Motorcycle accidents that pit a motorcycle against a larger vehicle like a semitruck or an SUV are devastating. For that matter, just about any motorcycle accident can be horrifying because bikers don’t have the protections that people in other vehicles have.
We know that there are many different causes of motorcycle accidents. Some accidents are caused by other drivers and others are caused by defective components of the motorcycle. We covered the latter in our previous blog post.
The cause of the motorcycle accident is one thing that we have to determine when we help you to seek compensation. This information helps us to determine who is going to be named as defendants in the case. If you were hit by another driver, that driver and his or her insurance might be held liable. If the driver was a commercial driver, such as a trucker, their employer might also be named. Accidents that are caused by components of the motorcycle would have the manufacturer named as the defendant.
As you can see, the cause of the accident is very important. Oftentimes, determining the cause of the accident involves having to scrutinize the evidence. We need to get that evidence as soon as possible after the accident so that it is untainted and fresh.
If you were seriously injured in the accident, you might need some time to heal up. Be sure that you don’t wait too long to take action because your time might run out if you do wait too long. Remember that we can do the hard work on your case for you while you rest up and heal.