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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Serving Nationwide

Securing Justice for Injured Bikers Across the U.S.

One difference between a driving car and driving a motorcycle is that the latter road users are much more likely to be involved in an accident per mile traveled. These accidents can involve just the biker and a case of bad judgement, but too often, they are caused by other drivers who fail to respect the rules of the road. When a motorcyclist is struck by a vehicle, catastrophic injuries can occur. Such cases call for a skilled lawyer who can work to establish defendants’ liability and proving damages.

Injuries from motorcycle accidents are often severe, and sometimes fatal. Medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitating therapies, and home adjustments due to injury can all put a financial strain on your recovery. The Athea Trial Lawyers are committed to navigating the complex laws surrounding motorcycle accident claims. Let us focus on your claim while you focus on the process of healing.

Call us today at (800) 664-0161 to schedule your free consultation with one of our motorcycle accident lawyers. Athea Trial Lawyers serves clients across the nation.

Identifying the Cause of Your Motorcycle Crash

If you were in an accident but not at fault, you are eligible to recover compensation from the party that caused the crash. However, the first step in bringing a claim is figuring out who, exactly, that was. Sometimes the answer is easy, and the challenge will lay in proving your damages; others, questions of liability can make it hard to move a claim forward. Our attorneys can investigate your accident to find evidence of what went wrong—and why.

Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Left Turn Accidents: One of the most common types of motorcycle accidents occurs when a car makes a left turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle. This often happens when the car misjudges the speed of the motorcycle or fails to see it altogether.
  • Lane Splitting Accidents: Lane splitting is when a motorcycle rides between two lanes of stopped or slow-moving traffic. Accidents can occur if a driver doesn't expect a motorcycle to be passing between lanes or if the motorcycle rider misjudges the available space.
  • Driver Distraction: Distracted driving, such as texting, talking on the phone, eating, or adjusting the radio, can lead to accidents involving motorcycles. Drivers who are not paying attention to the road may fail to see motorcycles in their vicinity.
  • Speeding: Excessive speed is a significant factor in many motorcycle accidents. Motorcycles can be less stable at high speeds, and riders may have less time to react to hazards on the road.
  • Unsafe Lane Changes: When a driver fails to check blind spots or signal properly before changing lanes, they may collide with a motorcycle in their path.
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI): Alcohol or drug impairment significantly increases the risk of accidents for all drivers, including motorcycle riders.
  • Road Hazards: Potholes, debris, uneven pavement, and other road hazards pose a greater danger to motorcycles than to cars due to their smaller size and less stable nature.
  • Inexperienced Riders: Riders who lack experience or proper training may be more prone to accidents, especially in challenging conditions or situations requiring advanced riding skills.
  • Weather Conditions: Rain, snow, ice, and fog can reduce visibility and traction, increasing the likelihood of accidents for motorcycles as well as other vehicles.
  • Vehicle Malfunction: Mechanical failures, such as brake failure or tire blowouts, can lead to loss of control and accidents for motorcycle riders.

Driver Negligence Leading to Motorcycle Accidents

Almost all car, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents are caused by human error. After such a crash, you can file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurer. This sounds like a straightforward process, but unfortunately is anything but. From proving the other party was at fault to submitting sufficient evidence of damages, succeeding in an insurance claim may take more energy than an injured patient has to spare. Our team can take point on communicating with the insurer and making sure your claim is filed, with all paperwork and supporting evidence submitted in a timely manner.

Defective Vehicle Parts and Motorcycle Safety

Cars and motorcycles rely on countless parts, and if even one of them malfunctions, a driver may find themselves losing control or sustaining more serious harm in an accident. Vehicle malfunctions can be difficult to spot, especially when all you know is your vehicle stopped doing what it was supposed to. However, finding these defects is necessary—not just because it’s part of helping you secure compensation, but also because bringing attention to faulty parts or vehicles can lead to recalls and repairs that keep other drivers from going through the same thing you did. When bringing a defective vehicle or part claim, you must be prepared to offer a thorough explanation of how the malfunction occurred and what caused it. Our attorneys and network of engineers and industry specialists can help build a compelling case.

Comprehensive Support for Catastrophic Motorcycle Injuries

Our team is qualified to handle claims for complex and catastrophic injuries, which are more common in motorcycle accidents due to the relative lack of protection riders have. We’re prepared to build cases for compensation for the following injuries, among others.

Advocating for Victims of Traumatic Brain Injuries

A TBI can result in a loss of skills, cognitive difficulties, and even a change in personality. These injuries have absolutely devastating effects on victims and their loved ones. Our team can help you calculate and fight for damages including lost earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.

Legal Support for Spinal Cord Injury Survivors

When the spinal cord is damaged, the only path that delivers brain signals to the rest of the body is disrupted. These injuries result in partial or full paralysis which, as medical conditions, are much more complex than the most apparent symptom. Living with quadriplegia, paraplegia, or another type of paralysis can require daily aid, expensive assistive devices, and ongoing medical care. Your settlement must cover these expenses now and into the future.

Recovery and Compensation for Amputation Injuries

The loss of a limb does not prevent patients from participating in most activities so long as a patient can afford a prosthesis. However, these devices are extremely expensive and often need to be replaced after just a few years. They also require an adjustment period and do not get rid of issues such as phantom pain. An insurance adjuster may try to ignore some of these challenges, but all should be compensated in your settlement.

Committed to Your Recovery After a Motorcycle Accident

Our team of formidable and experienced lawyers has the experience to help with your motorcycle accident claim. We understand the science and technical issues that arise in catastrophic injury cases, and we have a robust network of industry experts who can help with your case—from working with us to calculate damages to educating our attorneys to testifying for you in court. Access to such resources can greatly improve your chances of receiving a fair settlement. We’re happy to do what we can to assist.

If you are seriously injured or looking for help for a loved one, we invite you to reach out to our team for a free consultation. We can listen to the story of your accident and let you know what your legal options may be. Our lawyers are happy to answer your questions and provide honest guidance because we know the decisions you make today can affect you into the future. Athea Trial Lawyers proudly fights to protect injury victims’ right to compensation.

Ready to start a motorcycle accident claim? Contact us for a free consultation from anywhere in the U.S. - (800) 664-0161.

Billions Recovered For Our Clients*

A Proven Record Of Success
  • Defamation $366M

    An interventional cardiologist sued a Hospital for defamation for engaging in a peer review process that was financially motivated.

  • Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death $268.6M

    Our client died at 13 years of age after the physicians caring for her administered too much of the sedation drug Propofol.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury $160.5M
  • Defective Hormone Replacement Therapy $134M

    Jury verdict for three Nevada women who took Wyeth Pharmaceuticals to trial after they all developed breast cancer from taking defective hormone therapy drugs to alleviate menopausal symptoms.

  • Medical Fraud Verdict $105M

    Robert Young, the father of the Alkaline Diet, and New York Times bestseller, and self-proclaimed doctor, promised to cure cancer with a strict alkaline diet and IV alkaline treatments.

  • Defective Hormone Therapy $78.7M

    Jury verdict for our client that developed breast cancer from her use of post-menopausal hormone therapy drugs.

  • Wrongful Implant of Pacemaker $67.3M

    This case exposed a conspiracy between a pacemaker manufacturer and a corrupt doctor to implant pacemakers and defibrillators into patients who did not need them.

  • Asbestos Mesothelioma $55.5M
  • Truck Collision Injuries $36.4M
  • Amputation of Leg $34.5M

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About the Athea Trial Lawyers

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