What’s Fair Compensation After an Ohio Motorcycle Accident?
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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.
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.
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:
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:
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:
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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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:
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.
In addition, if a person was killed in a motorcycle accident, a wrongful death lawsuit may let you recover:
Our client was stopped on his motorcycle at a four-way stop, waiting for a school bus to turn…
What Makes KNR Special?
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.