Having spent the last two (2) decades representing injured motorcyclists in New Hampshire, one common theme is constantly pronounced by insurance defense lawyers--juries hate motorcyclists. They will tell you that New Hampshire juries hate the way they act, the way they speak, and the way they drive. And, although I cannot produce any studies to explain the basis for this bias, those of us who regularly represent persons injured or killed in motorcycle accidents, know this truth to be self evident. Many experts suggest that this bias against motorcyclists stems from the number of “near misses” experienced by automobile operators.
Motorcycles are designed for quick maneuvering, and many motorcyclists freely demonstrate their superior handling on the open road in mixed traffic with cars and trucks. As an example, despite laws that strictly forbid “splitting the lanes” or passing in the breakdown lane, many of us have often seen bikers do just that. Even though the maneuver may be completely controlled, such conduct is often viewed as reckless and irresponsible, and serves only to promote the ongoing cultural bias against motorcyclists.
Unfortunately, many motorcyclists who suffer serious injuries resulting from collisions with cars or trucks are regarded by juries, insurance adjusters and defense attorneys as “guilty until proven innocent”. This bias or attitude must be aggressively challenged. The experienced motorcycle injury lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. know how to confront and defeat these biases. We are motorcyclists ourselves-lawyers who ride-and we understand the complexities of your injury case, and the difficulties and biases which must be overcome to achieve a favorable recovery for our clients.
If you have suffered a serious injury in a motorcycle accident, contact us today for a confidential case evaluation. Feel free to call the Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. in Manchester, NH on our Free Injury Helpline at 1-888-511-1010 to discuss your case.