Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle accident law is generally the same as other types of accident law. However, there are crucial differences in how your motorcycle accident lawyer should investigate and handle your lawsuit. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident or lost a loved one in a tragic motorcycle crash, you need the help of an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer. Please talk to the Goldwater Law Firm, P.C., right away.
Driver negligence is a common cause of motorcycle accidents. If your case is based on negligence, you do not need to prove intentional wrongdoing. Negligence is the failure to use the reasonable amount of care that the average person would use under the same circumstances. Examples of negligence leading to motorcycle accidents include:
- Violating the motorcyclist’s right of way
- Distracted driver, including cell phone use and texting
- Intoxicated driver/DUI
- Excessive speed
- Failure to observe traffic signal or stop sign
- Reckless driving
- Following too closely, or “tailgating”
- Unsafe passing
When a defective motorcycle or defective part causes an accident, or causes injuries to be worse in the event of an accident, your motorcycle accident lawsuit will typically fall under product liability. Defective safety equipment, such as a defective helmet, also falls under product liability.
Roadway defects can very easily cause motorcycle accidents, even when they would not cause a four-wheeled vehicle to crash. Some roadway defects do not actually cause accidents, but cause injuries or cause them to be worse in the event of an accident. For instance, breakaway poles are often required by law in order to minimize injuries in the event of an impact with a road sign, and lack or failure of the breakaway mechanism can turn a survivable accident into a fatal one.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, please call the motorcycle accident lawyer of the Goldwater Law Firm, P.C., at 1-888-213-4288 or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation with our personal injury lawyers is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, in most cases we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a motorcycle injury lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.