The aftermath of a motorcycle crash can be devastating. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, the Cleveland motorcycle accident lawyers with Kisling, Nestico & Redick are ready to protect your rights and help you secure what you and your family need.
With huge medical costs and the pain involved, you may not know how to handle the chaos after a motorcycle accident. However, the Cleveland motorcycle accident lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick know what it takes to help people recover what they need.
If you get hurt in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, you may be eligible for compensation.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 148,000 people have died in motorcycle accidents since 1966. In Ohio, motorcycle accidents are especially deadly. This results in hundreds of deaths per year. This is in large part due to the severe lack of helmet laws in Ohio.
While hundreds are killed in motorcycle accidents, thousands more are seriously injured. Call (216) 658-1330 to see if filing a personal injury lawsuit is right for you.
Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents
A person is likely to be hurt in any roadway accident. However, motorcycles are especially unsafe.
The risk of riders sustaining major injuries in a collision with another vehicle drastically increases due to the size of motorcycles and the fact that riders have virtually no protection. For instance, you may be thrown onto the pavement or even through a windshield.
While the small size of a motorcycle is good for maneuverability, it makes them more susceptible to accidents. This is especially true on roads like Interstate 480, which is one of the most dangerous roadways in Cleveland.
Speeding is the number one cause of all auto accidents. But other common causes of motorcycle crashes include:
Cars that try to pass motorcycles
Cars making left hand turns or switching lanes without making observations
Distracted driving caused by cell phones, other people, and even the radio
A motorcycle being rear-ended by a truck or car
Cars and other large vehicles attempting dangerous maneuvers
Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Compensation in Motorcycle Accident Cases
In a motorcycle accident, you can suffer financially as well as physically. If you have been involved in an accident that was caused by someone else, you may wish to file a personal injury lawsuit.
To seek compensation for your financial losses, you will need to establish two legal elements. First, you must prove that the accident was caused by another’s recklessness or irresponsibility. Second, you must show that your injuries were the direct result of the accident.
A personal injury claim after a motorcycle accident can help you recover your:
Loss of income
Pain and suffering
KNR has helped numerous injury victims after motorcycle accidents get compensation for their long-term needs. For example, KNR represented a husband and wife who suffered injuries after they were struck on a motorcycle while stopped at a red light. We ultimately recovered a $650,000 settlement to help them recover.
Wrongful death damages after a motorcycle accident can include:
Funeral and burial costs
Loss of comfort and society
Loss of prospective inheritance
Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Can Help You
From intense pain to the stress associated with keeping up on your finances, motorcycle accident injuries can wreak havoc on your life.
Our personal injury lawyers at KNR can handle every aspect of your case. This will allow you to focus on your recovery. We will guide you through the claim, from filing paperwork to constructing an argument that will give your case the best possible chance of success.
How the Cleveland Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at KNR Can Help You