Auto accidents of all kinds are serious matters that should never be taken lightly, especially when they result in major injury. Our team of skilled personal injury attorneys knows that these kinds of incidents can be life-altering not just for the accident victim but his or her loved ones as well. This is especially true for motorcycle accidents since the motorcyclist is so exposed to various kinds of injuries.
Right now, our legal team would like to look at some of the basics regarding the nature of motorcycle accidents. In particular, we want to focus on the nature of single vehicle collisions and why they need to be taken so seriously.
What is a single-vehicle motorcycle accident?
A single-vehicle motorcycle accident refers to a motorcycle accident in which only a single motorcycle is involved. No other vehicles cause the accident to happen or are affected by the motorcycle as a result of the accident.
Are single-vehicle accidents generally caused by driver error?
While it is true that driver error (e.g., speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving) does lead to many single-vehicle accidents, it is not the sole cause of these kinds of accidents occurring. During the accident reconstruction process, we will carefully examine the evidence surrounding the motor vehicle accident and determine the exact cause of the vehicle collision.
Below are some of the most common cause of single-vehicle motorcycle accidents not related to driver error.
Singe-Vehicle Motorcycle Accidents and Poor Road Conditions
When a road is poorly maintained or has not been properly repaired, it can cause motorcycle accidents to occur. That could mean potholes, lack of lines/reflectors, or poor traffic signals and signs. Our motorcycle accident attorneys take these cases very seriously since the accident could have easily been prevented.
Singe-Vehicle Motorcycle Accidents and Poor Weather Conditions
In addition to bad roads, bad weather can also contribute to a motorcycle accident. In many cases, this means rain, snow, or ice on the road. Poor weather can also affect other vehicles, though it may cause additional problems for motorcyclists given the nature of their vehicles and issues with balance.
Singe-Vehicle Motorcycle Accidents and Vehicle Problems
If a motorcycle has been poorly designed, it can contribute to an accident occurring. There have been cases when issues with the materials of a vehicle or its manufacturing process have resulted in motorcycles that are not safe to be driven, even by the most experienced driver.
Singe-Vehicle Motorcycle Accidents and Auto Part Malfunctions
In addition to poor vehicle design, parts on a motorcycle may malfunction and result in a single-vehicle collision. The most notable kinds of part failures include malfunctioning brakes and blown tires. The makers of these parts should be held accountable if parts were supposed to be in otherwise good working order.
How Our Legal Team Can Help You
During your case, our legal team will be sure to fight diligently for your legal entitlements. We will seek compensatory damages against the responsible party to cover medical bills, loss of income/earning potential, property damage, and other current/future material losses. We will also seek punitive damages in order to punish the negligent party who caused the accident to occur.
Learn More About Personal Injury Lawsuits
If you would like to learn more about all of your legal rights following a serious motorcycle accident, it's important that you contact our Voluisha County personal injury attorneys today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible results during the litigation process.