Motorcycle Accidents

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Ohio & Texas Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Experienced Legal Representation for Victims of Motorcycle Crashes

Motorcycle accidents are among the most deadly and dangerous of all traffic accidents. That is because riders have little protection when struck, when hitting the pavement or other objects, or when crushed under the weight of their bikes. Riders can suffer injuries ranging from sprains, whiplash, and road rash to brain and spine injuries that can disable them for a lifetime. These accidents can happen in seconds but their effects can last for weeks, months, or longer, putting you out of work and facing spiraling medical costs while suffering pain, emotional distress, and more.

At the Spitzer Law Offices, we are well aware of the devastating effects that motorcycle accidents can have on riders and their families. To make matters worse, you may be blamed for the accident by the motorist who hit you, making it necessary to fight tooth and nail for rightful compensation. With our competent team on your side, however, you will have the benefit of seasoned attorneys who know how to investigate and prepare cases to give you the best chance of obtaining full and just compensation for what you have suffered. 

Discuss your injuries with a Ohio motorcycle accident attorney at the Spitzer Law Offices by contacting us at (740) 675-6858. Your consultation is free and we work on contingency which means we get paid when we win your case.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Many scenarios can lead to motorcycle accidents. In many of these accidents, the common claim by other drivers is that they didn’t see the motorcyclist. Because of their smaller size, motorcycles can become difficult to spot in traffic and can easily get lost in motorists’ blind spots. Furthermore, bikers are more at risk for accidents because motorcycles are much less crash-worthy than passenger cars, offer little bodily protection, and are often given less respect by motorists who can view them as annoyances. 

Common causes of motorcycle accidents can include:

  • Speeding 
  • Inattention
  • Distracted drivers (includes texting or talking on a cell phone while driving)
  • Drunk driving
  • Making left-hand turns in front of oncoming bikers
  • Opening car doors in front of oncoming bikers
  • Reckless driving (weaving in and out of lanes, tailgating, and more)
  • Breaking other traffic laws

In the wake of such accidents, motorcyclists can suffer road rash that can lead to nerve damage, broken bones, torn ligaments, internal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and more. 

Why You Need a Ohio Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

In dealing with your accident claim, you will likely wind up working with the at-fault party’s insurance company which will commonly offer you a quick, lowball settlement. This is their tactic to give you the least amount in settlement compensation after which you will have to sign away your right to any further compensation should you need it. 

It is never recommended that you accept these initial settlement offers that undervalue what your claim is worth. Instead, we recommend that you put our team on your side. We know how to thoroughly prepare claims to put you in the best position for the compensation you fully deserve. Our team knows how to fight for the full extent of all that you have suffered in damages and losses, including your past and future medical expenses, lost wages or income, pain and suffering, property damage, emotional trauma, and more. Our skilled attorneys know how to hold these companies accountable in negotiating or litigating for fair results. 

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

In the wake of a motorcycle accident, it is important that you take important steps to protect yourself and your legal rights. However, you first must start by seeking medical attention, even if you believe you are not really hurt. This is because injuries sometimes take hours or days to manifest and you will need the medical records for your claim.

The other steps are common sense ones, such as getting out of harm’s way if you can, exchanging information with the other driver, taking photos of the crash scene, getting a police report, and contacting an attorney to represent your best interests throughout the legal process. 

Get Started Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident anywhere in Ohio or Texas, we recommend that you call us as soon as possible. That gives us a head start on the claims process that involves proving fault, documenting your injuries, and building your claim for optimum results. 

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the common injuries in motorcycle accidents?

Motorcycle accidents can result in a range of injuries, including sprains, whiplash, road rash, brain injuries, and spine injuries. These injuries can have long-term effects and may require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.

What should I do after a motorcycle accident?

After a motorcycle accident, it is important to seek medical attention, even if you believe you are not seriously injured. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent. You should also document the accident scene, exchange information with the other party involved, contact the police to file a report, and consult with a motorcycle accident lawyer to understand your legal rights and options.

How can a motorcycle accident lawyer help with my claim?

A motorcycle accident lawyer can help with your claim by gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, negotiating with insurance companies, calculating your damages, and representing your best interests in court, if necessary. They can also guide you through the legal process, handle paperwork and documentation, and ensure that your rights are protected.

What damages can I recover in a motorcycle accident claim?

In a motorcycle accident claim, you may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, emotional distress, and future medical expenses. The exact damages will depend on the specific details of your case.

Contact our motorcycle accident lawyers today if you live in Ohio or Texas. We offer free consultations.

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