It’s often the case that if and when a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, the injuries can be more catastrophic than would occur in a vehicle. Seatbelts, airbags, enclosed steel frames, and other safety features are typical mainstays in cars and trucks; however, these features not found on motorcycles.
There are numerous reasons for motorcycle accidents. However, many if not the majority of motorcycle accidents result from a driver in a car or truck failing to see the motorcycle. The injuries that result can range from broken bones, disfigurement, permanent brain damage, and even death.
Tallahassee Motorcycle Accident Attorney Collin Cherry Can Help
Due to the nature of many of these injuries they can be long lasting and cause substantial financial burden on the injured party and his or her family. It’s important to consider that if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident you may be due compensation.
In order to make that determination, it’s critical that you consult with an experienced motorcycle attorney. You will find the necessary experience and knowledge, in Collin Cherry. Mr. Cherry is committed to helping clients in Tallahassee and surrounding communities obtain legal resolution.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycles accidents are complex; Collin will guide you through the legal process. Part of the process is to determine who was responsible for the accident. The claim may be against a driver who was negligent, the motorcycle manufacturer, or the government.
There are many types of driver negligence which include:
- Failing to yield
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI),
- Reckless driving
- Running a red light
- Making illegal turns
If the accident is caused by a manufacturing defect, whether mechanical or design, then a lawsuit can be filed against the manufacturer.
City and state governments are responsible for maintaining roads and keeping them safe and free from hazards, and ensuring that traffic signals are working correctly. If the government is negligent in one of these areas and a motorcycle accident occurs as a result, then the government could be liable.
Mr. Cherry understands that your injuries can extend beyond the physical pain. After an initial meeting, Collin will advise you on the best course of action to take and then represent you with the skilled expertise you deserve. Call today for your free consultation at 850-224-1100.