When a rider is involved in a motorcycle accident, the injuries are usually very serious, and can cause severe medical problems like spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, or even coma. One of the reasons motorcycle accidents occur and are so serious, is the size of the motorcycle. Unlike cars and trucks, motorcyclists have no protective enclosure.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injury in a motorcycle accident , call Honolulu attorney Philip R. Brown at (808) 523-5900 today for a free consultation.
Finding Fault in a Motorcycle Accident Claim
It is estimated that over 98% of motorcycle crashes result in injury to the motorcycle rider. Also, because motorcycles are so small, other drivers often fail to give them the “right of way.” Failure to give right of way can include incidents such as a vehicle changing lanes, but failing to observe the motorcycle and its rider next to the vehicle, causing a motorcycle accident.
It's important to also recognize the fact that sometimes motorcycle accidents are caused by the careless nature of the rider themselves. It's important to protect both parties.
Indeed, some victims of motorcycle accidents can recover compensation even if the motorcycle accident did not involve a collision with another vehicle. For instance, if a vehicle fails to give you the right of way on your motorcycle, you may need to swerve out of the way, in an attempt to avoid a collision, causing you to crash and become injured. Philip R. Brown is an experienced Hawaii motorcycle attorney who would be able to show that the other driver is liable for your injuries.
Compensation in a Motorcycle Accident Case
Motorcycle accidents can leave both victims and their families suffering from economic and non-economic losses for the rest of their lives. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, Philip R. Brown will help you recover compensation for all your losses, including:
- Pain and Suffering
- Mental Anguish
- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Permanent disability
- General Damages
Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation if you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident in Honolulu, or anywhere in Hawaii. The Law Offices of Philip R. Brown can be reached online or by phone at (808) 523-5900.