According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 4,668 motorcyclists killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2013. There were an estimated 88,000 motorcyclists injured. At Snellings Law PC, we have handled numerous motorcycle crashes, including those that resulted in death. It is no surprise that motorcycle riders are more vulnerable to severe injury and death than vehicle occupants. Oftentimes, drivers will attempt to avoid responsibility claiming not to have seen a motorcycle or attempt to use motorcycle stereotypes to their advantage by claiming the motorcycle was going too fast or weaving in and out of traffic. Our law firm is experienced in refuting these claims and will go the extra mile to ensure that our injured motorcycle clients obtain the full value of their claims.
With the popularity of television shows and movies depicting motorcycle riders as reckless outlaws, it is no surprise that motorcycle riders often start out on the defensive immediately after a crash. However, our experience has shown that motorcycle riders are some of the safest operators on the roadway. While there are always those who fit the stereotype, the most common causes of motorcycle crashes that we see include the following:
o Vehicles pulling in front of motorcycles without seeing them;
o Vehicles not coming to a complete stop at stop signs;
o Vehicles running red lights;
o Vehicles changing lanes into the path of a motorcycle; and
o Vehicles operated by distracted drivers that never see the motorcycle
We will work hard to gather evidence and speak to witnesses in order to prove liability in your case. Timing is extremely important and can often be the difference between winning and losing. At Snellings Law PC, we move into action immediately to give you the best advantage possible in taking on the insurance companies. Call us today at 214-387-0387 to set up your free consultation.