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Motorcycle Accident FAQ

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What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?

The most common causes of motorcycle accidents in order of frequency include:

  • cars making left-hand turns in front of a motorcyclist
  • driver inability to see the motorcyclist
  • rider collision with a fixed object
  • lane splitting
  • car doors
  • speeding and alcohol use

What Types Of Damages Can I Recover In A Motorcycle Accident?

The size and type(s) of damages an attorney will be able to claim on your behalf will depend on the severity and extent of your motorcyle accident.

In most cases, this may include damages such as:

  • property damage
  • medical expenses (both present and future that resulted from the accident)
  • lost wages and earnings
  • pain and suffering (where appropriate)

What Are The Most Common Injuries In Motorcycle Accidents?

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) studied over 1,222,000 motorcycle accidents between 2001-2008 to discover the most common non-fatal injuries in motorcycle accidents.

The most common injuries are foot and leg injuries (33%), head and neck injuries (22%), followed by upper trunk (chest/shoulders), hands and arms, and lower trunk (hips/thighs).

Can I Get A Free Consultation On My Motorcycle Accident Case?

Yes! Simply click here to get started and contact one of our attorneys.  We'll ask you a few simple questions about your accident and get back to you within 24 hours (excluding weekends) on next steps.

Can I Make A Claim If I Was Not Wearing A Helmet?

Yes! One of the biggest misconceptions spread by insurance adjusters is that you are not entitled to make a personal injury accident claim if you were not wearing a motorcycle helmet during your accident. This is not true. 

What Other Types Of Accidents Do You Represent?

Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers also represents pedestrianbicyclecar and Uber/rideshare accident clients with serious injuries.

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