Motorcycles are far smaller than most other vehicles on the road, so they are frequently overlooked drivers. People also often fail to leave enough distance between their vehicle and a motorcycle, or might misjudge the speed at which they are traveling. These actions and more can cause a collision. Our motorcycle attorneys have seen it all, and we’ve helped recover compensation for motorcycle riders who’ve been hurt in:
While most involve other vehicles, injury crashes can also be single-vehicle accidents. The rider or other drivers might not be responsible for these types of accidents. Some crashes are caused by defective vehicle design or defective parts. Others are caused by road defects and other issues that might be the fault of a city or municipal entity.
The kinds of driver negligence involved in a motorcycle crash can vary depending on the situation, but often include:
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
Driver Failing to Assess Speed or Distance of Motorcycle Accurately
Unsafe Lane Changes or Turns
Aggressive or Reckless Driving
There are motorcycle accidents that can be caused by other parties responsible for maintaining motorcycles or the roadways they are traveling on, so people should still speak to a lawyer even when there does not seem to be another driver at fault for a crash. People can still have recovery options, even in single-vehicle accidents.
A motorcycle accident can lead to a significant number of damages for a person, and damages are often classified as being either economic or non-economic. Economic damages are the losses you incur that can be proven and calculated while non-economic damages are far more subjective awards.
Economic damages include:
Non-economic damages include: