Motorcyclists face unique and serious risks on the road. While many drivers exercise care and caution behind the wheel, there are those whose poor decisions and negligence put others at risk, especially those on motorcycles. The law allows motorcycle accident victims to hold those people responsible for the injuries and damage they cause. It gives motorcycle accident victims the right to compensation for their injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and other pain and suffering.
The right lawyer can do so much for you after a motorcycle accident. Morris James has the knowledge and experience to gain the most favorable outcome in your case. Our attorneys boast over 150 combined years of experience. We pride ourselves on one-on-one attention, strong relationships, and a long line of satisfied clients. When you employ our services, you'll get a law firm with a long-standing reputation for quality legal representation. We opened in 1932, and we continue to be one of the leading motorcycle accident law firms in the state.
Our personal injury lawyers care about each client. We want to know what happened in your accident and how it has impacted you. Our skilled lawyers can help aid your recovery by taking care of the necessary details, allowing you and your loved one to focus on your physical and mental health and treatment. Our team fights bias against motorcyclists by examining the exact science of how the accident occurred. We have experience dealing with insurance companies and preparing a comprehensive case to address rules regarding fault.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a motorcycle accident, we encourage you to ask questions, find out about your legal rights, and get the professional help that you need. Our Frequently Asked Questions can help you learn more about your rights, and our skilled personal injury attorneys can advise you on your personal circumstances, and help you pursue these rights. Take a moment to fill out our online contact form or call 302.655.2599 to speak with a member of the experienced legal team at Morris James.
What do I do at the scene of a motorcycle accident?
Motorcycle accidents can have serious physical and financial consequences for motorcyclists. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else's negligence on the road, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other damages.
Unfortunately, biases against motorcyclists can make it difficult for injured riders to receive a fair settlement offer or financial award. Experienced legal representation can help, as can your actions at the scene of the accident. If the injuries sustained in the crash do not prevent you from moving, taking photos and collecting other evidence at the scene can help strengthen your insurance claim or lawsuit, and increase your chances for a successful outcome.
After a motorcycle accident, here is what you can do on the scene to protect yourself and your ability to seek compensation.
Is motorcycle lane splitting legal in Delaware?
Maneuvering one's motorcycle between slow-moving lanes of traffic, commonly known as lane splitting, is a popular practice among motorcyclists. However, while lane splitting is only explicitly legal in California, most states—including Delaware—don't address the issue at all in their code of regulations, making the practice technically legal by default. According to one U.C. Berkeley study, lane splitting is a factor in nearly one-fifth of all motorcycle accidents.
Though Legal, Lane Splitting Can Have Devastating Consequences
Motorists failing to watch for motorcyclists is a common cause of motorcycle accidents. Since motorists do not always think about sharing the road with motorcyclists , they don’t expect motorcyclists to pass them in slowed traffic. Fortunately for motorcyclists injured in crashes caused by a motorist's negligence, failing to see a motorcycle doesn't absolve drivers from responsibility for accidents and injuries.
Motorcyclists who were injured in accidents caused by another person or entity's negligence may be entitled to compensation. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, motorcycle accident victims may be able to pursue a financial recovery for damages such as:
- Accident-related medical expenses (including future medical costs)
- Motorcycle repair or replacement costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Sadly, in some instances, motorists may claim that a motorcyclist's lane splitting was the true cause of an accident. When this happens, it's extremely important for motorcyclists to have knowledgeable and experienced legal representation.
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