Everyone has seen them: images of bikers looking tough and like they are ready to hurt whoever crosses their paths. In the movies, they travel in gangs, hang out at bars, and pick on people they meet. After seeing bikers portrayed as villains, it’s no wonder that the vast majority of drivers have misconceptions about bikers, whether they want to admit it or not.

Motorcyclist Misconceptions

At first glance, this may not seem like a big deal, but if you’re about to walk into Metropolitan Courthouse to present your case in front of a jury, you better believe it is. The jury’s perception of you plays a major role in the verdict you receive, and knowing what they likely think of you ahead of time can help you prepare.

  • The jury may think you are already a criminal. Bikers are typically portrayed as violent criminals in the media. Seeing these images repeatedly can make a person start to believe it, no matter how foolish that sounds. Chances are, your jury members have probably seen these same portrayals and may bring that bias to the court.
  • Bad experiences may haunt them. You’ve likely seen people on bikes zooming in and out of traffic and causing stress and confusion among those sharing the road with them. You may have even been the victim of severe injuries because of their carelessness. If this is the case, you probably have a grudge against bikers and may not even be aware of it, even though motorists typically do more to cause accidents than bikers do. Jury members may also have those similar experiences and will bring their dislike for bikers to the court with them, and take their anger out on you.

We Can Help Get You the Fair Trial You Deserve

The Steinberg Injury Lawyers have helped many bikers in the Los Angeles area get the verdicts and trials they deserved, and we would like to try to do the same for you. Schedule your free consultation by calling 800.989.6385 and speak to a legal professional about your situation.


Peter Steinberg
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982
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