Motorcycle accidents can have devastating effects, especially if the collision occurred at high speed. Personal injury is almost always a result, some of which can be severe, such as traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Like any other kind of traffic collision, there are many causes of motorcycle accidents, most of which have to do with another motorist. After a motorcycle accident that caused you injury, contact Mesa Law Firm to speak with a Coral Gables injury lawyer about moving forward with a legal case. As a victim, you have rights to compensation for your injuries.
Most accidents involving a motorcyclist are caused by an unobservant driver. Since motorcyclists are rarer than cars, as well as smaller and more difficult to spot, drivers are more likely to overlook them unless they are paying close enough attention. When a motorist changes lanes, makes a turn, or pulls onto a road without being aware of their surroundings, they are more likely to collide with a motorcyclist. Distracted drivers pose a similar threat.
Other causes of motorcycle accidents include dangerous or inadequately designed roads, bad weather, and drunk drivers. Though these are less common, they can cause just as much injury as any other motorcycle crash. Medical bills can be extremely expensive after an accident, so make sure you get compensated by the liable party.
A very common cause of motorcycle accidents and injuries are defects with the motor vehicle itself. From a motorcycle's tires, to its brakes, and everything else, a defective product can significantly and adversely affect a driver's ability to safety maneuver the vehicle, thus making an accident much more likely. Because motorcycle accidents caused by defective products have become far too common, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has instituted a number of duties that are meant to be upheld by the manufacturer.
The owner of any defective motorcycle that could cause—or already has caused—an accident is supposed to be notified by the vehicle's manufacturer at the time of the recall. Defective motorcycle parts are a large source of many of the accidents that ultimately injure riders on the road. As such, this is a cause that should be thoroughly examined after an accident of any nature has occurred.
Even if you are not aware of a malfunction, your loss of control of the motorcycle could have been caused by a defective part. Therefore, you should ensure that you have a well-qualified attorney on your side who can closely investigate the matter to determine its true cause. If a defective part is found to be the source of the accident, the Mesa Law Firm can help you take the appropriate legal action.
After suffering a motorcycle accident injury, do not hesitate to hire a motorcycle accident attorney. The longer you wait, the worse your chances become of getting the compensation you need to cover your expenses. Mesa Law Firm has extensive experience in all areas of personal injury law, and its founding attorney, Joseph A. "Tony" Mesa, III, has been recognized by publications such as SuperLawyers® and Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite™. By retaining our firm, you can be sure you are hiring an attorney who will give their all to fight for your case.
To find out more about our services and contingency fees, do not hesitate to contact Mesa Law Firm right away!