With autumn quickly approaching, bikers will try and take advantage of their last good spell of weather. Autumn is an ideal time to ride, as the leaves change and the views are more beautiful than ever. However, when leaves change, they also fall, and after a fresh rain, wet leaves on the road can become a serious potential safety hazard for motorists everywhere. This is why you must be extremely careful when you take your bike for a spin. If you would like to learn more about your legal options following a motorcycle accident, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common contributors to motorcycle accidents?
Motorcycle accidents can be caused by several different factors, including, as mentioned above, inclement weather conditions. Not only will motorcyclists have to worry about falling leaves, but they may have to worry about icy patches on the ground soon enough as well. Additionally, poor road conditions, such as large potholes also contribute to motorcycle accidents. However, the most common cause of motorcycle accidents is driver negligence. Some examples of driver negligence are as follows:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving while drowsy
- Smoking eating, or navigating directions while driving
- Failing to yield
- Unsafely merging or changing lanes
- Texting while driving
- Ignoring traffic lights, signs, and other rules and regulations of the road
What injuries are most commonly sustained in motorcycle accidents?
Some of the injuries that have recovered financial compensation in the past are as follows:
- Road rash
- Broken bones
- Neck injuries
- Head injuries
- Muscle damage
- Foot and leg injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Facial injuries
- Emotional trauma
How do I know if I am entitled to financial compensation following a motorcycle accident?
To recover financial compenstion following a motorcycle accident, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. An attorney familiar with the ins and outs of the personal injury process can help you do so. Your attorney may recover security camera footage of your accident, pictures of the accident or its aftermath, medical documents, police reports, witness statements, and more to prove your claim.
What is the statute of limitations in Washington D.C.?
The statute of limitations in Washington D.C. is three years. This means you have three years to file your personal injury lawsuit. Failing to do so may result in you losing out on the compensation you truly deserve to help you get back on your feet.
Contact our experienced Washington D.C. firm
The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.