Why You Need a Motorcycle Accident Attorney

July 5, 2019

Motorcycle riders love the freedom, speed, lightness, and agility of riding a motorcycle. While riding gives the rider a burst of endorphins, it also serves more practical purposes. Motorcycles make getting around town a breeze, and their small size make them ideal for getting to your destination faster.

Yet, motorcycles also present many dangers of their own.

  1. Unlike modern automobiles with safety features, such as seatbelts and airbags, motorcycles leave their riders exposed to impact.
  2. Motorcycles can easily skid in rain or snow because they do not have the traction that is found in four-wheel vehicles.
  3. Riding on two wheels is less balanced than four.
  4. The narrow width of a motorcycle makes them less conspicuous to other drivers.
  5. Motorcycles are prone to mechanical errors and brake problems that can cause fatal accidents.
  6. Protective gear may help prevent some minor injuries, but your body is much more vulnerable in a crash than those inside a car.

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, it’s important that you contact a motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible.

Often motorcycle accidents involve other people, vehicles or property, which can make you vulnerable to lawsuits.

Many people believe that bikers are daredevils and risk-takers with little regard to their own safety, and this can present unique challenges when heading to court. While this stereotype is unfair and inaccurate, it’s one that could result in court charges when you are innocent. Not only could you lose compensation for your injuries, but you could also end up in jail.

Having an injury attorney who is sympathetic and understands the complex nuances of the law will help ease your mind or relieve the pain of a grieving family member.

What Are Injured or Killed Motorcyclists’ Rights?

In court, you’ll need to prove that the accident was the result of another party’s actions. Once you’ve proven fault, you’ll need to get compensation for lost wages, lost future wages, medical costs, as well as pain and suffering.

This can prove challenging, especially if you are incapacitated or worse.

You may face lawyers, prosecutors, police and the other party in court. Therefore, it is in your best interest to hire an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who understands the law.

Don’t Go It Alone

At Saladino & Schaaf, we have years of experience representing Kentuckians in motorcycle accident injury lawsuits. Complete our free online contact form or call us at (270) 444-0406 to schedule a free consultation.




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