Insurance companies are always looking for ways to reduce or deny payments to innocent victims. That means they may hold biases against certain people, including people who they believe caused their own injuries. That group often includes motorcyclists.
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we know that most motorcyclists are safe and responsible when they ride. We also know that many accidents involving motorcycles and passenger vehicles are due to drivers failing to look for motorcyclists. However, insurance companies rarely see it that way, and they often give motorcyclists paltry settlements or deny them compensation altogether.
If you or someone you love was hurt in a motorcycle accident that was caused by another driver, our Norfolk motorcycle accident lawyers want to help you prove it. We know the common causes of motorcycle crashes, including:
- Drivers turning left into the paths of motorcyclists—One of the most common causes of motorcycle crashes is drivers turning left in front of motorcyclists. Drivers don’t always look for motorcyclists, and they may begin to turn even when motorcyclists are heading straight towards them.
- Distracted drivers—Drivers not being on the lookout for motorcyclists is bad enough, but the distracted driving epidemic increases motorcyclists’ risks. When drivers are looking at their phones, they aren’t looking at the road—and that can mean serious crashes for motorcyclists.
- Drifting into motorcyclists’ lanes—Whether they don’t see them or don’t respect them, many drivers put motorcyclists in danger by drifting into their lanes. That can cause motorcyclists to swerve to avoid a collision, which can ultimately result in an injury-causing crash.
We’re here to help you get the compensation you deserve after your motorcycle accident. Call today for a free consultation.