New Hampshire Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Bring Your Injury Case to an Accomplished Team of Trial Lawyers
As a motorcyclist, if you are involved in a traffic crash with another driver, you may be entitled to compensation for all of your injury-related expenses and damages. To accomplish this, it will be necessary to prove that the other driver engaged in negligent, reckless, or careless behavior. This can be a complicated legal process, which is why you should bring in a trusted personal injury lawyer who knows how to investigate, uncover vital evidence, and build an effective claim that can lead to a negotiated settlement or a favorable resolution in court.
Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C. has been handling personal injury claims since 1997 and has a strong track record of positive results. As trial lawyers, we have the reputation and the leverage needed to provide compelling advocacy at the negotiation table or before a judge and jury. When experience counts in these complicated types of cases, you will be represented by a team that shares 140+ years of combined practice in the legal arena.
What to Do If You Were Involved in a Motorcycle Accident
In the event that you are wrongfully injured in a motorcycle accident, the first priority is your safety. The moments after an accident caused by another person's negligence can make a difference in a case. Following an accident it is suggested that you:
Ensure the safety of those involved: move away from the roadway and make sure others involved are safe from traffic hazards
Call 911: be sure to give the police officer a full account of the accident. Ask the officer for the badge number and name so you can access the police report if necessary.
Take photos and gather witness information: if possible, take photos of the scene and document the involved party’s names and contact details. If there are any witnesses, try to collect their contact details as well
Seek medical care: an evaluation from a doctor will provide documentation and treatment of any injuries sustained
Contact Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C. for a free consultation and to assess the nature of your accident and case
Motorcycle Accident Information
In many motorcycle accidents, motorcyclists are often accused of being the cause by engaging in unsafe maneuvers. This is often blatantly untrue. Many studies have shown that in most motorcycle accidents, blame lies with the other driver. One of the most common statements by motorists in these situations is that they failed to see the motorcyclist. This can often be true since automobiles have blind spots in which a motorcyclist may be missed. Motorcycles are much smaller and thus less visible.
Motorcycle crashes can occur due to many types of human error, such as:
- Distracted driving
- Texting or using a cell phone while driving
- Opening car doors in the path of an oncoming motorcyclist
- Failure to obey traffic signs, red lights, and other signals
- Impaired driving from alcohol and/or drugs
- Failure to yield
- Breaking other traffic laws
Parties contributing to motorcycle accidents can also include the manufacturers of defective products. Even if you had some fault in a motorcycle accident, you may still be entitled to damages if the combined liability of the other at-fault parties was 51 percent or more.