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Injured on a Motorcycle: Do I have a case?
All of the attorneys at Vanderpool Law Firm have motorcycle endorsements and have all owned a motorcycle at one point in their lives. We understand and appreciate firsthand the dangers that are associated with operating a motorcycle on our public roadways. Even when the rider is taking every precaution, they may still find themselves in a serious accident.
Due to the nature of the motorcycles, motorcyclists are far more likely to suffer serious injury or death as compared to a typical car accident. In fact, according to NHTSA “motorcyclist deaths occur 27 times more frequently than fatalities in other vehicles.” Motorcycles also have fewer safety features than automobiles which lead to an increased risk of sustaining a serious head trauma or even result in a fatality for anyone who may be involved in a motorcycle accident. The NHTSA found that in 2014 alone, around 4,586 motorcyclists were killed.
Often times when an accident does occur it is the fault of another driver. Motorcycles can be less visible than other automobiles. Many drivers don’t often think to look for a motorcycle as opposed to looking for a car. Even when a motorcyclist takes every precaution, there is little one can do when an automobile pulls out in front of you. If you find yourself in a situation similar to this where it was someone else’s fault, you very well could have a case.
In these cases it is important to have representation in your case. Many insurance companies will pull you around offering little to nothing of what your case could be worth. You could be entitled to loss wages, reasonable medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more if you have been injured and it was someone else’s fault.
If you or someone you know has been injured because of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, know that the attorneys at Vanderpool Law Firm are here to work for you and to help maximize any compensation you may be entitled to. Call a personal injury lawyer at Vanderpool Law Firm, today to set up a free consultation. Let our family help yours. Call us today at (574) 268-9995.