Juror Bias against Motorcycles
San Antonio Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Alex Aguirre
The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC is skilled in helping motorcyclists or their families recover compensation after an accident. Unfortunately, many jurors see motorcyclists as irresponsible risk takers. This bias is difficult to overcome without the help of a skilled San Antonio motorcycle accident attorney. More than 100,000 motorcyclists have died in traffic crashes since the enactment of the Highway Safety Act of 1966 and the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966. What most people do not realize is that the biker is not usually at fault. We understand this fact because we are experienced in handling this type of case.
Motorcycles are designed to rapidly maneuver with ease. The sleek design of the motorcycle makes it difficult to see by passenger vehicles. The motorcyclist’s right of way is often violated by a driver that failed to thoroughly check their blind spot. The result is often catastrophic. The biker is forced to swerve off the road or into another vehicle resulting in serious injury. The problem is often compounded if the biker did not hit the other vehicle. Many insurance companies will try to deny a claim where the biker avoided colliding with the at-fault driver but still sustained property damage and injuries. A skilled motorcycle accident lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve in spite of the various biases against motorcyclists.
Compensation for Injuries
Legal compensation may include:
Punitive damages may be recovered in select circumstances. Punitive damages are present to penalize or make an example of the offender for intentional behavior, or whether they acted in a reckless manner or disregard for others.
It is very important to contact an attorney with experience in handling motorcycle accidents. Fighting the bias is a difficult task. It can be done, under the right circumstances with the right attorney. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation. If you need an experienced accident lawyer in the San Antonio area, call us at (210) 922-0808.