MOTORCYCLISTS SUFFER INJURIES AND DEATH IN ACCIDENTS, THEN SUFFER FROM BIAS WHEN TRYING TO RECOVER
This past week, on August 27, 2013, a horrible accident occurred in Rancho Cucamonga, California on Sixth Street, between a motorcycle and a semi-truck. The reports seem to indicate that this accident occurred when the semi-truck was trying to make a U-turn in front of the motorcycle. This accident ended the life of a 4 year old girl who was on the back of the motorcycle at the time of the collision. The shock and horror the family and friends must have felt when they heard about the accident is unimaginable. Our thoughts and concern go out to the family and friends suffering from this tragic accident.
After I read the report of this accident, I was appalled at some of the comments written in response to the article reporting on the accident. As I read those comments, I saw uncaring and/or uneducated comments solely because this accident involved a motorcycle. In my experience as a personal injury attorney, I have learned that there is so much bias against motorcyclists that even when an accident results in the death of the small child, the bias cannot be tempered. This is why most motorcycle accidents need serious legal representation to overcome the bias that exists at every stage of the process. The bias often starts with the accident report. So many reports assess liability on the motorcyclist even when there is almost no contributing responsibility attributable to the motorcyclist. Other areas of bias come from witnesses, the insurance adjuster, a judge or the jurors. Overcoming these biases and establishing liability on the responsible party for the accident is critical to the success in a motorcycle accident case.
Finding the best personal injury lawyer in Rancho Cucamonga is a critical part of overcoming motorcycle bias when dealing with such an accident. The Inland Empire Law Group is a well established Rancho Cucamonga law firm capable of turning back the bias against safe motorcyclists using our roads and highways. For proper legal representation call now, 909-481-0100.