The main reason why is simply because proving who is at fault in a motorcycle accident case is more difficult because often the other driver will tell the police officer at the scene that they did not hear or see your motorcycle. Therefore, often insurance companies will not make as good of an offer to settle the case. The main goal of the insurance company is to profit, and the less money that they settle your case for the more money they make. This is why you need an experienced and trustworthy RI motorcycle accident lawyer to help you get all the compensation you deserve.
Also, juries often have a negative bias toward motorcyclists and typically award less money to a motorcyclist than a car accident victim. Some motorcyclists are seen as being rugged and macho type of people, who wear leather jackets and have tattoos and things like this often can bias a juror in a trual. Some people simply are jealous of motorcyclists because they do not get stuck in traffic jams because they can drive through traffic and a car cannot.
Our experienced RI motorcycle accident lawyers can counteract this by immediately doing a thorough investigation of the motorcycle accident. Many things can be done such as:
- Reviewing the police report
- Talking to witnesses and getting them to write up statements
- Hiring an accident reconstruction expert to view the scene of the accident
- Taking photos of skid marks and other variables involved
Often we are able to gather material evidence to help us prove the motorcycle accident was not your fault. It is important to have an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer handling your case, to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact us today for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.