Motorcycles, their riders and drivers are very vulnerable. Many vehicle drivers do not see motorcycles until it’s too late and an accident has occurred. Often, a motorcyclist can do anything and everything possible to avoid a crash, but they are hidden from view by “blind spots” within a vehicle or by other vehicles that are larger than they are. And, unfortunately, there are always the inattentive drivers that just do not look or see the motorcycles on the road. With these uncontrollable dangers out there, crashes will happen.
When an Accident Happens
Most responsible motorcycle drivers take many extra precautions to protect themselves from any involvement with larger motor vehicles including cars, trucks, buses, semis and more road hazards than can be listed. Anyone who rides a motorcycle can tell you it’s not a matter of if you are going to be involved in a crash. It’s a matter of when. Unfortunately, because of their exposure and vulnerability, the results are always devastating.
It’s very important for someone injured in a motorcycle accident to seek legal assistance as soon as they can. Injuries, when they happen from a motorcycle accident, are almost always very serious and very devastating. If the crash happens at a high rate of speed, or is the result of a high-impact crash, survivors are usually rushed to a hospital immediately, and intensive medical treatment will almost immediately follow.
Under these kinds of circumstances, it is impossible for an injured person to represent themselves, and it is difficult for their family members and loved ones to deal with the business aftermath of the traumatic experience. That’s why it’s important to hire an attorney who is an expert at handling serious injury claims and knows the laws surrounding motorcycles.
Insufficient Insurance Coverage
In Minnesota, motorcycle owners are required by Minnesota state law to carry insurance on their bikes, but they rarely will have extra coverage that would pay for serious personal injuries that can be sustained in a crash. This is because the extra coverage is expensive, and some motorcycle owners do not want to pay the added insurance premiums. Under these circumstances, it takes an experienced attorney to untangle the web of Minnesota’s no-fault insurance laws and the insurance company’s rules and policy provisions to find the coverage that compensates someone injured in a motorcycle crash.
You need and deserve a legal advocate who has a winning track record and is respected in the legal community. At the Paige Donnelly law firm, we pride ourselves in being just those kind of lawyers.
Our light is always on and our door is always open. Contact Paige Donnelly any time. We will promptly respond to your questions and are willing to visit you at the hospital or in your home.
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