Motorcycle Accidents


Indianapolis Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

 

Motorcycles have long filled our Indiana roadways. It is important that all licensed motor vehicle operators exercise caution and awareness of their surroundings in order to avoid collisions that can cause serious injury or death to those they share the road with.

There are several things that motorcycle riders can do to increase their safety while riding on Indiana highways and roads. Indiana has an American Bikers Aimed Towards Education (ABATE) chapter that promotes motorcycle safety and the rights of bikers to share the road with other motor vehicle operators. ABATE offers beginner as well as experienced rider courses designed to ensure safety by providing defensive driving techniques as well as general instruction on riding.

Bright protective riding gear can also help a rider be seen more readily by drivers and help to reduce the likelihood of a collision. The issue of helmets can be quite controversial for motorcycle enthusiasts. While some riders are vehemently against wearing a helmet, crash statistics show that the use of helmets has saved lives and has reduced the severity of injuries for riders who wear them. The Indiana Institute for Criminal Justice reported in 2009 that the probability of fatal injuries for non-helmeted riders was 1.9 times greater than that for helmeted riders. Rider training and education along with protective gear can help to reduce a motorcycle rider’s risk of injury.

However, even with education and safety as a top priority, accidents and collisions still happen. The majority of motorcycle crashes involve another vehicle, usually a passenger car. These collisions often occur because the driver of the car failed to see the motorcycle in oncoming traffic. When a vehicle collides with a motorcycle the crash can have devastating results. Injuries can include:

  • Amputation of an arm or leg
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Closed head injury
  • Permanent spinal cord damage
  • Multiple fractures
  • Internal injuries

These injuries can have a serious impact on your ability to earn a living or enjoy a quality of life. Our Indianapolis personal injury motorcycle accident lawyers have experience litigating claims for motorcyclists who have been injured as a result of a negligent driver. We use the resources of highly qualified medical professionals, physical therapists, and accident reconstruction engineers to present a compelling case for you in court.

Summary of a claim

Biker was riding down a two-lane roadway when the operator of a passenger car turned left into the path of the oncoming bike. The motorcyclist was involved in a head-on collision with the car and suffered severe wrist fracture, which required multiple surgeries, and a severed artery. Case pending.

Your Rights

An Indiana personal injury attorney can help if you or someone you care about has been injured as a result of a motorcycle accident. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and damage to your motorcycle. There is no obligation or cost to you for the initial consultation. We will not collect any fees from you until you receive payment for your claim. Contact us to learn about your legal rights and options for your Indiana motorcycle accident claim.        

 
 
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