Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit Attorneys
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident and have sustained injuries, you may be able to file a lawsuit for damages or monetary compensation to help pay your expenses for medical care or any property damage that result from the accident in question. However, the liability issues surrounding motorcycle accidents are subject to factors that are specific to motorcycles; in other words, due to the fact motorcycles are smaller and lighter than other vehicles and have an exposed rider, they are considered to be more of a risk on the highway than cars.
So, it should come as no surprise that accidents involving motorcycles result in more serious injuries than automobile accidents. In fact, statistics have shown that motorcycle riders have a much greater risk of being in a collision when compared to drivers of cars – almost 5 times greater!
Liability or determining who is at fault in a motorcycle accident becomes an issue of negligence. The burden of proof is on the plaintiff (or victim) to prove negligence on the part of the defendant which is usually the driver of another vehicle. This can be real issue when it comes to determining who was negligent – was it the driver of the other vehicle, the motorcyclist, or both? Because liability in motorcycle accident cases may be complicated, it’s in your best interest to get legal representation from a personal injury attorney with expertise in litigating these types of claims.
Do you have a case?
Rapid City attorneys, Gregory Yates and Michael Shubeck, are considered to be some of the best personal injury lawyers in South Dakota. With more than 40 years of collective experience, Mr. Yates and Mr. Shubeck have represented hundreds of clients and have won many millions of dollars in major awards and settlements for their clients in personal injury cases.
After a motorcycle accident in which injuries are involved, you’re going to be concerned about being properly compensated for medical bills, loss of income and other expenses that you have incurred. Your first visit to our office will be a free consultation where we’ll discuss your version of the accident to find out if you have case. Once we determine the validity of your claims, we’ll go on to discuss how to progress and will explain the legal fees that will be involved.
Your legal rights
In the state of South Dakota a person can bring a legal action for physical and medical damages that are the result of injuries sustained due to negligence on the part of another. You want to make sure that your interests are being properly represented by the best personal injury attorneys available. In Rapid City, that would be Gregory Yates and Michael Schubeck.
If you’ve been injured as a result of a motorcycle accident and need the services of a motorcycle accident attorney, call our office today to schedule a free consultation and to speak to one of our attorneys.