New Scientist 4 June 2018 00:01:20 When you’re about to get sued, your first instinct is to seek legal advice.
But lawyers say you’re probably better off to get advice from someone who has a background in motorcycle accident law.
In the past few years, lawyers have started offering more detailed advice about their industry and how to avoid a costly accident.
In a study published in the latest edition of the American Journal of Motorcyclist Safety, the University of California, Davis School of Law’s Richard A. Davis and colleagues looked at crash reports and found that in some states, motorcycle accident attorneys who specialize in motorcycle law were more likely to receive crash-related compensation.
For example, a California motorcycle accident attorney who specializes in motorcycle crash law was nearly five times more likely than a driver who specializes only in motor vehicle law to receive a death-penalty payout, Davis said.
But it’s important to note that the study was based on crash reports.
The authors looked at reports from a group of more than 1,500 lawyers in the United States and Canada, with the exception of California.
The researchers also looked at the results of a separate study conducted in England.
The study found that while most of the accident-related damages awarded by a motorcycle law firm were awarded in the form of damages to the victim, in some cases the award was based largely on the driver’s fault.
The results showed that when the accident was not a direct result of the driver, there was a “significant” chance that the accident would not have occurred had the driver not been at fault.
In other words, there is a significant chance that, when a driver was driving recklessly, he or she may have caused a crash, the researchers found.
For a driver, this risk increases if the driver had a history of drunk driving or a previous driving conviction.
The law firm where the accident happened was not required to report the outcome of the case to the insurance company, Davis and his co-authors wrote.
But if the accident resulted from an accident-causing accident, the law firm could be held liable.
It also could have to pay damages to those injured.
The findings underscore the need for lawyers who specialize specifically in motorcycle-related issues to educate themselves on the law and avoid unnecessary lawsuits, Davis told New Scientist.
But he said the most important takeaway from the study is that even with this training, there’s a lot of variation between the states.
The American Bar Association, for example, has a rule that states attorneys should consult with a personal injury lawyer before representing a client in a motorcycle-accident case.
“It’s not the most straightforward way to go about it,” Davis said, “but there are some general principles that are applicable.”
He noted that a lawyer could still be injured in a car crash or motorcycle accident, but that a driver would not be liable for damages that occur while the driver is driving.
“In terms of the specific details of the circumstances, the person who was driving that car could have gotten off with a speeding ticket,” Davis added.
“But that person could not be held responsible for damages for a car accident that took place while the person was driving.”
The study did not examine how much insurance companies pay for accident-prevention services.
But some insurance companies offer free crash-preventive advice to help drivers avoid being involved in accidents.
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has a separate website, Crash Prevention 101, that includes crash-caused death, serious injury and death.
The organization has a page for accident lawyers with a similar message, and it offers crash-response training to its members.
The Association of American Medical Colleges has a webpage that contains crash-planning tips for practicing medical malpractice.
But Davis said he believes the best advice about motorcycle accident-law representation is to take it on as a hobby.
“I’m not saying that I want to be an accident lawyer, but I do like to have an understanding of the law,” he said.
“So I’ve found that to be very helpful.”