Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits

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Have you been hurt in a motorcycle accident? If so, it’s likely you have suffered serious injuries, which are common in motorcycle accidents, including brain injury, spine injury, amputation, and more. Unfortunately, although you may not be at fault for your accident, you may have a hard time getting compensation for your injuries because courts can be hard on motorcycle riders.

However, an experienced motorcycle accident attorney can help you get fair compensation after your accident. To talk to a local motorcycle accident attorney who has been recognized by his peers, please contact AccidentAttorneys.org today.

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

There are many potential causes of motorcycle accidents, but almost all of them are the result of a driver error on the part of either the motorcyclist or the other driver (which is a passenger car almost 90% of the time). These include:

  • Failure to notice motorcycle

  • Distracted driving

  • Failure to yield right of way

  • Speeding

  • Illegal maneuver

  • Driving under the influence

Although either driver may be at fault in a motorcycle accident, it may be harder for motorcyclists to demonstrate that they are not at fault for their accident. Learn more by reading Questions about motorcycle accident lawsuits.

Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents often result in serious injuries. Common motorcycle accident injuries include:

  • Brain injury

  • Spine injury

  • Amputation injury

  • Internal organ damage

  • Serious abrasions

  • Disfigurement

Because of the severity of these injuries, motorcycle accident victims will often receive less compensation than they need to pay for medical bills and make up for lost wages.

Compensation for Motorcycle Accident Victims

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to receive compensation for all the disastrous effect of that accident, including:

  • Lost wages

  • Loss of earning potential

  • Past, present, and expected medical bills

  • Reduced quality of life

  • Pain and suffering

  • Disfigurement

In addition, a wrongful death lawsuit brought on behalf of a loved one killed in a motorcycle accident may lead to additional or different compensation. The compensation that is appropriate in your case depends on the circumstances of your accident.

Finding an Expert Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Handling a motorcycle accident lawsuit is a delicate matter. There are steps from the beginning of the lawsuit until its final resolution that can cost you compensation if improperly handled. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney can avoid mistakes that will cost you money and give you the best chances of getting the compensation you deserve.

That’s why every attorney at AccidentAttorneys.org has been chosen from the ranks of recognized leaders in personal injury cases like motorcycle accident lawsuits. We can put you in touch with an attorney that has been recognized by his peers or an independent ratings board as being an exceptional attorney.

To talk to an attorney in your area with experience handling motorcycle accident lawsuits, please contact AccidentAttorneys.org today.


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What should I do after a motorcycle accident?

In brief, you should:

  • Assess injuries

  • Move to safety

  • Contact authorities

  • Exchange information

  • Document the accident scene

  • Do not talk to insurance company representatives

  • Get medical attention

  • Contact a motorcycle accident attorney

For more detailed instructions, please see What to do after a car accident.

I don’t think I was hurt in my motorcycle accident, why should I go to the doctor?

Many injuries from a motorcycle accident may be hard to identify right away. They may have very subtle symptoms, or initially no symptoms at all. Going to the doctor can document injuries and may also be important to show that your injuries relate to your accident and aren’t pre-existing conditions.

What injury symptoms should I be looking for after my motorcycle accident?

Two of the most important common injuries from a motorcycle accident are brain injury and spine injury. Watch for these common brain injury symptoms:

  • Confusion

  • Dizziness

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Moodiness

  • Headaches

  • Fatigue

  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering

You should also watch out for symptoms of spine injury:

  • Back pain

  • Pain in other parts of your body that seem to be free of injury

  • Numbness or tingling

  • Weakness in your limbs

If you experience these symptoms, you should contact your doctor to document the symptoms and have a good record.

My insurance company says they can’t help me if I won’t talk to them or release my medical records. What should I do?

Your insurance company is mostly looking to help themselves. They want to get multiple statements in the hope of finding something that gives them an excuse not to pay for your motorcycle accident injuries. Most of the information they need is in your official statement to the police. For other types of information, this is best handled by someone with the experience to know what information they truly need, and what they want in order to fish for reasons to deny your claim.

My insurance company is offering me more money than I’ve ever seen at one time. Should I take it?

No matter how much money your insurance company is offering you, you can be sure they’re only offering it because they’re afraid they’ll have to pay you more. Whenever you get an offer from an insurance company, have someone else look over it, preferably an experienced lawyer who can tell you if it’s fair or not.

When should I contact an accident attorney about my motorcycle accident lawsuit?

You should contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney any time you are feeling overwhelmed in trying to deal with the outcome of your accident. In addition to potentially helping you get compensation, they can give you good advice for dealing with the aftermath of your accident. You should also contact a lawyer when:

  • You receive a diagnosis and treatment plan for your injuries

  • You receive an offer from your insurance company

  • You are being harassed by an insurance company for more information

Accident attorneys offer free consultations, so it costs you nothing to talk to a lawyer, and they can often be a great help.

If you are looking for a local motorcycle accident attorney to help you with your claim, please contact AccidentAttorneys.org today.