Motorcycle accident cases and the personal injury arising from them typically involve two major issues. The first is the major injuries that come from not having a steel frame surrounding the rider. The second is the bias associated with motorcycle riders and that they know an motorcycle accident is bound to happen. The experienced defense trial lawyer attempts to implicitly raise this bias from the moment jury selection begins.
Given that more adults in the state drive cars rather than ride motorcycles places the rider in a tough position at trial. In every motorcycle case our office has handled, the motorcycle rider has to not only prove the motorist was at fault for the accident, but also show the rider was not at fault. The law does not require this, but courtroom experience has shown that it does.
The obvious issue is whether the rider was visible. Given the motorcycle rider is a smaller mass, issue of blind spots and visibility lines take center stage on the question of fault. The Law Offices of Ara Jabagchourian, P.C. has employed human factor consultants on issues of lighting, sight lines and other visibility issues in these cases.
On the injury side, lower leg injuries are very common in motorcycle accident personal injury cases. The medical science on lower leg issues is critical in understanding the actual injury sustained. It is also important on how that plays out in future residual issues. Given the low blood flow, especially at the shin and ankle portion of the leg, getting union of the bone can be a problem. Also the use of rods versus external fixators is also an issue that can lead to issues moving forward. All these issues are important to the legal issues of damages that are needed to compensate the client.
If you have any questions related to a motorcycle accident personal injury matter, feel free to call an attorney at The Law Offices of Ara Jabagchourian, P.C. for a consultation.