Motorcycle accidents occur each day on roads all over the country. While many accidents are simple “fender benders,” others may result in substantial property damage and serious injury or even death. Although motorcyclists are often stereotyped as reckless and fast drivers, it is negligent automobile drivers who cause most motorbike accidents. An injured victim of a motorcycle accident can seek damages from the responsible party for the injuries, damages and pain suffered as a result of the accident.
The victim must show that the defendant was negligent and responsible for the injuries and other damages that were sustained. A motorcycle accident lawsuit must also be filed before the expiration of applicable statutes of limitation which varies from state to state.
The victim can seek compensation for related medical expenses, loss of income or earning potential, partial or permanent disability, psychological suffering, and property damage.
For a wrongful death claim to arise from a fatal motorcycle accident, the accident must have been caused by another person who has acted negligently.
There are different laws that apply to a motorcycle accident cases depending on the circumstances of the accident and the jurisdiction in which the accident took place.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a motorcycle accident, it is recommended that you seek legal advice immediately. Contact us today, toll free at 888-244-5480.