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If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you do not have to accept a claim of “I didn’t see him” from the other driver. You have a right to use the road, and car drivers owe a duty to safely share that road with you. You may be eligible to collect compensation if the other driver fails to live up to that duty.
At the Belt & Bruner, P.C., our motorcycle accident attorneys can protect your rights. We serve motorcycle crash victims, including bike riders and their passengers, throughout Montgomery and Alabama.
To learn more, call us today or submit our online contact form. We can review your case in a free and confidential consultation.
Visibility and Motorcycle Accidents
According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, collisions between motorcycles and cars usually occur because the car driver overlooks the motorcyclist and violates his or her right-of-way.
This can occur because:
- Motorcycles are harder to see and are more likely to be obscured
- Motorcycles are a relatively small portion of the total traffic mix, and drivers may fail to anticipate their presence on the road.
- Obstructions and blind spots in cars and trucks can obscure a motorcycle.
- The car driver is distracted by talking on a cell phone, texting or using some other electronic device while driving.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and an influential University of Southern California study known as the “Hurt Report,” motorcycle crashes involving other vehicles are most likely to occur as the other vehicle turns left in front of a motorcycle.
Hurt says motorcycle wrecks are most likely to occur in intersections, where the other vehicle may violate the motorcyclist’s right-of-way and/or ignore a stop sign, stoplight or other traffic control.
When a motorist causes a motorcycle accident through negligence, an injured motorcyclist or his or her surviving family members have a right to compensation for their losses.
Such a claim would seek funds that would include compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Motorcycle repair or replacement
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering.
Contact a Montgomery Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you have been hurt in Montgomery in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver, a lawyer from the Belt & Bruner, P.C., can help you seek the compensation you are due.
Our attorneys prepare thorough accident claims and have a track record of multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements. We will protect your rights as a motorcyclist in Alabama.
Our initial consultations are always free. We can review your accident and provide a frank assessment of your legal options. If we take on your case, we will only charge a fee for our services if we secure a recovery for you.
Call us today or fill out our online form to get started.