Motorcycle Injuries Tend To Be Severe
According to a study conducted by the federal government, per mile traveled, there were 35 times more deaths from motorcycle accidents than from car accidents. Injuries from motorcycle accidents are usually three-times more severe than car accidents.
Injuries usually include serious lacerations, cutting, scrapping, broken bones and brain trauma. If you have no insurance, your medical care will be performed by county facilities and medication for such injuries is a major cost factor.
While the personal injury law regarding motorcycle accidents is similar to that covering other motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents are often so unique that it is particularly important to be represented by a personal injury lawyer who is familiar with these types of cases. You will also want your lawyer retain a motorcycle accident construction expert.
The single most dangerous situation for motorcyclists occurs when a vehicle is making a left-hand turn crossing the motorcycles direction of travel. Another frequent cause of motocycle accidents is lane splitting which occurs when a motorcycle drives between two lanes of slowly moving traffic, usually in traffic jams, and then gets clipped by a driver who had noticed the motorcycle moving between the lane.
Most attorneys will handle such cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay your attorney’s fee unless the attorney is successful with your lawsuit. In that case, your attorney would be entitled to a percentage (previously agree to) of the settlement or the judgment awarded. It is important that you talk to an attorney at the earliest opportunity. You may wish to be represented before you speak to an insurance company. If you speak to an insurance company representative before you know your rights, you may unwittingly say, do, or sign something that would jeopardize your case. If you have any questions about a motorcycle accident, it may be in your interest to contact an experienced personal injury motorcycle lawyer.