Motorcycle Accident Liability in Vermont
The sad truth about motorcycle accidents is that they usually involve another vehicle, and the motorcycle rider usually suffers the worst of the injuries. Even the most conscientious of riders who always wear full protective gear including a helmet for even the shortest of trips, follows all traffic regulations, and would never consider getting on their motorcycle after drinking can be seriously injured by a collision caused by another driver. In these cases, a Vermont motorcycle accident attorney can offer vital help to begin putting your life back together.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a motorcycle accident, please contact the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss or call 866.933.6115 today to set up a free initial consultation with our experienced Vermont motorcycle accident attorney.
Unfortunately, the types of injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents are often severe and debilitating simply due to the accident victim having less protection. The driver of a car may walk away with minor scratches while the same accident can leave a motorcyclist with severe burns, road rash, head trauma or traumatic brain injury (TBI), neck injury or spinal cord damage, broken bones, or internal injuries and bleeding.
The most common cause of motorcycle-vehicle accidents is failure to yield to the right of way to a motorcyclist. Most of these accidents occur when a vehicle makes a turn in front of the motorcycle, crossing its path. A full 75% of all motorcycle accidents involve other vehicles, and alcohol is involved in nearly half of all motorcycle crashes.
With statistics like these it may seem that determining liability is usually easy, but it can be quite complicated to prove in court. For this reason, it is extremely important that you find a Vermont motorcycle accident attorney with the experience and tenacity to see you through a lawsuit.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver in Vermont or New Hampshire, please speak with our experienced Vermont motorcycle accident attorney today to schedule a free consultation.