Fighting For Compensation For Motorcycle Accidents
Although motorcycle accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, these often-complex events sometimes lead to life-altering consequences. Single and hit-and-run vehicle crashes often require in-depth examination as there are no bystanders to vouch for the victim’s testimony. If there happens to be someone in the same area as the motorcycle accident, he or she may not have seen what had transpired or had the knowledge to know how the accident occurred.
Common Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents
While there are many factors that can contribute to a motorcycle accident, these incidents most commonly occur due to driver negligence. The most common instances of driver negligence include:
- Failing to yield when appropriate
- Swerving in front of a motorcycle
- Failing to follow posted speed limits
- Cutting off a motorcyclist at intersections
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failing to leave sufficient room between the vehicles
- Neglecting to pay attention to obstacles or other drivers
Since motorcyclists have little protection between themselves, other vehicles and the elements, the injuries sustained in these events may be particularly severe. In some cases, a motorcyclist may suffer from foot, ankle or leg injuries, a loss of limbs, paralysis, bone fractures, head trauma, disfigurement, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord or neck injuries, and even death.
Liability In Motorcycle Accidents
One of the most important aspects of pursuing any claim for compensation is determining who is responsible for the incident. The Indianapolis motorcycle accident attorneys at Jacobs Law LLC, can help you to establish the underlying cause of the accident, which may or may not be apparent, especially if you were left unconscious as a result of the accident. Additionally, there may be more than one party that you may hold liable for the motorcycle accident. For example, while a negligent driver may have caused the actual accident by cutting off the motorcyclist, an obstacle in the roadway or a defective helmet could have worsened the motorcyclist’s injuries. Possible parties who may be responsible include:
- The motorcycle rental company
- The manufacturer of the parts or motorcycle
- The manufacturer or seller of safety equipment
- The driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident
- Repair shop responsible for inspecting, repairing and maintaining the motorcycle
- Government entity responsible for the design, construction or maintenance of the roadway
Challenges In Motorcycle Accident Claims
Victims who have been injured in motorcycle accidents may face several unique challenges if they decide to pursue the damages to which they may be entitled. First, there are many public misconceptions about motorcyclists and motorcycles that can make a trial difficult. Additionally, many motorcycle insurance policies limit medical coverage for the rider, so the benefits that he or she receives may not be enough to cover his or her medical expenses. Finally, the dynamics of motorcycles greatly differ from those of trucks or cars, so conditions that larger vehicles can easily maneuver may be deadly for a motorcyclist. The motorcycle accident and injury lawyers at Jacobs Law LLC, understand how to overcome these obstacles to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. Our accident attorneys are dedicated to the rights of our clients, and we will fight for justice for you and your family, allowing you to focus on what matters most: recovering and resuming your quality of life to the fullest extent possible.
Contact A Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today If You Believe You Have A Case
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, call Jacobs Law LLC, today at 317-520-9283 to schedule your free, comprehensive case evaluation with one of our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers in Indianapolis. We have been helping injured victims and their family members to recover damages for their injuries for more than 25 years, and we can help you to determine if you are eligible to seek compensation for your damages or losses. Let us put our experience and skills to work for you.
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