The sun is bright, flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and you’re hopping on your motorcycle. There is no better feeling than the new spring air rolling across your face as you cruise down the road. If you have a motorcycle, then it is no surprise that having a bike can be a lot of fun. This is true, but a harsh reality lies behind biking, concerning your personal safety and legal rights.
Personal injury cases involving motorcycles need to have special attention. Unfortunately, juries tend to have a bias against motorcyclists.The defensive lawyer may try to say that you were:
It is important to recognize who was at fault in the accident. You may be liable under “contributory negligence” if you contributed in the accident in anyway. In this case, insurance companies will not want to compensate you for your injuries. Your case can turn messy, so it is always a good idea to have someone fighting for you.
Having a personal injury attorney experienced in motorcycle accidents can help you win your case. The defense will constantly shift blame towards you as a motorcyclist. Car and truck drivers receive sympathy because motorcycles are small in comparison to more common, larger vehicles.
And of course, be safe:
Motorcycle accidents call for special considerations; protect your rights and make sure you are compensated for your injuries. We hope you have an enjoyable riding season!
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