Any accident, whether a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident, requires experienced legal representation to ensure that you receive the full compensation you deserve. However, often recovery after motorcycle accidents has additional hurdles to overcome to get an injured rider the compensation he or she deserves.
When you are injured in a motorcycle crash, your legal claim will have many challenges. First, because a motorcycle affords so little protection in the event of an accident, the injuries tend to be very severe, making the amount that you need to recover much larger. Second, the public tends to view motorcyclist riders as natural risk-takers. Juries sometimes are biased against them, initially assuming that the rider was at fault.
Combating Jury Bias Against Motorcyclists
If your motorcycle accident case goes to trial, it is critical to recognize and combat any biases and stereotypes that jurors may have. The attorneys of Matthew G. Miller have a reputation for combating and successfully overcoming the biases motorcycle riders get from both insurance adjusters and juries.
We are keenly aware of the biases and stereotypes against riders. Awareness of the issue is the first step to combating it. Common misconceptions and biases against riders include:
- A belief that riders are thrill seekers or “dare devils.”
- The idea that motorcycle riders are reckless, always speeding, and dangerous on the roads.
- The offensive assertion that riders don’t appreciate the potential danger involved in driving a motorcycle.
Going up against such biases is no easy task, but we are up for the challenge. We are fierce advocates for our clients. We will not allow prejudice to prevent our clients from receiving the just compensation they deserve.
The fact is, motorcycle drivers are just like other drivers, who operate their vehicles with care. The key to combating jury bias is to educate jurors by dispelling myths against riders. When done properly, this empowers the jury to judge the case fairly and accurately. Further, we are skilled trail attorneys, adept at selecting jurors who will be fair and open to elimination of any biases they may carry.
We Can Help With Your Motorcycle Claim, Schedule a Free Consultation Today
The experienced attorneys of Matthew G. Miller can help you recover fair and just compensation when you have been injured in a motorcycle accident. We will conduct an in-depth investigation into your accident. We will take measures to combat biases against riders from insurance adjusters or jurors. Hire us to be your fierce advocates.
If you were involved in a motorcycle auto accident in Nebraska, call our office today (402)558-4900 to schedule a free consultation. Our compassionate staff is available to help answer your questions and begin the process of seeking justice in your motorcycle accident case. Read what our clients have to say about us here.
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