According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of motor-cycle crash related fatalities in the United States doubled from 2000 to 2010, while the number of passenger car crash related fatalities decreased by 20% in the same 10 year period. More people are killed on motorcycles during the evening commute- 3pm to 7pm- than at any other time of day.
The following are common causes of motorcycle accidents, and could be the basis for filing a personal injury lawsuit if the accident involved a death or an injury:
-Coming into a motorcyclist’s lane while trying to make a lane change.
-Failing to yield the right of way to a motorcyclist at a controlled intersection.
– Making a left-hand turn in front of a motorcyclist.
-Turning in front of a motorcyclist from a driveway or parking lot.
-Inattention or indifference to the presence of motorcyclists.
-Following a motorcyclist too closely.
It is important to immediately get as much information about the accident as possible, before the evidence of the accident- skid marks, road conditions and witnesses, has disappeared. The best first thing to do is to have an accident investigator investigate the scene and write a report. This report will be evidence in a trial, and can often be the key information needed to support a successful claim against another driver.
At the Nelson O. Tyrone Law Firm we represent clients who have been seriously injured or wrongfully killed. No two cases are alike. That’s why we represent the individual – and their family – one client at a time. We only take a few cases at a time so that we can focus all of our resources on your claim.
Contact us at the Nelson O. Tyrone Law Firm and talk to us about your specific situation. We will sit down with you free of charge and discuss what we can do for you. If we can’t help you, we will do our best to put you in the hands of lawyers who can.
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