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Motorcycle Accidents: Protecting Your Rights and Seeking Compensation

What are the Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?

Motorcycle accidents can occur due to various factors, and identifying the cause is crucial in determining liability. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Vehicle Driver Negligence: Many motorcycle accidents are caused by the negligence of other vehicle drivers who fail to see motorcycles, make unsafe lane changes, or violate traffic laws.
  • Distracted Driving: When drivers engage in activities such as texting, talking on the phone, or adjusting in-car technology, their attention diverts from the road, increasing the risk of accidents involving motorcycles.
  • Unsafe Road Conditions: Poorly maintained roads, potholes, debris, or lack of appropriate signage can pose significant hazards for motorcyclists, potentially leading to accidents.
  • Impaired Driving: Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or prescription medication impairs judgment and reaction time, making it dangerous for both drivers and motorcyclists.
  • Dooring Accidents: When a driver or passenger opens a car door without checking for oncoming motorcycles, it can result in severe collisions and injuries for motorcyclists.

Immediately after a Motorcycle Wreck, You Should Do:

Knowing the appropriate steps to take after a motorcycle accident can help protect your well-being and legal rights. Here’s what you should do immediately following a motorcycle wreck:

  1. Seek Medical Attention: Your health and safety should be the top priority. Seek immediate medical attention, even if you believe your injuries are minor, as some injuries may not be immediately apparent.
  2. Document the Scene: If you are physically able, document the accident scene by taking photos or videos of the vehicles involved, the road conditions, and any visible injuries. This evidence can be valuable for your case.
  3. Obtain Witness Information: Collect contact information from any witnesses present at the scene. Their statements may be crucial in establishing liability.
  4. Report the Accident: Contact the police and report the accident. Obtain a copy of the accident report, as it contains essential details that may support your case.
  5. Do Not Admit Fault: Avoid discussing fault or apologizing for the accident, as it may be misconstrued as an admission of guilt. Stick to providing necessary information to the authorities and your insurance company.
  6. Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer: Consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer who specializes in motorcycle accidents. They can guide you through the legal process and protect your rights.

What Type of Compensation Can Be Expected After a Motorcycle Accident?

After a motorcycle accident, you may be eligible to seek various types of compensation to cover your losses. These can include:

  • Medical Expenses: Compensation for past, present, and future medical expenses, including hospital bills, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, and ongoing treatment.
  • Lost Wages: Reimbursement for the income you have lost due to your injuries, including both current and future lost earnings.
  • Pain and Suffering: Non-economic damages to compensate for physical pain, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life resulting from the accident.
  • Property Damage: Compensation for the repair or replacement of your motorcycle, as well as any other damaged personal property.
  • Disability and Impairment: Compensation for permanent disabilities, scarring, disfigurement, or loss of bodily functions resulting from the accident.
  • Loss of Consortium: Damages awarded to a spouse or family member for the loss of companionship, affection, and support due to your injuries.

It’s important to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can evaluate your case, determine the appropriate types of compensation you may be entitled to, and vigorously pursue your claim to ensure you receive fair and just compensation for your motorcycle accident injuries.

Our Legal Practice Areas


Car accidents

Car accidents can be terrifying experiences. Often, at least some of the people involved are injured, sometimes severely, and the automobiles that crashed are damaged.


Motorcycle accidents

Motorcycle accidents are a complex issue. They affect many areas of the law, including product liability, personal injury, and property rights.


Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are people who walk or run along the road. Even if you are taking every precaution, following traffic laws and remaining vigilant, one negligent driver can cause serious damage


Cyclist Accidents

As a cyclist, you may be in a position to seek damages for pain and suffering or as a victim of circumstances beyond your control.


Hit & Run Accidents

When a driver flees the scene of an accident, most of the time, it’s to avoid getting caught. The driver may have been impaired by alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash.


Bus Accidents

School bus accidents are one of the most common causes of death for children. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to improve school bus safety and reduce this tragic loss of life.


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