Motorcycle Accident Attorneys and Lawyers
The motorcycle accident attorneys and lawyers of Brent Gordon Law understand what it takes it get clients the compensation they deserve. Our motorcycle accident lawyers have the knowledge and experience to help you obtain a fair settlement for the injuries you sustained in a motorcycle accident. Let us help you deal with the insurance companies, medical bills, lost wages, and property damages resulting from a motorcycle accident. We’ll fight to get you every penny you deserve. No attorney fees will be collected until your case is settled.
Injuries Incurred from a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle accidents can result in very serious injuries because motorcyclists are not as protected from injuries as occupants of other motor vehicles – a motorcyclist has nothing to soften the blow of a collision. Surgeries and hospital stays can be substantially more extensive from a motorcycle accident.
To make matters worse, motorcycle insurance is not usually as comprehensive as automobile insurance and might not include medical payment coverage. Our motorcycle accident attorneys are experienced in dealing with accidents with high medical bills and serious injuries. The motorcycle accident attorneys and lawyers at Brent Gordon Law uncover all available liability insurance and negotiate reductions in medical expenses with hospitals and surgeons.
- Two-thirds of motorcycle accidents are caused by other vehicles violating the motorcycle’s right-of-way.
- Weather is not a factor in 98 percent of motorcycle accidents
- Almost half of all motorcycle accidents occur from drivers not being able to see the motorcyclist.
- Only 25 percent of motorcycle accidents involve the motorcycle colliding with a fixed object or the roadway. More often the motorcycle is hit by another vehicle.
- Most motorcycle accidents involve a woman or a rider between the age of 16 and 24.
- Half of all motorcyclist wear a helmet.
- At the time of the motorcycle accident, 40 percent of the motorcyclists are wearing a helmet.
These motorcycle accident facts were gathered from legal resources (hg.org).
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Unpredictable things can happen while riding a motorcycle. Alarming statistics show significantly high motorcycle accident injuries or even death. Motorcyclists should use extreme caution on the road and hire personal injury attorney Brent Gordon after an accident. It is important to understand some common causes of motorcycle accidents. Here are some common causes of motorcycle accidents to be aware of.
Often when traffic is heavy, a motorcyclist may decide to drive between lanes. Or a motorcyclist may decide to drive between cars moving slowly. These techniques are known as lane splitting. Lane splitting is one of the major causes of motorcycle accidents. Here are a few reasons why lane splitting should be avoided:
- Other drivers don’t normally expect a motorcyclist to split lanes.
- Less space to maneuver.
- Other vehicles are closer to the motorcycle.
Hazards in the Road
Road hazards to be aware of include: uneven lanes, potholes, dead animals or anything else sitting in the lane. Hitting a road hazard could be deadly for a motorcyclist.
It is always dangerous to speed no matter what you are driving. Driving fast on a motorcycle is a great temptation for many. However, most motorcycle accidents are caused by excessive speeding.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is never okay but even worse on a motorcycle. Almost half of all motorcycle accidents are caused by drunk driving.
A common place for a motorcycle accident to take place is in an intersection. Since motorcycles are smaller and harder to see, they often go unseen when turning. A motorcyclist could also be hit by a vehicle turning left. Be aware and cautious of other drivers turning when driving a motorcycle.
Can a Helmet Save Your Life in a Motorcycle Crash?
Different helmets protect your head differently. Speed and the nature of the motorcycle accident are major factors of whether the helmet will be able to protect in an accident. Some may argue a helmet cannot protect your whole body so why should a motorcyclist be required to wear one? Others may also say a helmet adds greater risk to the driver because cars around them will falsely believe the rider is protected and follow more closely. A major reason people claim to not wear a helmet is if they hit their head it would cause swelling. The swelling would then knock the motorcyclist unconscious if wearing a helmet.
Idaho State Helmet Laws
The question will always remain; does a helmet help to make a motorcyclist survive a crash? There is no way to correctly make such a claim. Arguably, a helmet is made to protect. However, there is a longstanding debate on whether a helmet should be required by law. The Idaho State Police website states that wearing a helmet is optional unless the rider is under the age of 18. If under 18, the motorcyclist must be wearing a helmet at all times.
Moreover, only 20 states in the U.S. require all motorcyclists to wear a helmet while riding. Most other states are like Idaho in that if the motorcyclist is under 18 they must wear a helmet. Iowa and Illinois are the only two states to leave the decision completely up to the motorcyclist.
When Presenting Your Case to a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Here are some tips to help you feel more comfortable when calling to present your case to a motorcycle accident attorney at Brent Gordon Law.
- Share as many details about the motorcycle accident that you can. When the attorney has a clear understanding of the case they will better be able to help.
- Understand that a lawyer will not always take your case. From a financial standpoint, an attorney has an obligation to their company to make sure a case will produce income.
- Review the accident before calling to make sure you can present all the facts and clearly state who was at fault.
- Know what your insurance policy will cover.
Have evidence such as police reports, photos of the accident, witness statements, etc.
Contact an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney Now
Don’t wait to contact a motorcycle accident attorney. The lawyers at Brent Gordon Law are aggressive, experienced, and trusted. Our law firm will fight to ensure you get a fair settlement for your injuries. We believe every client deserves fair representation against big insurance companies with deep pockets. Call the law office of Brent Gordon now at (208) 552-0467 for a free consultation with an experienced attorney. We can usually tell you over the phone if you have a good case.
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