In a report issued by the Govenors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), it was noted that there were over 4,000 motorcycle-related fatalities on the roads throughout the United States in 2010 alone.
While bad road surfaces can cause a rider to lose control, many motorists simply do not register the presence of a motorcycle as being another vehicle on the road and thus fail to yield to the motorcycle's right-of-way. With this in mind, a motorcyclist is far more at risk than the driver of any car, truck or other road-going vehicle, no matter how careful or skilled he or she may be.
If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, regardless of the circumstances, talk to a motorcycle accident attorney here at the Citrin Law Firm - you may be eligible to receive compensation for any injuries and / or property damage that you may have received.
To find out how we can help, simply fill out the "Free Case Review" form to the right.
In simple terms, motorcycle riders are 14 times more likely to be killed and three times more likely to sustain serious injury than a driver or an occupant of a car. While there can be many factors that contribute to a motorbike crash, there are some common reasons that have proven consisent over many years of monitoring these types of collisions.
Some major factors in car vs. motorcycle injury accidents may include (but are not limited to):
Despite experienced motorcyclists being much more likely to carefully follow the rules of the road and to ride defensively, it's important to note that many riders of all skill levels are seriously injured or killed in collisions which could have been avoided.
Due to the lack of protection that a motorbike offers it's rider, serious injuries can be sustained even in low-speed collisions. While protective clothing has made many advancements in recent years, the laws of gravity and physics usually result in damage that can create a life-changing injury for those involved.
Some common injuries that riders can sustain in motorcycle crashes can include:
.... just to name a few.
In many instances, the resulting medical treatment costs for these types of injuries can be crushing for the injured and their families.
Here at Citrin Law, we are compassionate to those that have been injured as a result of another motorists negligence and our team of attorneys have the knowledge and determination to fight for your MAXIMUM compensation amount.
In many accident cases, the insurance company of the at-fault motorist will often send out an investigator to assess the damages involved in the accident, and to determine if they may need to pay out any compensation to the injured parties. It's VERY IMPORTANT to note that these invesitgators are NOT your friend.
They are highly-trained individuals that are instructed to obtain any sensitive information about the accident, which can be used against you if you decide to file a lawsuit for compensation.
At our firm, we are well versed in the tactics that these insurance investigators use and in most cases, will simply ensure that any inquiries or questions that they have be re-directed to our attorneys. This ensures that your best interests are being protected at all times, so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
We also understand the amount of investigation and documentation that is required to establish the exact sequence of events from an accident. The reason why we perform a highly detailed analysis of the incident is simply because it is very important to clearly communicate to a jury exactly what happened - so that the jury understands the responsibility that the other motorist had in the collision.
With decades of experience handling personal injury lawsuits, here at Citrin Law we have extensive experience in representing injured riders and their passengers - having won over $40 MILLION in successful verdicts and settlements for our clients in the process.
Our main office is located in Daphne, AL and we proudly serve injury victims throughout:
.... just to name a few.
To discuss the circumstances of your accident with our legal team to find out what compensation could be demanded in your case, please contact us on 855-248-7465. A member from our intake staff will collect some of the details of your accident and then quickly refer you to one of our lawyers - it's that easy!
If you would prefer to start immediately, simply fill out and submit the "Free Case Review" form located at the top of this page - it's 100% FREE.