3 Challenges Associated with a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit
Riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating experience, especially with the beautiful mountain views along the highways within a short distance from Denver. While the open nature of a motorcycle allows you to experience breathtaking views and feel the fresh air as you drive along, it also provides minimal protection in the event of an accident. As a result, motorcycle accident injuries often tend to be catastrophic in nature.
At Pushchak Law, we’ve witnessed firsthand the devastation caused by motorcycle accidents, and we’re committed to helping you recover the compensation you deserve. The financial hardships associated with a serious motorcycle accident injury can be crippling. Mr. Pushchak will fight aggressively to hold all negligent parties accountable so that you can achieve a fair outcome to your case.
It’s important to understand that there are unique challenges associated with motorcycle accident lawsuits which make them more complex than a typical vehicle accident case. The following issues make it crucial that you work with an experienced attorney, such as Mr. Pushchak, who can help you navigate these complexities.
Determining the Cause of a Motorcycle Accident Can Be Difficult
In many instances, motorcycle accidents occur because another driver failed to respect your right to share the road. Motorcycles are smaller vehicles and as a result, other drivers often don’t notice them as easily. This can result in:
- Cars cutting off a motorcycle in its blind spot when changing lanes
- Doors of a parked vehicle being opened in the path of an oncoming motorcycle
- Failure to yield the right of way to a motorcycle
- Cars making a left turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle
In these situations, determining the cause of a motorcycle accident is often straightforward. However, there are other times when the cause may be more challenging to identify. Sometimes, adverse weather or hazardous road conditions may at least partially contribute to the cause of the accident. In these cases, it may be more challenging to determine how much fault to attribute to the other vehicle and how much fault to attribute to the motorcyclist.
In addition, there are many times when a “near miss” with another vehicle still results in a devastating motorcycle accident. In your efforts to swerve and avoid a collision with the other vehicle, you may lose control of your motorcycle and sustain devastating injuries. While there technically wasn’t another vehicle involved in this accident, the negligent actions of another driver may have still caused your injuries. This can often be difficult to prove, especially if the negligent driver doesn’t stop to assist you after your collision.
There Is an Inherent Bias Against Motorcyclists
Most motorcyclists understand the serious risks associated with these vehicles. They drive safely and obey all rules of the road in order to minimize the chances of an accident. Unfortunately, this reality often doesn’t match the perception of individuals who don’t ride a motorcycle.
There is a common conception among non-riders that motorcyclists ride fast and engage in risk-taking behavior. When these people are on a jury that must decide your case, it creates an additional challenge of having to shift their views regarding the precautions you take as a motorcycle rider.
Injuries Are Often Serious
Due to the lack of protection afforded by motorcycles, injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident are often catastrophic and life-altering in nature. You may require extensive medical procedures and ongoing rehabilitation to make a full recovery. In situations where a serious brain injury or spinal cord injury occur, you may need additional medical procedures down the road, or you may never make a full recovery.
When injuries are this serious, it’s crucial to demonstrate the long-term impacts. In these cases, a fair settlement must account for the financial costs of future procedures, diminished long-term earning capacity and the ways in which your quality of life has changed. These costs can be challenging to estimate, making it more difficult to arrive at a settlement that accurately reflects your total loss.
Pushchak Law Can Help
At Pushchak Law, motorcycle accident cases are one of the primary focuses of our practice. Mr. Pushchak has helped many motorcycle accident victims recover the compensation they deserve, allowing them to move on with their life after a catastrophic injury. He knows the complex challenges associated with these claims, and he can build a strong case on your behalf that addresses the unique issues associated with a motorcycle accident injury.
We’re the only law firm in Denver with a unique Informed Decisions™ approach to handling cases. This method focuses on ensuring you achieve a fair outcome that adequately compensates you for the total extent of your damages. Mr. Pushchak is committed to your wellbeing every step of the way. While this involves fighting for your compensation, he will also work with you to ensure you receive the medical treatment you need to make a full recovery.
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