Few other driving activities are as fun, or as dangerous, such as riding a motorcycle on the open road. When vehicles crash, multiple restraint layers and a solid steel cocoon help protect occupants from injury. But motorcycle riders have no such advantages. So, they often sustain extremely serious injuries.
At Olson & Sons, our compassionate attorneys understand what accident victims are going through. So, we work hard to build a claim for damages, to give victims additional peace of mind. We diligently collect evidence on your behalf. And, we know the law, and we know how to make it work for you. Through it all, we proactively communicate with you, so you are never in the dark.
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Negligence in Motorcycle Crash Claims
In this context, a lack of care is usually the foundation of a claim for damages. Legally, most drivers have a duty of reasonable care. They must drive defensively and obey the rules of the road. Some common breaches of duty include:
- Behavioral Negligence: Alcohol use is the most common form of behavioral negligence. Alcohol is even more prominent in motorcycle crash cases.
- Operational Negligence: Many tortfeasors (negligent drivers) are simply not looking out for motorcycle riders. Indeed, most victims probably heard the tortfeasor says something like “You came out of nowhere.” Driver inattention is especially a factor in left-turn motorcycle wrecks.
- Environmental Negligence: When the sky is dark or the weather is bad, drivers have a duty to slow down and drive more carefully. But many operators ignore this duty, thus putting motorcycle riders at an even greater risk.
Our Kona accident lawyers work hard to obtain fair compensation in cases like these. This compensation typically includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.
Kona Motorcycle Accident Lawyers and Insurance Company Defenses
Building a damage claim is not enough. The best Kona accident attorneys must also be ready for insurance company defenses. In motorcycle crash matters, contributory negligence is the most common defense. These legal doctrine shifts blame for the accident from the tortfeasor to the victim.
Often, our legal team convinced the judge this defense does not apply as a matter of law. Other times, we resolve these issues before a jury.
Contact a Tenacious Attorney at Olson & Sons for a Free Initial Consultation
Motorcycle crash victims may be entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Kona motorcycle accident lawyer, contact Olson & Sons, L.C. You have a limited amount of time to act. Call us immediately on (808) 331-3113.