Bismarck Motorcycle Accidents Lawyer
Legal Representation for Serious Motorcycle Crashes
If you have experienced a motorcycle accident, you likely have numerous questions and concerns, including the question of who can be held accountable for your damages. It is only natural to worry about your financial recovery, especially considering that motorcycle accidents often result in significant costs. However, obtaining compensation can be challenging when the other party denies any liability for the incident.
At Maring Williams Law Office in Bismarck, we specialize in helping individuals like you maximize their motorcycle accident claims. With over 30 years of experience, our law firm has successfully faced major insurance companies time and time again. Allow our team of motorcycle accident lawyers in Bismarck, ND to assist you with your case by reaching out to us today.
Determining Liability in a Motorcycle Accident
While it is a good starting point to hold the driver responsible for the collision liable for your motorcycle accident, this may only take you so far, as that driver and their auto insurance company may attempt to place blame on you. To establish that you are not liable, it is crucial to understand the causes of motorcycle accidents and the evidence required to prove fair liability.
Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Drivers speeding through red lights
- Drivers turning left in front of approaching motorcyclists
- Drivers neglecting to check mirrors before changing lanes
- Drivers refusing to share the road with motorcyclists
In many cases, driver inattention is the underlying form of negligence that leads to these crashes. Motorists who fail to pay attention to the road and the vehicles around them often fail to "see" motorcycles because they are trained to only acknowledge larger vehicles with two headlights.
Most Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcyclists rely on helmets and protective gear to mitigate injuries in the event of an accident. However, these protective measures can only provide limited protection, and motorcyclists often sustain severe injuries in wrecks.
Life-changing injuries commonly experienced by motorcyclists in accidents include:
- Spinal cord damage or paralysis
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Road rash and permanent scarring
- Broken bones
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Multiple factors can contribute to motorcycle accidents, including negligence on the part of other drivers and those responsible for road and intersection maintenance. Some of the most prevalent causes are:
- Failing to check blind spots when changing lanes
- Lane-splitting where it is not allowed
- Suddenly opening a car door into the path of a motorcyclist
- Making sudden stops
- Insufficient following distance when braking behind a motorcyclist
- Failing to yield while making a left-hand turn at an intersection
- Poorly maintained roads
- Driver inexperience
- Defective motorcycles or other vehicles
- Driving under the influence
Types of Damages You Can Recover
When you sue the driver responsible for the accident, you can seek damages. However, determining the appropriate amount can be challenging. Our team is dedicated to helping you calculate a fair value for your motorcycle accident claim. This value encompasses all of your damages combined, which can amount to a substantial sum if you have suffered severe injuries.
You may be entitled to recover damages that cover:
- Medical expenses, including future costs
- Lost wages, including future reduced income
- Permanent disabilities and associated hardships
- Physical pain and mental anguish
We are committed to maximizing your recovery amount to the best of our ability. While money cannot undo the past, it can facilitate your path forward, helping you regain a sense of normalcy and comfort. That's why we prioritize obtaining the highest compensation on your behalf.
Ready to Support You, Just as We Have for Countless Others
If you have been involved in a wreck, enlist the expertise of the Bismarck motorcycle accident attorneys from Maring Williams Law Office. It would be our honor to handle your case, manage all its aspects, and vigorously pursue full compensation in your name. With decades of experience, our firm has earned a reputation you can trust.
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