Motorcycle accidents are among the most devastating types of traffic accidents. Compared to the average motorist, motorcyclists have very little protection from other vehicles and outside elements. The injuries they often sustain, therefore, can be serious to life threatening, such as spinal cord and neck injuries, head trauma, brain damage, bone fractures, disfigurement, paralysis, and death.
These accidents greatly affect the finances and personal life of the victim and the victim’s loved ones, leaving the victim to deal with mounting medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to file a claim to be compensated for the negligent actions of the other party involved. Protect your rights and seek legal representation from a motorcycle accident lawyer from West Coast Injury Lawyers as soon as possible.
Motorcycle Accident Causes
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA, over 50 percent of all motorcycle accidents that result in death involve another vehicle.
While motorcycle accidents sometimes stem from the motorcycle driver’s own negligence, these accidents are more often caused by other negligent drivers—as automobile drivers are usually not aware of the motorcyclists they share the road with.
Common causes of motorcycle accidents are speeding, drunk driving, distracted driving, and disobeying traffic signs. Other causes for motorcycle accidents may include defective motorcycle parts, poor road conditions, or poor weather conditions.
Seek Legal Representation
When other motorists are reckless, careless, or simply unwilling to share the road, they should be held accountable for any damage that results from their actions. However, pursuing a claim and recovering compensation following a motorcycle crash can be difficult—especially without the assistance of an attorney.
A motorcycle accident lawyer can thoroughly investigate your case and obtain proof of who or what caused your motorcycle accident and injuries. Your lawyer can hold the responsible party accountable for his or her actions, and then obtain compensation for your medical expenses and other losses on your behalf.
Call West Alliance Injury Lawyers Today
At West Alliance Injury Lawyers, we know that many motorcycle accidents are not caused by the injured biker, but by other dangerous or reckless drivers. We understand that even the safest of motorcycle drivers can be involved in an accident, and this is why we are committed to protecting your rights and your future.
We at West Alliance Injury Lawyers offer our services on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not need to pay for any fees or charges unless your case is won. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact us today for a free consultation.