Spitzer Law Offices help the injured throughout Ohio & Texas to recover the compensation they deserve.
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:
- 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.
Contact our motorcycle accident lawyers today if you live in Ohio or Texas. We offer free consultations.
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