Motorcycle accidents cause hundreds of serious injuries a day. However, because of their size and structure, motorcycles simply don’t offer as much protection as standard vehicles. Statistically speaking, crashes involving motorcycles tend to be more severe than other collisions.
These accidents leave victims with serious injuries, chronic pain and permanent disfigurement. In some cases, they kill the driver or passenger.
Driving already presents a level of danger, but driving a motorcycle presents a certain new set of challenges. If someone is texting and driving, a bump that might be a fender-bender for a car can turn into something far more serious. Gravel, distracted drivers, opening car doors, and inclement weather are special challenges riders face.
The knowledge and experience of a Sarasota motorcycle accident attorney is needed in these tough situations.
The unfortunate reality is that many people hold a negative view of motorcycle riders. This negative view impacts how we handle motorcycle accident cases. It is something that we need to take into account as we build a case for trial.
In addition to proving the negligence of the person who caused the accident, we must prepare to educate jurors that the victim had the same rights to use the road as anyone else. We must show jurors that the victim was a victim of negligence.
We must make it clear to the jurors why they should award compensation for the injuries caused by an irresponsible driver.
If another driver caused your crash, strategically seek compensation for your medical bills, damage to your bike, loss of productive work time and more, even if you weren’t wearing a helmet at the time of the accident or even if the court determines that you partially caused what happened.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact the experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at Probinsky, Chavez & Cole today. You can be certain that we will put our resources to work for you and your case.