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You Need a Motorcycle Accidents Lawyer Who Is on Your Side

Motorcycle riders involved in a crash caused by another driver may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. In order to collect, an injured motorcyclist must prove the other driver neglected to obey the rules of the road. The process is similar to that of a car accident claim, with one notable difference - motorcyclists are more likely to be accused of contributing to the cause of the accident due to a widespread belief that motorcycles are inherently dangerous.

John B. Kenison, Jr. understands the unfair bias injured motorcyclists face. As a motorcycle accidents lawyer in Manchester, NH, he takes on big insurance companies and their defense attorneys. Contact Mr. Kenison to discuss how he can help obtain justice on your behalf.

In the vast majority of collisions between automobiles and motorcycles, automobile drivers are to blame.
Automobile Drivers Fail to See Motorcycles

A motorcyclist on a highway
Motorcyclists face bias even though they have the same rights to the road as everyone else. A motorcycle accidents lawyer can help riders secure compensation for injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents so they can focus on the recovery process and resuming a normal life.
It is ironic that people are quick to accuse motorcycle riders of being unsafe. In the vast majority of collisions between automobiles and motorcycles, automobile drivers are to blame. These drivers will often say that they “did not see the motorcycle.” Here are some factors that help explain why motorcycles are less visible:

  • Motorcycles are smaller than cars. While this basic fact is unlikely to change, motorcyclists and advocacy organizations are doing their best to address the issue. Riding in groups is one example. Installing loud tailpipes - and educating the public about their safety benefits - is another example.
  • Automobiles have blind spots capable of obscuring a motorcycle. Because of their size, motorcycles are more susceptible to blind spots. Consider an automobile’s A-pillar. This is the portion of the frame that runs vertically between the windshield and front window. At an intersection, an automobile’s A-pillar (and side-view mirror) can completely obscure a motorcycle approaching on the cross street.
  • Texting while driving, DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), and other types of distracted driving are prevalent. Anything that averts an automobile driver’s eyes or slows down the driver’s reaction time will increase the risk of an accident. This is especially true when dealing with motorcycles, since visibility is already an issue.
  • Drivers do not anticipate motorcycles on the road because they are less common than automobiles. Drivers have a greater awareness of the types of vehicles they see the most. If motorcycles and scooters outnumbered cars, as they do on city streets in some parts of the world, drivers would be much more alert to their presence.
  • Driver training courses do not sufficiently emphasize motorcycle awareness. New drivers are responsible for causing more than their share of traffic accidents. Licensing tests and driver education programs need to better address motorcycle awareness.

In some cases, product liability may cause or contribute to your accident. Mr. Kenison is an experienced product liability lawyer who can make this determination.

Comparative Negligence

What happens if a motorcycle rider is partially at fault in a multi-vehicle accident? Mr. Kenison has successfully represented injury victims whose own conduct contributed to the accident. As long as the combined negligence of the other parties makes them mostly (51% or more) to blame for what happened, the victim can still recover damages. Also keep in mind that an investigation by Kenison Law Office may reveal that our client was not to blame, despite the conclusions of a police officer or insurance adjuster.

No Such Thing as a “Fender Bender” When it Comes to Motorcycle Accidents

In a typical rear-end collision between automobiles, the driver in front receives some protection from the rear chassis of the driver’s car. In fact, the entire back half of the car acts as a buffer between the point of impact and the driver’s body. This “crumple zone” does not exist for a motorcycle rider. Lacerations and hard injuries like broken bones are far more common in motorcycle accidents as a result. Traumatic brain injuries are also a major concern, irrespective of whether the rider was wearing a helmet.

Kenison Law Office Fights for Injured Bikers

Motorcyclists have the same right to the road as everyone else. If you were recently injured, you may not be in a position to fight back against an unreasonable insurance company. Tell us about your motorcycle accident. We are ready to stand up for your rights.

Client Reviews
"Attorney Kenison helped me a lot with my car accident insurance claim. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs help with an accident insurance claim." Jennifer
"John Kenison and his team are the best in what they do for a client. I had a bad motorcycle accident in 2014. When I called them they were there to help me thru the issues of this accident. John is a great lawyer that works hard for you and his staff is great to. Easy to talk too with any questions you have. He got the money I deserved with no stress and I would recommend anyone that needs a great lawyer to get in touch with them. True professionals !!" G. R.
"Our family came across Kenison law offices by chance. During a very emotional time, we found that we were in need of legal advice. We were dealing with a lot and both John and Lisa offered support and professionalism. Our case was long and drawn out and we never felt overwhelmed or alone." B.W.
"My husband was in a Motorcycle accident on June 11, 2014. He was seriously injured and spent several weeks in a trauma unit and 4 weeks in a rehab facility after several surgeries. I called John Kenison the day after the accident and he walked me through the difficult process of how to handle hospital bills and how to contact the Insurance companies involved. My husband was out of work for 4 months and Kenison Law was able to help us recover all loss wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. They are a caring law firm and are able to explain complex information during a vehicle difficult situation. I would highly recommend this law office." M. H.
"In the late summer of 2015, I had the misfortune of falling in a public place of business through no fault of my own. I was seriously injured, both my legs, which resulted in almost 6 months of modified bed rest and convalescing. Needless to say, I was completely overwhelmed with doctors; specialists; physical therapists and many other wonderful people. As if this was not daunting enough, it was told to me, in this time of utter chaos, I needed to engage an attorney. I have never had to hire an attorney..." R.W.W.