At Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., our founding attorney Randy Sevenish knows what it means to be a motorcyclist in every sense of the word. As a dedicated member and advocate of the motorcycle community in Indiana, he has a deep appreciation for what calls riders to the road. That also means he can relate on a personal level to any rider injured or killed at the hands of a negligent driver on our roadways.
When you are injured in a motorcycle accident, our firm wants you to know that an Anderson negligent motorcycle rider accident lawyer will be here to help. We may be able to offer legal guidance that you will not have if you choose to file a claim yourself. We want potential clients to know that our firm solely works in the field of personal injury law, allowing us to dedicate ourselves to the unique challenges it presents without getting sidetracked like some of these other “jack of all trades” discount attorneys.
For more information on how Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. will fight to protect your right to compensation after a motorcycle accident, contact one of our team members today at (317) 636-7777 to receive your free consultation.
Common Acts of Negligence That Lead to Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycles present enough inherent dangers without drivers acting negligently on the roadway. The same reason why motorcycles are so freeing and empowering is also the same reason they can be so dangerous when other drivers fail to keep Anderson roadways safe. Due to a natural lack of barriers between the motorcyclist and the road, their lives are constantly at risk when others do not do their part.
According to Indiana University’s Public Policy Institute, 112 motorcyclists lost their lives on Indiana roadways in 2018 alone—with a further 1,691 suffering injuries. These statistics also show that when an accident occurs between a motorcycle and another vehicle where an unsafe driving action was involved, the other driver was at fault 58 percent of the time. The most common causes of these accidents included:
- Failing to yield when the other party had the right of way
- Following too closely
- Displaying unsafe practices while backing up
If the weather conditions are poor, drivers need to also take into account how motorcycles may be more hidden from view then normal.
Further, when another party is at fault for these accidents, many cases are caused by them failing to properly check their rearview and side door mirrors. This is when motorcycles are at their most vulnerable. Even when a driver does briefly check their mirrors, a motorcyclist may be in their blind spot due to their smaller size. When these practices are overlooked at highway speeds, in particular, they can become especially dangerous to motorcyclists.
Other common causes for negligent motorcycle accidents on Indiana roadways included:
- Changing lanes in a reckless manner
- Failing to use a turn signal or failing to see the rider using it
- Turning without proper care
- Attempting to make improper passes
- Going over the centerline, which can be caused by driver intoxication, fatigue, ignorance, or other acts of negligence
- Distracted driving, including texting behind the wheel
- Driving too fast for the weather conditions or too fast to avoid hazards presented by road work
- And more
As our founding attorney Randy Sevenish has spent years on a motorcycle, he understands the unique dynamics and physics behind riding. With his years spent as a personal injury lawyer, he has gained a deeper, first-hand insight as to what types of negligence may have caused a particular accident. Even without calling upon expert testimony, such as accident reconstruction experts, which our firm frequently does when needed, we may be able to get a good idea of whether or not you have a potential case for compensation.
To learn more about how an Anderson negligent motorcycle rider accident lawyer may be able to review evidence to attempt to prove negligent liability in your case, contact a Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. representative today. Your free consultation is available at (317) 636-7777.
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Determining Any Potentially Recoverable Damages in Your Case
Motorcycle accident victims who are deemed not to be liable for their accidents may be eligible to receive damages related to any financial hardships, mental suffering, and physical damages. These damages will aim to cover costs like medical bills and a loss of work. Additionally, the judge may award punitive damages that pay out in extreme cases of negligence where the court wants to make an example out of the offender.
It may prove to be important for victims to hold on to any paperwork related to their injuries so your attorney can add these sums to the total value desired. While mental anguish, such as a loss of passions after the accident, may be harder to track monetarily, a personal injury lawyer will make a case for it if applicable. Every case will present its own unique need for compensation.
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Work With a Negligent Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Who Understands the Way of the Road
Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. takes pride in being the sole law firm in Indiana to be recommended by Road Guardians, a motorcycle organization that dedicates itself to teaching about safety. Randy Sevenish and the firm also sponsor multiple motorcycle events to raise money for important causes. At the end of the day, we care about your safety, we care about what you do, and we care about what your future looks like after this terrible injustice. With that in mind, we will fight relentlessly to protect your right to be compensated, if we believe you qualify.
To learn more about what an Anderson negligent motorcycle rider accident lawyer can do for you, call a Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. representative today at (317) 636-7777 for your free consultation.