Washington Township Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Compared to those stemming from other motor vehicle accidents, injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents are often particularly serious. Although motorcycle helmets offer riders some minimal protection from injury, they do not protect riders from injuries to other body parts, or from falling off their motorcycles in an accident.
If you or someone you care about sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident, our experienced personal injury attorneys may be able to help. A Washington Township motorcycle accident lawyer could determine if you have a case, and if so, represent you throughout the legal process. En Español.
What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?
Motorcycle accidents can happen in a variety of circumstances. Some motorcycle accidents happen when a motorcycle operator violates a rule of the road or drives in a careless or reckless manner. In that case, you may have a claim against the motorcycle operator as his or her passenger or as another driver or pedestrian for injuries and damages sustained.
In other instances, an accident occurs when another motor vehicle driver is negligent. Motor vehicle drivers are negligent when they violate a traffic law, operate their vehicles in a careless manner or while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or distracted driving. Distracted driving can take a variety of forms, including but not limited to:
- Texting or making phone calls while driving
- Playing loud music in the car
- Attempting to discipline young children while driving
Making a Claim
To file a claim and successfully recover damages after a Washington Township motorcycle crash, you or your attorney must show that the other motorist acted unreasonably. A reasonable driver should operate a vehicle in a safe, careful, and prudent manner at all times. Therefore, if a driver violates a traffic law, such as by speeding or drinking and driving, this likely amounts to a breach of the legal standard of care.
In addition, the injured person must be able to show that he or she sustained injuries in the motorcycle accident and that the accident directly caused those injuries. Common injuries in motorcycle accidents include head trauma, bone fractures, muscular contusions, scarring, and spinal cord injuries.
Injured motorcycle operators and passengers may be eligible to recover monetary damages for all his or her related injuries if someone else was responsible for the accident that caused them harm. Compensation may include both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages can include payment of medical bills and lost wages. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, may include compensation for pain and suffering, mental and emotional distress, loss of earning capacity, and loss of enjoyment of life.
If a loved one is killed in a motorcycle accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, the survivors may be able to assert a wrongful death claim to seek damages for loss of companionship, loss of financial support, as well as compensation for all related medical, burial, and funeral expenses. The survivors may also be able to bring a survivorship claim for the decedent’s pain and suffering. A Washington Township motorcycle accident lawyer could pursue damages on your behalf and help you maximize your claim’s value.
Talk to a Washington Township Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcycle accidents can lead to serious injuries, and many accident victims are unsure of where he or she should turn next. Fortunately for you, our personal injury attorneys are ready to help you with your case.
If you or someone you love suffered injuries in a motorcycle wreck, an accomplished Washington Township motorcycle accident lawyer could handle the legal aspects of your case while you focus your attention on getting better. To get started on your case, call today to set up a consultation.