Legal Options if Wrongly Injured in a Motorcycle Accident in Ohio

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Motorcycles are powerful driving machines, and those operating one usually wear little protective gear. This means that when a motorcycle is involved in a crash, the results can be catastrophic. If you’ve been injured in a mototorcycle accident, reach out to an Ohio motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Motorcycle Accidents in Ohio Overview

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need representation from a skilled Ohio personal injury attorney such as ours at Kisling, Nestico & Redick. As one of the largest personal injury firms in the state, our lawyers have significant experience, skill, and resources that we can put to work on your behalf — and fight to obtain the maximum possible compensation for your claim.

Too often, it’s the motorcycle rider or passenger who pays the higher price. A motorcyclist is about 35 times more likely to die in a traffic accident than people in passenger cars in the same collision, according to the records of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Unfortunately, a great many of the accidents in the United States that involve motorcycles usually involve another vehicle as well. Accidents that only involve a single motorcycle are usually due to the driver being impaired, lack of motorcycle riding skills, or failing to account for traffic or weather conditions. But accidents involving motorcycles and passenger cars usually have far more catastrophic injuries.

One call does it all — contact one of our experienced Ohio personal injury lawyers at 1-800-HURT-NOW or use our online form to schedule your free appointment at one of our 11 convenient locations throughout Ohio today.

Motorcycle Accident Claims in Ohio

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

If you have been injured or lost a loved one to a motorcycle collision caused by someone else’s negligence, the Ohio motorcycle accident attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick are here to help. Our compassionate and dedicated lawyers understand how devastating a motorcycle crash can be and will fight to obtain the maximum possible compensation for your injuries or losses.

An Experienced Ohio Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Help

Our attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help assess the factors that caused your accident, investigate the crash scene, and help you pursue your claim for 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 for injuries and property damage.

We can help. When you hire us, our Ohio personal injury attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick will begin working immediately to investigate your accident, gather evidence, and interview witnesses. Our lawyers have more than four centuries of collective legal experience — and have obtained countless favorable verdicts and settlements on behalf of accident victims.

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.

Our firm believes in no recovery, no fees — you will never be asked to pay a fee unless you successfully obtain compensation for your injuries. Call us or fill out our online contact form to arrange your free initial consultation with our Ohio motorcycle accident attorneys.

Important Motorcycle Accident Topics

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. The Ohio personal injury attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help.

Our website offers some general information about motorcycle crashes. However, we invite you to contact us at 1-800-HURT-NOW or use our online form to schedule an appointment with one of our Ohio motorcycle accident lawyers to discuss the specific details of your case and learn your options for pursuing compensation.

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents

A fatal motorcycle accident can have a devastating effect on a family. When the death of a loved one is caused by someone else’s negligence, the surviving family members may be able to receive compensation for funeral costs, lost financial contributions, and other damages through a wrongful death claim. Our attorneys can explain your options and help you pursue a claim.

Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Because they lack the protection provided by a vehicle, motorcycle riders as well as passengers often suffer serious injuries in crashes and collisions. Common injuries include head injuries, broken bones, back injuries, burns, and other potentially catastrophic injuries.

Ohio Motorcycle Safety Laws

Motorcycle riders are subject to different laws and regulations than the drivers of a passenger car, such as Ohio’s helmet law. However, even a motorcycle rider who wasn’t in compliance with safety regulations still may have a claim for compensation when injured by someone else’s negligence. Our attorneys can discuss the circumstances of your accident and explain your legal options.

Compensation for Motorcycle Accidents

When you are injured in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to receive compensation for a number of types of financial and other losses, including compensation for your medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other damages. Our attorneys can explain what types of compensation may be available to you based on the circumstances of your accident.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents often are caused by the negligence of other drivers who weren’t following the rules of the road or weren’t paying careful attention. Our attorneys can evaluate the cause of your accident and help you pursue a claim for compensation against the responsible party.

Unsafe Lane Changes

Motorcycle riders always need to be aware of their surroundings when traveling on any road. Many accidents happen with very little or no warning, and even collisions on small roads can result in terrible injuries. When drivers fail to notice motorcyclists and make unsafe road or lane changes, the results can be devestating.