Little Rock, AR Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
KNOW THE FACTS AFTER AN ACCIDENT
It is the job of insurance companies and the adjusters they hire to settle your accident and injury claim for the least amount of money. It is our job at Caddell Reynolds to settle your insurance claim for the most money. It’s that simple. We are your advocate and will go the distance to represent your best interests at all times. You deserve maximum compensation for your claim and should not have to face the insurance company alone. The harsh reality is that many insurance agents are paid bonuses to keep claims low and do not always have your best interest in mind.
The most recent accident stats show that 88,000 motorcycle accidents occur annually in the U.S. causing injury. And 4,976 bikers lost their lives in accidents on the road. Motorcycle accident insurance claims can be more complex and require a highly experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to sift through the facts, investigate the accident, interview witnesses if available, and build a case on your behalf.
COMMON CAUSES OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
- Motorist turns left in front of the motorcycle
- Motorist switches lanes and hits the motorcycle
- Motorist rear-ends the motorcycle
- Motorist opens the door, hitting the motorcycle
Arkansas has a variety of laws to help protect riders, including making it mandatory to wear a helmet and eye protection. The law also states that a passenger cannot ride on the back of a bike unless there is a passenger seat. Children under the age of eight-years-old are prohibited from being passengers on a motorcycle.
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Caddell Reynolds has been serving Arkansas & Oklahoma clients for many years. Our experienced Little Rock motorcycle accident attorneys are dedicated to finding solutions to problems for our clients. Contact us at one of our offices near you for a free consultation.
North Little Rock Office:
5515 JFK Boulevard, North Little Rock, AR 72116
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation about your case at our North Little Rock office, which is located at 5515 JFK Boulevard, North Little Rock. We can also meet at a location that is more convenient for you.
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Wrecks on the Road: Do You Have an Injury from a Motorcycle Accident?
Riding a motorcycle involves facing certain risks that make you more likely to get into an accident. Aside from being more difficult for car and truck drivers to spot, you can also encounter hazards like potholes and debris. Because your motorcycle is prone to wobbling at higher speeds, this can increase your risk of being in an accident on highways and interstates where the most dangerous accidents can occur. Knowing what to do if you experience a motorcycle accident injury and how to determine who is at fault helps ensure that you get the right legal assistance.
WHO IS AT FAULT IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT?
In roughly two-thirds of accidents that involve motorcycles and other vehicles, the other driver is at fault for interfering with the motorcyclist’s right of way. In some cases, the other driver makes a left turn to cross the path of a motorcyclist coming from the other direction. If you were speeding or going through a red light on your motorcycle, however, you will be considered at fault. In general, as long as there is sufficient evidence that the other driver was responsible for the accident, they will be held liable for it.
You might be considered at least partially at fault for a motorcycle accident based on comparative negligence. This refers to factors of carelessness that might have caused the accident, such as driving at night with a broken headlamp or tail light. It is also possible for the other driver to be partially at fault for comparative negligence based on the condition of their vehicle at the time of the accident.
In Arkansas, the law requires motorcyclists under the age of 21 to wear a helmet. However, no matter your age, protective gear of some kind is legally required. If you were not wearing protective gear in a motorcycle accident, if will be difficult (but not impossible) to sue another driver if you sustain any injuries. If your injury was not related to your lack of protection, you may successfully seek compensation from the driver who caused the accident.
In other cases, the designer or manufacturer of your motorcycle might be at fault if a defective design element or piece of equipment affected your ability to operate it safely. Following an accident, you should have your motorcycle examined for any defective parts. If you sustain injuries due to any defects, you might be able to seek compensation from the designer or manufacturer.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, take the following steps as soon as possible:
- Write down your experience of the accident. Take note of the details you can remember, such as when it happened, how it happened, who was there and what the weather conditions were.
- Do not admit to being at fault. Until you have met with a lawyer, do not admit to being at fault, either verbally or by signing insurance claims stating this.
- Take photos. Use your phone to take photos of the accident scene and your injuries so that you can submit these as evidence.
- Find eyewitnesses. Ask anyone who was in the area to serve as an eyewitness to the accident. Their account of what happened can help determine who was at fault.
- Keep track of your injuries. Your doctor will have a record of your injuries, but you should keep one as well. Write down the types of injuries you have, the side effects and symptoms you have experienced, and the kinds of treatments you are undergoing.
- Seek legal help. Contact a personal injury lawyer in Arkansas to handle your case as soon as possible. Your lawyer will advise you on the legal steps you can take if you have a motorcycle accident injury.
If you have suffered from a motorcycle accident injury, contact the personal injury lawyers at Nolan Caddell Reynolds by calling 866-242-0452. We can schedule a free legal consultation and provide you with the assistance you need to win your case.