Were you injured when riding your motorcycle? Check out these 3 motorcycle accident tips, then call our Kansas lawyers to get started today.
1. Differences Between Motorcycle Accident And Car Accident Cases
Someone asked recently how motorcycle accident claims are different than car accident claims in Kansas. There are a couple of main differences. One is that people involved in motorcycle accidents typically have more significant and severe injuries because of being on the motorcycle. The extent of your injuries can really affect how the case is pursued and how to collect a good recovery for you.
Another significant difference is that most people in Kansas believe that if a motorcycle was in an accident, it was most likely the motorcycle driver’s fault, and that is simply not true. You want to make sure that you find an attorney that understands that and is skilled and capable of demonstrating why the motorcycle driver is not at fault and effectively communicating that to the jury in order to get a good recovery for your damages. If you have any questions about your motorcycle accident case, give us a call and we’d be happy to answer them.
2. Injured as a Motorcycle Passenger
We were asked recently whether someone who is a passenger on a motorcycle and who is injured in an accident can pursue an injury claim in Kansas. The answer is yes. In fact, there may be a couple different claims that a passenger of a motorcycle can pursue. There could be a claim against the other driver, and also there could be a claim against the driver of the motorcycle that you’re riding on. It just depends on who was at fault, and a skilled attorney can help determine which driver is at fault, or whether possibly both drivers are at fault, and can pursue a claim for you for those damages.
If you have any other questions about your motorcycle accident case, give us a call and we’d be happy to answer them for you.
3. Poorly Maintained Road
One question we get a lot is if a motorcycle has an accident as a result of poorly maintained roads, can a claim be pursued against the town for those poorly maintained roads. The answer is yes, if the town had notice of the fact that the road was not well maintained. There may be some shorter timelines for reporting the injury and providing the town notice of your injury claim, but there can be a claim pursued against the town for their responsibility in maintaining those roads.
If you have a motorcycle accident and have questions about whether you can pursue a claim, give me a call and I’d be happy to talk through that with you.
Were you or a loved one severely injured in a motorcycle accident in Kansas and have questions about our 3 motorcycle accident tips? Contact our experienced Kansas motorcycle accident lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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