Advocating for People Injured in Motorcycle Accidents
Studies have shown that, very often, the causes of accidents involving motorcycles are the responsibility of the drivers of other vehicles, such as cars or trucks, and not of the motorcyclist. Common causes of these accidents include:
- Inattentive driving
- Defective vehicles
- Drunk driving due to alcohol and drug use
- Disobeying traffic laws
Our attorneys are experienced in litigating motorcycle accident claims. We know how a motorcycle accident can impact the victim and their loved ones. At the Law Eagles, we can help you recover the compensation you deserve after an injury or a loved one’s death resulting from a motorcycle accident.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics Demonstrate Risks and Trends
Most accidents can be avoided if drivers use caution when on the road. An August 2019 report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released motorcycle statistics for the year 2017:
- 5,172 motorcyclists were killed in accidents involving other vehicles
- An additional 89,000 motorcyclists were injured in accidents involving other vehicles
- 51% of motorcycle crashes involved a motorcyclist who was 40 or older
- 37% of all motorcycle fatalities were the result of speeding
- 29% of motorcyclists involved in a fatal crash were driving without a valid license
- 37% of motorcyclists killed in accidents were not wearing a helmet
Bikers know the inherent risks of the road and take the necessary precautions to mitigate those risks. Unfortunately, even when they take every available precaution, they cannot reduce the risk of other negligent drivers.
Our Lawyer Will Discover and Prove the Negligence of Another Driver that Caused Your Crash
Proving that another motorist was liable may be the key to a successful injury claim after a motorcycle accident has left you with injuries. Our lawyers will explain in no uncertain terms to a claims adjuster, judge or jury that drivers of cars and trucks must be observant and stay aware of motorcyclists and scooters on the road at all times.
If you or a loved one has been injured, call the Law Eagles at 619-839-7403 day or night to set up your no-risk consultation.
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
Many motorcyclists don’t know what to do or where to get help after an accident. Getting prompt medical attention and legal advice are two of the most important steps that you can take.
Attorney Eric Townsend is a motorcycle rider himself, so he intimately understands the risks and precautions taken by motorcycle riders, how suddenly an accident can occur, and the devastating nature of motorcycle accident injuries. He sees the road the way you do and can use that knowledge to help in your case.