As a motorcyclist, you take extra precautions to ensure you stay safe. After all, you know that bikers have higher chances of experiencing life-threatening injuries than automobile drivers do because of their lack of protection. Unfortunately, if you are involved in an accident with a car, van, or truck, things may not go as smoothly as you think they will, even when the collision isn’t your fault.
Motorcyclists Don’t Receive Fair Treatment
It’s an uphill battle for motorcyclists who are injured in crashes, particularly in Los Angeles. This town is notorious for its bad traffic, and some believe that bikers are responsible for many of the accidents that take place in the gridlock, even though most take precautions to prevent collisions. If you decide to take legal action because you were involved in a crash, here are some of the obstacles you are up against:
- Bias against bikers. Many people have a misconception about bikers. Some people think that bikers are dangerous bullies and will automatically believe that the motorcyclists are to blame for any accidents. This bias becomes a major issue if your case goes in front of a jury. Car drivers often hold grudges against bikers and begin the trial already blaming them.
- Police and witness reports are inaccurate. In car vs. motorcycle accidents, the biker typically receives the majority of injuries. As a result, he may not be able to give an accurate account of what occurred if he is disoriented or unconscious because of the crash. Witnesses also tend to automatically blame motorcycle drivers for the accidents and may give officers inaccurate descriptions of what happened because of this bias.
How You Can Get a Fair Judgment
Going to court to seek compensation for your injuries and time lost from work is already a daunting task, but when you’re a biker, it becomes even worse. You can increase your chances of getting a fair case and judgment when you have an experienced attorney on your side who has helped bikers just like you receive the compensation they deserve. Call the Steinberg Injury Lawyers today to discuss your situation and find out what we can do for you. Schedule your free case evaluation by calling 800-989-6385.