Motorcycle accidents are a very common problem on the roadways. Motorcyclists are very vulnerable to their surroundings due to the motorcycle’s size, and lack of protective enclosure. These accidents are completely preventable. The majority of the time they are mishaps due to carelessness and lack of attention to the road. With the proper education and safety precautions, both riders and automobile drivers can share the road in harmony.
The way liability is decided in motorcycle accidents is through the law of negligence. This is the act of an individual behaving in a reckless or careless matter, resulting in injury to another party. If a driver is not reasonably careful and aware of the other people on the road, they are found liable of the accident. More often than not, the automobile driver is found guilty of negligence in such cases, due to the fact that it can be very difficult to see motorcycle riders due to their size and their speed. However, motorcycle riders have also been found guilty in these cases due to abrupt lane changes, reckless riding, and riding under the influence. Sometimes the accident may not be the fault of any particular party, but of the motorcycle itself. Such instances can be due to a manufacture problem, or a dangerous bike design. The attorneys at KGG law can help in the event of any of these situations, and are experienced in giving the proper representation.
If you or someone you know is involved in a motorcycle accident it is crucial to take appropriate action, as they can be deciding factors in your case. First and foremost it is important to record anything you can remember about the accident; the more details the better. Next, it is of utmost importance to document any injuries to your medical provider, as well as taking pictures of any visible injuries as soon as you find them. It can also be helpful to record any conversations you had regarding the accident, especially with the opposing party, to prevent any grey areas that could arise without conversational evidence. It is also a good idea to take photos of all aspects of the accident, including your motorcycle or vehicle damage, and various angles of the scene of the accident if possible. Finally, contact any witnesses who saw what happened, and record their stories while the information is still fresh in their minds.
Contacting an experienced personal motorcycle injury lawyer to represent your case will also be key to making sure your rights are preserved, and insuring that you receive what you deserve. Kantrowitz, Goldhamer, and Graifman P.C. have taken many of these types of accidents under their wing, including one just a few weeks ago involving a deadly motorcycle crash in which a young boy was ejected from his motorcycle.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident contact the attorneys at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer, and Graifman P.C. They have the extensive experience and professional reputation to get you the results you deserve. Call today for a free consultation at (800) 711-5258.