A motorcycle accident often results in physical injury as well as damage to the vehicle itself. If you’ve been in an accident involving another car, your adherence to motorcycle safety may be called into question. You don’t have to take an accusation of negligence lying down. Hinkle Law Offices can provide you with the assistance you need to prove fault.
What Does Negligence Mean?
If you’re found negligent in a car accident, it means you’ve been found at fault for behaving in a careless manner. This can be anything from running a stop sign to passing against traffic laws. When a motorcycle accident occurs, negligence is often the cause. A study done in Florida found that 60% of the accidents involving a motorcycle and another vehicle are caused by negligence on the other driver’s part.
Adhering to motorcycle safety can help keep you safe on the road, but there are times when accidents simply happen. You don’t want to be forced to pay damages if you’re not negligent; after all, you’re still dealing with injury and damage to your own vehicle.
Get Help With Proving Negligence
Do you have any recourse if you were negligent and caused a motorcycle accident? Were you partially liable? If so, you may be able to collect damages but only if you contact Hinkle Law Offices immediately after the accident. After your accident, collect all the information you can—take photos, keep detailed records of the series of events, keep all medical records, etc.—and consult with one of our attorneys.
We’ll help you determine if your adherence to motorcycle safety has made you negligent in the accident or not. And if you’re being unfairly charged with the accident, we’ll help you fight for your rights. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your case.