How to Recover Compensation Following a Motorcycle Accident in Washington D.C.

Motorcycles are fun and efficient means of transportation, no matter where you live. However, they are also one of the most dangerous due to the inherent level of exposure. If you or someone you know was injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding motorcycle accidents:

What are the most common causes of motorcycle accidents?

Poor road designs or conditions, defective motorcycle parts, and inclement weather conditions are all common causes of motorcycle accidents. However, driver negligence is the most common cause. Here are some examples of driver negligence:

  • Smoking
  • Eating
  • Texting or using any other electronic device without hands-free technology
  • Lane splitting
  • Sudden lane changes
  • Drunk driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Drugged driving
  • Navigating directions
  • Failure to comply with traffic lights and signs
  • Speeding

How do I receive compensation?

In order to recover compensation, you must first satisfy the burden of proof. You have to prove that the other party’s negligence is responsible for your injuries. Fortunately, there are several actions you may take in order to help secure your compensation. For example, if you are able to record the incident on a GoPro or any other hands-free recording device, you greatly boost your chances of winning your claim. Additionally, it is important you speak with any witnesses and collect their contact information in order to help validate your claim, if necessary. Lastly, you must always watch what you post on social media after filing your claim. Insurance companies will most likely be monitoring your social media accounts after an accident, so if you post anything that may contradict your claim, they may try to use that against you, and you may lose out on the compensation you truly need. It is generally best to avoid social media altogether until your claim is settled.

What are some of the recoverable damages following a motorcycle accident?

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident due to another party’s negligence, an attorney will seek to recover compensation for your pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, lost current and future wages, medical care, rehabilitation costs, and even funeral expenses in a wrongful death scenario. These are all extremely important things that will most likely have a significant impact on the quality of your life, so please do not hesitate to contact a knowledgable, trustworthy attorney who will fight for the compensation you deserve. 

Contact our 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.