Motorcycle Accidents Can Be Fatal
You need an experienced lawyer to deal with a motorcycle personal injury case. Don’t go at it alone.
Just like every other driver, motorcyclists are entitled to road and highway use, so long as they follow the laws applicable to motor vehicle use. Unfortunately, it is far to common that the drivers of cars and trucks fail to yield the right-of-way to motorcycle riders. Too often, the results can be catastrophic.
Motorcyclists do not have the same comfort and protection as other drivers when it comes to a crash. Motorcyclists are completely exposed to the impact, without the protection of a crash barrier or from being crushed. They are also not always required by law to wear a helmet. However, failure to wear a helmet could be admitted into evidence if it contributed to magnifying the impact of the victim’s injuries. When a motorcycle accident occurs, victims could suffer from severe injuries like broken bones traumatic brain injuries, amputations, internal bleeding, coma, and even death.
Unfortunately, there is an innate bias against motorcyclists. Many insurance companies will try to avoid responsibility by placing the blame of the accident on the victim. The jury often has a bias against motorcyclists because motorcycles are often considered dangerous. Because the insurance companies are aware of this, they try to reduce the amount of the settlement they offer, or completely refuse to settle at all.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a motorcycle accident, contact the law offices of R.E. Lopez & Associates as soon as possible following the crash to maximize your chances of getting justice you deserve. Our team of experts will obtain evidence to help prove that the victim was operating the vehicle appropriately, which will help to quell the bias that exists toward motorcycle operators.
Please contact our office for a free, no obligation consultation, and let us fight for you to get the compensation and justice you deserve.