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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents: How Haffner & Morgan Can Help


Injured in a motorcycle accident? The attorneys at Haffner & Morgan have years of experience in helping the victims of motorcycle accidents get compensated.  We provide free initial consultations and all of our motorcycle accident cases are taken on a contingency (no recovery, no fee) basis.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents


The most common causes of motorcycle accidents are:

  • Inattentive driving
  • Speeding
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Disobeying traffic laws
  • Defective motorcycle or vehicle

Recent studies show that more than half of all motorcycle accidents involving another vehicle are caused by the driver of the other vehicle. Motorcycle riders know the risks of the road, and most take safety precautions to avoid accidents. That being said, the reality is that even when bikers make sure they are taking safety precautions, they cannot prevent the actions of other negligent drivers.

At Haffner & Morgan we work hard on behalf of our clients to overcome negative stereotypes against motorcycle riders. We understand that other drivers are usually at fault for motorcycle crashes. With a deeper understanding of how motorcycle accidents occur, we’re better able to represent your interests. Whether that’s to an adjuster, opposing counsel, or a jury, we’re able to explain just how these accidents occur. 


What You Should Do if You’re In a Motorcycle Accident:

 

  1. BE SAFE: Leave your gear on. As a rider, you have a good understanding of driver’s selfish tendencies, now is not the time to forget. Get to the side of the road, away from traffic. If you are too hurt to move your bike, leave it. It can be replaced.
  2. REMAIN CALM: Someone was at fault in the incident, but it is important to approach the other driver in a calm manner. Flared tempers may lead to exacerbating your injuries, or prevent you from obtaining the information you need.
  3. CONTACT 911: Emergency personnel are best prepared to secure your safety as well as the safety of those around you. Moreover, being the first to initiate contact can put you in a better position to have your story told. You need to have your side of the story told to the police officer, especially if the driver is trying to avoid liability.
  4. GET MEDICAL HELP: Allow the paramedics to examine you. Your adrenaline is likely to be flowing, preventing you from recognizing your injuries. Even if you’ve taken the time to see that you have no external injuries, there may be internal injuries. Seeking further medical attention, at an emergency department or urgent care, can be the best way to prevent any long term damage.
  5. OBTAIN INFORMATION: After you’ve remained safe, contacted 911, and received medical help, you’re in the best position to obtain the information you need. No discussion of who is at fault is needed immediately. Ask the driver or the responding officer for proof of insurance and a driver’s license. If the other driver is admitting fault, document it. If they are asking you to admit fault, refer them to your insurance company. There is no need to say anything further


How a Motorcycle Lawyer at Haffner & Morgan Can Help

The cost, time, and stress that results after a motorcycle accident is often overwhelming. If you believe your injury was the result of another’s negligence, or if you have insurance that you believe should cover your injury, the attorneys at Haffner & Morgan can help you in both your financial and physical recovery. Consultations are available at no cost to you, and no fees are taken unless you obtain a settlement or positive jury verdict.

 

Choosing the Right Attorney for Your Case

At Haffner & Morgan we take a client first approach in everything from rear end motorcycle accidents to wrongful death suits. In all matters, we are ethical, aggressive and tireless advocates for our clients. Our expertise and experience make us well equipped to handle even the most complex matters.