Providence Personal Injury Law Blog

Friday, August 31, 2018

Why You Need a Good Personal Injury Lawyer After a Motorcycle Accident

Riding a motorcycle is an exhilarating experience. The open air, the feeling of speed, the lack of encumbrance, and the maneuverability combine to provide a feeling of freedom, a rush of endorphins. Nonetheless, if you have a serious motorcycle accident, it can lead to painful injuries and even wrongful death. While you can be badly hurt in any vehicular accident, riding a motorcycle makes you extremely vulnerable, not only to physical harm, but also to legal jeopardy since our culture tends to regard cyclists as risk-taking and not especially law-abiding. Unfair as this judgment is, it can result in you being blamed for an accident that is not your fault, and so deprived of just compensation for your injuries. For all of these reasons, you need a compassionate and savvy personal injury attorney at your side.

Clearly, even with protective gear, you are at increased danger when riding a motorcycle because you have no metal cage to protect your body in the event of a crash. In addition, having two wheels instead of four makes your balance more precarious and greatly diminishes your visibility to other drivers. Bad weather, a small miscalculation, or an error on the part of another driver puts you at increased risk of injury. Unfortunately, because of the prejudice against those who ride motorcycles, you are more likely to be blamed if there is a collision. This is why it is so crucial to have a personal injury attorney who is highly skilled and has a track record of winning damages to fight vigorously for your rights in a court of law.

Motorcycle Injuries Can Alter the Course of Your Life or Result in a Wrongful Death

We are all too well aware of the many wrongful death lawsuits filed on behalf of cyclists by their grieving relatives. If you survive a motorcycle crash you may suffer not only fractures and lacerations that leave permanent scarring, but severe head, brain, or spinal injuries that may leave you with cognitive impairment or mobility limitations. If the accident was the fault of another party, you are entitled to full compensation for medical costs, lost wages and lost future income, and pain and suffering.

Because after motorcycle accidents, the car driver at fault, or that person’s insurance company, is more likely to try to blame you for an unsafe lane change or speeding, it is essential that you have a highly skilled personal injury attorney to stand up for you -- collecting pertinent physical evidence, interviewing witnesses, and verifying medical records. Fighting a personal injury case that results from a motorcycle accident is not something you or your loved ones should take on alone. Where motorcycles are involved, it is imperative to have a personal injury attorney who knows the ropes -- both in terms of having well-honed negotiation skills and in terms of having the ability to litigate aggressively. Contact us today!

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