Every motorcyclist, even the most cautious ones can be unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident if they encounter another driver on the road who is speeding, impaired, drunk, talking on a cell phone, texting on a cell phone, or even operating an unsafe vehicle. After a motorcycle accident, it is not uncommon for the other driver causing the incident to claim they didn’t see the vehicle. Even if it was true, it cannot be used as a defense. Every vehicle driver is liable for their actions when driving and is required to be aware of their surroundings. If a driver is operating a vehicle that causes an accident resulting in an injury, then he/she is liable for their actions.
So what should you do when you or someone you know is injured or involved in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of another driver?
The first thing to do should be to acquire the necessary medical care of the injured. The next thing to do after the medical care is received is to contact a personal injury attorney who has experience in motorcycle accidents. The sooner the attorney is contacted for his/her aid, the sooner they can start acquiring the necessary evidence required to build a case. This way the plaintiff can receive the compensation required. Compensation can be acquired by the injured party according to their injuries in the situation.
People involved in a motorcycle accident are typically more likely to suffer a greater amount of injuries. This is because of the lack of protection due to the design of the vehicle. This means that even relatively low speed of the vehicle can result in an extremely serious injury for the motorcyclist.
The injuries more frequently observed in motorcyclist accidents include:
- Psychological injuries.
- Internal injuries.
- Road rash.
- Injuries on the hand and feet.
- Spinal cord injuries.
- Brain damages.
- Broken bones.
- Head and face injuries.
When determining the factors for compensation there are many things to consider. Insurance companies can be hard to tackle in these cases. The goal of an insurance company is generally not to be fair and is to settle the individual with the lowest possible amount. Insurance companies would often issue a settlement that is less than fair for what they deserve. Although, even if you are found to be only partly at fault for the motorcycle accident, you can still receive an adequate settlement, if the situation is tackled correctly.
However, before making important decisions on the matter, it is important to speak to a motorcycle accident lawyer who could be able to:
- Review your options.
- Offer effective legal advice.
- Explain what you are expected to face.
- Discuss the factors regarding the compensation you are liable for.
For the compensation, the following factors are considered:
- Medical expenses.
- Pain and suffering due to the accident.
- Negative change your quality of life.
- Loss of income.
At the Gretchen Ortiz Law firm, we understand that a motorcycle accident can result in multiple consequences. Our law firm understands that everyone deserves a chance when being a victim in an accident. That’s what we’re here to do! We seek to help you acquire the settlements you need for a better lifestyle. Contact us now for a consultation!
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