It’s a common misperception that motorcyclists drive recklessly and are usually at fault when they are involved in a collision with a car. But the truth is, in most motorcycle-car collisions, the auto driver is at fault. The most common reason car drivers give at the time of the motorcycle accident is, “I didn’t see him.”
If you were injured, or a family member was injured or died in a motorcycle crash caused by a driver’s inattention or recklessness, you have a right to seek compensation and justice.
After an accident, the police officer who responds to the call does a preliminary assessment of the accident site, talks to a few witnesses, and assigns blame. That initial assessment, however, may be wrong. The officer may not have talked to all the witnesses or gathered all the evidence. If the motorcyclist was badly injured and taken to the hospital, the officer may have only taken the car driver’s statement of what happened.
Injury attorney John M. Howe has handled hundreds of personal injury and wrongful death cases. He doesn’t rely solely on the police report, but works with an independent accident investigator to gather the facts. Even if the cyclist was partially at fault in a motorcycle crash, we may still be able to bring a claim for the contributing actions of the other driver.
Changing prejudices against motorcycle riders is one critical element to getting you the compensation you need. We do this in negotiations with the insurance company and in trials by building a strong case based on evidence and witness testimony. We’ll investigate so we can answer important questions such as:
All of these are common auto driver errors that can have fatal results for the motorcyclist.
Protect your rights to financial and physical recovery after a motorcycle crash. To schedule a free consultation at our convenient West Palm Beach location, contact the Law Office of John M. Howe via our website or call us at 561-296-7772 or toll free 866-930-2938.
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