Protecting The Rights Of Injured Motorcyclists
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 protection for its drivers than a motorcycle does, which contributes to the severity of the injuries.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is time to take action. Our team at Vogel Law Firm has extensive experience handling motorcycle accident cases and other personal injury matters throughout Montana, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. 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 to faulty motorcycle parts. Whatever the case, exhaustively investigating the circumstances surrounding your accident can be a crucial step in securing just compensation for any injuries you’ve sustained.
Identifying all injuries caused by the collision is 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
In some cases, seeking compensation for the injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident can be challenging. Insurance companies want to place the blame back on the victim, often claiming that they took a “risk” by riding a motorcycle and the injuries are the result of that risk.
We do not accept that as a reasonable explanation of why an insurance company will not pay out on a claim. Our firm aggressively pursues 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 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 more. It is our goal to have more than enough evidence to show that you were not at fault for the accident and someone else’s negligence led to your injuries.