With autumn right around the corner, we are approaching the ideal motorcycle riding season. What better way to enjoy the leaves changing color across the beautiful Delaware landscape than in the open wind on a motorcycle? Not only are motorcycles an ideal way to take in the weather, but they are also a cost-efficient and stylish means of transportation. However, unfortunately, due to their high level of exposure to the elements, motorcycles are also among the most dangerous forms of transportation. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, the injuries you’ve sustained are most likely severe. Therefore, it only makes sense that you are now looking into recovering financial compensation. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the primary causes of motorcycle accidents?
Motorcycle accidents can be caused by any number of factors, such as poor road conditions, or negligent road design. Inclement weather conditions, such as snow, black ice, or heavy rain are also known to cause motorcycle accidents. However, the primary cause of motorcycle accidents is driver negligence. Some examples of negligent driving behavior are as follows:
- Texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Navigating directions while driving
- Driving while drowsy or fatigued
- Eating while driving
- Smoking while driving
- Unsafely changing lanes
- Failing to check blind spots
- Ignoring traffic lights and signs
- Disregarding other rules and regulations of the road
How do I recover financial compensation following a motorcycle accident?
To recover financial compensation, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. This is why you will need to hire an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury claim process.
What is the statute of limitations in Delaware?
The statute of limitations in Delaware is two years. This means you have two years from the date of your accident to file your personal injury claim, so please, do yourself a favor and do not put it off. If you do, you will most likely be denied the financial compensation you need to cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more.
Contact our experienced Delaware firm
If you or someone you know was involved in a personal injury accident and wishes to speak with a skilled attorney, contact Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. today.
MW&M is comprised of an experienced team of attorneys focusing on legal matters of personal injury, workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability, product liability, and wrongful death in Delaware. If you require an effective attorney to guide you through these difficult legal matters, contact MW&M today to schedule a free case evaluation.