Motorcycle Injuries and Cases
The Dangers of Motorcycle Riding and How To Hire the Right Lawyer
Motorcycle riding is very popular in the Spring and Summer months here in Chicago.. A growing number of enthusiasts ride their bikes to relax and forget their worries for at least a short period.
However, many motorcycle lovers are not fully aware of the possible dangers riding a motorcycle may bring to them. According to statistics, thousands of individuals are being involved in motorcycle accidents every year. This is despite the continuous efforts of the government and other concerned groups to warn the people and convince them to follow safety measures and avoid tragic accidents. Often, the accident has nothing to do with the rider’s skill or ability, but the negligent actions of the other driver.
Considering the characteristics of a motorcycle, one may easily predict what will happen after its collision with a much larger and heavier vehicle like a car or even a truck. Unlike other vehicles, motorcycles do not have metal cases to protect its passengers. Further, safety belts are not applicable in motorcycles. This explains why those who were victims of these accidents have sustained serious injuries or even died. A minor fender bender in a car accident can haver serious injury consequences on a motorcycle.
Lawyer Representation in a Motorcycle Injury Case
Victims of motorcycle accidents have the same rights to recover damages against the negligent individuals as anyone injured in any other kind of motor vehicle accident. Yet, because of the intricate process of litigation and the anti-motorcycle bias that many have, they certainly need the assistance of a motorcycle accident lawyer.
Depending on the circumstances of the crash, a competent legal counsel will try to address all the problems that the victims may encounter. They will do their best to make the pursuance of a lawsuit stress-free for their clients. This is by taking charge in all of the important tasks in a case litigation.
Settlements vs. Litigation
As in all injury cases, some cases are settled and others must be put in suit (a lawsuit is filed). These days, fewer cases are settled that once was the case, and a injury lawyer’s ability, skill, and strategy may make a big difference in whether there is an offer initially or whether a case must be filed with the Court. Ultimately, however, it is the insurance company pulling the strings.
If you or a loved one has been injured ina motorcycle accident, you should immediately get the information you need to know to protect your rights! You can ORDER MY PERSONAL INJURY REPORT HERE or if you would rather contact me personally to ask a questions, you can do so HERE.