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Protecting Your Rights with Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

About 5,000 motorcyclists are killed on U.S. roadways annually, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Thousands more are injured, and oftentimes seriously so. A considerable percentage of these accidents are caused by automobile and truck drivers colliding with motorcyclists.

The reality is that when an automobile or truck collides with a motorcycle, odds are the biker is going to sustained serious injuries. If you have been involved in this type of accident, it is important for you to understand your basic rights when it comes to obtaining justice and appropriate compensation. By understanding you interests, you are able to make educated decisions regarding your case.

Proving the Negligence of a Third Party in a Motorcycle Accident Case

New York law requires you to meet certain requirements to demonstrate that another party is at fault in causing a motorcycle accident and the injuries you sustained. The first element that you need to prove is that a third party had a duty of care. In reality, if a driver is on a public roadway in the state of New York, he or she has a duty to exercise reasonable care in the operation of a motor vehicle. If the accident is caused by another driver, demonstrating a duty of care will probably be the least difficult element of building your case.

The next element in a motorcycle accident case that must be satisfied is you must demonstrate a breach of that duty of care. In other words, and using the previous example, the other driver must have failed to exercise reasonable care in operating a motor vehicle. For example, if the other driver ran a red light and collided with you, that conduct on the part of the other motorist would be a failure to exercise reasonable care.

The third element you must satisfy in a motorcycle accident case is what legally is known as proximate cause. In very basic terms, proximate cause means that the conduct of the other motorist was the legal reason the accident occurred and you sustained injuries.

In order for the conduct of one person to be the proximate cause of the injuries sustained by you, the injuries must be a reasonably foreseeable result of the conduct at issue. An incident where you sustain injuries because a driver ran a red light and collided with you represents a situation where reasonable foreseeability does exist.

An example of a situation where proximate cause is not likely to exist can be found in the red light scenario. Imagine that at the time the accident occurred, another person was on an upper floor of a nearby building. That individual witnesses the accident and has a heart attack.

Making an argument that proximate cause exists in regard to the person who had a heart attack would be challenging. While your injuries would be reasonably foreseeable by the driver that ran the red light, a witness to the accident having a heart attack in a nearby building arguably would not be reasonably foreseeable.

Finally, in order to make a claim for losses arising from a motorcycle accident, you must suffer actual, and not merely speculative, injuries or damages. For example, if you actually walk away from a motorcycle accident completely unscathed, you cannot make a claim based upon an allegation that you someday might suffer some undefined problem as a result of the accident. You may be able to recover compensation for damage to your motorcycle, but absent a showing that a real injury occurred, you are precluded from making a claim for that type of loss.

Proving the elements of negligence in a motorcycle accident claim or lawsuit is a task best accomplished by a seasoned, tenacious motorcycle accident lawyer. Making a case can require a good deal of nuanced argumentation that is not necessarily within the prevue of a layperson without a legal education and significant experience in personal injury law.

Compensation in a Motorcycle Accident Case

The specific facts and circumstances associated with a particular motorcycle accident govern the nature and extent of possible compensation. With that noted, there are some types of losses that commonly are experienced by bikers in motorcycle accident cases.

Because injuries typically are significant in a motorcycle accident, you may face extensive, and long-term, medical care, treatment, and therapy. This can result in a tremendous amount of money in medical bills. Thus, one care in which you may be entitled to compensation is for current medical expenses as well as those you reasonably can be expected to incur into the future.

You may experience severe pain and suffering following a motor cycle accident. This may prove to be persistent. As is the case with medical bills and expenses, you may be entitled to compensation not only for existing pain and suffering, but also for that you reasonably can be expected to experience into the future.

Other types of injuries, damages, and losses for which you may seek compensation include lost wages, mental anguish, physical disfigurement, and permanent disability. These can have both a current and future component when it comes to seeking compensation via the insurance claims settlement process or a lawsuit in court.

Attorney Fees and a Motorcycle Accident Case

You may hesitate to engage an attorney to represent you in a motorcycle accident case. You may have heard that attorneys charge a great deal of money to represent clients.

When it comes to a motorcycle accident case, most lawyers use what is known as a contingency fee agreement. With this type of arrangement, you pay no attorney fees unless and until a settlement or judgment is obtained on your behalf by a motorcycle accident lawyer.

Attorney fees charged in this type of a case are agreed to at the commencement of representation. Attorney fees are an agreed-to, reasonable percentage of a settlement of judgment obtained in a motorcycle accident case.

Research indicates that a person represented by an attorney in a personal injury case ends up with more compensation that an individual that is unrepresented, according to the American Bar Association. This is the reality even when attorney fees are taking into consideration.

Retain a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

The first step in hiring a capable motorcycle accident lawyer is scheduling what is known as an initial consultation. An initial consultation provides an opportunity for an experienced motorcycle accident attorney to evaluate your case. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions that you might have about the claims settlement and lawsuit processes. As a general rule, a motorcycle accident lawyer does not charge a fee for an initial consultation with an injured motorcyclist.

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