If you have recently been injured while riding a motorcycle, you may be unaware of a very specific barrier that could compromise your ability to obtain just compensation. Far too often, the perception that motorcycles are inherently dangerous vehicles and that bikers and motorcycle riders are inherently reckless impacts the ability of injury victims to successfully pursue the compensation they’re rightfully owed.
From insurance claims adjusters to members of a jury, judges to opposing counsel, you may encounter biker bias in conscious and/or subconscious forms in the aftermath of your injurious motorcycle crash. Thankfully, there are ways to overcome this bias successfully under a variety of circumstances.
Approaching the situation proactively
The most impactful thing you can do to combat biker bias during insurance negotiations and preparations for a lawsuit is to seek legal guidance from a professional who understands this influence and has a track record of mitigating its impacts successfully.
All too often, injured bikers discover that taking a “DIY” approach to the legal aftermath of a crash is not a good way to save money. Without the assistance of someone who understands the systems and how to navigate them successfully, biker bias can too easily affect the outcome of an injury victim’s case.
By understanding that biker bias exists and working with a legal professional who understands the impacts that this phenomenon can have in the aftermath of an injurious accident, you’ll be more fully empowered to seek the maximum amount of compensation to which you have a right. Conscious and subconscious biases can be difficult to combat, but they are certainly not unstoppable forces.