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Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys is helping secure maximum compensation for motorcycle accident victims who have been injured due to the negligence of other drivers. The law firm has posted a new blog post that guides motorcycle riders on how they can expect their claim to play out in case they weren’t wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

According to the law firm’s blog post, not wearing a helmet will likely result in the victim being deemed partially responsible for head injuries from the accident. Not wearing a helmet gives the insurance company or the attorney of the party at fault legal ammunition to deflect their client’s blame by assigning a portion of it to the victim to lessen their culpability. This may result in a reduced settlement for the accident victim who was riding the motorcycle.

wearing a helmet affects motorcycle accident claim

The blog post also reminds victims that whether they were wearing a helmet shouldn’t affect their claim if their injuries were on other parts of the body, such as the legs or the back. However, the crafty insurance claim adjusters and attorneys will try their best to paint a picture of the victim being negligent. The best way to fight these claims is to provide detailed medical evidence demonstrating that the absence of a helmet had no bearing on the victim’s injuries.

Another way that insurance companies can try to spin the narrative in their client’s favor is by saying that since the motorcycle rider did not wear a helmet, they “assumed the risk” of catastrophic injury. However, Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys maintains that this perspective of looking at the circumstances is nothing short of victim blaming. It doesn’t absolve the party at fault of their responsibility to drive safely.

State laws also significantly affect how much settlement one can or cannot expect if they weren’t wearing a helmet when they were in an accident. Some states require helmets and violating the law could be considered negligent. Most states, however, follow the less harsh and more reasonable comparative negligence rules. According to these rules, the claimant’s recovery amount is reduced proportionally to their fault for the accident or injuries. In several states that adhere to comparative negligence rules, if the claimants are deemed 50% or more at fault, they can be denied compensation completely.

Alexander Shunnarah, Founder and President of Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys, sums up his thoughts on claims made by helmet-less motorcycle accident victims by saying, “At the end of the day, you must follow all safety precautions while riding a motorcycle. This means wearing all the recommended protective gear, which includes the potentially lifesaving helmet. However, don’t be disheartened if you were not wearing one when you suffered from another driver's negligence. My law firm has helped countless motorcycle accident victims get what they are rightfully owed. Our trusted Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Lawyers can help you get compensated for your medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, physical pain, suffering, and mental anguish.”

Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys handles personal injury cases nationally. It has 24 locations in Indiana, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi, South Carolina, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Georgia. The law firm also has referring lawyers in all 50 states. Under the guidance of Alexander Shunnarah, the law firm has helped recover over $1 billion for more than 60,000 satisfied clients. Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys represents its clients in a wide range of personal injury cases such as auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, social security, truck accidents, work injuries, wrongful death, nursing home abuse, sexual abuse, and defective medical devices.

Readers can contact Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys at (800) 229-7989 for a free no-obligation consultation or chat with a representative for the law firm by heading over to its website.

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Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys
Alexander Shunnarah
(404) 222-2222
600 Peachtree St NE Suite 3710, Atlanta, GA 30308

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