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Columbus Motorcycle Accidents
Franklin County saw 1,627 motorcycle crashes between 2016 and 2020, which is an average of about 325 motorcycle accidents a year. Of those, 72 motorcycle crashes involved fatalities.
If you or a loved one are injured in a motorcycle accident, you’re likely dealing with pain, medical bills, rehab costs, and lost wages. You be unsure of what to do. But you have rights and may be entitled to compensation. The Columbus motorcycle accident lawyers at KNR can help get what you need to move forward.
Call KNR at (614) 487-8669 today to talk more about your Columbus motorcycle accident case. We offer 100% free initial consultations, and there are no costs unless you recover compensation.
Columbus Motorcycle Accidents: Common Causes
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, hundreds of people are killed in motorcycle accidents every year. Thousands more are severely injured.
Whether you encounter a distracted motorist on High Street or while riding on I-270 in Columbus, many motorcycle accidents happen because drivers are unaware of their surroundings and behave recklessly.
Common motorcycle accidents in Franklin County include:
- Cars that try to pass motorcycles
- Cars making left hand turns or switching lanes without checking blind spots
- 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
Motorcycle Accident: Common Injuries
Ohio only requires motorcycle riders to wear helmets if they are under 17. This resulted in a 71% fatality rate for those not wearing helmets in motorcycle accidents.
The injuries in motorcycle crashes are often severe and include:
- Broken bones
- Severe lacerations
- Cognitive and physical deficits
- Severe cuts and lacerations
- Permanent muscle and nerve damage
Columbus Motorcycle Injuries: Medical Treatment
With considerable experience helping local injury victims, our Columbus motorcycle accident attorneys will guide and assist you with documenting injuries and the medical costs after a motorcycle wreck. We have strong relationships with the many excellent hospitals and trauma centers in Columbus, including:
Columbus Motorcycle Accidents: Fault, Liability & Negligence
If your motorcycle accident and subsequent injuries were caused by someone else, you may wish to file a motorcycle accident insurance claim or lawsuit and pursue compensation. To ultimately secure what you deserve, you must identify the party at fault for the motorcycle accident, prove their negligence, and establish their liability for your injuries. This means demonstrating:
- The party at fault had a duty of care toward you
- This duty was breached by a failure to act reasonably
- The breach of duty caused the motorcycle accident and subsequent injuries
- You suffered harm from these injures that you can be compensated for
For instance, if you suffered injuries after being struck by a distracted driver, you and your lawyer must show that the other driver had a duty to follow the traffic laws but breached this duty by texting while driving. As a result, the driver failed to see your motorcycle and caused a collision and your injuries. Then, you’ll have to demonstrate that you suffered financial and other harm in connection to your motorcycle injuries. This could be your medical bills, inability to work, or pain and suffering.
Compensation in Motorcycle Accident Cases
If a motorcycle rider is killed or injured, it is important to determine fault. If another person’s recklessness caused the accident, the rider or surviving family members may file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Financial losses that are often recovered in these cases include:
- Lost income
- Medical expenses
- Mental anguish
- The loss of certain relationships, also known as loss of consortium
- Physical limitations
- Pain and suffering
In a recent case, we secured a $650,000 settlement for a couple when their motorcycle was rear-ended while stopped at a red light.
Fatal Columbus Motorcycle Accidents
In addition, if a person was killed in a motorcycle accident, a wrongful death lawsuit may let you recover:
- The costs associated with a funeral and burial
- Loss of financial contributions
- Loss of prospective inheritance
Our Columbus Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Can Help
From intense pain to the stress associated with keeping up on your finances, motorcycle accident injuries can wreak havoc on your life. However, KNR will handle every aspect of your case. This will allow you to focus on your recovery.
We won’t let large insurance companies diminish your injuries or cast doubt on who was at fault. These are tactics to pay you less, but we will guide you through the claim. From filing paperwork to constructing an argument that gives your case the best possible chance, we’ll investigate your motorcycle accident, obtain the necessary evidence, work with your doctors, and illustrate the full impact of a motorcycle on your life.
At KNR our Columbus attorneys will:
- Answer your questions and concerns
- Keep you updated during all stages of the process
- Obtain medical records about the extent of your motorcycle injuries
- Identify the responsible party
- Determine the fair and full value of your damages
- Negotiate for maximum compensation
- Fight for everything you deserve in court if necessary
Contact KNR Today. Free Consults
Our Columbus motorcycle injury lawyers know that your case depends on listening to your story and gathering all the evidence. Then we can prove that you were not at fault and deserve compensation. Let us handle your case, ensuring you have the best possible chance of receiving compensation.
With locations throughout Ohio and a long history of fighting for people like you. If you have questions, speak to an experienced motorcycle attorney today. Call us at (614) 487-8669 or use our online form to schedule a 100% free consultation.