Were you hit by a distracted driver while you were riding a motorcycle? If someone wasn’t paying attention to the road and a crash was the result, filing a personal injury lawsuit against them is going to be the best way to recover compensation for your injuries and losses.

To do so, you need a Boise distracted driving motorcycle accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates to gather evidence and file a claim on your behalf.

Did You Witness the Distraction?

Distracted driving is not easy to prove. If you observed the driver talking on a cell phone, texting, eating, or doing something other than focusing on driving, let us know.

You may not have witnessed this, but if the other driver admitted to driving distracted, tell us during your consultation. We can then conduct an investigation and begin gathering evidence to prove it, possibly deposing the driver to confirm the admission under oath.

Proving Distracted Driving

For you to file a lawsuit, someone else needs to be at fault for the motorcycle wreck. Proving this is necessary for recovering compensation and a primary reason for retaining an injury attorney to work on your case.

Since few people will admit to talking on their cell phone or not paying attention, we will likely conduct depositions. This will allow us to ask questions to determine if the other driver was engaged in any of the following activities while driving:

  • Eating
  • Talking on a cell phone or texting
  • Surfing the Internet
  • Playing with the radio
  • Applying makeup
  • Changing clothes
  • Interacting with pets or passengers
  • Anything else that could have been distracting

These are only a few examples of distracted driving. Anytime drivers takes their eyes off the road, they are distracted and would be responsible for any accidents they cause.

Finding the Necessary Evidence

Traffic cameras can be a valuable tool for gathering evidence. If the driver ran a red light or was speeding, for example, a picture may have been taken by a traffic camera. With luck, the distraction will be clearly illustrated.

In some cases, it may also be possible to obtain phone records to prove the driver’s phone was in use at the time of the crash.

Don’t Leave Money on the Table

Motorcyclists must be careful to avoid settling for less than what’s deserved. First, you need to make sure that any future crash-related costs are included in your settlement offer. Otherwise, you could be stuck paying for future expenses out of pocket. You should receive compensation for all of your financial and non-economic damages:

  • Your lost wages, including future losses
  • Medical bills and all necessary treatments
  • Physical therapy
  • Transportation costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Lost enjoyment of life

Work with a Boise Motorcycle Crash Attorney

Take the steps necessary to get started on the road to financial compensation for your motorcycle wreck. It’s actually easier than you might think. All you need to do is speak with an attorney from Craig Swapp & Associates during a free, no-pressure consultation. We can listen to what happened and provide you with legal advice for what to do next.

Scheduling an appointment is as easy as using the form below or calling 1-800-404-9000.