Motorcyclists face a challenging landscape when they decide to strap on a helmet and hit the road. Every year, hundreds of motorcycle accidents take place at the hands of negligent drivers, oftentimes resulting in serious injuries. As the weather warms up, the number of motorcycles on the road increases drastically and Brad Pistotnik Law wants to remind drivers in Wichita, Dodge City and everywhere in between to be aware of their surroundings this season.
The best way to prevent motorcycle accidents is to take precautions while operating your motorcycle such as wearing a helmet and using your turn signals properly. In the case of an injury, a motorcycle accident lawyer will need to demonstrate that you took all necessary steps to protect yourself and that you were not reckless in your operation of the motorcycle. The vast majority of motorcycle accidents are caused by drivers who are unable to see small, and fast moving motorcycles coming toward them. They may pull out in front of a motorcycle or change lanes into a space occupied by a cyclist. The best way to avoid this is to keep your headlight on high beams and use all available signals when necessary. Brad Pistotnik Law is happy to assist you if you have been injured due to another driver's negligence on the road.
Carrying passengers on the back of your motorcycle adds another level of complexity to operating the vehicle safely. Not only do passengers change the way your motorcycle handles on the road, they also open up the risk of further injury in the case of an accident. Passengers riding on the back of a bike also have their own set of legal rights. In many places, such as Wichita and surrounding cities, passengers can sue the motorcycle operator for injuries sustained, even if the accident was caused by anotherdriver. A motorcycle accident lawyer, like Brad Pistotnik Law, will be able to advise you of the legal ramifications of having an accident with a passenger, especially if the passenger suffers serious injuries.
Making Your Claim
In the aftermath of a serious motorcycle accident there is a statute of limitations for reporting an injury claim. If you need assistance filing your claim and gathering information about the accident, hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer will help you stay organized and ensure that your claim is made on time with all of the proper documentation. You can focus on recovering while Brad Pistotnik Law handles the fine details of your case and works to get you a fair settlement for your injuries, passengers, and the damage to your property. If you have taken every reasonable precaution to operate your motorcycle safely and within the bounds of the law, we will fight for your rights and help you get back on the road.
To learn more about personal injury law and hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer for your, call Brad Pistotnik Law today at 1-800-241-BRAD. You can reach him 24 hours a day at 316-684-4400 or on his cell phone at 316-706-5020.