Motorcycle riders face increased risks on the road

October 16, 2017

Category: Motorcycle Accidents

The thrill of riding on the open road has always been a lure for motorcycle riders. Those who ride, love to ride and are willing to accept the increased risks that come from a lot less protection they would normally have if they were riding in a car or a truck.

Despite helmet laws and extra training that motorcyclists must undergo to make sure they’re as safe as possible, riders do get into accidents with alarming regularity. Because they always tend to play defense on the road, most of the time, accidents are due to the poor decisions made by other drivers.

Just as it is when a car accident takes place, the job of an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer is to prove that an accident took place due to the negligence of the other party. Seeking damages for injuries sustained during an accident can include compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other similar forms of reimbursement.

While there are many similarities to a car accident, what is different is that often times a judge or a jury will take into account the added level of vigilance motorcycle riders often display, meaning that if there are any questions about fault, they will tend to side with the motorcycle rider in most cases. Courts understand that there is always an added layer of caution that bikers must display due to their increased vulnerability.

While this does give a rider an edge in court, the attorney representing the rider must still show a clear case of negligence existed at the time of the accident and prove it beyond a reasonable doubt. The good news is that even in cases where there is no trial, an experienced motorcycle attorney will still have the upper hand in negotiating a settlement with an insurance company.

Bowser Law serves clients in communities throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

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