How to File a Motorcycle Claim in Toledo, Ohio
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Unfortunately, Ohio is no stranger to motorcycle accidents and motorcycle helmet cameras are frequently overlooked. Although motorcycle accidents are less common than car accidents, they are more likely to cause a severe injury or death because of the lack of protection provided by the vehicle.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2006, there were 35 times more fatalities that occurred from motorcycle accidents than from car crashes. One of the riskiest situations for a motorcyclist is when a vehicle is turning left when they are passing the car or traveling through an intersection.
After suffering a serious injury by a truck or passenger vehicle, motorcyclists often have a hard time obtaining a fair settlement due to the preconceived notions jurors have about them. Many jurors view motorcyclists as leather-wearing, thrill-seekers who constantly take risks and abuse speed limit laws.
Regardless of the fact that jurors stereotype motorcyclists, a jury may award compensation based on their personal beliefs and social stigmas rather than using the evidence and factual information of the case. This is simply unfair as many motorcyclists are responsible individuals, obey all traffic laws, and operate their motorcycles safely.
An effective way for an attorney to demonstrate the liability of the other driver is to use a helmet camera. Motorcycle helmet cameras can capture a video of the accident that can be used as evidence that is difficult to disprove. The video can document liability and clearly show who caused the accident. With a helmet camera, jurors will have a clear indication of what caused the accident.
If you are a motorcyclist and have been hurt in an accident that was the result of another driver’s negligence, you need to contact experienced Ohio motorcycle accident attorneys. At Kisling, Nestico, & Redick, our Ohio motorcycle accident attorneys can investigate your case and will work passionately to ensure that evidence, rather than stereotypes are used to reach the best resolution possible.
Don’t let misconceptions about who you are hurt your case. Call 1-800-HURT-NOW for your free, no-obligation consultation.