Motorcycle Accidents Can Be Devastating, Navigating the Law Doesn't Have to Be

An experienced rider, attorney William Wright has a passion for motorcycles. Whether to and from work, on the trails in the woods, or with no destination – just to feel the fresh air in his face – he loves the peace that comes with it. However, not all rides are peaceful. In fact, he knows all too well the elevated risk that comes with riding a motorcycle and understands the devastating results that can occur when that risk becomes a reality.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2016, motorcyclist deaths occurred 28 times more frequently than fatalities in other vehicles. This was a 5.1% increase from the number of those killed in 2015. Of the 5,286 motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes, 94% were riders and 6% were passengers. This is quite alarming considering that motorcycles made up only 3% of all registered vehicles in the U.S. that year. Additionally, there were 2,625 two-vehicle fatal crashes (involving a motorcycle and other type of vehicle).

If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle crash, it is likely that you have sustained severe injury. Such injuries include:

  • Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Road Rash
  • Sprains and Strains

It is important to share all of your injuries with your doctor or nurse, so that they may be noted in your records. Also be sure to keep track of any medical bills and accident-related expenses such as:

  • Bills for Hospitals
  • Bills for Ambulance
  • Bills for Physical Therapy
  • Bills for Prescriptions
  • Taxi Fares
  • Repair Estimates
  • Rental Vehicles

Preserving Evidence When You Are in a Motorcycle Accident

Remember to preserve important evidence, including specific documents:

  • Collection or late notices related to the case
  • Medical, emergency, hospital, and ambulance bills
  • Photographs of damage to your motorcycle
  • Photographs of any visible injuries to your person
  • Motorcycle repair estimate
  • Motorcycle liability insurance declaration page
  • Health Insurance Card
  • Witness names and contact information

Whether temporary or permanent, recovering from these significant injuries can take a lot of time and effort. These injuries can greatly impact many aspects of your life and it is important that you work to promptly protect your interests. If you have been in a motorcycle accident, do not give any recorded statements to insurance company (neither yours nor theirs) until you have consulted with a motorcycle accident attorney.

What You Should Do If You've Been in a Motorcycle Accident

If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, securing the counsel of a motor vehicle accident attorney with years of experience in representing motorcycle crash victims can help you to receive the maximum compensation that you deserve.

At The Wright Law Firm, not only do we understand motorcycle law, but we understand motorcycles. Our own riding experience serves us to better assist you. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation with an attorney who “gets it,” contact us online or call us today at (609) 759-2500.

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