Motorcyclists are often thought of as daredevils who like to take risks. Unfortunately, this bias can interfere with your motorcycle accident settlement or court recovery if you aren’t aware of it.
Where Does Motorcycle Bias Come From?
The insurance adjuster, judge, or jurors may have seen other riders portrayed on TV or in movies or driven near other riders on the road, but they don’t know you. Their views come from motorcyclists weaving in and out of traffic, speeding, and wearing black leather riding gear.
They may think that motorcyclists are part of gangs who don’t care about the rule of law. They don’t know that you are a careful driver who obeys all of the rules of the road.
The fictional or real-life actions of other riders have nothing to do with you, however. The people responsible for negotiating your settlement or deciding your court verdict have a legal responsibility only to consider what happened in your accident and not to judge you based on preconceived notions about motorcyclists.
Your Accident Recovery Should Be Based on Facts and Not Bias
Motorcycle accidents are often caused by car and truck drivers. Other drivers may be distracted, drunk, tired, or otherwise negligent and fail to see motorcycle riders until it is too late. Their negligence may cause you to suffer a severe injury such as a brain injury, spinal cord injury, broken bone, or internal injury.
Our experienced Bloomfield Hills personal injury lawyers will gather all of the evidence in your case and make sure that your recovery is based on fact rather than bias. If appropriate, we will present photos, witness statements, and documents that prove the other driver’s negligence and the extent of your injuries. We will fight for your fair recovery of past and future:
- Medical costs
- Lost income
- Out of pocket expenses
- Physical pain
- Emotional suffering
We invite you to learn more about protecting your rights today. You have a limited amount of time to pursue a personal injury case. Call us, text us, or complete our contact form to schedule a complimentary consultation about your motorcycle accident case.