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Motorcycle Riders Have A Bad Wrap
Not long ago, a motorcycle rights group poll showed that 85 percent of the general public automatically assumed that a motorcyclist was at fault the second they heard about an accident involving a biker and an automobile or truck. Many such preconceptions are historic when you consider how the motorcyclist has an almost mythical hold on society dating back to when Marlon Brando rode across movie screens in the cult classic 50’s film The Wild One and Peter Fonda’s seminal film Easy Rider a generation later. That view is reinforced every time you see some ninja rider weaving in and out of freeway traffic at 80 miles an hour. It’s a wonder bikers are seen as wild, carefree members of a reckless subculture who have little regard for their own safety or anyone else’s. It makes no difference that many motorcycle riders are now little more than weekend riders with 30+ year careers and can afford this now expensive hobby. The truth is that many daily use smaller motorcycles and scooters as economical transportation. The cost of gas these days is a very practical solution for them. That doesn’t sound like Marlon Brando or Dennis Hopper, does it? When you stop and think about it for a moment, there’s a lot of real-life evidence to counter such preconceived thinking about who today’s motorcyclist is. More on this webpage
Did You Know? Our Law Firm has fought for motorcycle accident victims` rights for over 20 years. Call our office to discuss your case. But that doesn’t stop insurance adjusters from using this prejudice against motorcyclists to deny their claims automatically. The facts of an accident just as often show the motorcyclist was a victim of somebody else’s driving negligence; usually, the car or truck driver wasn’t paying attention. We must watch out extra hard for motorcyclists because they’re often hidden by larger vehicles and not always that easy to see. The insurance adjuster is banking that he can trick the jury into overlooking the facts due to the image of a reckless biker in their minds or suggest to an inexperienced motorcycle accident lawyer that this prejudice will prevent a successful civil case and it’s a good idea to settle for ten cents on the actual dollar. Since the burden is on you, the injured motorcyclist, to prove your charges, it’s also on you to disprove an insurance company’s claim that you, a “devil-may-care biker,” who is not by definition reckless, and that you were in fact, operating your bike safely at the time of the wreck that injured you. This is why you need a seasoned motorcycle accident lawyer who knows how to refute these prejudices and use the facts to win your just damage compensation. Combine this double standard with the fact that most adjusters assigned to motorcycle accidents cases are senior adjusters who are chosen for their aggressive track record, and it becomes apparent you are facing quite a challenge in trying to get a fair deal if you attempt to do this without an experienced personal injury lawyer.
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