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National Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Riding a motorcycle is a thrilling experience, but it comes with its share of risks. Motorcycle accidents can result in serious injuries or even fatalities, making it essential to understand both the joys and potential dangers of the journey. In 2020, there were 5,579 motorcyclists’ fatalities from accidents across the nation. This is the highest number of reported motorcycle deaths to date. When dealing with the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, covering medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages can be overwhelming. A motorcycle accident lawyer can bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge to the table, ensuring that victims receive the compensation they rightfully deserve.

Why Choose Us?

At Senft Injury Advocates, we specialize in providing exceptional legal support for motorcycle accident cases across the nation. Our firm goes above and beyond to investigate every aspect of the accident, meticulously gathering evidence and working closely with medical professionals to establish the full extent of your injuries. Our team understands the nuances of both state and federal laws governing motorcycle accidents, allowing us to navigate the legal landscape with precision and confidence.

If you’re uncertain about whether your motorcycle accident qualifies for compensation, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask. Our team of motorcycle accident lawyers is here to provide guidance and clarity, helping you understand your legal options. With Senft Injury Advocates, you gain more than just legal representation—you gain allies committed to your recovery and well-being.

Steps After a Motorcycle Accident

If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, taking the right steps immediately afterward can significantly impact the outcome of any potential legal case.

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Health & Safety

Move to a safe location if you can. Moreover, assess yourself and others for injuries. Call 911 if medical attention is needed.  Even if you feel fine, some injuries may not be immediately apparent.

Report the Motorcycle Accident

Contact law enforcement to file a report. Depending on the severity of injuries and property damage, your state may legally require you to report the motorcycle accident.

Gather Information

Swap contact and insurance details with the other involved parties. Take photos of the accident scene, including all vehicles involved, damages, and any relevant road conditions or signs.

Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Before settling with insurance companies, consulting with a motorcycle accident lawyer can help protect your rights and ensure fair compensation.

Frequently Asked Questions

At Senft Injury Advocates, we operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that our fees are contingent upon securing a favorable outcome for your case. You won’t have any upfront costs, and you won’t pay attorney fees unless we win your case or achieve a settlement on your behalf. This arrangement allows you to access high-quality legal representation without the burden of financial risk or out-of-pocket expenses.

The main cause of motorcycle accidents is often attributed to the visibility of motorcycles and the failure of other drivers to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic. Motorcycles are smaller and can easily be obscured by objects or other vehicles on the road, making them less visible to car drivers.

Some other key factors that contribute to motorcycle accidents include:

  • Speeding: Both motorcyclists and vehicle drivers speeding can lead to accidents due to reduced reaction times and increased severity of impacts.
  • Alcohol Use: Impairment by alcohol is a common factor in motorcycle accidents, affecting judgment, reaction times, and motor skills.
  • Road Conditions: Potholes, slippery roads, and uneven surfaces can pose significant risks to motorcyclists, who require stable conditions to maintain control.

Understanding these factors can help in both preventing accidents and in cases where fault and liability are being determined following an accident. Riders and drivers alike can benefit from being more aware of these risks and taking steps to mitigate them.

The duration of a motorcycle accident lawsuit can vary widely depending on several factors. Generally, it can take anywhere from a few months to several years to resolve. Factors that can determine the timeline include the complexity of the case, the extent of injuries, and whether the case can be settled or goes to trial. State jurisdiction and laws can also influence the duration of the claim. For instance, the statute of limitations varies by state, typically ranging from one to three years. This is a crucial deadline when filing a claim.

The percentage of motorcycle accidents where the rider is at fault varies based on numerous factors, including road conditions, traffic situations, and local driving habits. However, it’s commonly observed that in many accidents involving motorcycles and other vehicles, the other drivers are frequently at fault. This is due to reasons such as failing to yield right of way to the motorcyclist or not noticing the motorcycle.

 

According to the NHTSA, in multiple-vehicle accidents, drivers of vehicles are at fault more often than motorcyclists. Yet, motorcyclists are at fault in a significant portion of single-vehicle crashes, often due to errors like over braking or taking a curve too fast. The exact statistics can fluctuate, and it’s important to consider that each accident has unique circumstances. In-depth analysis and investigations are typically required to determine fault accurately. A motorcycle accident lawyer can provide more detail specific to the case.

The amount of compensation you can receive from a motorcycle accident depends on several factors, including the severity of your injuries, the extent of damage to your property, lost wages, pain and suffering, and in some case punitive damages. However, the potential compensation is also influenced by state-specific laws, particularly those related to negligence.

 

Many states follow a comparative negligence rule where your compensation may be reduced by the percentage of fault you share in the accident. For example, if you are found to be 20% at fault in an accident, your compensation could be reduced by 20%. A few states adhere to a stricter contributory negligence rule, where if you are found even slightly at fault, you might be barred from receiving any compensation. Some states also have caps on the amount of compensation you can receive, especially for non-economic damages like pain and suffering.

 

A motorcycle accident lawyer can provide a more accurate estimate based on the specifics of your case and help navigate the complexities of your state’s laws to ensure you receive fair compensation.

Here are some effective strategies to help reduce the risk of accidents:

 

  • Wear Protective Gear: Always wear appropriate safety gear, including a DOT-approved helmet, protective clothing, gloves, and boots, regardless of the distance or your familiarity with the route.
  • Stay Visible: Use reflective gear and keep your headlights on to make yourself more visible to other road users. Avoid riding in a vehicle’s blind spot.
  • Follow Traffic Rules: Obey all traffic signs and signals. Adhere to speed limits and local road laws to avoid unexpected situations.
  • Ride Defensively: Always anticipate the actions of other drivers. Keep a safe distance from other vehicles, and be especially cautious at intersections where most collisions occur.
  • Avoid Distractions: Never use a mobile phone or any other electronic device while riding.
  • Check Weather Conditions: Before heading out, check the weather forecast. Avoid riding in extreme weather conditions like heavy rain, strong winds, or icy conditions, which can significantly increase the risk of an accident.
  • Maintain Your Motorcycle: Ensure that your motorcycle’s brakes, tires, lights, and engine are in good working condition to prevent mechanical failures that could lead to accidents.
  • Ride Sober: Alcohol and drugs impair judgment and reaction times. Never ride under the influence, as this increases the likelihood of making critical errors.

 

By implementing these practices, you can significantly reduce the risk of being involved in an accident and ensure a safer riding experience.

Choosing Senft Injury Advocates for your motorcycle accident lawyer means you’re opting for a firm that extends its services nationally, ensuring access to top-tier legal support regardless of your location. Our firm is renowned not just for our legal expertise but also for our compassionate approach to each case. We understand the physical and emotional toll that motorcycle accidents can have on individuals and their families.

To support your recovery, we go beyond legal advice; we help connect you to medical specialists who understand the complexities of injuries typically sustained in motorcycle accidents. Our dedicated team at Senft Injury Advocates is committed to providing personalized support throughout your recovery process. We combine decades of legal experience with genuine care for our clients, making us not just your attorneys but your advocates in seeking justice and fair compensation. Trust us to stand by your side every step of the way, ensuring you can focus on healing while we take care of the rest.

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