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The preconceived notion that the injured motorcyclist is at fault

On Behalf of | Apr 29, 2016 | Firm News, motorcycle accidents

More often than not, motorcycle accidents result in serious injuries requiring hospitalization and, according to the Insurance Information Institute, far more injuries result from motorcycle accidents than passenger car collisions. Even the most careful, diligent of riders can be involved in an accident at some point. Unfortunately, there is a stigma attached to motorcyclists. Whereas it is commonly believed or insinuated that motorcycle riders are risk-taking drivers, who are to blame for these accidents, that is a broad generalization.

In reality, rather than the motorcyclist being at fault, there are far more accidents caused by other factors. Some of these factors are:

  • Cars failing to see you when they are changing lanes or turning left.
  • You unexpectedly drive over gravel or other less stable road surfaces.
  • Cars change lanes and run right into the motorcycle.
  • Hits from behind, again caused by the driver of the car not seeing you.

We can all understand how motorcycle accidents can result in serious injuries such as head injuries and permanent disability and how these types of injuries can have a dire impact on your life. Even less life-threatening injuries can result such as broken bones or cuts and bruises. Also, emotional and psychological damage can be done, making recovery even more challenging. When facing this type of life-altering accident, it is important that you have help to deal with any legal and monetary issues.

You need representation that can investigate thoroughly to prove that you were not at fault in your motorcycle accident. They will work to ensure that your injury claim is fairly settled because they recognize that restitution can be a crucial part of your recovery.