Negligent Drivers & Motorcycle Crashes
When you take to the road on a motorcycle, you place your trust not only in your skills as a driver, but in the other drivers and vehicles on the road. You trust others to operate their cars and trucks safely and effectively and to prevent harm to yourself and others. When this trust is breached and another driver takes actions that endanger your safety, the negligence of another driver can have serious consequences. Distraction, fatigue, or some other form of reflex delay could amount to negligent driving on the part of a motorist. Human error or a traffic violation can be the cause of a significant motorcycle cash injury.
While motorcycle crashes can be a one-vehicle affair, up to 56 percent of all motorcycle crashes involve more than one vehicle – and these multi-vehicle accidents comprise 85 percent of all motorcycle fatalities. Motorcyclists who are struck by other vehicles are at especial risk, and in a whopping 98 percent of fatality crashes the motorcyclist dies rather than the driver of the other vehicle.
If the statistics are this striking, then why don’t drivers exercise more caution when sharing the road with motorcyclists? Motorcycles are less visible than cars. Unfortunately, many do not take reasonable care to watch for motorcyclists or know the rules of the road. They may cross a motorcycle’s path inappropriately or turn without looking, violating the motorcyclist’s right of way and striking the motorcycle. A vehicle operator may fail to brake or may make aggressive, sudden movements that compromise the motorcyclist’s vision or balance. And they may do so with devastating consequences – broken bones, facial disfigurement, painful soft tissue injury, burns, even paralysis, disability, or death are common outcomes of motorcycle accidents at the hand of a negligent driver. In addition, long-term traumatic brain injuries are common in motorcycle accident injuries.
Fortunately, the law allows individuals who have been injured due to another person’s lack of care to file a civil lawsuit taking them to task for their negligence and demanding monetary compensation for their losses and injuries. An experienced NH motorcycle accident lawyer can demand damages for your injury, losses, pain, and suffering. However, filing a New Hampshire motorcycle accident lawsuit requires extensive investigation and evidence collection and can present a challenge to individuals who have not armed themselves with the right personal injury attorney. It’s a choice that becomes increasingly important when you realize that the consequences of the injury sustained could be life-long.
At Tenn And Tenn, P.A., we understand our clients’ concerns and their pain. We fight for their rights in and out of court. And we do so with unparalleled results. Our motorcycle accident attorneys have experience in litigating against negligent drivers, and we are avid motorcyclists who have experience on the road just as you do. If you are looking for a law firm with experience, a great reputation, and a thorough knowledge of the law, look no further. Contact an experienced New Hampshire motorcycle accident lawyer at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. immediately to help protect your rights. Our toll-free hotline is 1.888.511.1010. All consultations are free of charge and are always completely confidential.