If you’ve been riding a motorcycle for any period of time, you’ve probably already found out that a lot of people have a bias against riders. While it is obviously silly and unfair, it exists. If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, that bias could wind up hurting your case. This misinformed way of thinking could severely impact your ability to obtain the compensation you need.
That’s why you need to work with a motorcycle accident attorney who is familiar with motorcycle bias and knows how to defeat it. At The Eberst Law Firm, we have a team of skilled legal representatives who can do just that. Our lawyers will not let this ridiculous bias hurt you in any way.
The following are a few examples of motorcycle bias and what we can do to make sure it doesn’t affect your case. Don’t hesitate to contact us online or give us a call at 1-888-CALL-JON to schedule a free consultation.
Motorcycle Bias From Healthcare Providers
It almost defies logic that someone as educated and skilled as a medical professional would let motorcycle bias cloud their way of thinking. But, unfortunately, that’s exactly what happens in too many instances. They see that thousands of people are hurt in motorcycle accidents each year and that there are also hundreds of fatalities. They assume that everyone who chooses to ride a bike is reckless as a result and will more than likely be to blame for the accident that injured them.
That doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that your case will be doomed. A seasoned attorney will know how to make sure you don’t have to be burdened with blame – no matter what your doctor may tell an insurance company or a jury.
Motorcycle Bias From Insurance Companies
Professional insurance company representatives will do whatever they can to take advantage of the motorcycle bias that’s out there. They have only one goal – to help their employer make the highest profits possible. That obviously means they’ll work to deny your claim.
In the aftermath of your accident, you will very likely find that not only the at-fault driver’s insurance company will work against you but your own insurer as well. But you pay hard-earned money for your motorcycle insurance policy. You shouldn’t be denied the compensation you deserve because of bias. Our law firm will see to it that this doesn’t happen.
Motorcycle Bias From Judges and Jurors
Anyone who doesn’t ride a bike probably has motorcycle bias – that’s simply the way it is. This could very well mean that if your case goes to trial, the judge or jury will already be looking at your case with a skeptical eye.
Tactics Attorneys Use to Combat Bias
But if you have an attorney with The Eberst Law Firm by your side, you can rest easy knowing that they can cut through that nonsense through a combination of education and evidence.
The vast majority of judges and jury members have never even been on a motorcycle, much less tried to operate one. Since they have no idea how a bike really works, they may be easily swayed by arguments trying to make it look like the accident was your fault.
Make no mistake, these arguments could be exceptionally powerful. Even police officers aren’t above showing motorcycle bias. The officer who investigated the accident may state that you sped up before making a turn. But in order to make a turn safely, that’s what riders have to do.
A strong attorney, however, can counteract that testimony by showing exactly how a motorcycle works and show the kinds of maneuvers riders have to perform in order to be safe.
As important as educating judges and juries may be, nothing takes the place of good, solid evidence. Your attorney will perform their own investigation. They’ll work to gather the proof it takes to help make your case as strong as possible.
One piece of evidence that could be particularly powerful will be surveillance camera footage. If the accident took place in a populated area, such as a busy city intersection, the odds are very good there was a camera somewhere in the vicinity. That camera could have been on a nearby office building or convenience store. It might have even been in a police car that was close to the scene. Whatever the case may be, your attorney will locate those cameras and work to obtain the footage.
But a thorough investigation will involve much more than looking for a camera. Your law firm will also send a team of experts to check the scene of the accident. They’ll look for any skid marks or other evidence that shows the at-fault driver was negligent. Expert witnesses, such as accident reconstruction professionals, can show the jury exactly how the wreck occurred and convince them why you weren’t to blame.
Eberst Law Firm Will Help Ensure that Motorcycle Bias Doesn’t Damage Your Case and that You Get the Compensation You Deserve
In order to perform the most effective investigation possible, however, your attorney will have to act quickly. The later the investigation begins, the harder it will be to uncover evidence from the scene. Skid marks and other physical evidence can quickly disappear due to changing weather conditions, road construction, and more. So, the faster you hire an attorney, the better off you’ll be.
Please get in touch with an attorney with The Eberst Law Form as soon as possible. We’ll begin an investigation immediately and get to work to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys have a long track record of defeating motorcycle bias and helping our clients win their cases as a result.