In a Motorcycle Accident, the Injured Riders Could Start out With Two Strikes Against Them
If you are injured in a motorcycle wreck, you certainly stand to benefit from the experience of a motorcycle accident attorney on your side. Many people (and insurers) carry a lot of preconceived notions about motorcycle riders. This “horse and buggy” thinking can complicate your motorcycle wreck in the event that you are not at fault. This outdated view makes litigating them much more complex than passenger car accidents. Recently, a motorcycle rights group conducted a poll that showed that 85 percent of our population assumes a motorcyclist was at fault the second they hear about an accident involving a biker and an automobile or truck: regardless of the actual facts surrounding the matter.
A lot of such prejudices are historical and reinforced every time you see some ninja rider weaving in-and-out of freeway traffic at 80 miles an hour. It’s small wonder that “easy rider” bikers are seen as wild, care-free, and irresponsible, even if most of them are now little more than weekend riders with nice, responsible jobs, a mortgage, and pristine credit ratings who are old enough to be members of AARP. This is just a sampling of the “real evidence” that can be used to counter such preconceived thinking about just who today’s motorcyclist is. And when juries hear this sort of news, their prejudices begin to disappear and they are able to see the facts of our cases much more clearly.
But that doesn’t stop insurance adjusters from using this prejudice against them to automatically deny their claims. The true facts of a motorcycle accident just as often show the motorcyclist was a victim of somebody else’s negligence usually, the driver of the car or truck wasn’t paying attention because many still don’t watch out for motorcyclists, or they are hidden by larger cars and not always that easy to see. That fact doesn’t shield them from liability though.
But the insurance adjuster is banking that he can “massage” the facts so the defendant’s lawyer can then trick the jury into overlooking the facts, simply because of the historic image of reckless bikers they continue to plant in a jury’s mind. And since the burden is on you to prove your charges, it’s also on you do disprove an insurance company’s claim that you, a motorcyclist, are not, by-default, reckless and that you were operating your bike safely at the time of the accident. This is why you need a well-seasoned and persuasive motorcycle accident lawyer who knows how to refute these prejudices in court or illustrate during negotiations that their flimsy arguments have no merit, then use the true facts to win your just damage compensation after a serious motorcycle wreck injury.
We use our intimate understanding of the specific laws in question surrounding your accident, coupled with state-of-the-art investigative techniques to devise a strategy that serves the specific needs of your actual case. This can typically deliver full and fair restitution for your injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering, and disability. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving any type of vehicle anywhere in Texas, then call us at 1(800) 862-1260 (toll-free).
We provide a free, comprehensive, and fully confidential legal consultation. We encourage you to ask every one of the questions you need in order to completely understand your injury case and how it is best-pursued.
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