WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS?
The most common factor for a motorcyclist versus another vehicle in a collision is visibility. Visibility plays a crucial role. The most common type is when another vehicle makes a left turn directly in front of the motorcyclist. Reasons for the responsible vehicle’s negligence can be varied, but is most often due to inattention, distraction with phones and other devices and also the psychology of vehicle drivers. Many drivers just do not identify the motorcyclist because they are not part of a larger vehicle and so they do not identify motorcyclists on the road.
Common Causes for motorcycle collisions:
- Inattentive non-motorcyclist drivers
- Psychology of non-motorcyclist drivers
WHY ARE MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CLAIMS ARE SO DIFFERENT THAN OTHER ACCIDENT CLAIMS?
Motorcycle claims are mostly different from other motor vehicle claims based on the extent and nature of their damages. The injuries produced in a motorcycle collision can be catastrophic. The severity and scope of the injuries in these cases are significant. While a car crash or wreck may be dealing with neck and back sprains, motorcycle victims are usually saddled with multiple fractures, the possibility of “road-rash” and even more unfortunately, loss of limbs. These conditions must be properly addressed by physicians prior to resolution of their cases. These victims have a long and difficult recuperation from significant life-altering injuries.
WHY SHOULD YOU CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY?
Victims of motorcycle collisions should be focusing on physical and emotional rehabilitation. Odds are that a victim in this type of collision is not in a condition to deal with an opposing driver’s insurance company. Typically, these clients are dealing with much more involved injuries that limit them from being able to handle the paperwork and the initial discussions with the insurance company.
Our office will aggressively work to establish the liable driver’s fault for the collision. This can be accomplished through ordering of police reports, retrieving witness statements, and obtaining accident reconstruction experts. After establishing the other driver’s liability, we can guide the motorcyclist through the necessary physical and emotional rehabilitation.
WHY CHOOSE REDKEY GORDON?
Our office can oversee the client’s treatment plan and protect their interests, especially when the victim is in a state of significant physical, emotional, and financial vulnerability. Our office can assist in a client’s necessary medical treatment. We investigate the accident, take witness statements, order police reports, and gather all the pertinent information to determine the fault of the drivers. After the victim reaches his point of maximum medical improvement we negotiate the matter in light of the complex and significant injuries inherent in motorcycle accidents.
Many motorcycle accident attorney firms will just wait and see what happens to their client’s case and condition. Our office is proactive with establishing the liability of the defendant and ensuring that the client has medical rehabilitation observation throughout the process.
Our firm has exclusively settled and represented motorcycle claimants over the last 15 years. We understand the medical treatment that is required to recuperate and rehabilitate our clients; we understand the medical lien issues which are complex and varied, and we understand the legal causation issues that often surface in these motorcycle claims. Our attorneys maintain personal and direct communication with the client frequently throughout the resolution process to their claim.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle accident, please contact Redkey Gordon Law to discuss your recovery options 209-267-1685.