Boise Motorcycle Accident Frequently Asked Questions
If you have been in a motorcycle accident in the Boise area, it’s likely that you have many questions. Because so many motorcycle accidents are dependent on individual details, we can only briefly answer some of the Boise motorcycle accident frequently asked questions. You will need to consult with our lawyers for information specific to your case.
The following are answers to some of the common questions that people have after a motorcycle accident in Idaho.
Who was at fault if my motorcycle was the only vehicle involved in the crash?
Just because you were the only driver, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you were at fault. The motorcycle’s manufacturer could be partially responsible, or another driver might be at fault for causing you to lose control without actually hitting you.
Can I still sue if I wasn’t wearing a helmet during my motorcycle accident?
Idaho has a motorcycle helmet law, but it only applies to drivers or riders who are under the age of eighteen. It is possible that you can still sue even if you were not wearing a helmet, but if your injuries involved your head or brain, your settlement may be reduced.
Who is at fault if a pothole caused my Boise motorcycle accident?
When a pothole or other dangerous road condition is responsible for a motorcycle accident, it’s likely that the entity responsible for maintaining the road can be held accountable. This could mean that the city of Boise or even the state of Idaho is at fault for your motorcycle crash.
What if my passenger caused my motorcycle accident?
When a passenger on a motorcycle is to blame, you may still be able to sue for compensation, depending on the circumstances of the crash. Suing a friend or family member can be difficult, but we can help you negotiate a settlement and come to an agreement.
Can I sue if my family member died in a motorcycle crash?
If someone else caused the motorcycle crash that was responsible for your loved one’s death, you may have grounds for a wrongful death case. However, only specific parties can file this type of lawsuit, and you will have to prove that someone else was at fault for the death.
Who is at fault if a tire blowout caused my motorcycle accident?
Tire blowouts can be caused by many different factors ranging from defective tires to dangerous road conditions. Depending on the cause, you may be able to sue the tire manufacturer, maintenance shop, or owner of the road.
Experienced Idaho Motorcycle Crash Attorneys
If you have been in a motorcycle accident in Boise and need assistance with these questions or any others, it’s best to meet with our lawyers so that we can go through the details of your accident in full.
For a free initial consultation, contact Craig Swapp & Associates by completing the form below or by calling us toll-free at 1-800-404-9000. We’ve helped motorcycle crash victims just like you, and will be dedicated to your case from start to finish.