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May is Motorcycle Safety Month

May is Motorcycle Safety MonthWhile motorcyclists might focus on safety and take safe riding seriously, other drivers can cause serious accidents and injuries. Discuss a possible claim for compensation from the liable driver with a Matthews personal injury attorney. 

May is Motorcycle Safety Month, where the focus is on how to decrease the likelihood of motorcycle accidents and injuries. First and foremost, motorcycle operators should drive defensively, refrain from speeding, take turns slowly, and otherwise operate their motorcycles as safely as possible. In addition, they should wear motorcycle helmets and other protective gear to decrease their chances of suffering a serious injury in the event of an accident.

No matter the protections that motorcycle operators and riders take, however, serious accidents involving motorcycles and other vehicles on the road are an unfortunate reality. If you or a person you love has suffered injuries in a motorcycle collision, your first step should be to obtain medical treatment at a local hospital emergency room or urgent care center for your injuries. Your next step should be to contact a knowledgeable personal injury attorney about how best to proceed forward with your legal matter.


The Matthews personal injury lawyers at the Panchenko Law Firm can help you by negotiating with the at-fault driver’s insurance company on your behalf and working to pursue the compensation that you need for your injuries. Please speak with us today to learn more about how we could assist you with pursuing monetary compensation for the injuries which you suffered in a motorcycle accident.


Why Do Motorcycle Accidents Happen?


Bad motorcycle accidents can lead to bad injuries, including broken bones, severe head injuries, and even fatalities. In the majority of cases, motorcycle accidents happen as a result of driver negligence. However, at other times, bad road conditions can cause and contribute to these accidents. Some of the most common causes include the following:


  1. Speeding
  2. Reckless driving
  3. Violating rules of the road (including tailgating a motorcycle, weaving in and out of traffic, or failing to use a turn signal)
  4. Distracted driving (including paying attention to cellular phones and other electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle on the road)
  5. Drugged and intoxicated driving
  6. Large cracks and potholes in the road, along with other roadway defects
  7. Defective motorcycle parts (such as steering mechanisms and braking components)


In cases where a Matthews motorcycle accident can be attributed to another motor vehicle operator’s negligence, the accident victim could pursue a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company, seeking compensation and damages. If a roadway defect is the cause of the accident, the accident victim could pursue a claim against the municipality that is responsible for maintaining the roadway in the area where the accident happened.


Finally, in the event the accident can be traced to a defective motorcycle part, the accident victim could file a claim against the part manufacturer or distributor.


Contact a Knowledgeable Matthews Personal Injury Lawyer Today


The experienced legal team at the Panchenko Law Firm can assist you with every aspect of your motorcycle accident claim. If the at-fault person or entity’s insurance company refuses to compensate you fairly, we can litigate the case on your behalf in court.

For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with an experienced Matthews personal injury attorney, please call us today at (704) 900-7675 or contact us online to learn more.

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