Serious motorcycle accidents require good lawyers
Written by greg on February 12, 2013
Motorcycle accidents tend to be extremely serious to the extent that they are not fatal. Because the motorcycle rider does not have the protection of a vehicle around here at the mercy of the roadway and the other vehicles.
Probably the biggest single issue with respect to motorcycle accident is conspicuity. Because motorists cannot see the motorcycle approaching they pull out and a collision occurs. Even with taking all the extra precautions of wearing bright clothing and running with your lights on, conspicuity accidents occur every day with bad consequences.
Some insurance companies place a lesser value on a motorcycle accident because the person chose to ride a motorcycle and the carrier feels that they are taken on that risk. That is not the law, however studies indicate that jurors tend to feel that motorcycles are much more dangerous than passenger cars. And motorcycles are much more dangerous than a passenger car pickup truck. That does not mean that motorcycle riders should be held to higher legal standard than other drivers.
Victims of motorcycle accidents should seek legal representation as soon as possible after the crash. Because a motorcycle accident case is more likely to be discounted by a insurance carrier, it is a good idea to have a consultation with the best personal injury attorney can find as soon as possible.
Even if you do elect to handle the case yourself, consultation with a personal injury attorney can be very eye-opening and informative.
Greg Baumgartner is a Houston accident lawyer and also the founder of the Baumgartner Law Firm, which is located at 6711 Cypress Creek Pkwy, Houston, TX 77069, 281-587-1111.