Need an Injury Lawyer for an Ohio Motorcycle Accident?
According to the NHTSA, 1 out of 10 accidents that happens on our roadways involves a motorcycle and a motor vehicle. These accidents are more common than we would like them to be, taking lives every single year across America; and the unfortunate reality is that many of them could have been prevented.
Tens of thousands of people board their motorcycles every year, especially in the summer months, and don’t know that they will be involved in a serious accident with a driver that was not watching out for their safety. In 2016 alone, over 305,000 crashes occurred on Ohio roads. 202 fatalities that stemmed from these accidents were recorded in motorcycle accidents specifically. 31 children were involved in these crashes as well. Many of these accidents take place because motorcycle riders and motor vehicle drivers fail to share the roadways and watch out for one another.
In fact, about 75% of all motorcycle accidents happen because a driver made a road error. Where do you turn when you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident? How do you protect your rights?
One of the aspects that many people struggle with in our modern times when it comes to accidents is determining who is actually liable for your injuries. You’ve already been injured and received treatment, but now you wonder how you can compensate during this difficult time and stand up for your rights against the big name insurance company.
You might ask yourself: Was liability clear in my accident? Did another driver come zooming out of nowhere, possibly speeding, and as a result you were knocked from your bike? Have you missed out on many opportunities due to your injury such as missing time at work and more and now you don’t know how you will be able to move forward with your normal life? These are all questions people ask themselves after one of these serious accidents.
Why Motorcycle Accidents Occur
Negligence stands at the center of all motorcycle accidents. Some of the most common causes of these accidents include:
- Cars that make left turns in front of a motorcyclist at an intersection when they fail to pay attention to the roads
- A car that merges quickly in front of a motorcycle when lanes are being changed, which can often happen due to blind spots
- A vehicle hitting you from behind, which could cause you to be thrown from your motorcycle
No matter how your accident occurred, if it was the negligence of another party, you can receive compensation you deserve during this difficult time.
Holding a Party Liable for Damages
There is stress after an accident as you attempt to figure out how you are going to compensate in your time of need. You might be entitled to damages during this difficult time. Perhaps you have not been able to return to work after serious injuries, struggle emotionally as you try to come to terms with the accident, or have sustained medical expenses that keep piling up.
It’s time to speak with an attorney you can trust when it comes to your Ohio motorcycle accident. We want to stand by your side and help you compensate on behalf of your expenses. Call us as soon as possible to find out how we can assist you in your time of need.