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Ohio Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need representation from a skilled Ohio personal injury attorney. The driver at fault and their insurance company will look to reduce what they owe and put the blame on you.

At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we have the experience, skill, and resources to hold the right party accountable and obtain maximum compensation after a motorcycle accident.

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There’s a Better Way to Handle Motorcycle Accidents

Many of our lawyers have worked in the insurance industry or defending insurance claims and have a comprehensive understanding of how motorcycle accident claims work and what strategies insurance companies will use to try to fight your claim. That means our lawyers can anticipate the arguments the insurance companies and their lawyers will make and use that knowledge to build a strong case in your favor.

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Motorcycle accidents can be very traumatic for the riders involved. Injuries can be catastrophic — or fatal — and families can be left shattered in the wake of a motorcycle crash. If you or a loved one was hurt in a motorcycle crash, you likely have many questions about your legal options and your future.

Ohio Motorcycle Accidents: Issues & Questions

We Handle ALL Types of Motorcycle Accidents

Ohio law provides motorcyclists with the same rights as other drivers on public roads. However, certain situations are highly dangerous for motorcycle riders. Careless or reckless drivers can easily cause a horrible accident with significant ramifications for motorcyclists.

If you have been hurt because another driver forced you to lay your bike down, you have the right to seek compensation from the negligent party. However, Ohio Revised Code section 2305 only allows for legal claims to be filed within two years.

If you or a loved one were hurt in any of the following, we can explain your options.

  • Unsafe Lane Changes
  • Highway Accidents
  • Head-On Collisions
  • Hit & Run Accidents
  • Intersection Accidents
  • Failure to Maintain the Lane
  • Failure To Yield Accidents
  • Left Turn Accidents
  • Multi-Vehicle (Pile-Up) Accidents
  • Uninsured & Underinsured Driver Accidents

We’re Close by After a Motorcycle Crash

Our statewide practice is designed to make going through an injury claim more convenient and accessible for motorcycle injury victims. With 12 Ohio locations, KNR is a call or click away.

*KNR also serves Ohio’s rural counties & conducts consultations via Zoom.

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Careless Drivers Often Fail To Notice Motorcycles

If a driver is not paying attention or only making an effort for large cars or trucks, they might not see your motorcycle which could cause a horrible collision.

Scenarios where drivers may fail to notice motorcycles include:

  • Making a turn into oncoming traffic
  • Pulling out of a driveway onto a busy road
  • Failing to make a complete and proper stop at a light or stop sign
  • Making a lane change in busy traffic
  • Carelessly entering or exiting a highway on-ramp
  • Dangerously speeding around corners or sharp bends in the road
  • Recklessly driving through parking lots

Lane Sharing & Lane Splitting

Motorcycles’ narrow dimensions allow for more than one bike to easily fit within the width of a lane of traffic. Ohio law allows for two bikes to share a lane by traveling side by side. This is not considered to be particularly dangerous, and it can allow a group of motorcyclists to not be separated in heavy traffic. While legal, lane sharing can make collisions more likely if a motorcyclist is unaware of another biker’s intention to pull up beside them in their lane. If you are lane-sharing with another bike, it’s important to pay close attention to turns and lane changes.

Lane splitting, on the other hand, is the act of driving in the middle of two lanes as you pass slow or stopped traffic. This is very dangerous and completely prohibited on Ohio roads. Lane splitting is not illegal in every state in the United States, and for this reason, some bikers traveling through Ohio will split two lanes of opposite traveling vehicles, unaware that they are breaking the law. Lane splitting often results in accidents such as head-on collisions, side-swipes, and being struck by opening car doors.

Defective Motorcycles and Road Hazards

While reckless drivers cause the majority of motorcycle accidents in Ohio, you can also be in a devastating wreck due to the careless actions of others who are not actually on the road. For example, accidents frequently happen between motorcyclists and objects that litter the road. Hazardous debris can be negligently left by maintenance workers, or they can fall off of vehicles that did not have their cargo properly secured. Since motorcycles do not have an exterior body like a car or truck, even a low-speed impact with a hazardous object can result in a terrible crash. If you or a motorcycle passenger were injured in an accident involving debris on the road, you may be entitled to recover damages from the party who made the road dangerous.

Of the many things that a lawyer would review to support a defective motorcycle liability case, some would include:

  • Maintenance shop and product supplier records
  • Product recall history
  • Accident reconstruction data
  • Technical specifications of motorcycle parts and components
  • History of other similar motorcycle accidents

Motorcycle Accident Injuries

  • Head Injuries and Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Neck and Spine Injuries
  • Road Rash
  • Amputations
  • Biker’s Arm
  • Leg and Foot Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Wrongful Death

Factors to Consider After a Motorcycle Crash

Once you determine what caused the collision and who’s liable for your motorcycle-related injuries, you’ll need to demonstrate the negative impact on your life. While every victim’s experience is different, a motorcycle accident claim or lawsuit focuses on:

  • The gravity of your injuries
  • Your assorted financial losses
  • The negative impact on your life
  • Your degree of fault
  • The parties involved & insurance limits

Motorcycle Safety & Medical Care

Before mounting your bike, ensure you take every possible precaution. Choose a helmet that has been manufactured to meet or exceed federal regulations. Always wear your helmet. Choose clothes made from durable, protective leather to reduce the chances of painful road rash. Remember that your clothing, helmet, and eye gear are your only protection against serious motorcycle accident injuries.

Never assume you don’t need medical attention if you are involved in a wreck. You should go to the hospital and see a doctor, even if you feel fine. Injuries, especially internal ones, tend to show up hours or even days later. It may be too late to file an insurance claim to cover your medical bills by that time.

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Motorcycle Accident Compensation

You shouldn’t be forced to bear the financial cost of someone’s reckless or negligent behavior. Nor should you blindly accept a low-ball insurance offer. These companies only have their interests in mind. By accepting too little or forgoing your rights, you may suffer unnecessary stress and pain long after a motorcycle wreck.

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What Damages Are You Entitled To?

When a motorcycle rider is seriously injured or killed because of the negligence of the driver of a passenger car or commercial truck, the rider, or his or her surviving family, may have a claim for compensation. In Ohio, compensation may include payments for:

  • Medical costs
  • Loss of income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of family relationships, also known as loss of consortium

In the event of a motorcycle-related death, a family may be able to recover wrongful death benefits including:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of financial contributions
  • Loss of their loved one’s comfort and society

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Motorcycle Accident Claims

Our attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help assess the factors that caused your accident, investigate the crash scene, and help you pursue max compensation, whether through negotiation with an insurance company or by taking your personal injury case to court.

Insurance companies often treat bikers unfairly in a blatant attempt to maximize profits by delaying or denying authentic claims for compensation. We will help determine and fully document what ta motorcycle crash cost you and what you will need to recover. This includes money for ongoing medical care, your pain and suffering, and any damage to your ability to earn a living.

Once we know what your injury and experiences are worth, we’ll aggressively pursue a motorcycle accident settlement that covers all of it.

Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits

While most motorcycle accident claims settle, sometimes victims are best served by filing a lawsuit and going to court. A lawsuit not only puts pressure on insurers to take your claim seriously. It also strengthens your argument by collecting evidence during discovery, depositing, and presenting expert testimony.

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What Makes KNR Special?

KNR Does More For Motorcycle Injury Victims

Devastating motorcycle accidents happen every day, and the victims need to recover the compensation they need to move on with their lives. Perhaps another driver was distracted, intoxicated, or speeding and failed to notice your bike. Regardless, you deserve legal representation that makes the process as easy for you and your family.

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

KNR’s Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Will

  • Investigate, collect evidence, and find those at fault for your accident.
  • Interview witnesses, medical professionals, and experts to show how your life was impacted.
  • Communicate with the insurer, clarify liability, and pursue max compensation.
  • Determine your motorcycle accident’s full and fair value – what you lost and deserve.
  • Keep you informed and involved. KNR is available by phone, text, email, or Zoom.
  • Protect your rights and, if necessary, take your case to court.
  • Never charge you upfront. If there’s no recovery, there’s no cost.