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Fighting misplaced assumptions after a motorcycle accident


Contrary to what many people might think, riding a motorcycle can be safer than driving a passenger vehicle. Motorcycles tend to be more maneuverable than cars, and motorcyclists don't have to worry as much about blind spots due to their greater field of peripheral vision. However, there are those who will still harbor some misplaced assumptions about people who ride motorcycles. They might think that motorcyclists are "thrill seekers," or that they are more prone to violate traffic laws. These assumptions on their own might not be a big concern to our readers, but they can be difficult assumptions to overcome in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident.

Why should victims who are injured in a motorcycle accident worry about these assumptions? Well, the primary reason is because people who harbor these thoughts might be among the neighbors and community members who could make up the jury pool if your personal injury case proceeds to a jury trial. It is hard enough to prove that the facts of the case lead to a determination of liability on the part of the other driver without also having to overcome potentially negative thoughts that the jurors may have about motorcyclists in general.

Fortunately, many people who serve on juries do so with an open mind. In the jury selection process they are asked whether or not they can maintain neutrality, hearing the evidence and testimony as it is presented before reaching a decision. If they can do so, the result may come as less of a surprise.

At our law firm, we understand that there are many different factors that need to be taken into account when pursuing compensation in a personal injury case based on a motorcycle accident. These factors need to be weighed when considered the options of settlement or litigation. For more information about how our law firm might be able to help in your case, please visit the motorcycle accident overview section of our website.

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