Motorcycle accidents can happen for all sorts of reasons. Figuring out why they happened gets complicated, especially if there are conflicting accounts of what went down. To pursue compensation, ensure you know who is at fault for the crash.
Hiring a lawyer for your motorcycle accident case is important for getting the best possible outcome. Your lawyer can investigate your case, find the party liable, and then make a strong argument in court based on the facts.
How is fault determined in a motorcycle accident?
When a motorcycle accident occurs, everyone tends to blame the motorcyclist. In cases where you are concerned about the unfair assumptions made against motorcyclists, you’ll need to submit evidence proving the other party was responsible for the crash. This allows your attorney to present a more compelling case.
The court will decide who is at fault in the case based on investigations and evidence presented by the attorneys.
If a roadway hazard caused an accident, the government entity in charge of road construction and management may be liable.
When you’re looking into filing a claim, it’s generally a good idea to see a lawyer that specializes in these cases. The personal injury attorney will help you figure out which parties are responsible for the collision.
Parties that may be at fault in a motorcycle accident
- The motorcyclist. If you engage in risky road behaviors, you will be liable. Your negligence can lead to serious injury or death.
- The manufacturer of the motorcycle
- The driver of the other vehicle
- Government agency in case it was caused by an unsafe roadway
- The party in charge of servicing or repairing the motorcycle
- If the motorcycle was rented, the rental company may be liable
Evidence to prove liability
In most motorcycle accidents, fault is tricky to prove. To prove the other party is responsible, you will have to gather evidence that shows beyond doubt what led to the crash.
The evidence is the core of a motorcycle crash investigation. It consists of information gathered by law enforcement, accident reconstruction experts, and any other investigative method used to help determine fault.
Essential evidence includes:
- Police reports
- Medical records
- Accident reconstruction expert’s report
- Photographs of injuries, damage to your motorcycle, and the accident site
- Witness statements
- Video footage from traffic cameras and dash cameras
- Cost of repair or motorcycle replacement
If you are still unsure about how to move forward with your case, there’s no need to worry.
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