It’s impossible to know the statistics, but if you were to imagine how many injured victims of motorcycle crashes never realize that they have a viable personal injury claim they can make, the numbers would probably stagger the mind. This is why, even if you don’t believe your motorcycle accident was the fault of another party, you should still visit a personal injury attorney – just to make sure you don’t have a claim.
A personal injury lawyer will know where to look to determine if different vehicle accident liability factors might have been involved in your case. For example, here are a few things that an attorney won’t rule out until he or she has gathered all of the facts:
— The other driver was drunk, speeding or violating the law in some way. Drunk driving and other violations of traffic laws are a lot more common than most people understand.
— The other driver was distracted by a cell phone. The reality of modern life is that many drivers are operating their cars with their noses buried in their smartphones instead of having their eyes glued to the road. This is unlawful and drivers who do it can be held liable for the damages they cause.
— A city or municipality negligently failed to maintain the roadway safely.
— Something was amiss with your motorcycle due to a defect, and it caused your accident, injuries and personal injury damages.
If you were seriously hurt in a motorcycle crash, contact our law offices to learn more about the legal issues that could apply to your potential personal injury lawsuit.