Best Motorcycle Accident Lawyer | Motorcycle Injury Lawyer
Motorcycle accidents lead to a sizable percentage of total traffic crash deaths in the United States, despite making up only a small percentage of total vehicle sales. When motorcycle accidents aren’t fatal, they can still have major consequences on a person’s health and wellbeing. Injury victims can get the compensation that they deserve by knowing their legal options.
Recovering compensation for damages after getting in a motorcycle accident can be a complicated process, as insurance carriers may often attempt to get around coverage regulations and deny personal injury compensation on behalf of the at-fault party.
If you or a loved one has gotten into a motorcycle accident, one of the first actions you should take is to contact a motorcycle accident attorney. At the law firm of Florin|Roebig, our team of attorneys have specialized expertise in helping motorcyclists receive compensation through a thorough investigation and negotiation process.
By gathering information about your case, our attorneys can help you file a claim with the relevant insurance company to recover motorcycle injury and accident-related damages.
Who Is At Risk For Motorcycle Accidents?
Anyone who rides a motorcycle can be at risk of getting into an accident.
However, data on motorcycle accidents in the U.S shows that people who are at greater risk for motorcycle accidents are those who:
- ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- don’t have a valid motorcycle license
- don’t wear a helmet
- ride at speeds faster than posted speed limits
- ride a two-wheel motorcycle
Motorcycle injuries are also more common on non-interstate roads and are more likely to occur in the daytime.
Data also shows that older motorcyclists are getting into fatal accidents at an increasing rate. From 2008 to 2018, this rate increased a total of 2 percent, with the average age of motorcycle riders killed in accidents at 42 from a previous average of 40.
When To File A Motorcycle Accident Claim
Motorcycle accidents can result in a number of consequences, ranging from property damage to mental anguish, serious or permanent injury, and death.
These monetary, physical, and psychological losses can quickly mount and become detrimental to individuals who are in the process of recovering from a serious accident.
Many people in the United States live paycheck to paycheck or can otherwise have a very difficult time covering the staggering out-of-pocket expenses that can result from a motorcycle accident injury.
While expenses related to a motorcycle accident can vary, they may include:
- financial: medical transport costs, hospital care or other medical bills, bike repair/replacement costs, and lost wages
- physical: serious injury requiring long-term rehabilitation and care, loss of limbs, disfigurement, paralysis, and severe brain trauma
- psychological: pain and suffering costs, resulting in mental anguish
Filing a motorcycle accident claim can be an effective course of action for injured motorcyclists who wish to secure compensation for losses.
Motorcycle accident claims can be filed by the injured rider or a loved one on their behalf. In the latter case, a claim may be filed in order to seek damages for a loved one who was severely injured or suffered wrongful death as a result of the accident.
Losing a loved one to a motorcycle accident can be a traumatic experience and may entitle you to compensation on the basis of wrongful death. To seek compensation, you will need an attorney to help prove that it was another party’s negligence that directly resulted in your loved one’s wrongful death.
In wrongful death motorcycle accident claims, negligent parties may refer to:
- another driver deemed at-fault in the accident
- the motorcycle manufacturer (in the case that the accident was caused by defective bike parts, i.e. becoming a product liability case)
Evidence to support the negligence of another party in a wrongful death or product liability claim can be gathered through a full investigation of the accident and the party at fault.