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For many, riding around town on a motorcycle can be incredibly cathartic. From the thrill of the open road, enjoying the company of friends, and making new ones using the ‘biker wave’, to honing your riding skills, the benefits are endless. It’s no surprise then that driving a motorcycle requires a high amount of focus and skill. On the road, riders have to have a heightened awareness of other vehicles around them, road and weather conditions, and more. Due to the simple fact that motorcycles are a great deal smaller than a car, truck, or SUV, it’s easier for drivers to not see bikers, and accidents involving motorcycles are, unfortunately, more common. Add in the fact that motorcyclists are fully exposed, collisions involving motorcyclists are some of the most dangerous types of vehicle accidents.
Oftentimes, motorcycle accidents can result in a serious injury or even death for the rider involved. According to the NHTSA, in 2019 motorcyclists were 29 times more likely to die in an accident, as well as 4 times more likely to be injured than those riding or driving other types of vehicles.
Nearly all motorcycle accident injuries have long-lasting effects. Even if protective gear is worn, injuries can be severe. This is where our motorcycle accident lawyers come into play. We ride and know the freedom that only a motorcycle brings and will fight to get that freedom back for you.
Metier Law Firm is excited to use SafeRider® accident investigation and legal services nationwide. Hire a Metier Law motorcycle accident attorney today in Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Nebraska, or Wyoming to work with a legal team that has the resources, experience and knowledge to maximize your compensation.
Even the best rider can fall victim to a motorcycle accident. As we’ve seen time and time again, most motorcycle accidents involve other vehicles, such as cars or commercial trucks. Since riding a motorcycle can put you in a vulnerable position, it’s important to plan ahead and be prepared for any possibility while on the road. Some important factors that can lead to a motorcycle crash can include:
Oftentimes, drivers and passengers are unaware of motorcyclists around them, which can result in serious injury for the rider. Whether it’s the motorcyclist or another driver that’s at fault, some examples of negligence include: speeding, open doors, unsafe lane changes or merges, sudden stops, and left turns.
Drinking while under the influence of drugs or alcohol leads to impairment, resulting in catastrophic results. In 2019, 42% of motorcyclists who died as a result of a single-vehicle accident were alcohol-impaired.
It’s easy to get distracted while on the road. Whether it’s from eating, drinking, talking on the phone, or texting, taking your eyes off the road for just a split second can have disastrous results.
From potholes, cracks or broken pavement, to unsafe weather conditions such as snow or heavy rains, all poor weather conditions can lead to a life-altering accident. It’s important to plan ahead and be aware before hitting the road.
A rider may not know it at the time, but their bike could have a design or manufacturing defect that could pose issues in the future. Faulty installation can lead to an accident or injury as well.
When you’re the victim of a motorcycle accident, chances are you’re now having to deal with life-altering, catastrophic injuries. The following days, months, and even years will be spent on the road to recovery at the expense of your bank account. From cuts and bruises to more serious medical conditions such as traumatic brain injury, medical treatment and therapy can lead to a growing pile of unexpected medical expenses.
Cuts and bruises
Neck & Spinal cord injuries
Head injuries, Traumatic brain injury
Loss of limbs
In addition to sustaining injuries, you could also be facing property damages to your bike. During this stressful time, it’s important to remember that you aren’t alone. Let our motorcycle accident lawyers help you get compensation for your injuries. Call our law firm today for a free consultation.
If you or a motorcycle rider you know has been involved in a motorcycle wreck, it’s important to get everyone involved to safety. Once you and everyone involved are a safe distance away, take these next steps to protect yourself and your legal rights:
Contact emergency responders to get help for those who have been injured, as well as law enforcement so that they can conduct an investigation into the accident. Having this investigation on record can be invaluable if your motorcycle accident claim ends up going to court.
Exchange contact and insurance information for all parties involved. Be careful and protect yourself by not oversharing or talking about the accident.
If you can, document and take pictures or videos of the accident. Gathering documented evidence of bodily harm and damage to property is paramount when it comes time to file an insurance claim.
Even if it doesn’t look like you’ve sustained any injuries, it’s important to go see your doctor and get checked out. Over the next few days, you may start to develop aches and pains that weren’t present before, but it’s important to have these injuries well-documented for your motorcycle accident case!
In the midst of all this pain and suffering, the last thing you are going to want to do is fight the insurance companies to get the compensation you deserve. Our motorcycle accident lawyers have the experience, skills, and tools to get you the justice you deserve. Contact our injury attorneys today to get help.
When you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle collision, you need someone on your side who has your back and is willing to fight for your rights and go to court for you.
Our accident attorneys at Metier Law are ready to help you get the compensation you deserve. Our team knows how invigorating and freeing it is to ride your motorcycle out on the open road, and we are dedicated to helping you feel better again so you can go back to doing what you love!
Metier Law Firm is experienced in motorcycle accident claims and motorcycle law. We know that if you’ve been hurt in a wreck, the path to recovery can be a long one and with bills piling up, you’ll need all the help you can get.
With the proper tools, detailed investigations, and established relationships with expert witnesses, our attorneys will carefully put together a winning case to get you the justice you deserve.
Lost earning potential
Pain and suffering
Lost quality of life
Having a motorcycle accident lawyer on your side is vitally important to get just and fair compensation. Experience is key to ensuring that your needs are met, and at Metier Law, we let our results speak for themselves. With millions won in settlements for our clients, you can rest assured that you’ve got the most passionate and dedicated team fighting for you. Give us a call today for a free consultation, and let us get to work for you. We have offices located in Colorado, Nebraska, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.
Many motorcycle accident claims are brought by riders who were injured in single-bike accidents. Some of these accidents are due to defective parts and hardware, and an experienced product liability attorney can help you understand why the crash occurred and how to attribute liability to the responsible party.In other cases, accidents are often caused by hazardous road conditions. These conditions include, but are not limited to:
Far too many injured riders receive little, or no compensation because they are unable to identify what caused their accident after it occurred. No matter what contributed to your accident, it is important to contact an experienced motorcycle injury attorney as soon as possible so that they can begin investigating the cause of the accident.
At Metier Law Firm, we have access to premier investigative resources that have helped our clients recover hundreds of millions in settlements and verdicts.
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