Seasoned Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Answers Frequently Asked Questions
At Proner & Proner, we are renowned for our successful representation of bikers who have been hurt because of the negligence of other drivers. With experience and aggressive advocacy, we pursue compensation for motorcycle accident victims throughout the U.S.
Our injury attorneys understand that you have questions. We have answers. The following information covers a lot of ground, but many of your questions will inevitably be specific to your case. We can answer those too, accurately and thoroughly. Contact us today for a free consultation about your case.
Q: Who Was at Fault?
Our lawyers frequently field questions from bikers who are not certain whether the other driver was at fault or not. We are happy to answer these questions and to take action against the other driver if he or she was at fault.
The answer to this question may depend on the state where the accident took place. For example, one of the most common motorcycle accident scenarios involves a car pulling over to the right side of the road as if about to take a right turn. A motorcycle rider begins to pass the car on the left, only to be hit by the car when the car veers back into the lane and continues driving forward. In most states, it is illegal for two vehicles to share the same lane. When the biker drove forward, both drivers may have been breaking this law, meaning both are partially at fault. So who is to blame? Perhaps both drivers. In some states, there is a comparative negligence rule. The question needs to be asked, how much was each party at fault? Perhaps the driver of the car was more at fault, and thus would be liable. Perhaps not.
We carefully review every case to determine and prove fault, building a strategy designed to maximize compensation for the victim of motorcycle injuries.
Q: Can Victims of Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accidents Get Compensation?
In many hit-and-run motorcycle accidents, the negligent driver is never caught. The victim is still left in need of compensation for medical costs, lost wages, decreased earning potential, emotional trauma, bike repair and other losses. In many cases, the victim is able to pursue compensation from his or her own insurance company. Our lawyers will review your motorcycle accident case to determine if this option is available to you.
Q: What Are the Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?
We are all too familiar with the causes of motorcycle accidents, because we have made it our mission to stand up for the rights of motorcycle accident victims throughout the United States. We see the same acts of negligence happening time and time again, from drivers taking left turns in front of bikers to drivers running red lights at intersections and hitting bikers. No matter what happened, if an accident was caused by an act of negligence, we can help.
Q: What Happens if a Motorcycle Accident Is Caused by an Animal?
We pride ourselves on examining every motorcycle collision case from every angle to determine any possible routes of recovery. Our accident lawyers are happy to review cases involving bikers colliding with animals, because we realize these often result in serious injury or wrongful death. However, these can be extremely challenging cases.
If the accident involves a motorcycle rider hitting a deer, it is unlikely that there is anyone to take action against. The government is not responsible for controlling deer populations.
If the accident involves a motorcycle rider hitting a dog or being knocked off the bike by the dog, there may be an opportunity for compensation. Many states have leash laws that specifically requires dogs to be leashed and kept out of the road. If a dog is not on a leash and runs into the road, causing an accident, the dog owner could be held accountable.
If the accident involves a motorcycle rider colliding with livestock, there may be avenues for compensation. The owners of the livestock may be obligated to keep the livestock from straying onto a road or highway. If they failed to fulfill that obligation, they could be held accountable for the harm caused by their animal.
Q: How Can I Protect Myself After a Motorcycle Accident?
If you are wondering what to do after a motorcycle accident, we encourage you to get in touch with us first. We will personally guide you through the steps that you can take to protect yourself and ensure that your right to pursue compensation is not compromised.
Contact Our Motorcycle Collision Lawyers for a Free Consultation about Your Accident & Injuries
It’s critical to focus on your health and welfare following an accident. Seek medical treatment immediately. However, in order to protect your rights, secure legal representation as soon as you are able to. Contact our motorcycle collision attorneys at Proner & Proner today.