People driving motorcycles simply do not have the protection that drivers of passenger cars have. There is not 2000 lbs of metal surrounding the cyclist and very often, protective gear is not worn. When a motorcycle collides with an automobile or some other surface such as a tree or guardrail, the result can be catastrophic personal injury or death.
The motorcycle operator or a passenger can bring about a personal injury accident claim following a motorcycle accident. Each state has a statute of limitations regarding how long you have after the accident to file a personal injury claim. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney can advise you of your legal rights following your accident. Laws and time limits vary from state to state.
As mentioned earlier, laws and statutes of limitations vary from state to state, as do insurance laws. But in many states, if an unidentified vehicle causes your crash, you can file a claim under your own uninsured motorist coverage for your injuries.
Usually, a left-hand turning vehicle is found to be at fault since vehicles turning left must yield to all oncoming traffic. If the motorcyclist was speeding or driving carelessly, he may be found to be at fault.
Experienced motorcycle accident injury attorneys know the law very well and have a great deal of experience working with insurance companies. We will make sure you are treated fairly. An attorney can take responsibility for an investigation of the crash and can make sure your injuries are properly documented to insure you will receive just compensation
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, please contact the attorneys at The Cochran Firm, with numerous office locations nationwide.
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