While the laws of motorcycle accidents are similar to other types of auto accidents, the similarities stop there. Because motorcycle riders have little protection, there can be devastating injuries even in accidents that would have been nothing more than a minor fender bender if it had been between two cars. Insurance companies frequently try to undervalue the resulting claims, and even when they are willing to fully honor the claim, it will often exceed the policy limits. In those cases, filing a motorcycle accident lawsuit may be the only way to receive compensation.
Proving Fault in a Motorcycle Accident
Drivers have a responsibility to operate their vehicles in a manner that is safe to all of those around them including not just cars but trucks, pedestrians, bicycles, and motorcycles. One of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents is a driver failing to properly check their blind spots and changing lanes or turning into a motorcycle. When a driver causes a motorcycle accident, they will often try to blame the motorcyclist by saying that the motorcycle was going too fast or driving erratically. In these cases, it can be crucial to have an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer who knows how to piece the evidence together to prove what really happened.
If a driver is found at-fault in a motorcycle accident, that driver will be responsible to reimburse the motorcyclist for all property damage, medical bills, rehabilitation, and lost income. If these damages exceed the insurance policy limits, the at-fault driver must pay from their personal assets or their future wages may be garnished until the court’s judgment is paid. Bennett Law Offices is ready to help you fight for compensation for your motorcycle accident. Call today to schedule a consultation.