Being involved in a motorcycle accident can be a stressful and unpleasant experience to go through. When these accidents occur, it is important to have a reasonable knowledge about pursuing justice for your damages so that you can protect your rights as a victim during the process of settling this claim.
Myth: Motorcycle Accident Victims Are Ineligible for Wrongful Death Lawsuits
It is an unfortunate fact that there are many individuals that may not survive their motorcycle accident. However, the survivors of the victim may not realize that they can still pursue damages when the accident resulted in death. More precisely, these individuals will be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the vehicle responsible for the death. This type of lawsuit can be pursued whether the victim died at the scene of the accident or from complications stemming from the accident.
Myth: Motorcycle Accidents Are Always the Rider's Fault
Another assumption that people may make is that a motorcycle accident will always be the responsibility of the rider. This assumption is often based on the idea that motorcyclists are risky and aggressive drivers. However, it is a reality that motorcyclists are often struck by vehicle despite following all of the applicable laws. Due to this reason, you should fail to assume that you will automatically be at fault in this type of an accident. In addition to helping you to better evaluate your options, being aware of this fact will help to prevent you from accidentally saying something to the insurance, policy or the other driver that places liability on you.
Myth: Any Attorney Will Represent Motorcycle Accident Victims
If you have realized that you must pursue legal action in a case involving a motorcycle accident, it can be easy to be tempted to try to hire the first attorney that is recommended to you. However, motorcycle accidents are a fairly unique matter in law as the damages stemming from these accidents can be both extensive and difficult to directly tie to the actions of the other driver. For this reason, there are many attorneys that may not be willing to accept this type of case or they may not have the knowledge needed to provide effective motorcycle accident legal services.
Due to these reasons, you should invest time in meeting with multiple attorneys. In addition to providing you with the benefits of multiple perspectives, this will help you to better match your needs and preferences when retaining an attorney.