Taking a motorcycle ride on a beautiful, sunny day can be exhilarating. At McGahren Law, we understand that for some, traveling by motorcycle is a daily routine when the weather permits, as it is a cost-effective mode of transportation. Still, motorcycle riding comes with considerable risks. In fact, due to the increase in the occurrence of motorcycle accidents all across the country, a number of safety campaigns have been put in place by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other organizations who are working constantly to spread the word about biker safety and raise awareness of the fact that bikers enjoy all of the same roadway privileges and rights as all other motor vehicles.
Riders who are involved in accidents, whether they occur with an automobile, another motorcycle or even without interference from another vehicle, often sustain serious injuries that can lead to costly medical bills and lengthy recovery times, depending on the severity of the crash. A Duluth motorcycle accident lawyer at McGahren Law can help injured riders obtain the just compensation to which they may be entitled and help ensure the appropriate parties are held legally responsible for their injuries and losses.
The Seriousness of Motorcycle Crashes
Research has shown that in collisions involving motorcycles and other automobiles, many of them are caused by the operator of the automobile violating the motorcyclist’s right of way. Due to the openness of motorcycles, whenever there’s a collision with a vehicle, the risk of catastrophic injuries or death is substantially greater for the rider.
Catastrophic injuries, such as spinal injuries, brain injuries and paralysis, can require weeks or sometimes months of hospitalization, which can lead to major bills – even for those who carry insurance. At a time when you should be focusing on healing and getting back to your normal life, you will be forced to deal with insurers who may add further to your frustration.
Unfortunately, some individuals are prejudiced against bikers, and insurance companies will not hesitate to use that prejudice to deny a claim. All too often, we are contacted by injured motorcyclists who have been told that the accident was their fault or their policy will not cover the collision. This is where McGahren Law can step in to fight for your rights. You do not have to deal with insurance companies on your own – let us handle your case while you focus on what’s important – your health and recovery.
McGahren Law Can Help
There are various types of motorcycle accidents that can result in injury or death, including intersection or left turn collisions, broadside collisions, unsafe lane change crashes and limited visibility collisions. Given the potential tactics that can be used by insurers, as well as the complex nature of the law, it is crucial for injured motorcyclists to work with skilled attorneys who have experience in dealing with motorcycle cases.
We understand the personal, health and financial difficulties victims and their families may face after an accident and we are prepared to help them recover compensation from all at-fault parties. Call McGahren Law today to discuss your legal rights and options.