Mountain Park Motorcycle Accident Attorneys



Our experienced Mountain Park motorcycle accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates recognize that all motor vehicles pose a danger because of the size, speed, and mass involved in a typical collision between two vehicles. Because a motorcycle is much small and lighter than a car, pickup, SUV or tractor-trailer, the rider of a motorcycle is much more likely to suffer serious injury in a motor vehicle crash. Defensive driving maneuvers may provide a means for a driver of a passenger car to evade a potential accident caused by a careless or distracted driver. These techniques may not be feasible for a motorcyclist because of the handling limitations of a motorcycle. When a motorcyclist is cut-off by a careless driver who fails to check an adjacent lane before moving over, the result can be a serious accident resulting in devastating injuries. Routine evasive maneuvers employed by drivers of passenger cars, such as rapidly applying the brakes or veering sharply, can be deadly maneuvers when executed by a motorcyclist traveling at sixty miles per hour.

The news only gets worse for motorcyclists because they not only face an increased risk of being involved in a collision but also suffer more severe injuries. A driver of a passenger vehicle has many forms of protection, including the metal frame and shell of the vehicle, lap and shoulder belts, and air bags. When one rides a motorcycle, none of these barriers to injury are present to protect the motorcyclist. A study conducted by the CDC found that during a recent eight year time span, there were more than 34,000 motorcyclists who died in crashes and 1,220,000 more who were treated in emergency rooms for motorcycle accident-related injuries.

Despite significant improvements in vehicle safety involving other motor vehicles, the trend toward rising fatality rates for motorcyclists is particularly alarming. The fatality rate for motorcycle accidents rose 55 percent during the period of the CDC study. At Montlick and Associates, our experienced Mountain Park motorcycle accident attorneys are committed to providing aggressive legal representation in motorcycle accidents so that our clients recover the financial means to rebuild their lives and protect their quality of life.

Unsafe Drivers of Passenger Vehicles Pose Unprecedented Dangers to Motorcyclists

When a motorcyclist is the victim of unsafe operation of a motor vehicle by a driver who fails to obey basic traffic laws and focus entirely on his or her driving, the rider may be able to pursue a legal claim for personal injury or wrongful death. Unsafe operation of a passenger vehicle is the most common basis for negligence claims in personal injury actions involving motorcycle accidents, but a dangerous road or defective motorcycle may also contribute to a Mountain Park motorcycle accident. While negligence (i.e. lack of ordinary care causing foreseeable injury) is the most common legal basis for a motorcycle claim caused by a careless driver or public entity that fails to design or maintain a safe roadway, a motorcycle manufacturer may be strictly liable in a product liability lawsuit. There are many types of negligent conduct that may contribute to a serious motorcycle accident including the following:

  • Passenger vehicle drivers changing lanes without checking that the lane is clear
  • Drivers that are eating, texting, putting on makeup, reading, making cell phone calls, or otherwise distracted
  • Drivers impaired by legal medications, narcotics, or alcohol
  • Drivers of passenger vehicles who misjudge speed or distance of a motorcycle when changing lanes or passing
  • Unmarked road hazards such as dips, pot holes, or road edge drop-offs
  • Driving too fast for weather conditions because of limited visibility or traction
  • Roadways that are unsafe because of their design, construction, or maintenance
  • Motorcycle components that are defective, such as brake or steering systems
  • Passenger vehicle drivers disregarding the speed limit

Although many of these forms of negligence can pose a hazard to any driver or passenger, motorcyclists have a very small margin for error when responding to the negligence of other drivers or roadway hazards. An unmarked dip in the road or pothole may be virtually unnoticeable to the driver of a passenger vehicle but pose a potentially fatal hazard to a motorcyclist. Similarly, a motorcycle that exhibits what might appear to be minor defect like a slight wobble in the steering can cause a rider to lose control because of a motorcycle’s lack of stability.

Damages for Mountain Park Motorcycle Accidents Resulting in Serious Injury & Wrongful Death

When you or a loved one is injured or a loved one dies in a Mountain Park motorcycle accident, there are many kinds of injuries that may occur, including the following:

  • Spinal cord injuries that cause loss of use or sensation of one’s extremities (paraplegia and quadriplegia)
  • Bones that are broken, fractured or crushed
  • Decapitation
  • Severe road rash
  • Burn injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury particularly without a helmet
  • Critical damage to vital internal organs
  • Wrongful death

Since most motorcycle accidents tend to be serious, they can alter your daily life in many ways. Many Mountain Park motorcycle accident victims lose vital physical and mental abilities. When motorcycle crash victims lose their ability to walk or suffer impaired cognitive functions, it may be necessary to arrange for long-term nursing or rehabilitative care, as well as long-term income replacement. Some of the physical and intellectual functions that may result from head or spinal injuries in a motorcycle accident in Mountain Park include:

  • Impaired reasoning and problem solving skills
  • Diminished sensory perception
  • Loss of mobility
  • Memory lapses
  • Impairment of ability to speak
  • Incapacity to care for one’s own daily needs
  • Permanent disability from employment

If you suffer catastrophic injuries that diminish your quality of life and/or ability to care for yourself and your family, our compassionate Mountain Park motorcycle accident lawyers are committed to pursuing the full measure of financial compensation that you are entitled to receive so that you can continue to enjoy a full and satisfying life. We concentrate on dealing with the insurance companies and defense lawyers so that you can focus on healing. The Mountain Park motorcycle accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates may be able to seek a wide range of damages. Depending on the specific facts of your case, we may be able to seek some or all of the following types of damages:

  • Lost past and present earnings
  • Cost of medical care, hospitalization and rehabilitation
  • Damage to your vehicle
  • Burial and funeral expenses (wrongful death cases)
  • Future diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Impairment of your marital relationship and general quality of life
  • Punitive damages

Be aware of your legal rights! If you have been injured because of the failure of a driver on the streets or highways of Mountain Park to engage in prudent driving practices, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Call now for your FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Mountain Park motorcycle accident attorneys. Our attorneys are available to help you and may even visit you if needed. You can call us anytime 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) for a FREE CONSULTATION. Alternatively, you can visit our website at www.montlick.com to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.


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Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.