How Can a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Help?
A motorcycle accident lawyer can provide invaluable guidance and support if you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident and want to pursue a fair settlement from your insurance provider.
At Friedland & Associates, our motorcycle accident lawyers specialize in advocating for the rights of motorcycle accident victims and helping them recover the compensation they deserve for their injuries and damages.
Here’s how a motorcycle accident lawyer from Friedland & Associates can help:
Legal Guidance and Support
Our motorcycle accident lawyers have a deep understanding of personal injury law, liability, insurance regulations, and legal procedures related to motorcycle accidents. They can provide you with knowledgeable guidance on your rights and options.
Investigate the Accident
Our lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident to gather evidence. This includes reviewing police reports, witness statements, accident scene photos, and any available video footage. They will help gather all necessary medical records, bills, and other documents to demonstrate the extent of your injuries and damages. This documentation is crucial for calculating the full value of your claim.
Work With Experts
In complex cases, your lawyer may work with experts such as medical professionals, and economists to provide expert testimony and support your claim’s validity.
Your lawyer will help calculate both economic and non-economic damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more.
Negotiating With Insurance Companies
One of the most critical aspects of recovering compensation after a motorcycle accident is dealing with insurance companies. These negotiations can be complex and challenging, especially when the insurance company may try to downplay your injuries or shift blame onto you. Our seasoned attorneys are well-versed in handling insurance companies and will work diligently to ensure that you receive a fair settlement that adequately covers your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
What Damages Am I Entitled to?
Motorcycle accidents can lead to a range of damages, both economic and non-economic. Economic damages encompass measurable losses like medical bills, property damage, and lost wages. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, include pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of quality of life.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys will evaluate your case to determine the types of damages you’re entitled to, ensuring that your compensation package accurately reflects the extent of your losses.
What Are Common Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries?
Motorcycle accidents can result in a wide range of injuries due to the inherent vulnerability of riders and the lack of protective barriers that cars and other vehicles provide. The impact of a collision, coupled with the exposed nature of a motorcycle, can lead to severe and sometimes life-altering injuries.
Common injuries sustained in motorcycle collisions include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractures and orthopedic injuries
- Road rash
- Soft tissue injuries
- Internal injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
What Are Common Causes of Motorcycle Accident Injuries?
Motorcycle accidents can result from a variety of factors, many of which stem from the vulnerability of motorcyclists on the road.
The most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
This is one of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents. Drivers who are texting, talking on the phone, eating, or engaging in other distractions may not notice motorcycles on the road, leading to collisions.
When a vehicle makes a left turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle, it can lead to a collision. Many drivers misjudge the speed of motorcycles or fail to see them, resulting in serious accidents.
Motorcycles are smaller than cars and can easily be hidden in a vehicle’s blind spot. When drivers change lanes without checking for motorcycles, it can result in collisions.
Speeding reduces a driver’s reaction time and increases the severity of accidents. When vehicles, including motorcycles, travel at high speeds, they have less time to avoid collisions.
Drivers under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or other substances are impaired and have reduced coordination and reaction times. This can lead to accidents involving motorcycles.
Failure to Yield
Drivers who fail to yield the right of way to motorcycles at intersections, merges, and other traffic situations can cause serious accidents.
Parked cars suddenly opening their doors without checking for oncoming motorcycles can lead to collisions known as “dooring” accidents.
Hazardous Road Conditions
Uneven road surfaces, potholes, debris, oil spills, and wet surfaces can pose greater risks to motorcycles due to their two-wheel design and less stability compared to cars.
Inexperienced motorcyclists may not be familiar with how to handle their motorcycles in various situations, leading to accidents
Vehicles that suddenly stop or slow down without warning can catch motorcyclists off guard, leading to rear-end collisions.
Aggressive behaviors such as tailgating, road rage, and aggressive lane changes can endanger motorcyclists on the road.
Lack Of Visibility
Motorcycles are smaller and less visible than cars, especially in certain weather conditions. Drivers who do not check their mirrors or look twice before making maneuvers may fail to see motorcycles.
Contact Us Today!
The motorcycle accident lawyers at Friedland & Associates have the experience, dedication, and expertise to guide you through the claims process, every step of the way. We understand the unique challenges that motorcyclists face on the road and in the legal realm.
When you choose our team, you’re not just hiring lawyers; you’re partnering with compassionate advocates who are committed to fighting for your rights and helping you attain the compensation you deserve. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule a free consultation.