Motorcycle Accidents

Who is responsible for injuries to motorcycle operators and passengers?

The party who is at fault will be responsible.

When should the investigation of the motorcycle accident begin?

A thorough and immediate investigation of a motorcycle accident is essential to maximizing your recovery. Insurance companies are likely to be at the scene of a serious motorcycle accident, and it is important to glean as much information as possible early on in a personal injury case.

Can I make a claim for my losses even if the vehicle that caused the accident by cutting me off or forcing me to veer of the road was unidentified?

Yes. Even if a motorcycle accident is caused by a vehicle that drives off unidentified, or if the motorcycle collision is caused by a hit and run situation, you will be able to file an uninsured motorist policy claim for your losses.

Can I make a claim for my injuries even if I didn’t carry insurance on my motorcycle?

Yes. The law presumes that a remedy exists for every civil wrong. If you have been wronged, the person who was at fault will be susceptible to suit, even if you didn’t carry insurance on your motorcycle.

IF I AM INJURED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT, AND I WAS NOT WEARING A MOTORCYCLE HELMET, CAN I STILL BRING A CLAIM FOR LOSSES?

Whether or not you were wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle will not impact your ability to bring a lawsuit.

What if my motorcycle accident was caused by a defective roadway, an unmaintained roadway, defective motorcycle, or road design defect?

Sometimes motorcycle accidents are caused by roadway defects, such as potholes or rough paving, poorly designed curves, or inappropriate urban planning. These cases will usually require the assistance of a road design expert, surveyors, lighting experts, and a thorough investigation. The state may be liable for inappropriately designing or maintaining the road.


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