Riding a motorcycle across an open roadway on a pretty day is an experience unlike any other. However, in the unfortunate event that you’re involved in a motorcycle collision, the results can be catastrophic and life-altering for both you and your family. Bass Law has the experience you need to ensure your legal rights are protected and your injuries are fully and fairly compensated if you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Collision
There are many causes for motorcycle collisions. These types of accidents commonly happen due to distracted driving. Motorcycles are smaller than cars and therefore, they can be difficult to see. When motor-vehicle drivers become distracted or are impaired by drugs or alcohol, a collision with a motorcycle can occur. The same is true when motor-vehicle drivers fail to follow traffic signals and the rules of the road. Additionally, because motorcycles are smaller than cars, they are more susceptible to irregularities on poorly maintained roads such as potholes and scattered debris.
Injuries and Damages in Motorcycle Crashes
Injuries in motorcycle crashes tend to be more severe than car accidents because motorcycles offer their riders far less protection than automobiles. Injuries to motorcycle riders can vary greatly and often, the injuries are catastrophic. Burns, cuts and broken bones are the most common injuries. Neck, back, and spinal-cord injuries, internal injuries and traumatic brain injuries (“TBI”) are typically the most serious and life-altering injuries. Soft-tissue injuries such as sprains, strains, contusions, tendonitis and bursitis are also common. These injuries can be just as serious and debilitating as broken bones; often, they are much more difficult to prove. Without the proper proof, insurance companies routinely undervalue soft-tissue injuries.
In addition to proving injuries in these cases, it is sometimes more difficult to prove liability in these accidents than in a crash involving two automobiles. This is because the motorcyclist is often immediately transported to the hospital, whereas the driver of the automobile may remain at the scene and have the first opportunity to tell the officer his or her side of the story. Therefore, the accident report sometimes incorrectly places blame on the motorcyclist, and we are tasked with the job of locating evidence and witnesses to get the report corrected and fight the insurance company on your behalf while you focus on healing and recovery.
When you hire Bass Law, you can ensure your legal rights are protected while relying on an experienced and compassionate Savannah motorcycle-accident attorney to represent you. Because we work on a contingency basis, your legal fees and litigation costs are paid out of your recovery. You only pay if we win! At Bass Law, we are motivated to recover the best result for you in the most efficient and effective way possible. Give us a call today to schedule a free consultation.