While motorcycles can be liberating to ride, they can also be dangerous if other drivers are careless or reckless on the road. Collisions between a passenger car or commercial truck and a motorcycle often lead to catastrophic injuries for the unprotected biker.
Pursuing fair financial recovery after this type of incident could be easier with assistance from a Bangor motorcycle accident lawyer at Mann Law. Our hardworking attorneys have years of experience achieving positive results in similar cases and making sure that these cases are more than just pursuing the compensation you deserve. We help you put the pieces of your life back together.
Like other types of vehicular accident cases, motorcycle crash claims are generally built around the theory of negligence. A person who causes harm through reckless or careless conduct should bear financial liability for the ensuing losses of you or anyone else impacted by the incident. If a driver strikes and hurts you as a motorcyclist while disobeying traffic laws, not paying attention, or otherwise acting irresponsibly behind the wheel, the driver could then be held accountable for any harm you suffer from the collision.
However, it is important to note that if you are an injured motorcyclist, you can be assigned a percentage of fault for an accident if your own reckless or careless conduct contributes to causing or worsening injuries. Under Maine Revised Statutes Title 14, §156, a civil court could reduce the value of your final damage award based on your percentage of fault. If you as the biker are found primarily at fault for the incident, you could be barred from financial recovery altogether.
A Bangor attorney at Mann Law could help collect evidence from the accident and contest allegations of partial negligence to preserve your as the motorcyclist’s right to collect damages.
Even if you as a motorcyclist is wearing appropriate clothing and safety gear, you may suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries in a wreck. Motorcycle accidents involving collisions with other vehicles commonly cause injuries such as:
Anyone seeking financial recovery for motorcycling injuries should:
This evidence could be vital in building a civil claim to demand restitution for medical expenses as well as lost work income, lost earning capacity, physical pain, emotional/psychological anguish, and lost quality of life due to permanent disfigurement or disability. A local Bangor attorney at Mann Law could work to gather this evidence in a comprehensive claim for compensation from the at-fault person.
Every motorcycle accident case is unique, and a strategy that might work for one injured person might not suit the circumstances of another. As such, it is crucial when pursuing a claim to have support from a legal professional.
The team at Mann Law offers 50+ years of cumulative experience with a track record of successful verdicts and settlements on behalf of other injured motorcyclists. We have valuable insight into navigating the personal injury claim process, a procedure that can be difficult to explore independent of a lawyer. Additionally, we’ll communicate with your healthcare providers on your behalf, ensuring bills are taken care of so you have less to worry about. Plus, Mann Law may be able to perform an independent investigation into the claim and consult with motorcycle accident experts to guide the case.
Lastly, we are always here to advise and support you in your case. While you take care of your health, we take care of everything else. Mann Law is a state-wide practice with satellite offices in Bangor and Yarmouth. Call us today for a free consultation. We are injury lawyers focused on you.