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Motorcycle Accidents and Driver Liability
Motorcycle collisions with cars and trucks can be devastating for the rider. Not only does a motorcycle lack a protective metal frame found on other vehicles, but it also does not have the same safety features, such as airbags and seatbelts. Serious injuries can upend your life, making it crucial to have a Bethlehem motorcycle accident attorney if you have been in a crash.
If the accident was due to negligence, it means that the driver of the other vehicle violated a law intended to protect you. For example, if you were hit or inadvertently run off the road by a car that did not turn on its blinker before changing lanes, they might have violated the law. If the driver of a vehicle in front of you stopped unexpectedly, causing you to use the brakes forcefully and you crashed, they may be found liable of negligence. Elements of these claims include:
- The violated law must be able to protect you in this type of situation
- The law must apply to the driver you are filing the suit against
- Your injuries must be the result of the law’s violation
Proving Careful Motorcycle Operation
In addition to proving negligence on the part of the other driver, your attorney may also clearly show that you are a responsible motorcyclist. They may need to establish that you are an experienced rider and that you have formal motorcycle safety training. Your attorney must examine your behavior during the incident to verify that the other driver acted more dangerously than you. Police reports and witness statements taken at the time of the crash may be used to illustrate negligence of the vehicle driver.
Helping You Through Your Claim
At the Gregg Durlofsky Law Offices, we understand that you can’t always defend against another driver’s negligence. If you have been in a motorcycle crash, there may be emotional and financial repercussions in addition to your physical injuries. Contact us or call (610) 834-9483 to schedule a consultation with an experienced Bethlehem motorcycle accident attorney.