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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle riders run a high risk of being involved in traffic accidents while on city or rural roadways or highways. Even the most experienced motorcyclists with proper training, experience, and constant vigilance are in danger of drivers that fail to see them or make traffic decisions without being aware of their surroundings. Without the protection a passenger in a car has, injuries in motorcycle accidents are more likely and often more severe. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, obtaining immediate legal advice can ensure you are not undercompensated or even held liable for the accident.

Motorcycle Accidents Resulting in Injury

According to a US study conducted by the Hurt Report, 75% of motorcycle accidents involve a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle. Although the remaining percentage of motorcycle accidents involves single-motorcycle incidents, they can still be the direct result of drivers in cars, trucks or other vehicles that have caused them to crash in order to avoid a collision. Motorcycle riders also run a greater risk of suffering catastrophic injuries in car collisions or trucking accidents.

Common injuries in motorcycle accidents include bone and joint breaks, soft tissue damage such as road rash, facial damages, and concussions or brain trauma, even when helmets are worn. The likelihood that a motorcycle operator will be injured in a traffic accident is overwhelming; 98% in multiple vehicle accidents and 96% in single vehicle accidents. With such compelling statistics, insurance companies do their best to prove the motorcyclist was completely or partially at fault and minimize any payments for damages. At Spiering, Swartz & Kennedy you can be confident that our legal team will work hard for you and will not be satisfied with any compensation below what you are entitled to recover.

Determining Liability

Determining who is at fault in motorcycle accidents is by no means easier than determining liability in other car accidents. In fact, finding out who is responsible in these situations is often difficult and motorcycle operators run the risk of being accused for causing the accident. Many insurance companies are aware of the unsafe practices associated with motorcycles and often try to place blame on motorcycle riders themselves. Common defense strategies attempt to capitalize on motorcycle riders' use of unsafe speeds, lane changing, lane splitting and other factors that shift blame away from drivers of passenger vehicles, especially in cases involving sports bikes. Often, these insurance accusations can only be defeated by an experienced legal team who hires the best experts to prove the motorcyclist is not at fault.

Seeking legal advice immediately after a motorcycle accident can ensure the evidence of the other party's negligence is preserved and reduce the risk of being undercompensated. Our firm is capable of dealing with all legal proceedings that can arise during your personal injury claim as well all the difficulties insurance companies and motorcycle related accidents can pose. With a hundred years of legal experience and millions of dollars of recovery for our clients you can trust the experience, dedication, and hard work that Spiering, Swartz & Kennedy delivers. Contact us today to discuss your case.