Motorcyclists in the U.S. face grim statistics: They are five times more likely to be injured per mile traveled than a motor vehicle driver. A standard car or truck offers a great deal more injury protection for its drivers than a motorcycle does, which contributes to the severity of motorcycle injuries.
The National Safety Council reports that in 2021, while motorcycles made up only 3% of all registered vehicles and 0.6% of all vehicle miles traveled in the United States, motorcyclists accounted for 14% of all traffic deaths and 17% of all occupant deaths in crashes.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is time to act. Our Personal Injury Attorneys at the Vogel Law Firm have extensive experience handling motorcycle accident cases and other personal injury matters throughout the Upper Midwest. We are here to protect your rights and hold the negligent party responsible.
Common Motorcycle Injuries
The causes of motorcycle injuries can range from distracted driving by other vehicle operators to faulty motorcycle parts. Whatever the case, our Personal Injury Attorneys will exhaustively investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident to secure just compensation for any injuries you have sustained.
Identifying all injuries caused by the collision is also very important. Common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Road rash
- Internal bleeding
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Soft tissue damage
- Traumatic brain injury
Unfortunately, many motorcycle accidents also result in the death of the rider. These wrongful death cases are handled by our firm’s attorneys, who are sensitive to the needs and emotions of surviving family members.
Filing A Motorcycle Accident Injury Claim
Seeking compensation for the injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident can be challenging. Insurance companies may attempt to place the blame back on the victim, often claiming that they took a “risk” by riding a motorcycle, and that the injuries or death are the result of that risk. They may also argue anyone operating a motorcycle without a helmet is accepting the risk of a more serious injury or death.
We do not accept those arguments as a reasonable explanation or excuse to avoid liability and financial responsibility for the damages you have suffered. According to the National Safety Council, in 2021, 72% of motorcycle operators involved in fatal crashes were NOT alcohol impaired. In fact, most took place on urban roads (67%) and in good weather (83%). The simple truth is that despite better lighting on the motorcycle and defensive driving by the motorcycle operator, other vehicles commonly pull out in front of motorcycle operators, causing collisions. In the Midwest where weather makes motorcycle operation seasonal, many vehicle operators “don’t see” motorcycles while driving.
Our Personal Injury Attorneys aggressively pursue compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical expenses on your behalf. We gather all the evidence, including information on weather and road conditions on the day of the accident, the rate of speed at which the vehicles were traveling, any traffic control devices that may have been ignored or were inexplicably absent, and much more. It is our goal to have more than enough evidence to show that you were not at fault for the accident and that the negligence of someone else led to your injuries.
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Our Personal Injury Attorneys are here to help you every step of the way with your motorcycle accident or other personal injury case. Get started with our firm today.
Call our office at 701-237-6983.