Far too often, motorcyclists are painted in a negative light, thanks to social media and online video sites, for a disregard for following the proper safety rules, causing accidents by cutting in and out of traffic, driving at high speeds, or attempting to perform tricks on their bikes. However, what you do not see are those people who are safe cyclists, but who end up getting hurt as a result of someone else not paying attention. If everyone on the road took extra care and paid better attention, many motorcycle injury accidents could be avoided.
Distractions Are the Cause of Most Accidents
People get distracted with their cell phones, kids in the back seat, trying to eat or put makeup on, or other such distractions. As a result, they forget to check their blind spot before changing lanes, take their eyes off the road, or run stop signs or red lights. Sometimes they get lucky and no one is in the other lane, or there is no cross traffic, or someone else notices they are not paying attention, so they get out of the way to avoid the accident.
But it is only a matter of time before their luck runs out — and they end up running you over while you are on your motorcycle. The extent of your injuries can be more serious because you have little protection between you and the other vehicle. If the accident was not your fault, you may have grounds for filing a personal injury lawsuit against the other person and their insurance company. To find out your legal rights and see if you have a case, it never hurts to take advantage of our free consultation.
Some people walk away with only minor injuries and may think they do not need the help or assistance of an auto accident attorney. Even in these cases, it is still better to have an attorney on your side. What you might not realize is your minor injury could turn into a long term problem in the future.
For example, you hurt your back, get it treated, and it feels fine. What happens a year or two down the road if the pain returns? Some injuries do not show up right away and take time before they appear. Later, it could be discovered there were minor fractures in your spine that were not initially noticeable on an X-ray at the time of the accident. Now, you require back surgery to correct the problem.
By taking the time and consulting with an auto accident attorney, he or she carefully evaluates your case in detail. A detailed case analysis includes reviewing your injuries, police reports, medical reports, obtaining expert opinions from doctors about the potential for long term problems in the future, and more. Your lawyer works on your behalf to come to a suitable settlement agreement with the other party’s insurance company and their lawyers.
Here, at Madison Law Group, we work for you. If we do not win your case, we do not get paid. We will even discuss your accident wherever it is most convenient. If you are hospitalized or home-bound, we can make arrangements to speak to you there, as well as over the phone.