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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.

Due to their smaller size, a motorcycle is much more dangerous than cars and larger vehicles. In a collision with a car or truck, there is little protecting the rider.

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.

At KNR, we ask, ‘what can we do?’ so you move on with more.

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.

Motorcycle Accidents in Franklin County

  • Speeding
  • 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:

  • Concussion
  • Broken bones
  • Severe lacerations
  • Cognitive and physical deficits
  • Whiplash
  • Paralysis
  • 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.

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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.

At KNR, we ask, ‘what can we do?’ so you move on with more.

What Are You Entitled to After a Motorcycle Accident?

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
  • Disfigurement
  • 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

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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, we ask, ‘what can we do?’ so you move on with more.

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