Top Ten Reasons to Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Top Ten Reasons to Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Top Ten Reasons to Hire a Motorcycle Accident LawyerMotorcycle accidents can result in very serious injuries and even death. Surgeries and hospital stays can be substantially more extensive from a motorcycle accident. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can fight to get your medical bills paid and compensation for other things such as lost wages, pain, and suffering, etc. The motorcycle accident attorneys and lawyers of Parke Gordon Law understand what it takes it to get clients the compensation they deserve. Our motorcycle accident lawyers have the knowledge and experience to help you obtain a fair settlement for the injuries you sustained in a motorcycle accident. Let us help you deal with the insurance companies, medical bills, lost wages, and property damages resulting from a motorcycle accident. We’ll fight to get you every penny you deserve. No attorney fees will be collected until your case is settled. Here are the top ten reasons to hire a motorcycle accident lawyer.

Top Ten Reasons to Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

  1. An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer will help take the stress off of you. The motorcycle accident lawyers at Parke Gordon Law Firm understand the law. We know how to fight big insurance companies to get you every penny you deserve.
  2. If the insurance company attempts to offer you a low settlement, your motorcycle accident lawyer will defend your rights.
  3. The motorcycle accident lawyers at Parke Gordon Law Firm have handled hundreds of motorcycle accident cases. Our extensive skills and in-depth knowledge will help to get you a fair settlement.
  4. The attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm will handle all the legal documentation as well as gather any evidence needed for your case such as obtaining medical records, police reports, etc.
  5. Parke Gordon Law Firm will handle all the negotiating with the insurance company. In fact, we will handle all communications with the insurance company and medical providers.
  6. Our experienced and trusted attorneys will explain the process of your case to you upfront, so you know exactly what to expect.
  7. Your lawyer will advise you as to what you should and should not accept as a fair settlement. Because of our experience, we know how much your case is likely worth.
  8. Parke Gordon Law Firm offers a free consultation with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer. In fact, you pay nothing until your case is settled.
  9. If necessary, Parke Gordon Law Firm will be willing to file suit and go to trial if necessary, so you don’t have to accept a low-ball settlement offer.
  10. By hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer from Parke Gordon Law Firm, you can unload all the stress of your motorcycle accident case on us and focus on your recovery. With our experienced, trusted and knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorneys on your side, we can level the playing field and beat Goliath!

Contact an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Don’t wait to contact a motorcycle accident attorney. The lawyers at Parke Gordon Law are aggressive, experienced, and trusted. Our law firm will fight to ensure you get a fair settlement for your injuries. We believe every client deserves fair representation against big insurance companies with deep pockets. Call the law office of Parke Gordon now at (208) 322-7274 for a free consultation with an experienced attorney. We can usually tell you over the phone if you have a good case.

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident From Driver Running a Stop Sign

Fatal Motorcycle Accident From Driver Running a Stop Sign

Fatal Motorcycle Accident From Driver Running a Stop SignIdaho State Police reported a fatal motorcycle accident from the driver running a stop sign at an intersection. The motorcyclist failed to stop at the stop sign, left the roadway and came to rest in a field about 30 yards off the road. No other vehicles were reportedly involved in this motorcycle crash. The driver was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. He was thrown from his motorcycle from the impact. His injuries were so severe that he, unfortunately, passed away at the scene of the accident. Fatal motor vehicle accidents are quite common at intersections controlled by stop signs. In fact, more than 40 percent of fatal accidents in the U.S. occur at stop signs. That is about 700,000 crashes that occur each year at an intersection controlled by stop signs. These statistics are from a study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Accidents at Stop Signs

The most common scenario that causes a crash at a stop sign is when a driver just doesn’t see another vehicle coming. It could be the vehicle that is required to stop doesn’t, or it stops but fails to yield the right of way. These scenarios make up 70 percent of all crashes at stop signs. Only 17 percent of car accidents involved the driver running through a stop sign.

Drivers Don’t Always Judge Correctly

At a stop sign, drivers are required by law to not only stop but look for vehicle conflicts before proceeding. However, drivers don’t always judge correctly and thus result in a car crash. 44 percent of drivers involved in a crash at a stop sign say they just didn’t see the other car coming. Another 16 percent said their views were obstructed. These statistics are from a study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Boise

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another driver, contact the experienced motorcycle accident lawyers at Parke Gordon Law Firm in Boise. Our law firm will fight for every penny you are owed. We believe every client deserves fair compensation against big insurance companies with deep pockets. Call our Boise law office now for a free consultation. We can usually tell you over the phone if you have a good case. Call (208) 322-7274 now.

Boise, Idaho Law Office

Our Boise, Idaho law office provides legal services to injury clients in and surrounding Boise, including clients injured in accidents in Boise, Nampa, Meridian, and Caldwell. Visit or call our Boise office now. Parke Gordon 1150 W State St. #300 Boise, ID 83702 Phone:(208) 322-7274

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash Near Downtown Boise

Fatal Motorcycle Crash Near Downtown Boise

Fatal Motorcycle Crash Near Downtown BoiseIdaho State Police reported a fatal motorcycle crash near downtown Boise last week. Officials say the motorcyclist was driving eastbound on Interstate 84 when he lost control of the bike and struck the barrier on the median side. The driver was thrown off the motorcycle and over the median barrier wall. Police did not report any other vehicles being involved in this accident. It was however reported that the motorcyclist died at the scene of the accident from injuries. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the motorcycle crash. Traffic was blocked by emergency vehicles for over three hours while crews were investigating the accident.

Tips for What to Do If You Lose Control of Your Motorcycle

Unlike a motor vehicle accident, a motorcyclist does not have the protection of a vehicle. Thus, motorcyclists are much more likely to suffer serious injuries or even death after a motorcycle accident. Here are some tips for what to do if you lose control of your motorcycle.

Be Aware of Your Braking

In the event that a motorcyclist has to brake suddenly, they are at risk of flying forward. Balance the rate of your braking by using a combination of back and front brakes.

Be Calm

Many motorcyclists involved in an accident are too tense and grip the handlebars too tight. To reduce injuries, relax.

Think of the End Destination

When you lose control of your motorcycle it may be difficult to think straight. However, if you can think of a safe landing spot while in the heat of the moment, you could reduce your risk of injury. Make a judgment call that will keep your bike away from other cars or objects if possible by steering yourself away.

Contact an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another driver, contact the experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm to handle your case. We will fight big insurance companies to make sure you are compensated for every penny you deserve. Call us now for a free consultation at (208) 322-7274.

Boise, Idaho Law Office

Our Boise, Idaho law office provides legal services to injury clients in and surrounding Boise, including clients injured in accidents in Boise, Nampa, Meridian, and Caldwell. Visit or call our Boise office now. Parke Gordon 1150 W State St. #300 Boise, ID 83702 Phone:(208) 322-7274

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Fatal Head-on Motorcycle Accident Near Boise

Fatal Head-on Motorcycle Accident Near Boise

Fatal Head-on Motorcycle Accident Near BoiseA fatal head-on motorcycle accident occurred on Highway 22 near Boise according to Oregon State Police. The motorcyclist crossed over the center of traffic colliding with an oncoming van before then also hitting an oncoming SUV. It is unknown the reason for the motorcycle crossing over the center line. The motorcyclist died from his injuries at the scene of the motorcycle accident. No other injuries were reported. Traffic was closed for about five hours after the accident.

Common Causes of Head-on Collisions

Head-on collisions typically occur when a car or motorcycle crosses over the centerline or median and crashes with an approaching vehicle. Other head-on car accidents occur when a driver knowingly or unknowingly drives the wrong way in a traffic lane. Statistics from the Fatal Analysis Reporting System(FARS) showed that 75 percent of head-on car accidents happen on rural roads. This report also showed that 75 percent of head-on car accidents occur on undivided two-lane roads and 83 percent of two-lane undivided car accidents are on rural roads. These statistics indicate that most head-on car accidents result from a driver making an “unintentional” maneuver such as the driver falls asleep, is distracted, drunk, is driving too fast for road conditions or is speeding.

Tips to Prevent Head-on Collisions

Providing adequate passing zones is one way to reduce the number of head-on car accident collisions. Here are a few more strategies to prevent or reduce head-on car accident collisions.

  • Install centerline rumble strips for two-lane roads.
  • Install profiled thermoplastic strips for centerlines.
  • Provide wider cross sections on two-lane roads.
  • Provide center two-way left-turn lanes for four and two-lane roads.
  • Reallocate total two-lane roadway width (lane and shoulder) to include a narrow “buffer-median.”
  • Use alternating passing lanes or four-lane sections at key locations.
  • Install median barriers for narrow-width medians on multilane roads.
  • Better pavement markings.
  • Skid-resistant pavement surfaces.
  • Rumble strips to slow vehicles on approaches to hazardous locations.

Boise Motorcycle Accident Attorney

If you’ve been injured while riding your motorcycle due to the negligence of another driver, contact the experienced, trusted and aggressive personal injury attorneys of Parke Gordon Law Firm in Boise. Our law firm believes every client deserves fair representation against big insurance companies. Let us help you deal with the insurance companies, medical bills, lost wages, and property damages resulting from a motorcycle accident. We’ll fight to get you every penny you deserve. No attorney fees will be collected until we settle. Call our law office now for a free consultation at (208) 322-7274.

Boise, Idaho Law Office

Our Boise, Idaho law office provides legal services to injury clients in and surrounding Boise, including clients injured in accidents in Boise, Nampa, Meridian, and Caldwell. Visit or call our Boise office now. Parke Gordon 1150 W State St. #300 Boise, ID 83702 Phone:(208) 322-7274

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Motorcycle Crashes into Semi Truck Head On

Motorcycle Crashes into Semi Truck Head On

Motorcycle Crashes into Semi Truck Head OnIdaho State Police reported that a motorcycle crashed into a semi truck head on. The motorcyclist was traveling northbound when he failed to see traffic slowing to turn left. He reacted by swerving into the southbound lanes and struck a semi truck pulling a single trailer head on. Officials reported the motorcyclist was transported by ground ambulance to a nearby medical center in Boise for evaluation of injuries. Both the southbound and northbound lanes of traffic were blocked for about two and a half hours while crews worked to clear the motorcycle accident scene. Idaho State Police are still investigating this accident.

Facts About Distracted Driving and Fatal Accidents

Distracted driving is all too common among driver’s in America. Here are some facts about distracted driving from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety to convince you to think twice before being a distracting driver.

  1. In 2016, 37, 461 people were killed in a car accident. That is a 5.6 percent increase from 2015.
  2. 10 percent of fatal accidents and 15 percent of injury crashes were due to distracted driving in 2015.
  3. NSC estimated that 27 percent of all car accidents in 2015 were caused by a distracted driver using a cell phone.
  4. Over 58 percent of teen drivers injured in a car accident are caused by distracted driving.
  5. Teens are killed in car crashes three times more often than drivers over age 20.

Personal Injury Lawyer in Boise

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, semi truck accident or other personal injury, contact the experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyers in Boise at Parke Gordon Law Firm. Our law firm believes every client deserves fair representation against big insurance companies with deep pockets. Call the law office of Harvard law grad Mat Parke today at (208) 322-7274 now for a free consultation. We can usually tell you over the phone if you have a good case. You pay nothing until we win your case. Call now!

Boise, Idaho Law Office

Our Boise, Idaho law office provides legal services to injury clients in and surrounding Boise, including clients injured in accidents in Boise, Nampa, Meridian, and Caldwell. Visit or call our Boise office now. Parke Gordon 1150 W State St. #300 Boise, ID 83702 Phone:(208) 322-7274

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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Common Causes of Motorcycle AccidentsAn estimated 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in a motorcycle accident in 2015 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In addition, these motorcycle accident accounted for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2015. Here are some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents. By being aware of these causes could potentially help you to avoid a motorcycle accident.

Splitting Lanes

Often when traffic is heavy, a motorcyclist may decide to drive between lanes. Or a motorcyclist may decide to drive between cars moving slowly. Lane splitting is one of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents. Here are a few reasons why lane splitting should be avoided:

  • Other drivers don’t normally expect a motorcyclist to split lanes.
  • Less space to maneuver.
  • Other vehicles are closer to the motorcycle.

Things in the Road

A driver of a motorcycle or vehicle should always be aware of road hazards. Road hazards include: uneven lanes, potholes, dead animals or anything else sitting in the lane. Hitting a road hazard could be deadly for a motorcyclist.

Speeding Motorcyclists

It is always dangerous to speed no matter what you are driving. Driving fast on a motorcycle is a great temptation for many. However, most motorcycle accidents are caused by excessive speeding.

DUI

Driving under the influence of alcohol is never okay but even worse on a motorcycle. Almost half of all motorcycle accidents are caused by drunk drivers.

Left Turn

A common place for a motorcycle accident to take place is in an intersection. Since motorcycles are smaller and harder to see, they often go unseen when turning. A motorcyclist could also be hit by a vehicle turning left. Be aware and cautious of other drivers turning when driving a motorcycle.

Motorcycle Accident Attorney at Parke Gordon Law Firm in Boise

If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, call personal injury attorney Mat Parke for a free consultation. The attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm have handled many motorcycle accident cases. Our law firm believes every client deserves fair representation, not just big insurance companies with deep pockets. Call our Boise law office today at (208) 322-7274.

Boise, Idaho Law Office

Our Boise, Idaho law office provides legal services to injury clients in and surrounding Boise, including clients injured in accidents in Boise, Nampa, Meridian, and Caldwell. Visit or call our Boise office now. Parke Gordon 1150 W State St. #300 Boise, ID 83702 Phone:(208) 322-7274

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