Four Possible Defendants in a Motorcycle Accident Case

White motorcycle under a car after a motorcycle vs car accident.A motorcycle accident attorney can help victims that sustained injuries explore their legal options. Motorcycle accidents often result in serious injuries due to the lack of protection a motorcycle provides. As a result, these injuries can be expensive and require much more extensive medical care. An attorney can help you find out who is responsible for your injuries. The appropriate person or company to hold responsible for a collision can vary depending upon crash circumstances. An attorney can help you to decide who could be liable for paying for your losses. The Aranda Law Firm has the necessary experience to help El Paso victims and their families pursue damage claims against the appropriate party.

Who is Responsible?

In the event of a motorcycle accidents, four possible parties can usually held accountable:

  • motorcycle driver
  • other drivers on the road
  • the motorcycle manufacturer
  • those responsible for designing and maintaining the road

The circumstances under which these individuals and companies could have claims made against them can vary. For example, a motorcycle driver cannot sue himself for negligence if he causes an accident. However, a person who was a passenger on the back of a friend’s motorcycle could sue his friend if he was was driving in a negligent way that caused an accident. Motorcycle manufacturers are liable if there is a defect in the bike that lead to the crash or made injuries worse. In addition, those who maintain roads are responsible only for obvious negligence in fulfilling their duties.

Proving a Motorcycle Accident Claim with Help from a Motorcycle Accident AttorneyMotorcycle under a car in an intersection after a motorcycle accident.

You must prepare to prove a couple of different things in a motorcycle accident claim. This depends on who your attorney finds responsible for causing or contributing to accidents and injuries. For example, in a case based on a defective motorcycle, you don’t have to prove negligence. However, you do still have to prove that there is a defect. This way, you can recover appropriate compensation. If a case is against a motorcycle driver or another driver, what has to be proven changes. In these cases, your attorney has to prove the other driver’s negligence. Otherwise, you will not receive compensation for your injuries. Your attorney can explain which situation you fall into and what must be proven in each case.

Getting Help from a Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Aranda Law Firm is dedicated to helping motorcycle accident victims identify all possible defendants who should compensate victims for losses. We will work hard to help you recover money you deserve following a collision in or around El Paso. Contact us to learn more about your legal options today.