Motorcycle accidents can sometimes lead to more protracted legal cases due to one unfortunate problem. Motorcyclists have automatic bias. That being said, they are constantly being blamed for accidents. The reason is, motorcycles already look risky to average drivers. As a personal injury lawyer we also know that few motorcyclists out there don’t follow rules of the road.
As always, a small accident can ruin the reputation for the majority who follow the rules. Here at Silverthorne Attorneys, we make sure any motorcyclist who is not at-fault in an accident gets the proper justice he or she deserves. As a personal injury lawyer we have seen plenty of bias against motorcyclists. And we will fight to make sure that our clients receive the best possible representation.
Ways to Combat the Bias
When the insurance company or another person wrongly blames the motorcyclist in an accident report, we’re going to get to work on putting together an accident investigation. Nothing can be proven until an investigation that proves blame. We can do this by interviewing witnesses, and especially camera footage. In the age of cameras being everywhere, cameras can possibly capture the accident from multiple angles.
We can also put together an accident reconstruction that brings in experts to determine the science behind what happened. Through careful examination, an investigator can determine the speed of each motorist.
Private Investigations and Medical Records
If you’re a motorcyclist who’s just been in an accident, contacting us immediately can enable us to send an investigator to the accident scene. It’s important to gather as much evidence as possible so some of it doesn’t disappear before we assemble your case. Photographs of the accident is one of the best tools, including your own damaged motorcycle. Sometimes even skid marks on the road where the accident occurred can determine who’s to blame.
Of course, your medical records from the injuries you incurred will also be a powerful piece of evidence. We know how devastating injuries in a motorcycle accident can be, including injuries to the head. Proving definitively that someone else hit you and caused your injuries is going to make a compelling lawsuit a jury likely won’t deny.
Suffering from injuries due to a motorcycle accident? Contact a personal injury lawyer today!
Contact us here at Silverthorne Attorneys right now if you’ve been in a motorcycle accident today or recently. We’ll review your case and make sure the stigma of being a motorcyclist doesn’t take over your case when you’ve incurred serious injury.