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What should others know about motorcycles?

Unfortunately, Alaskan motorcyclists are often put into a situation where other people, especially juries, do not understand how motorcycles work. This can skew court cases against them. At the Law Offices of Michael J. Schneider, we provide you with the knowledge you need to predict and resolve any questions or wrongful assumptions that may be held.

One primary issue motorcyclists have is the potential assumption that the party with the more severe injury is the one at fault. This isn't the case for motorcyclists like you. Because your vehicle doesn't offer you the same protection as a car or truck, you'll often end up with the worst of the injuries even if you were not responsible for the accident.

Other commonly believed incorrect facts about motorcycles can sometimes impact a jury's ruling on your accident. For example, many people believe that motorcycles are able to stop on a dime, or that the balance of a motorcycle is very hard to upset. Neither of these things are true, as motorcycles actually take a while to come to a stop and are sensitive to poor road conditions. In fact, just being forced onto a shoulder because of a car that switches lanes may force you to lay down your bike, resulting in severe burns, scraping, skin damage, and more.

When motorcycle accidents occur, it is often times too easy to blame the motorcyclist for being too slow, too difficult to see, or simply for "driving badly". In order to protect yourself from these accusations, you may benefit from increasing your knowledge on how to handle juries by reading our web page.

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