A motorcycle accident can have physical, psychological, and financial impacts on your life. The challenge of paying medical bills while missing time at work can lead any victim to fear for their future—on top of having to endure the physical suffering brought on by their injuries.
If you suffered an injury in a Lawrence motorcycle accident, let the “Lawyer Who Rides” handle your case. Randall Sevenish of Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., rides motorcycles and is passionate about relieving fellow riders from the tremendous burdens that can follow an accident. We can fight for your compensation while you concentrate on your recovery.
Call Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. today at (317) 636-7777 for a free case review and consultation. Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis with no upfront costs to the clients we represent. When you hire us, we do not get paid unless and until you win.
How Motorcycle Accidents Happen
More than 1800 people were injured in motorcycle crashes in Indiana in 2019, according to Indiana Crash Facts 2019, causing 113 fatal injuries. These figures are a reminder that motorcycle accidents are a regular occurrence in Indiana, and many riders are injured when they happen.
Some of the top reasons a negligent driver could cause an accident that injures a motorcyclist include:
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Alcohol impairment or DUI
- Driver fails to see the motorcycle
- Failure to yield right of way
- Sudden stops
- Unsafe lane changes
- Road rage
- And more
Identifying the circumstances that led to a motorcycle accident can help determine who is liable for your damages. Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. can launch an investigation into your incident so we can identify the at-fault parties and move forward with holding them liable.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accidents lawyer serving Lawrence, call 317-636-7777
We Support the Families of Motorcycle Accident Fatalities
Because motorcyclists are largely unprotected in a crash, an accident can lead to serious injuries. In some cases, motorcycle versus vehicle collisions can result in fatalities. According to Indiana Crash Facts 2019, 112 motorcyclists were killed in collisions.
If a family member was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident, our personal injury lawyer will build a wrongful death case for your family. We will document the negligence that led to the loss of your loved one, including obtaining a copy of their death certificate.
Our law firm works hard to prove the emotional and financial toll your loss has taken on your family. We also fight hard to help you recover appropriate compensation.
Wrongful Death Damages
When we assign a financial value to your wrongful death case, we include all the damages your loved one would have been entitled to recover from a personal injury case had they survived.
Additional damages we recover for you will include:
- Reasonable funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of your loved one’s financial contributions
- Loss of your loved one’s domestic contributions
- Loss of consortium, companionship, and parental guidance
Legally, specific family members — the decedent’s spouse, parents, or children — can receive wrongful death damages. Our law firm will explain who can bring legal action and how much time you have to do so.
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Investigating Your Motorcycle Accident
Our team will take every measure to uncover the sequence of events that preceded your motorcycle accident. A clue to the cause can be found anywhere, so we leave no stone unturned. Some of the steps a Lawrence motorcycle accident lawyer can take to investigate include:
- Visiting the scene of your accident
- Collecting evidence
- Interviewing witnesses
- Checking surveillance videos
- Taking and collecting photos
- Inspecting your motorcycle and other vehicles involved in the crash
- Checking road conditions on the day of the incident
- Hiring accident reconstruction experts to testify in your defense, if necessary
The evidence of driver liability that we may be able to produce will be the foundation of our settlement negotiations or lawsuit in court.
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Types of Injuries That Can Result From a Motorcycle Accident
There is a wide range of injuries that can result from a motorcycle accident, including:
- Broken bones
- Road rash
- Internal injuries
- Face injuries
- Ligament damage
- And more
We recommend seeing a doctor immediately after your motorcycle accident. Even if you feel like your injuries are minor, it is best to be evaluated by a medical professional, as some serious injuries could have subtle or delayed symptoms. It is also important that you continue to receive treatment according to your prescribed treatment plan.
A link in your medical record between the accident and your injuries could also be useful evidence in your motorcycle accident case. We also obtain a copy of your prognosis for the future to ensure your required medical care is covered even after your case is resolved.
Whatever injury you suffered in your motorcycle accident, there may be medical expenses and missed wages, among other damages. Call Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. at (317) 636-7777 so we can discuss your case and apprise you of your options for compensation.
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Recoverable Damages in a Motorcycle Accident Case
Every motorcycle accident is different—different causes, injuries, and consequences. Accordingly, it would be difficult to predict the value of your case without a direct consultation.
However, the following types of damages represent the possible areas of compensation you might be able to receive, depending on the circumstances of your case:
- Past, future, and ongoing medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Loss of benefits
- Diminished future potential earnings
- Replacement costs
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- And more
This list is not comprehensive. There are many types of damages you may be eligible to receive, depending on the circumstances of your case.
The Lawrence motorcycle accident lawyer team at Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. can consult with experts in medicine, economics, occupational therapy, and psychology to determine the full extent of your losses.
We can discuss what specific compensation may be available in your case when you call our firm for a free consultation.
Presenting the Evidence for Your Compensation
Once we have outlined your damages, Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. will negotiate with the defendant’s insurer based on the evidence we have collected.
If the insurance adjuster is unwilling to cooperate, we will not hesitate to file a lawsuit against the liable party on your behalf and take the matter to civil court.
We will handle all communications and negotiations on your behalf during this time so that you can concentrate on your recovery. Our firm will be available to answer your questions and provide legal advice throughout this process.
How Indiana’s Statute of Limitations Can Affect Your Case
Indiana enforces a statute of limitations that limits the amount of time you have to take legal action after a personal injury. Generally, per IC § 34-11-2-4, this timeframe is two years from the date of the accident.
In wrongful death cases, the general timeframe is also two years, with the statutory clock starting on the date of your loved one’s demise, per IC § 34-23-1-1. Failure to meet the statute of limitations could jeopardize your case.
When you hire Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., you gain peace of mind from knowing that this important deadline and all other matters of your case are being handled with professionalism and resolved by a motorcycle accident lawyer representing clients in Lawrence.
See Why Motorcycle Accident Clients Recommend Our Client-Focused Law Firm
The law firm you choose can make a significant difference in the handling of your case. When they talk about their choice to trust us with their case, previous clients say the following:
- Joey Simmons: After getting in a motorcycle wreck in July, Sevenish Law was recommended to me…Shannon…was beyond attentive, always responded quickly, and went above and beyond in her work during the months preceding the wreck. Couldn’t imagine going through all of this with anyone else representing us! Thank you, a million times.
- Jon Lloyd: The experience I had with Sevenish Law Firm was very positive through the whole process. Randy came a visited me at my house after I was released from the hospital…Once everything settled, I was very pleased with the results and would recommend them to anyone in need of representation.
In addition to these reviews, you can listen to our clients share their experiences with our law firm. Our client reviews page includes additional written and video testimonials and recommendations.
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Randall Sevenish, the “Lawyer Who Rides,” defends the rights of Lawrence motorcycle accident victims. If you were injured in a Lawrence motorcycle accident, give us a call today.
Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. can be reached at (317) 636-7777. Case reviews are free. Our firm dedicates 100% of our practice to personal injury cases like yours. We take cases on a contingency-fee-basis with no upfront costs to the clients we represent.