There is no question that motorcycles are much less visible when on the road. They are easily hidden in other driver’s blind spots and issues in the road such as potholes and debris can affect these individuals more than other drivers. In fact, a small dip in the road can result in a motorcycle to flip, crash, or swerve causing serious injury to the driver. Because they are only on two wheels, motorcycles are much less stable and because they are an open-air vehicle, the possibility of an injury during an accident is much more likely.
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident due to the fault or negligence of another person, you should contact our personal injury team at Pearson Law. We can help determine if you have a case worth pursuing and help you acquire the compensation you deserve.
Liability in a Motorcycle Accident
The majority of motorcycle accidents are usually not the result of negligence by the motorcycle operator. Instead, it is the other drivers on the road who don’t pay attention or who disregard traffic laws that typically cause the catastrophic motorcycle accident. In some cases, it is a manufacturer defect that is to blame for the accident. This is why it is so important to contact our law firm as quickly as possible after a motorcycle accident occurs. We can help to determine who is responsible and ensure they are held liable for the damages and injuries you suffered.
What to Do After an Accident
If you are ever involved in a motorcycle accident, it is important to know what to do. After the accident occurs, try to gather evidence to prove a case. Take notes about any and everything you can remember about the accident, including where you were, the road conditions, and the weather. Anything you are able to recall may be beneficial information when we begin investigating the case.
It is also a good idea to document any damages or injuries you have suffered. Go to the emergency room or doctor to have the injuries you received documented. Don’t wait to do this, since the other party may then be able to argue that the injuries did not result from the accident.
Some of the most common injuries a person suffers during a motorcycle accident include:
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
Also, make sure to note any emotional or psychological injuries and chronic pain that you experience. Take photos of your vehicle and note all the damage that occurred, if possible.