A motorcycle accident is not just a motor vehicle accident with more injuries. How and why the accident occurred, and the mechanical differences between a car and a bike may also come into play when determining your compensation. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, ask to speak with the motorcycle accident attorney when you contact the personal injury law firm. Here are a few ways his or her experience will be important to your case.
Cause of Accident
The low profile and small size of a motorcycle makes it more difficult to see than a car or truck. It is important to have the exact placement of the bike and the car when the accident occurred to understand what happened. Sometimes the crash occurred because the car driver pulling into a turn lane did not see you and the motorcycle. If you had been in a car, the other driver probably would have seen you. It can be tricky to determine who was at fault in these cases. Was the other driver inattentive, or were you in a blind spot and truly not seeable? Having a lawyer who has seen the evidence from many other crashes can be a big help when it goes to a trial.
A small wet spot or a little bit of gravel on the road is not going to make much of a difference to a car or truck. However, even a few loose stones on the road can cause a motorcycle to skid or jump, causing the rider to lose control for just a fraction of a second. Unfortunately, that can be enough to cause an accident. A motorcycle accident attorney may be able to prove that the gravel or wet spot was a condition that should have been reported and cleaned up to keep the road safe.
When your motorcycle chain breaks or the throttle gets stuck and causes an accident, the fault may be with the mechanic who last worked on your bike. A motorcycle attorney understands the mechanical workings of a bike and knows what to have inspected.
Know matter who or what was at fault for your motorcycle accident, you need an attorney (such as one from Welsh & Welsh PC LLO) who can talk with the insurance company and ensure you get the proper medical treatment and do not have to suffer financially because of the accident. Hire a lawyer with motorcycle accident experience to make the process easier and faster so you can spend your time and energy healing.
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