All motorists have an absolute duty to protect everyone else on the road. While there is an inherent risk involved in riding a motorcycle, this does nothing to change the fact that people who cause injuries through their negligence have an obligation to pay for the damage that they cause.
If you were involved in a wreck due to someone else’s negligence, a Fenton motorcycle accident lawyer is ready to help you pursue the compensation you need to set things right. This could include proving that another driver was to blame for the incident, measuring how the crash has impacted your life and demanding proper payments via insurance settlements and civil lawsuits. Reach out to our firm today to begin reviewing the details of your case with a dedicated personal injury attorney.
A common concept under the law says that every collision that occurs on Missouri’s roads is someone’s fault. Even with this concept in mind, the law never presumes fault for a crash, and a person’s choice of vehicle has nothing to do with this analysis.
As a result, the most essential part of any demand for compensation is proving that another party was responsible for the crash. In some cases, a Fenton motorcycle collision attorney could work to determine if a driver received a ticket for a violation of a traffic law leading up to the incident. A traffic citation is potent evidence of fault in a civil demand for compensation.
Even if a driver did not receive a ticket, proving liability for a crash is still possible. However, this often means weighing the actions of motorcyclists against those of the other driver. Missouri Revised Statute § 537.765 says that defendants may argue that an injured person carries a portion or all of the blame in an incident. This could reduce or even eliminate the compensation that a court awards in a lawsuit. Allowing a qualified attorney to take the lead in a case could result in a more positive outcome.
People who can prove that another driver was to blame for a crash can collect full compensation for their losses. However, the burden remains on injured parties to show how the event impacted their lives. This requires just as much attention as demonstrating fault for a case.
Every traffic crash involving a motorcycle has the potential to inflict harsh injuries on riders. These can include broken bones, separated joints, road rash, spinal cord damage, paralysis, and brain injuries. A demand for compensation should seek out the payments needed to cover all relevant medical costs.
In addition, these events can cause a person to suffer other kinds of losses. These typically include lost wages, emotional traumas, and reductions in their quality of life. A trusted attorney could work to determine the monetary value of these experiences and connect them to the negligence of drivers following a motorcycle crash.
Motorcycle collisions are serious events that have the potential to force you to make major changes in your life. This includes seeking long-term medical care to treat your physical injuries and adjusting your daily routines due to pain, suffering, and other emotional traumas. Each of these adjustments constitutes a loss that justifies a demand for compensation.
A Fenton motorcycle accident lawyer could help you to collect these payments. They could work to prove that another traveler was responsible for a collision and show how the event has changed your life. At the Law Offices of Kevin J. Roach, LLC, we take pride in being a smaller firm that provides dedication and an individualized approach to each client we see. Reach out today to schedule a free consultation.