A major problem in motorcycle accidents is that people are prejudiced against motorcycle riders. There is a general belief that motorcycle riders are reckless because of which other road users are at risk. If a motorcycle rider is involved in an accident with a car, people are predisposed to believe that the motorcycle is at fault. This is not always the case but many times it is. Furthermore, the motorcycle rider will face an uphill task to prove that he/she is innocent, and in fact, that it is the driver of the car who is responsible.

An Uphill Climb

If you ride a motorcycle and are involved in an accident and not liable, you might be able to file a motorcycle accident lawsuit against the person responsible for the accident. Under the law you will be entitled to claim compensation for all expenses related with the accident. These would include medical bills, loss of income, compensation for pain and suffering, and even emotional distress. The list is by no means exhaustive. But while you are entitled to file a motorcycle accident lawsuit under personal injury law, winning the suit and being awarded the compensation you deserve will be far from easy.

Proving Your Side

As the plaintiff, you will have to prove that the other driver was negligent, and that this negligence was the cause of the accident. You will be required to demonstrate that he/she did not exercise reasonable care owing to other drivers on the road. In addition, you will have to show that harm was caused, and the extent of the harm.

Given the complexity of the case, and the natural bias against motorcycle riders, your chances of winning will be better if you have a motorcycle accident attorney representing you. Your attorney will use witness testimony, accident photos, medical bills, and all other available evidence to prove your case.

The World they Live In

The case might just be settled out of court if the driver of the car accepts responsibility and if the insurance company that has to pay out makes you a fair and reasonable offer. Here again, with special expertise in motorcycle accident cases, your attorney will be able to maximize your claim and negotiate a better settlement than you could on your own.