneys to an evaluation of your case to determine motorcycle accident liability.
What types of damages can I recover in a lawsuit?
A lawsuit can help you recover both your financial losses and compensation for your non-economic losses. The economic losses you may be able to recover include:
- Property damage
- Medical expenses
- Long term care expenses
- Loss of income or wages
- Reduced or diminished earning potential
The non-economic losses for which you may be able to obtain compensation include:
- Loss of companionship
- Physical suffering
- Emotional suffering
- Relational suffering
How can an attorney help?
After an accident, seeking the help of an attorney is the best way to protect and understand your legal rights. An attorney can evaluate your case to determine your best course in proceeding. If together you decide to pursue a legal case, your attorney will rely on their own team of experts to develop a strong case involving the liability and losses; and present this information in a compelling way. Unlike your insurance company or the other parties involved, your personal injury attorney is looking out for your best interest and wants to help you recover the compensation you deserve.