Even if you are as careful and responsible while riding as anyone possibly could be, traveling on a motorcycle is still much more dangerous than riding inside an enclosed motor vehicle. A single moment of recklessness or carelessness by another person on the road with you could lead to a collision resulting in catastrophic injuries—and as you may unfortunately be learning, holding that person financially liable for their actions can be far from a simple process.

Put simply, motorcycle accidents are challenging experiences to go through physically, financially, and legally, and handling a situation like this proactively is not something you want to try doing without a capable personal injury attorney on your side. Fortunately, a Bear motorcycle accident lawyer from Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz, and Bhaya is available to help you build the strongest civil claim possible and demand every cent of restitution you deserve for the harm you should never have sustained.

Who Could Be Liable for a Motorcycle Wreck in Bear?

No matter what type of vehicle they are operating, every driver on public Delaware roads has roughly the same “duty of care” requiring them to act responsibly and safely at all times while their vehicle is in motion. Any driver who collides with or otherwise forces a motorcyclist into a crash as a direct result of a reckless, careless, and/or illegal act behind the wheel may be considered legally “negligent,” which in turn would make them financially liable for any losses sustained by other people involved in the wreck.

It is worth noting, though, that an individual motor vehicle driver—or in practice, their car insurance provider—is not the only party that might hold some liability for a motorcyclist’s injuries. Depending on the circumstances, a Bear motorcycle collision attorney may be able to help take legal action against a manufacturer that failed to provide a safe motorcycle to the motorcyclist, a mechanic who failed to keep that motorcycle in good working order, or even a local government body which failed to maintain the road in a reasonably safe condition.

Getting Paid Fairly for Past and Future Losses

Because motorcyclists are not protected by seatbelts, airbags, or even the frame of their own vehicle, they tend to suffer especially severe injuries in traffic collisions compared to the drivers who hit them, particularly in the legs, the pelvis, and—if they are not wearing a helmet—the skull and brain. This means it is often especially important when filing suit over an incident like this to recover for long-term damages as well as short-term ones, including things like:

  • Emergency medical bills and expected costs of future care, including physical therapy and assistive equipment like wheelchairs
  • Lost working and earning capacity
  • Home/vehicle modifications and other costs associated with permanent disability
  • Lost overall quality of life
  • Physical pain and discomfort
  • Mental and emotional anguish

A knowledgeable motorcycle injury lawyer in Bear can provide vital help with identifying, assigning a fair financial value to, and effectively demanding compensation for all forms of harm a person has sustained.

Get in Touch With a Bear Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today

Motorcycle crashes can and do cause life-altering injuries every day across the state of Delaware, and anyone who causes a crash like this to occur through their own misconduct can and should be held legally liable for the harm they cause to other people through that misconduct. Unfortunately, that is often much easier said than done, as any experienced attorney can tell you.

Having help from a capable Bear motorcycle accident lawyer can make a significant difference in your ability to recover quickly and comprehensively for the injuries you sustained at someone else’s hands. Call today to learn how Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz, and Bhaya can assist you with your unique situation.