How to File a Motorcycle Claim in Toledo, Ohio
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Since they lack the extra protective layer of cars and other motor vehicles, motorcyclists often face life-threatening and fatal injuries when they become involved in accidents. According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, there are more than 3,400 motorcycle accidents in the Buckeye State each year. In 2017, 157 individuals lost their lives in Ohio as a result of motorcycle crashes.
While motorcycles can be dangerous, there are a variety of ways motorcyclists and motorists can reduce the risk of motorcycle accidents. In honor of Motorcycle Safety Month, we’ve created this guide of tips to stay safe during motorcycle season.
If you get hurt or lose a loved one in a motorcycle crash, reach out to our highly skilled Ohio motorcycle accident lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick. We can help you determine liability and may be able to recover fair and full compensation on your behalf. Contact us today.
There are a number of different reasons motorcycle accidents may occur. However, the most common ones include the following.
While some motorcycle accidents are unpreventable, others can be prevented by taking certain safety measures. Our Ohio motorcycle accident attorneys recommend these tips for reducing the risk of motorcycle accidents.
The Motorcycle Ohio Rider Enhancement (MORE) program was created to help new Ohio motorcyclists ride with safety. Since motorcycling require mental and physical skills, the program’s courses focus on both. If you participate in MORE, you’ll learn a variety of techniques to help sharpen your judgement and perception and improve the physical skills necessary for safe riding.
Some of the courses you can expect to take include Risk and Motorcycling, Preparing to Ride, Wheels in Motion, Special Situations, and Mental Motorcycling. Even if you’ve been a long-time rider, you may find value in MORE as it can refresh your knowledge on motorcycle safety and even teach you some concepts you may not have heard of in the past.
Sometimes, a motorcyclist is at fault for an accident. Other times, the motorcyclist is innocent and another motorist is to blame for a crash. Since determining liability in motorcycle accidents can be complicated, it’s important to consult a motorcycle accident lawyer immediately after a crash.
A motorcycle accident lawyer can perform a thorough investigation, gather solid evidence, prove liability and help you recover the maximum compensation you may deserve. The compensation can be used to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. If you lost a loved one after a motorcycle crash, a wrongful death claim may be filed so that you can ease the financial burden your loved one’s death has caused.
Despite your best efforts to practice motorcycle safety, you may still find yourself in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence. If you sustain an injury or lose a loved one in a motorcycle crash, our firm is an invaluable resources. The experienced Ohio motorcycle accident lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can inform you of your legal options and ensure your rights are protected. We have 11 locations throughout Ohio, including Canton, Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Toledo, and more – find a location near you. Contact us today.