Due to the lack of protection, motorcycle accidents are extremely dangerous for motorcyclists. Other than a helmet and clothing, there is nothing protecting you from other vehicles or the road itself. When another driver fails to notice a motorcyclist in the adjoining lane, or ahead, there is no time to react to avoid a collision. If you or your loved one has been injured as the result of a motorcycle accident, a legal action should be filed. Our motorcycle accident attorneys at Cannon & Dunphy S.C. bring more than 30 years of experience to the table. We can help.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation reports that there were 83 fatalities as a result of motorcycle accidents in a recent year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) reports that motorcyclists are 27 percent more likely to be involved in an accident leading to fatal injuries.
There are several common factors that contribute to motorcycle accidents, including:
To file an injury claim or lawsuit in a motorcycle accident case, it must be established that another party was liable for what occurred. This process includes a full investigation into the accident scene, interviews with eyewitnesses, investigating the damage to the motorcycle and other vehicles, along with police reports and medical information. If a driver’s negligent or careless behavior has caused your motorcycle accident, it is important that justice is served. While the negligent driver may be subject to criminal charges, another form of justice is a civil lawsuit to seek to recover damages.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident or, worse yet, your loved one suffered fatal injuries, you should seek legal counsel at once. There are many hurdles to navigate in successfully recovering full compensation in cases of serious injury or death. With more than 30 years of experience in personal injury law, an impeccable reputation for our legal work, and over $1 billion recovered to date, you can trust us to go the distance for you. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.