Get Help After A Motorcycle Crash From Attorneys Who Are Really On Your Side
As motorcycle enthusiasts, we live the lifestyle. As personal injury attorneys, it’s our job to protect you when a crash happens. After being run off the road, forced to drop your bike or any other type of injury or collision, it’s important that you understand what happened from a legal perspective and what your options are for financial recovery. Call Rod and Hilary at Christopher & Taylor for a free consultation: 317-635-9000.
Why People Don’t ‘See’ Motorcycles
There is a scientific and known phenomenon called “looked but failed to see.” Because drivers make the mistake of not expecting to see a motorcycle, even when drivers turn their heads, and even when they can hear the motorcycle coming, they still pull out in front of an oncoming motorcycle. Obviously, bikers do not have the same amount of protection that the driver of a car or truck has, so it’s the motorcyclist who gets the most serious injury. That’s why bikers are five times more likely to be injured and 25 times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident.
Most Common Mistakes Made By Other Drivers
There are hundreds of potential errors a driver can make that can cause a motorcycle accident. In Indiana and other states in the region, the majority of crashes happen during the riding season: May through September.
Here are the most common errors by drivers in the Midwest. A driver will:
- Pull out in front of an oncoming motorcycle
- Turn into a motorcycle/T-bone
- Fail to yield at an intersection/red light/stop sign
- Make an unsafe, unsignaled lane change
- Not giving enough space between the vehicle and the motorcycle
Even in car-on-car or truck crashes, many times, the other driver is distracted, often by their cell phones. We investigate what the other driver was doing and if the other driver was on their device at the time of the crash.
Bias Against Motorcyclists
Riding a motorcycle provides many benefits. Motorcycles are lightweight. They do far less damage to a road than a big truck. They also take up less space on the roads and in parking lots. They use less fuel than other vehicles and are less damaging to the environment. And yet, riders can take a lot of heat from other drivers. In fact, many bikers experience explicit bias on the road and after a crash. Here is where having competent and knowledgeable legal representation can really help. Find out more about our work on the Abate website.
Take Us For A Test Drive
We know you have questions about why you need an attorney and the difference having an experienced motorcycle crash attorney can make. This is why we offer a free consultation. Call 317-635-9000 and set up a time to get together. We help clients in Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio. Have a quick question? Use our contact form.