Studies show well of two-thirds of accidents between vehicles and motorcycles are found to be the fault of the vehicles. Any motor vehicle accident can result in serious injuries, but accidents with motorcycles tend to be the most devastating. These collisions oftentimes result in traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and even fatalities. Even if you obey all the safety laws required when riding motorcycles you are still at a huge disadvantage if you get into an accident. A jacket and a helmet still may not be enough to protect you from fractures, burns, paralysis, etc. When a major injury occurs, it is important that you follow your doctor's advice regarding rehabilitation, otherwise, the defense may argue that you failed to mitigate your damages. Our attorneys at the law office of Ben Roberts immediately get your medical records and consult with medical experts to determine injury and how much it will cost you over your lifetime, including surgery, vocational rehabilitation, medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of income, etc. If the motorcycle accident caused a death, then surviving family members can bring a wrongful death claim.
Getting Compensation for Motorcycle Victims.
Whenever it comes to awarding defendants for their injuries, their own negligence is taken into consideration. That means if you were acting negligently at the time of the accident by not paying attention to the road, or not wearing a helmet, then this negligence is taken into consideration in any personal injury award. That is why it is usually not a good idea to make statements after the accident to law enforcement or insurance adjusters. Everything you say can be used against you during trial. Whenever possible we try to employ human factor experts to testify about how a normal, reasonable person would react to the other driver's actions.
When we prepare for trial, we sometimes use normal everyday people to act as jurors, called focus groups. This gives us a better idea of what presentations work so that jurors will better understand our case. We also feel like it is important to use power point presentations, diagrams and charts whenever possible because studies have shown that people remember better when shown pictures.
If we don't win your case, then you don't pay us anything. Contact our attorneys at the law office of Ben Roberts today for a free consultation.