Unlike cars, SUVs and other passenger vehicles, motorcycles do not have seatbelts, airbags or other safety technology. That is why these accidents often result in severe injuries or death.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, our experienced Columbus motorcycle accident lawyers may be able to recover compensation for damages. You can review your claim in a free consultation and in most cases, our experienced injury attorneys will not charge legal or attorney’s fees unless we obtain a favorable verdict or settlement.
CAUSES OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
Although every motorcycle accident is different, many are caused by the negligence of other drivers. Common examples of negligence include:
- Impaired driving
- Disobeying traffic laws
- Failing to look for motorcycles before turning
- Distracted driving
- Not yielding the right of way
- Switching lanes in front of a motorcycle
- Tailgating a motorcycle
- Collisions while changing lanes
Crashes that result from these negligent actions can cause severe, potentially life-altering injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Road rash
- Dental injuries
- Facial injuries
Treating these injuries could become very expensive when you factor in the cost of surgery, prescription medications and physical therapy, among many other costs. Also, these injuries might prevent you from working, and that could reduce your monthly income and hurt your ability to pay for your regular monthly expenses.
That is why the law allows victims of motorcycle accidents caused by negligence to pursue fair compensation for mental, physical and financial damages.
Our Columbus motorcycle accident attorneys have the resources, experience and skills to build a strong case that will give you the best opportunity to recover all of the compensation you are entitled.
INVESTIGATING YOUR MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and you think the accident was caused by negligence, contact our lawyers in Columbus for a free consultation.
We will carefully review your claim to find out your legal options. If you have a valid claim, we will begin an in-depth investigation to create a complete picture of what happened.
Our attorneys will obtain:
- Medical documentation of your injuries, including pictures
- Accident and police reports
- Accounts of the accident from witnesses
- Pictures of the scene of the accident
- Driving record of the at-fault driver
If necessary, our Columbus lawyers can use technology to rebuild the scene of the motorcycle accident to better understand what happened.
We also have access to medical experts who can help us prove exactly how your injuries occurred and the role that negligence played.
At any point during our investigation, insurance companies may reach out to us to settle your claim. We are prepared to settle, but only if the insurance company offers an amount that is fair, given your injuries.
If the insurance company does not offer a fair settlement, we are fully prepared to take your case to trial to obtain the justice and compensation you are entitled.
COMPENSATION IN A MOTORCYCLE WRECK CLAIM
You could be entitled to various forms of compensation after a motorcycle accident, including:
- Past, current and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Physical pain and suffering
If you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, our Columbus wrongful death lawyers may be able to pursue wrongful death compensation that is meant to make up for the financial and emotional impact of your loved one’s death.
Wrongful death compensation may include:
- Funeral expenses
- Burial charges
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of care or guidance that a child or spouse would have received
- Lost emotional support
- Lost insurance and retirement benefits
CONSULT OUR COLUMBUS MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS TODAY
The Columbus motorcycle accident lawyers at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy have more than two decades of experience fighting for justice and compensation for people who have been injured because of someone else’s negligence.
We firmly believe that injured motorcyclists and other injury victims deserve aggressive representation, particularly when dealing with large insurance companies that are only interested in profit.
We understand that the aftermath of an accident can be a financial crisis as well as a physical one, and that is why we offer a free legal consultation and do not charge legal or attorney’s fees unless we achieve a favorable verdict or settlement.