Misconceptions about Arkansas Motorcyclists - Our Jonesboro Accident Attorneys Understand What Riders Face
Most motorcycle riders understand the risks involved in riding. But despite the majority of motorcyclists being law-abiding drivers who put safety first, insurance companies are often quick to say otherwise and may even blame bikers for causing a motorcycle accident when an inattentive driver was at fault. Insurance companies know that juries might think of motorcycle riders as "gang members," perhaps because riders tend to wear leather jackets. That's why insurance companies might risk taking a claim to trial.
Unfortunately, motorcyclists often have to overcome an unfair reputation as "risk takers" and "daredevils" who race up and down the highways of Northeast Arkansas. That's why we strongly recommend that you contact an attorney if you are injured in an accident or a loved one is injured or killed.
At McDaniel Law Firm, PLC, our Jonesboro motorcycle accident attorneys work aggressively to obtain accident victims the compensation they deserve. Insurance companies want you to believe they exist simply to help people dealing with a tragic event. Reality can oftentimes be very different. Often, insurance companies try to pay people as little as possible or refuse to compensate them at all. We can help. Contact us today.
Insurance companies may blame the rider in a motorcycle crash
Motorcyclists involved in accidents face an uphill battle with insurance companies. In many cases, insurance companies try to blame the biker for the accident, even when the other driver is at fault. Commonly, drivers say they did not see the motorcycle on the road. Motorcycles are often the smallest vehicles on a road. But that's no excuse for negligent drivers who cause a motorcycle accident. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to recover damages for your loss of wages or your pain and suffering.
Other possible damages you may be entitled to receive include, but are not limited to:
- Future medical bills
- Punitive damages (damages meant to "punish" the negligent person)
- Loss of business opportunities
We're ready to help. Contact us today.
Many types of motorcycle accidents may seem similar. But the circumstances surrounding each accident are unique. No two accidents are the same. No two clients are the same, either. That's why McDaniel Law Firm, PLC works hard on behalf of each client. You shouldn't have to bear the financial burden for somebody else's careless mistake.
Discover the difference McDaniel Law Firm, PLC can make. Contact us today. Call 870-336-4747 and schedule a free consultation today at our Jonesboro office. We proudly serve clients throughout Northeast Arkansas (including Jonesboro, Paragould, Craighead County, Lawrence County, Greene County, Mississippi County, Poinsett County), all of Arkansas, Southeast Missouri, and Memphis, Tennessee.