Aggressive Advocacy For Motorcyclists
Motorcyclists have an edge when it comes to enjoying the countryside from their bikes. Unfortunately, they also pay the price for other people’s negligence: car drivers who were not looking, maintenance crews who were behind on roadway repairs, and on and on. If you or your loved one was injured while riding, you know what it means to suffer for something that was not your fault.
At The Stuckey Firm, we will step in and step up on your behalf. Motorcycle accidents are among the most serious on the road, so we will not let up until we have achieved maximum compensation on your behalf. We have successfully represented motorcycle accident victims in Springfield and throughout Ohio for years and look forward to doing the same for you.
Serious Injuries Demand Serious Representation
The injuries you sustain in a motorcycle accident may permanently change your life. People are often dealing with:
- Months (or years) out of work
- Exceptional medical expenses
- Ongoing physical therapy and medication
- Catastrophic head, spine and organ damage
- Permanent disability
- Financial distress
This list could go on and on. Your needs may end up being even greater than they are right now, which is why it is crucial for a lawyer to correctly identify negligent parties and pursue them for the full amount of compensation possible. We are committed to making you as financially stable as we can to address the host of issues that come along with a motorcycle collision.
Despite catastrophic injuries, many motorcyclists confront prejudice in the courtroom. Insurance companies and judges may assume that you are reckless for riding a motorcycle, even if the accident was not your fault. At some level, they may even think you deserved it somehow. Our job is to tear down this narrative and place the blame where it truly lies: with the people whose negligence caused your injury.
How Do I Know If I Have A Motorcycle Accident Claim?
If you were hit by a careless driver while riding your motorcycle, you may have a claim. Perhaps you were hit by a speeding driver, a distracted driver or a driver who simply was not watching the road. Even if you were partially at fault for the motorcycle crash, you may still have a claim, due to Ohio’s modified comparative fault rules.
At the end of the day, you are not required to know the law. That is what we are here for. We offer free case evaluations. You can have an experienced attorney review your case at no cost to you. If you do have a claim, we will let you know your next steps.
Are Motorcycle Crash Claims Different Than Car Crash Claims?
Motor vehicle accident laws are the same regardless of the vehicle you were in or the vehicle the other driver was in.
However, because motorcycles are very different from cars, there are different traffic rules that apply, including rules about lane splitting, riding side by side and more. Those rules and whether or not they were followed may impact the motorcycle accident claim. Further, there are nonlegal issues that may come into play, from the increased likelihood of severe injuries for motorcyclists to biases against motorcyclists that may be held by jurors if the case goes to trial.
We understand the distinctions and know how to build a strong case in pursuit of fair compensation for you.
How Long Will It Take To Resolve My Motorcycle Accident Claim?
Six months to a year. You may receive a settlement offer from the insurance company very soon after your motorcycle crash. While you could accept that and the matter will technically be resolved very quickly, you also want to make sure you get sufficient compensation. Often, early settlement offers fall short of the full value of the claim. When we represent you, we want to make certain you get all the money you need, and that takes time. If the insurance company refuses to negotiate, taking your case to trial may be necessary, and that can extend your case.
Rest assured though, we will work hard to get you as much compensation as soon as possible, and we will keep you involved at every decision point.
Would You Like A Free Motorcycle Accident Case Evaluation?
If you are recovering from a injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident, you need an Ohio personal injury attorney who cares about you and can fight on your behalf. We will navigate your case efficiently, but most important of all, we will do it right. Please contact us to find out how we can help. You can use our online contact form, or else call our office: 937-471-3837.