Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Greenwood MS
The motorcycle can often result in severe injuries and even death. That is why motorcycle drivers should be more careful and more alert when driving. They must also be more knowledgeable about their legal remedies, rights, and liabilities. Abraham & Associates's lawyers are very experienced in dealing with motorcycle accidents cases.
Motorcycle Accident liability
Motorcycle accidents are governed by the law of negligence. Negligence means the failure to exercise the required degree of care in a given circumstance. In motorcycle accidents, typically, it is the driver of another vehicle that is negligent. When such behavior results in damage or injury, the other driver is liable to the one who has suffered.
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It is not at in all instances that the other driver is the one who is entirely negligent. Sometimes, it is the one driving the motorcycle who is negligent, contributing to the accident. This can be used as a defense in motorcycle accident cases. The defendant can claim that the plaintiff was also negligent in driving which contributed to his or her damage and injuries. If this can be proven, the defendant is still liable for any damage or personal injury suffered by the plaintiff, but it will be reduced to a certain amount. This amount is usually based on the degree of negligence that the plaintiff contributed.
Defect in the Design
Some motorcycle accidents occur as a result of defective design or the manufacturing of the motorcycle. A defective design means that the motorcycle was designed in such a way that the risks of meeting an accident are increased and that it can be foreseen that an accident could occur because of it. A manufacturing defect refers to when the motorcycle has a safe design but during the time it was assembled, something went wrong which deviated the finished product from its actual design. In either case, the motorcycle driver can hold the designer and manufacturer liable for any damage or injury he suffered as a result of the defect.
No matter how hard you try to travel safely, you can never disregard the fact that accidents can happen. We can help you with the legal remedies you are entitled to.
Contact us today at Abraham & Associates if you need help with any of your motorcycle accident cases.
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