Approximately 4,000 motorcycle, bike and chopper riders are killed each year in motorcycle accidents. 75,000 more riders are severely injured. Unfortunately, however, a large number of these injuries and deaths are not accidents. They are the result of careless passenger car drivers.
On average, 3 out of every 4 motorcycle accidents involves a passenger car. Often, cars strike or hit motorcycles when car drivers:
From time to time, bikers are also seriously injured as a result of defective motorcycles, bikes and choppers. Many motorcycles, bikes or choppers are custom built and if they are not designed or constructed correctly, or if they are not tested after design or construction, they may not drive correctly or otherwise operate as intended. Possible motorcycle, bike, or chopper defects include:
In the event of a severe personal injury, the injured individual and/or a spouse and immediate family members, may be entitled to recover for:
While no dollar amount can adequately compensate for a loss, the legal system is structured to permit monetary recovery where the injured party can prove that another negligently caused his/her harm. The amount of recovery is determined either by a jury at trial, or through a fair settlement made prior to trial, that is based upon jury verdicts in similar cases. All claims that are accepted by the firm are actively researched and aggressively pursued to a conclusion.If you or a loved one have suffered a severe personal injury, we may be able to help. To contact the motorcycle accident attorneys at Bottar Leone, PLLC, please complete a contact form or call us at (315) 422-3466 or 1-800-336-LAWS (5297).