Homewood Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
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Motorcycle accidents are some of the most horrific incidents on the road. With minimal protection on their bodies, riders are vulnerable to strong forces that can leave them seriously injured following an accident. Unfortunately, many irresponsible drivers fail to notice motorcyclists, leading to more collisions. If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, it is important that you get the help of a Homewood motorcycle accident lawyer to fight for what you need to recover. Since 2005, Panio Law Offices has earned a strong track record through aggressively representing their clients.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to a federal study, there were 35 times more deaths from motorcycle accidents than from car accidents in 2006.
The reason for this disparity is due to several factors involving the nature of motorcycle riding:
- Motorcycles are much smaller and lighter than cars
- They are on only two wheels
- They do not protect the rider with a metal enclosure, all factors which pose inherent risks when on the road with trucks and cars that travel at top speeds
Motorcycles offer less stability, less visibility, no barrier between the driver and the road and require a higher level of skill to operate. Because of this, many accident cases involving motorcycles result in the death or critical injury of the rider. Typically, in these cases, negligence is the legal theory under which liability is determined in motorcycle accident cases. When a driver fails to maintain reasonable care, they may be held responsible for resulting injuries and damage.
Who Is Responsible?
Typically, when a motorcycle is involved in an accident, the driver of a car or truck is responsible. However, in many such cases, the driver of the motorcycle is found to be partially responsible, which reduces the percentage of the damages they are able to recover (see our post on comparative negligence). And, of course, reckless behavior and/or driving while intoxicated on the part of the plaintiff also contribute to the reduction (if not the elimination) of damages for motorcycle riders in these cases.
Winning damages in motorcycle accident cases is not a simple pursuit. Plaintiffs must demonstrate negligence on the part of the "at-fault" driver and obtaining witness testimony and expert opinion in some cases are a must to meet a preponderance of the evidence, required by law in these cases.
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If you have questions about filing a personal injury motorcycle accident claim, please contact Panio Law Offices. We have ample experience fighting for clients in these types of cases.
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