A motorcycle accident can have devastating consequences, and the victim may sustain injuries that require expensive treatments and extended rehabilitation. A motorcycle accident lawyer in the Indianapolis, IN, area can defend your rights and secure just restitution for your losses. Because of the often catastrophic nature of motorcycle accidents, it is critical to work with an attorney. The lawyers at Golitko & Daly, PC, can help you in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, contact our law firm today to discuss the merits of your case.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
There are a number of potential causes of motorcycle accidents including poor road conditions or reckless driving by the motorcyclist. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration noted that the number of intoxicated drivers is actually less than the number of intoxicated motorcyclists. Often, however, serious accidents are the result of another party, such as a negligent motorist.
Because of the smaller size of motorcycles, they are more difficult for other drivers to see. Most drivers, however, fail to even look for a motorcyclist before turning or changing lanes. Drivers making left-hand turns who fail to check for a motorcyclist are one of the most frequent causes of motorcycle accidents. Head-on collisions are another common cause and are more likely to result in a motorcyclist fatality.
Because of the often catastrophic nature of motorcycle accidents, it is critical to work with an attorney.
As with other vehicles, motorcycles are susceptible to malfunctions caused by defective parts. Bad brakes, for example, can cause a serious accident. When defective parts are responsible for an accident, the parts manufacturer is liable for your injuries and property damage, and may be held liable for injuries or other damages suffered by any other involved parties.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
More than half of all motorcycle accident deaths involve another type of vehicle, such as a car or truck. More than 70 percent of these accidents are head-on collisions rather than rear-end collisions, which account for only five percent of accidents with motorcycles. Left-hand turns account for nearly half of all accidents between motorcycles and other vehicles.
Investigation by a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you suffered a serious injury as a result of a motorcycle accident, our attorneys can help prove another party’s liability. After reviewing your case during your initial consultation, we will launch a full investigation of the accident to determine who is at fault. This will likely involve returning to the scene of the accident to take photographs and gather other evidence.
We may also collect statements from any witnesses to the accident as well as view the police report to see how it matches up with eye-witness accounts. Through our investigation, we can determine the at-fault party, whether it was another motorist or a parts manufacturer, and file suit to hold them accountable.
Damages in a Motorcycle Accident Case
Motorcycle accidents are unfortunately a common cause of spinal cord damage and other serious, life-changing injuries. We will aggressively pursue compensation for your physical and mental trauma, medical bills, lost wages or income, reduced quality of life, and more. We can also pursue compensation for property damage to your motorcycle and any other personal items that may have been damaged in the accident.
Contact Our Law Firm for a Consultation
If you or your loved one suffered severe injuries after a motorcycle accident, contact Golitko & Daly, PC, today to schedule a case evaluation with one of our attorneys. We will carefully assess your case to help you determine if taking legal action is appropriate.