Motorcycle and bicycle accidents can cause debilitating injuries, permanent disability, or death. Of the motorcycle accidents that occur, approximately 1 out of every 5 victims is actually lucky enough to come out of the ordeal with just minor bumps and bruises. The lack of a protective barrier between the driver and the road ultimately leaves motorcyclists and bicyclists in a very vulnerable position. In those situations where a rider is physically injured, the individuals involved can suffer both emotional and financial injuries.
Common Automobile v. Motorcycle/Bicycle Collision Situations
Most motorcycle and bicycle accidents involve a collision with an automobile. In most cases, it’s the fault of the driver of the automobile, not the fault of the experienced rider. Motorcycle and bicycle accidents regularly occur because automobile drivers are not vigilant in maintaining a lookout for cyclists. The automobile driver may not have been paying attention or may not have seen the motorcycle or bicycle rider. Unfortunately, these types of collisions occur often despite the many safety precautions taken by riders and cyclists.
Have You or a Loved One been the Victim of a Motorcycle or Bicycle Crash?
In an accident between a bicycle and automobile, the motorcycle or bicycle generally loses the battle. In virtually all motorcycle or bicycle accident cases, the victim should hire an experienced personal injury attorney, as these types of cases can be extremely complicated. Even though motorcycles are motorized vehicles, they have specific features and distinct performances which place them in a category of their own.
Our Senior Partner, Hugh Lambert, has been riding motorcycles for over 40 years. As an experienced attorney and rider, he knows how to investigate a motorcycle accident and understands the significance of motorcycle accident damages. The personal injury attorneys at Lambert Zainey are knowledgeable of the handling abilities, parts, safety features, and risk factors of motorcycles. Our bicycle and motorcycle accident attorneys can help you understand what you may be eligible for in terms of financial compensation for your pain, injuries, and financial losses.