Motorcycles are inherently dangerous. Some thrive and seek out that danger. The feeling of the open road and the freedom that comes from the motorcycle is the essence of America. Whether a motorcycle is the main mode of transportation or a weekend getaway, they lead to a significant amount of accidents per year. Those accidents often result in serious injury or fatality. The danger behind motorcycles is the lack of protection. It is no secret that if a person was to fall off a bike at 60 miles per hour, the results could be devastating. If you are a biker and you have been seriously injured or you are the loved one of someone who was killed in an accident, you should contact an attorney that can help you assess your legal situation. Timian & Fawcett, LLC is ready to step in and help you investigate the facts of your case and zealously represent you in and out of court. For a free initial consultation, contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.
Common causes of motorcycle accidents
Many motorcycle accidents are caused by the negligence of other drivers. While drivers often walk away from these incidents unscathed, motorcyclists are usually not so lucky. Some of the many examples of negligence by drivers include:
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
- Drunk driving
- Drowsy driving
- Drunk driving
- Careless driving
Many of these issues could be addressed by motorists who are more aware or take the proper care when operating their vehicles. Negligent drivers should be held accountable for any harm they cause. While these examples come up often in motorcycle accident personal injury cases, there are many other reasons for these incidents, including:
- Road conditions
- Defective auto parts
- Defective motorcycle parts
A negligent driver is not always to blame for an accident. While road conditions may constitute municipal liability, defective parts could be cause for a product liability case. Discussing this matter with an attorney is best.
Do motorcyclists have personal injury protection?
Personal injury protection (PIP) is a form of “no-fault” on most driver’s insurance policy. In lieu of motorcycle’s inherent danger, PIP is generally not provided for those injured in a motorcycle accident. Because of that, medical bills and lost wages may not be covered directly after an accident. It is important to discuss your situation with an effective attorney who can seek out the responsible parties and fight for compensation.
An individual who is seriously injured by negligence in a motorcycle accident may be entitled to compensation for the injuries sustained, also known as damages. Some damages include medical bills, lost wages, future earnings, pain and suffering, and the impact on one’s quality of life. For personal injury claims, the plaintiff will have to prove negligence. It is important to hire an attorney that can conduct a comprehensive investigation into the matter.
Contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney
Timian & Fawcett, LLC provides Maryland and the DC Metro Area with quality legal support for clients injured by negligence. If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important to discuss your legal matter with an effective attorney. Contact our firm to discuss your future and how we may be of service to you. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.