Motorcycle riding may be one of the most dangerous forms of transportation, due to their small size and your degree of exposure while riding one. If you ever find yourself involved in a motorcycle accident that you believe was caused by another party’s negligence, then it is your job to get in contact with an experienced attorney today. Here are some common questions people have after being involved in a crash:
What are some of the main causes of motorcycle accidents?
There are several things that may cause a motorcycle accident that was not caused by another party’s negligence, such as defective or dangerously designed motorcycles, defective motorcycle parts, or a road that is either in poor condition, or was built with a poor design. Despite all those scenarios, driver negligence is still one of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents. However, in order to win your case, you must first be able to prove the other party’s negligence.
What is negligent behavior?
If another party is behaving negligently, that means their careless or downright reckless actions were putting others at risk. If you caught the brunt of their actions and were injured, then it is important for you to know whether or not their behavior technically qualifies as negligent. Here is a list of negligent behaviors that may help win your case if the offending party is found guilty:
- Excessive speed
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Distracted or drowsy driving
- Failure to check blind spots
- Failure to yield
- Failure to comply with traffic signs or other rules of the road
- Lane splitting
- Sudden lane changes
- Texting or using any other electronic device that is not hands-free
If possible, you should take pictures or video at the time of the accident, as this may also help you prove your claim in court. The old expression, “a picture is worth a thousand words” holds true, even here. To that point, you must be very careful about your social media postings while your claim is being processed. Insurance companies look for any way they can to hold out on your compensation, so if you post anything that may disprove your claim, there is a very good chance they will use it against you.
Contact our experienced Connecticut law firm
Even if you share some of the blame in your accident, as long as your percentage of negligence is less than the combined negligence of the other parties involved, you may be entitled to compensation. Your compensation may cover medical costs, in-home care, emotional suffering, and more. It is for this reason that you must get in touch with a knowledgeable attorney who will fight for your rights in court.
Marc N. Needelman is an experienced attorney working throughout the state of Connecticut. Contact the law firm to set up a free initial consultation for matters related to real estate, personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, and more.