The Consequences of Motorcycle Accidents
The size and design of motorcycles leave drivers vulnerable to more severe injuries than a normal driver in the event of an accident. Common injuries include:
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Road burn
- Facial injuries
Unfortunately, a large number of serious motorcycle accidents result in the death of one or more of those involved. In 2016, there were over 5,200 motorcycle fatalities despite the fact that motorcycles only make up about three percent of all registered vehicles in the U.S. If you lost a loved one to a motorcycle accident, you may have the right to pursue compensation, especially if the incident was caused by another’s negligent actions.
Understanding Negligence and Liability
The most common route for collecting compensation after an accident is an insurance settlement. However, the cause of a motorcycle accident can affect how much compensation you can receive and who you can collect from.
Mr. Ramey can investigate what caused your injuries and determine whether you have the option to pursue a lawsuit against those responsible for your injuries. If he finds evidence of negligent or irresponsible actions by another party, he can hold them responsible.
Some common negligent actions which can lead to a motorcycle accident include:
- Distracted driving
- Motorcycle defects
- Driving under the influence
- Opening a door in the path of a motorcycle
- Improper lane changes or turns
Poor road conditions and debris in roadways also disproportionately affect motorcycles. Mr. Ramey can identify all parties responsible for your accident and take appropriate action against them.
Hardin Ramey and our team can protect your rights to ensure you are protected during the recovery process.
How an Attorney Can Help
Motorcyclists face prevalent prejudices by insurance companies. Insurance adjusters often assume anyone who rides a motorcycle is a risk-taker who is more likely to drive recklessly. As such, it can be very difficult for bikers to receive a fair settlement from their insurance provider.
As a personal injury attorney who focuses on motor vehicle accidents, Mr. Ramey has the background to negotiate effectively with your insurance company. If they refuse to pay you a fair settlement, he can file a lawsuit to ensure you receive the level of compensation to which you are entitled.
Compensation can help cover:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning ability
- Pain and suffering
Reach Out Today
After an accident, you do not want to leave your ability to recover to chance. Hardin Ramey and our team can protect your rights to ensure you are protected during the recovery process. For more information about our legal services, contact our office online or call (972) 437-5577 today.