Types of Motorcycle Accidents from a San Jose Attorney
Common Causes and Types of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents occur for many reasons. Regardless of the cause, the chance of serious injury is quite high in an accident involving a motorcyclist. The types of accidents are generally divided into two categories, possibly three:
- A single vehicle accident - only the motorcycle was involved in an accident
- A multi-vehicle accident - more vehicles than the motorcycle were were involved in an accident
- While relatively rare, one could also make a third category for motorcycle equipment failure
While these categories may not seem overly important, they can make a big difference when the time comes to pay for medical bills, lost wages and to gain an overall maximum settlement. Insurance companies make it their mission to reduce payments and deny claims. Particularly in the case of single vehicle accident, the insurance companies can seek to place fault upon the cyclist and deny or reduce the claim as well as any settlement. It is critical that such a case is in the hands of a very competent and knowledgeable San Jose motorcycle accident attorney so that your settlement wil not be jeopardized.
Single Vehicle Accidents and Equipment Failure
One research study showed that approximately 25% of all motorcycle accidents involve a single vehicle. This could involve factors such as maneuvering to avoid a car entering directly into one's path, faulty road conditions, or poorly placed objects such as signs or poles in a roadway. Most equipment related accidents were based upon tire failures such as punctures or brake malfunctions. This area can be extremely troublesome to a cyclist as settlements and insurance company payouts can be very difficult under these circumstances. At the Dunnion Law Firm we have learned how to effectively fight these obstacles and have over 35 years of experience with this type of claim.
Multiple Vehicle Accidents
The most common cause of all motorcycle accidents is due to the cyclist not being seen and/or recognized by automobile drivers. The other causes are generally related to excessive speed, poor road conditions, driver inattention or even alcohol related. Regardless of the type, the pain and suffering can be immense. Without adequate compensation such an accident can devastate one's life. It is critical to act aggressively and effectively in pursuing your lawsuit or further loss can be experienced.
Please get the expert help that you need today.
Contact a San Jose Motorcycle Accident Attorney at The Dunnion Law Firm today for legal representation for whatever type of accident you have suffered.