Thanks to Alabama’s warm weather, motorcycle riding is a favorite here. Plenty of people enjoy taking their motorcycles out for a spin, whether it’s to work, to the beach, to school, or just for fun. Aside from the weather, its no secret why–motorcycles are stylish, gas-efficient, and are great conversation starters as well. While all of these reasons make motorcycle riding the exciting form of transportation it is, motorcycle riding is also very dangerous. Motorcyclists are more exposed than virtually any other motorist on the road, so when motorcyclists are hit, they are very often seriously injured. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in the state of Alabama, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of motorcycle accidents?
Poor road conditions or design, such as potholes, are very often responsible for motorcycle accidents, even if the motorcyclist isn’t speeding. Additionally, poor weather conditions, such as heavy rain or black ice may contribute to motorcycle accidents. However, unfortunately, driver negligence is the primary cause of motorcycle accidents. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, then there is a good chance you are entitled to financial compensation.
What are some types of negligent driving behavior?
Currently, some of the most prominent examples of negligent driving behavior are:
- Texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Eating or smoking while driving
- Navigating maps or directions while driving
- Drowsy or fatigued driving
- Disregarding traffic lights or signs
- Failing to yield
- Failing to comply with other rules and regulations of the road
Can I do anything to prove my claim?
While it is most important you hire an experienced attorney to guide you through the personal injury claim process, there are supplemental actions you may take as well. For example, if you were injured in a busy area, there is a good chance a security camera captured the incident on film. Obtaining this footage would drastically improve your chances of winning your claim. Additionally, you must always seek medical attention in the minutes or hours following your accident. Not only will a medical professional treat your injuries accordingly, but he or she will also provide you with medical documentation detailing the extent of your injuries. You may also use these medical documents to help prove your claim.
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