MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYERS – HIT BY CAR INJURED
The number one reason for motorcycle accidents in MN, is cars and other vehicles on the road not keeping a good lookout. A motorcycle hit by some type of automobile is a situation our injury lawyers see too often. The driver of an automobile or any vehicle is required to keep a lookout for hazards, such as a motorcycle, when driving. When a car or truck hit a motorcycle, our lawyers always focus on whether the driver of the car was keeping a proper lookout. Here is a MN statute our motorcycle accident lawyers use when pursuing this type of case:
169.14 SPEED LIMITS, ZONES; RADAR.
Subdivision 1.Duty to drive with due care.
No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions. Every driver is responsible for becoming and remaining aware of the actual and potential hazards then existing on the highway and must use due care in operating a vehicle. In every event speed shall be so restricted as may be necessary to avoid colliding with any person, vehicle or other conveyance on or entering the highway in compliance with legal requirements and the duty of all persons to use due care.
Of course it is important for the motorcycle driver to be careful as well. But in our experience, when a car hits a motorcycle, it is usually because the driver of the automobile was not watching the road around him. If you are injured this way, it is important to call a top motorcycle accident lawyer early on so that we can properly investigate the case, including interviewing witnesses and law enforcement. Our best motorcycle accident lawyers are experienced with these cases and helping you get fair compensation for your injury.
EXPERIENCED MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IN MN
Our motorcycle accident attorneys have represented many Minnesota motorcyclists who have been hit by a car and injured because a car driver was not keeping a proper lookout, usually before a lane change, or was speeding or following too close. Unfortunately the injuries sustained by a motorcyclist are rarely minor. At a minimum, most motorcyclists sustain road rash from the accident, which can cause permanent scarring. Worse, a motorcycle accident can cause those on the bike to suffer fractured bones, head injuries or death. See also, HOW TO GET MEDICAL BILLS PAID.
Pam Rochlin and David Rochlin are Minnesota personal injury attorneys with more than 20 years’ experience, handling hundreds of motorcycle and car accident injury cases throughout MN. Pam was a former partner at Meshbesher & Spence, offering small firm attention to her clients. A motorcycle accident lawyer can meet with you to discuss to discuss your injury case at our offices in Edina, Woodbury and Minneapolis. Our attorneys will also come to you to discuss motorcycle accidents in St. Paul, Rogers MN, Elk River, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park MN, Chanhassen, Chaska, and other cities throughout Minnesota. We will always provide you with a free initial consultation and we never charge anything unless you are compensated.
For additional information on motorcycle safety, check out these websites: Motorcycle Safety Foundation. American Motorcyclist Association https://www.facebook.com/aba.nation.HQ?fref=ts. Wikipedia has a good article on motorcycle safety. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorcycle_safety. Even more resources.