When it comes to a motorcycle accident, we know that no matter how careful you are, you cannot control the choices of truck and car operators. Bike crash injuries are often more severe than accidents involving only passenger cars because motorcycles provide no protection from impact and motorcycle riders are routinely thrown from their bikes in a crash. Our attorneys understand that passenger vehicles often view motorcyclists differently than they do other vehicles, and often times don’t respect the motorcycle’s position on the roadways. At The Carlson Law Firm, we have made it our goal to help clients through their specific and individual circumstances when it comes to bike crash injuries. Contact us today for a free consultation.
The most common motorcycle crash occurs when a car turns in front of a bike, hits the biker while changing lanes, or runs into the biker at a stop light. Common reasons for the driver not seeing the motorcyclist are inattention, distractions, blind spots and that the driver is looking for cars rather than motorcycles.
Accidents can happen even when no driver is at fault. Vehicle defects that slip past the manufacturer can cause an accident or faulty safety equipment may fail to protect the travelers the way it should.
Motorcycle technology has developed over the years to improve rider safety. Many bikes now come equipped with anti-lock braking systems and traction control. These developments still may not eliminate all dangers. Poorly maintained roads, liquids that are leaked or spilled on surfaces, or improperly engineered streets and highways can lead to accidents and injuries.
An insurance adjuster will tell you that you don’t need a lawyer. Most people have no idea the value of their case—and the adjuster will be quick to take advantage. As a motorcycle accident victim, you will probably not receive a fair settlement without a battle.