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The attorneys of Liever Hyman Potter

AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS, PERSONAL INJURY & MALPRACTICE LAWYERS

Since our founding in 1959, we have won thousands of awards and settlements for victims and their families, including million-$ and multi-million-$ settlements.

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Our litigation team obtained a settlement with
a lifetime payout of over $12,750,000 for a middle
aged woman who was diagnosed with a brain
arteriovenous malformation.   read more

A $1,280,000 settlement has been reached in
favor of a retired man seriously injured in an
auto accident at a city intersection.   read more

The insurer for the driver of a truck that swerved to
avoid rear-ending a school bus and collided with
another vehicle has paid 1.2 million for the serious
injuries suffered by the other driver.   read more

A daycare center accident that blinded one eye
of a 22-month old child and that “could have and
should have been prevented,” has been settled...
read more

A woman who was seriously injured when her
vehicle was struck by a drunken driver has won
a settlement of 2.5 million.   read more

Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability
Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability
Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability
Workers' Compensation; Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Products Liability
Workers' Compensation; Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Products Liability
Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability

Motorcycle Accident Cases

September 22, 2009 by admin

Motorcycle accident attorneys know that motorcycle accident cases are a “different breed of cat” when it comes to vehicle accident cases. A large majority of reported motorcycle accidents involve serious injury or death, so the damages are significant. And although  the accident may not have been the motorcyclist’s fault, the public’s perception of cyclists can make it tough to win the case.

Jurors often have preconceived notions about motorcyclists. They have all seen a cycle operator  sometime somewhere operating his bike in an irresponsible manner. They may feel that all cyclists are reckless thrill-seekers. The irony is that most motorcycle accidents are not the fault of the motorcycle. Numerous studies have shown that the overwhelming majority of car-motorcycle accidents occur because the driver of the car violated the cyclist’s right-of-way. The car fails to see the motorcycle and pulls out in front of the bike, or makes a left turn into the bike. Failing to see the motorcycle is negligence. The car can’t  use “looking but not seeing” as an excuse.

There is really no typical motorcycle rider. They are young, old, rich, not so rich. Some ride for pleasure, others for economic reasons. The interesting fact is that studies that compare the personality characteristics of motorcyclists to other drivers find no significant differences between the two groups.

One of the things a motorcycle accident attorney can do to level the playing field is educate jurors and potential jurors. Motorcylists are just folks who like to ride and who have as much right to be on the road as car, SUV or truck operators.

Edward E. Houseman, Esq.


SERVING VICTIMS OF:
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CAR ACCIDENTS
TRUCK ACCIDENTS
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
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SLIP AND FALLS
WORKERS' COMPENSATION
OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE
UNSAFE PRODUCTS/CONDITIONS
WORK INJURIES
WRONGFUL DEATH
INADEQUATE WORKERS COMP.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
DOCTOR/HOSPITAL ERRORS
SURGERY ERRORS
OPERATING ROOM MISTAKES
PREGNANCY & BIRTH INJURIES
MISDIAGNOSIS
FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE
PRESCRIPTION ERRORS
FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE CANCER
NURSING HOME NEGLECT
NURSING HOME ABUSE
BED SORES