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Who Can Be Held Responsible After a Motorcycle Crash?

After a motorcycle crash you will likely be facing costly medical bills, time missed from work, and a very painful recovery. Sometimes the fault of the crash is obvious and you can move forward with a claim for compensation, but the cause of a motorcycle crash isn’t always clear cut. Sometimes there may be multiple people or entities who are responsible for causing your motorcycle crash. An investigation may be needed to determine exactly who can be held accountable for your losses and injuries, and your best ally in a motorcycle accident case is an experienced personal injury lawyer.

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The Driver Who Hit You

Filing a lawsuit against the driver who hit you is usually an option, but in some cases it is better to resolve the case with the insurance company without needing to file suit. Often, your attorney can negotiate a favorable settlement much more quickly than going through a lawsuit. Experienced motorcycle accident attorneys are very familiar with insurance companies and how to negotiate a favorable outcome.

The Company or Employer of the Driver That Hit You

If your motorcycle accident was caused by a commercial vehicle, the employer will often be held responsible for the damages. If your accident involved a commercial vehicle, make sure that you are working with an attorney who has experience filing claims against commercial companies.

Proving Liability

In order to both file a lawsuit and win that suit, you and your attorney must prove liability. There are four elements to establish negligence. You need to prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care to drive in a reasonable manner, that the defendant breached that duty, that the breach caused the accident, and as a result of the accident you suffered injuries or damages. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney can help you sort out all the details.

Motorcycle accidents can be devastating with long term challenges for you and your family. It can be overwhelming to try and wade through the legal process following an accident. You are entitled to receive fair compensation for your losses. An experienced personal injury attorney can guide you through the process, negotiate on your behalf with the insurance companies, investigators, and other involved parties to figure out exactly who is liable and how you can get a fair settlement to move forward without having to bear extra financial burdens. If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, contact Arthur Law Firm today by calling (419) 782-9881 for a free consultation.

We understand your rights as a victim in a motorcycle accident, and we have the experience you need to navigate this complex process for a positive outcome.