Motorcycles offer a fun, stylish option for those who are looking for a bit more out of their transportation. However, motorcycles also bear some unique risks when accidents occur. Those who are involved in accidents while riding motorcycles are prone to a range of severe physical injuries, as they lack the rigorous protective measures present in trucks, sedans, and other vehicles.
If you were part of a motorcycle accident, then you may be entitled to recover financial compensation to make up for the costs of medical bills, lost income, and damaged property.
Our Richmond motorcycle accident lawyer with Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. will take your motorcycle accident case seriously. We give our clients our undivided attention when we take on their cases. Personal injury cases are our only focus, unlike other law firms that try to cover everything. We will work with you to investigate the details of your accident and pursue any forms of monetary compensation that you may be qualified to collect. Contact our office today.
Motorcycle Accidents in Indiana
Motorcycle accidents are common in Indiana, as they are in the rest of the United States. According to the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, in 2018, there were 2,871 collisions in the state involving motorcyclists. This accounted for nearly 4 percent of all collisions in the state. In the same year, 112 motorcycle riders were killed in collisions.
Motorcycle accidents vary in their severity, but they often toss riders from their bikes, leaving them with life-altering injuries. Indiana authorities are constantly working to prevent motorcycle accidents through public awareness campaigns, legal measures, and safety programs. Until these efforts succeed in eliminating motorcycle accidents completely in Indiana, it is wise to be duly cautious every time you get on your bike.
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Risk Factors in Motorcycle Accidents
Unfortunately, there are several negative cultural stereotypes that bikers must confront on the roads. Other drivers often have their minds made up about motorcycle riders: They are aggressive thrill-seekers with no regard for other vehicles. These and other stereotypes play a role in motorcycle accidents of all kinds.
Other Drivers Must Respect Motorcycle Riders on the Road
If drivers lack respect for motorcycle riders, then they may treat them differently on the roads, either consciously or subconsciously. Negative attitudes often manifest in aggressive driving behaviors, such as tailgating, swerving, and harassment. These forms of misconduct often lead to accidents that cause motorcycle riders a great deal of suffering. If you were the victim of an act of aggressive driving, then you have the right to pursue justice for another party’s wrongdoing. Our lawyer can help you by investigating the details of your accident and establishing liability.
Distractions and Inattention Can Lead to Injuries for Bikers
Some motorcycle accidents are simply the result of driver inattention. Those in standard-sized motor vehicles have a responsibility to share the road safely with bikers. This means they are responsible for checking for bikers in their mirrors before changing lanes and turning. They also owe bikers the consideration of using their turn signals and giving them adequate space on the roads. All too often, drivers’ ignorance and lack of awareness create enormous risks for motorcycle riders.
A Richmond motorcycle accident lawyer from Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. will represent you after you are involved in a motorcycle accident. As an experienced motorcycle rider, Randy Sevenish is the Lawyer Who Rides, and he can work with you to sort out the specifics of your case. To learn more about how we can help you after a motorcycle accident, pick up the phone and call our office today.
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Getting Legal Help on Your Side
As IC §34-11-2-4 points out, you generally have up to two years after an incident that caused a personal injury to take legal action. Beyond this point, you lose the ability to go after justice and any other financial awards to which you may be entitled. Contacting a lawyer after an accident could grant you the needed time and space to recover from any injuries you may have suffered in an accident.
Our lawyer will begin by investigating the details of the motorcycle accident. He will examine road conditions, weather conditions, driver behaviors, and any other pertinent details that may serve to establish a liable party. From here, our lawyer, who focuses on personal injury and motorcycle accidents, can examine any federal, state, and local laws that may affect your case. Our team will keep you updated as we negotiate for a settlement with the negligent driver and their insurance company. Depending on the nature of your accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical expenses, damaged property, and other damages.
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Damages You Can Recover From the At-Fault Driver
A motorcycle accident can result in long-term, possibly life-long, consequences. You should not experience financial hardship because of the at-fault driver’s negligence. Our case assessment team will help you recover the following damages:
- Medical treatment throughout your recovery
- Physical and occupational therapy and rehab
- Lost wages and other sources of income
- Property damage, loss, or diminished value
- Physical, mental, and emotional pain and suffering
If a loved one was fatally injured in the accident, the damages you receive can include the costs your family incurs for their funeral and burial. We also request compensation for your family’s loss of their financial and household contributions. Because wrongful death damages are only awarded to certain family members, our lawyer will ensure the right family members seek this form of compensation.
Our Team Collects the Evidence That Supports Your Right to Compensation
Our personal injury team will investigate your accident and help you prove your right to financial compensation. Each motorcycle accident case is unique and will have its own supporting evidence and documentation.
Leave the details of your case and the collection of your evidence to us. To support your case, we compile:
- Your motorcycle accident report
- Your medical records and bills
- Photos and video footage
- Statements from available witnesses
- Your own written statement
We know how important the evidence of your accident is, so we collect it for you. We also present it to the at-fault driver’s insurer because we understand the weight of the evidence. More personal injury cases are settled out of court rather than in, so we organize your evidence and fight for a favorable settlement.
Your Recovery Is Our Team’s Priority
Motorcycle accidents often have disastrous outcomes for those involved. As a motorcycle rider, you are exposed to dangers that those behind the wheel of a traditional automobile never even have to consider. Dealing with the consequences of a motorcycle accident is never simple. The legal and financial details of an incident often compound with personal injuries to create a whirlwind of stressful emotions. We can take care of that while you heal. Here’s how one client viewed our service.
“After getting in a motorcycle wreck in July, Sevenish Law was recommended to me to represent my boyfriend and I. Shannon…was beyond attentive, always responded quickly, and went above and beyond…Couldn’t imagine going through all of this with anyone else representing us! Thank you, a million times, over Sevenish Law!” — Joey Simmons
We fight for clients like Joey to ensure they get the best possible outcome.
Start Preparing Your Case at No Cost to You
Holding the at-fault driver responsible for your injuries and related expenses does not have to add to the financial aftermath of your accident. Our team will represent you on a contingency fee basis. This allows you to get started immediately, which means we do not lose investigative time.
At no upfront cost to you, we will:
- Review the details of your case
- Pay any case-related expenses
- Hire experts and consultants
- Negotiate a settlement
- Represent you in court, if needed
If your case does go to court, we prepare your evidence for the trial process. We also review the other party’s evidence, take depositions, prepare you and any supporting witnesses to testify.
We are committed to your case and will fight hard for the financial recovery you are entitled to receive. We accept an agreed-upon percentage of your settlement or verdict and do not get paid until you do.
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Contact Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. Today
A Richmond motorcycle accident lawyer from Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. will offer help and guidance as you navigate the complexities that follow a motorcycle accident. At Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., we only focus on personal injury cases. Because we focus specifically on this kind of case, we are very familiar with personal injury cases and how to navigate them. To speak to one of our team members about your accident, pick up the phone and call us today.