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The Truth About Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can be detrimental; the minimal protection motorcycle riders have puts them at a disadvantage when going against automobiles. When collisions between cars and motorcycles do occur, the riders may find that the deck is stacked against them when it comes to motor vehicle laws in Providence.

On the road, it is very common for drivers not to take the time to look for motorcycles that could be passing by. To add to this lack of responsibility, there is a wide perception in both the social and legal context that motorcyclists play an active role in any accidents they are involved in. Although this perception may seem like a factor that you would have no control over – having an experienced motorcycle accidents attorney is vital if you want to receive full compensation for your injuries.

The legal term that translates to blaming the motorcyclist for the accident is called “pure comparative fault.” What this means is that if the defense proves that you were partially to blame for the accident, then the court will only give you partial compensation. For instance, if it is determined that you are thirty percent at fault, then you will receive only seventy percent of the total compensation. Although no one wants reduced compensation, this is especially damaging to motorcyclists where compensation is needed to cover extensive medical bills and motorcycle damages.

In order to contest “pure comparative fault,” you and your attorney would need to indicate that opposing counsel cannot prove beyond reasonable doubt that you were partially at fault.  It can be done by emphasizing that the car driver was completely negligent and therefore caused the accident. One of the many factors that can be used to prove negligence includes speeding or driving while under the influence.

Despite the bias against motorcyclists, there is a way to succeed. With a Providence motorcycle accidents attorney, you can get the compensation that you deserve.

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