Motorcycle riders face numerous dangers while operating their bikes. They are more likely to collide into a vehicle and suffer severe injuries or a fatality when an accident occurs, as motorcycles do not have seatbelts, airbags, or a roll cage. Unfortunately, some of these accidents are due to the rider’s negligence or careless actions.
If you or a loved one are the victims of a motorcycle accident caused by rider negligence, then contact Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. We offer comprehensive legal services for clients who need help with their case. Contact our law firm today to find out more about what legal options you have and what your case is worth after an accident.
Call 317-720-3229 for a free case assessment. An Evansville negligent motorcycle rider accident lawyer may be able to help you.
Determining Negligence in Your Evansville Negligent Motorcycle Accident Case
Whether you were a passenger on the motorcycle, or another driver involved in the accident, to win your case, we must prove that the motorcycle rider’s actions were either negligent or careless. This can be difficult in cases where the motorcycle rider’s injuries are more severe than those of the other parties in the accident.
Some examples of motorcycle rider negligence may include:
- Running a red light
- Riding while under the influence
- Riding in between cars
- Performing stunts on the highway
- Texting/distracted riding
Negligence occurs when a rider fails to practice caution or care while riding their motorcycle. Their actions may be reckless, or they may take unnecessary risks. In a motorcycle accident case, we establish that the rider’s negligence is what led to the accident that caused your injuries.
Potentially Recoverable Damages in Your Case
The negligent motorcycle rider may be responsible for compensating your damages (“the sum of money the law imposes for a breach of some duty or violation of some right,” according to the Legal Information Institute (LII)) after the accident. Damages you can claim may include:
Medical treatment and subsequent bills are an indicator of how serious your injuries were. You may have paid for emergency care or ICU treatment, hospital stays, follow-up doctor visits and consultation, pain medication, or physical therapy.
Loss of Current and Future Income
If you were in recovery for several months, you may have lost several thousands of dollars in wages. You may also have lost out on opportunities for bonuses, tips, or benefits. We can help you account for diminished future earning capacity or disability.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering typically refers to physical or emotional anguish you experienced during your recovery. You may be able to claim any professional counseling or therapy you received, as well as loss of consortium, loss of parental support, or overall loss of joy of life.
If you lost a loved one due to a motorcycle accident, the negligent rider may also be responsible for restoring your family’s losses—burial/funeral costs, pain and suffering prior to death, pre-death medical expenses, or loss of household income. While you cannot get back a loved one, you can recover accident-related damages which can alleviate financial pressure.
An Evansville negligent motorcycle rider accident lawyer from Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. can help you calculate the full value of your claim and pursue fair compensation. To find out what your case is worth, call our law firm at 317-720-3229 for a free case evaluation.
Evidence That You Need to Prove Your Personal Injury Claim
When we submit your claim to the at-fault party’s insurance company, the adjuster may require proof of liability. If so, our law firm will investigate your case to obtain evidence of fault and liability. We may gather evidence from a variety of sources, such as:
- Police reports
- Expert testimony
- Eyewitness statements
- Camera surveillance footage
- Medical records
- Employment records
Our legal team can prepare your case and submit the evidence as part of your accident claim. We investigate your accident to determine what happened, which parties are liable, and how the accident led to your injuries and other damages.
How a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help You with Your Case
Our law firm can help you with your case in the following ways:
Manage All Paperwork and Clerical Duties
We take the headache out of filing a personal injury claim by managing your entire case for you. We conduct a full investigation of the accident, provide evidence of fault and liability, calculate your damages, and communicate with all parties on your behalf. You have more freedom to recover from your injuries.
Build Your Case
Since your case is unique, you deserve personalized legal services that meet your needs. Our legal team meets together to discuss your options and how you may decide to proceed. We also determine how to pursue fair compensation that reflects your actual losses.
Negotiate a Fair Settlement
You do not have to accept the first settlement offer from the insurance company. We can assess the offer and fight for fair compensation. If the insurance company rejects your claim or does not want to settle, then we may look at other options—such as taking your case to court. Your Evansville negligent motorcycle rider accident lawyer will continue to fight to defend your rights. Call to get started with your case. We provide a free, no-obligation case review.
The Statute of Limitations for Personal injury Cases in Indiana Could Be Relevant
According to IC 34-11-2-4, there is a two-year statute of limitations (from the date of the accident) on all personal injury cases including motorcycle accidents. In some cases, the time limit is much sooner.
If you fail to meet the deadline, you may no longer be eligible to recover your damages. Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. can help you with your personal injury case to ensure that you meet the deadline and follow all guidelines for filing a lawsuit.
Contact Us Today to Find Out More About Your Case
A team member from Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. can meet with you, answer your questions, and put together a legal strategy. Get a free case evaluation today by calling 317-720-3229.