Most motorcycle, scooter, moped and even bicycle accidents occur on trips that are less than five miles in length and, interestingly enough, happen at slower speeds.
Statistics prove that negligent “two-wheeler” accidents at these speeds are on the rise and even though helmet technology has improved, it is rare that the rider walks away from the accident without some form of property or bodily damage. In fact, one out of every five motorcycle crashes result in brain, neck or spinal injuries. While this is an alarming trend and tragically results in hundreds of fatal accidents, there is no evidence to support that the popularity of motorcycles is waning. Consequently, as the number of injuries and deaths continue to rise, the number of negligent motorcycle injury and wrongful death lawsuits are also rising.
What is a negligent motorcycle accident? It’s very simple — if another party is negligently, carelessly or even willfully responsible for the motorcycle, scooter, moped or bicycle accident. Negligence can be, but is not limited to any of the following: drunk driving, aggressive driving, poor road conditions, traffic congestion, disregard of traffic signals or driving laws, signaling error or driver error.
For instance… if a motorcycle is rear-ended by a car at a stop light, the driver of that car would be negligent for the injuries sustained by the rider. Or, if a bus changes lanes and forces the motorcycle into oncoming traffic, the bus driver and/or the city or municipality the bus is employed by may be at fault for the rider’s injuries.
If you have been in a “two-wheeler” accident and would like to fully understand your legal rights, please don’t hesitate to have a free, confidential initial consultation. The hard-working legal professionals at Ledger & Associates know exactly what to do next to investigate the injury and, if negligence exists, get you and your family the financial compensation you deserve for the injury suffered. Our attorneys will guide you through the entire process: dealing with your insurance company, the other insurance companies involved, your medical professionals and any additional financial compensation you may be entitled to, like lost wages and even additional punitive damages for any psychological damage that may have been caused due to the negligence of others.
If you think you or a loved one may have been involved in a negligent accident and/or died due to the negligence of another and need help determining whether or not you have a case, contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to determine what legal options you may have. For a free, confidential, detailed evaluation with a personal injury lawyer at Ledger & Associates, please call 1-800-300-0001 or visit the firm’s website for more information at www.ledgerlaw.com.What is a negligent motorcycle accident? It’s very simple — if another party is negligently, carelessly or even willfully responsible for the motorcycle, scooter, moped or bicycle accident.