Motorcycle accidents are especially destructive, as they’re capable of changing lives forever. Not surprisingly, they’re considered the worst type of crashes because motorcycles can be driven at high speeds and have little protection to offer their riders. Therefore, 98% result in injuries. Motorcycle accident injuries: do you have a case?
Factors That Determine Whether Or Not You Have A Case
The extent of your injuries
The need for hospitalization
The need for surgery
Scarring or permanent damage
Future medical costs
Determining Responsible Parties
Drivers and owners of vehicles who cause an accident may not be the only ones responsible. If the accident was caused by an employee who was driving a company car or truck, the employer would also be liable.
If an accident occurs due to a motorcycle’s defective manufacture, assembly, or design, the maker of the motorcycle would be the defendant.
If an accident occurs due to a road’s defective design, or maintenance or construction that results in dangerous conditions, the governmental entity responsible for the road would be the defendant. However, it’s important to remember that claims against government entities have strict filing deadlines that can be as short as six months.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Jacoby & Meyers at (888) 522-6291. We have the legal expertise to help you get the compensation you deserve for your accident injury case. It’s crucial that you act quickly once you’ve been injured. Report any claims for accidents immediately, as limitations may lower or extinguish your claim.