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Combatting Motorcycle Bias

On Behalf of | Jan 25, 2017 | Motorcycle Accidents

Riding a motorcycle is a lifestyle that becomes a part of your identity.  People who ride share a sense of comradery, respect and kinship with one another that can’t be explained, only experienced.

Bias Against Motorcycles

Unfortunately, most people on the road don’t ride and they see motorcycles as annoying, loud and foolish, or worse, they don’t see a motorcycle until they crash into one.  We call this attitude  motorcycle bias.

When a rider is severely injured in a motorcycle accident many people blame the rider for their injuries simply because he or she was riding a “dangerous” motorcycle.

I’ve been riding motorcycles and dirt bikes since I was ten-years old. I’ve had several close calls and I’ve even been hit by irresponsible motorists who weren’t paying attention or claimed that they didn’t see me.

How a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Help You

Insurance companies know about motorcycle bias.  They know that many people don’t care about victims of motorcycle accidents and auto insurers will use it to their advantage in the courtroom

When litigating a motorcycle accident case it’s critical that your attorney is able to spot motorcycle bias in prospective jurors.  Fortunately, Connecticut law allows us to question prospective jurors one at a time.  A skilled motorcycle accident attorney will be able to identify a juror with motor cycle bias and exclude that person from sitting on a motorcycle accident case.

Ride safe and keep an eye out on the road.   Meanwhile, at The Maddox Law Firm, we’re keeping an eye out for motorcycle riders and their rights.