Motorcycle riders can have an advantage in court when seeking damages for injuriesPosted on February 07,2017 by lawrzwp
There are few things as exhilarating as hopping on a motorcycle and enjoying the feeling of freedom that comes with riding on the open roads. While motorcycle riders wouldn’t trade their lifestyle for anything, the fact remains that riding a motorcycle comes with a lot of increased risks. In fact, some studies have shown that motorcycle riders are up to 30 times more likely to die in an accident that people in cars or trucks.
While there are strict safety measures in place for riders in Toledo and throughout Ohio, and despite the fact that motorcycle riders as a group are much safer than the general motoring public, the fact remains that motorcycle riders are often victims of accidents.
Being involved in a motorcycle accident is much the same as being involved in a car accident, but there are some notable differences.
Just like car accidents, when possible, it is the job of a motorcycle accident lawyer to show that their client was the victim of negligent driving due to the actions of the other party. What differs is that because it is recognized that motorcycles provide much less protection than cars and trucks, courts and juries will take into account this reduced amount of safety and hold the other drivers more accountable. It is assumed that motorcyclists, by their very nature, are more vigilant on the roadways and always ride with added caution to do everything they can to avoid an accident.
A Toledo motorcycle accident attorney representing a motorcycle rider in an injury case will have the added advantage in court. The court’s leniency gives them the upper hand when it comes to seeking a settlement for pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages, either through negotiations or by a trial.
The Law Office of Rubin & Zyndorf serves clients in Toledo and nearby Ohio communities.