Ohio Motorcycle Crash Injuries
Our motorcycle accident lawyers have helped crash victims suffering from all types of moderate, serious, and catastrophic injuries. Do not hesitate to call if you suffered:
- Bone fractures
- Joint dislocation
- Soft tissue injuries
- Road rash
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Facial and dental injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injury and paralysis
- Organ damage
A significant percentage of motorcycle injuries impact the legs and feet. These appendages often strike the ground first or are trapped between the bike and pavement. After legs and feet, the head and neck are the next most exposed to injury. Whatever the type and severity of harm, it is important to talk with an experienced attorney about getting what you need to recover.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle wrecks happen for any number of reasons, just like car and truck accidents. However, many motorcycle-vehicle collisions are the result of a negligent motorist. Over the years, we found the most common causes of motorcycle crashed are:
- Distracted driving
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Failing to say in proper lane/improper lane use
- Drowsy driving
- Impaired driving
- Failing to obey traffic signs or lights
- Following a motorcycle too closely
- Turning in front of a motorcycle
- Failing to consider a vehicle’s blind spots
Motorcycle Accident Compensation
Fighting for money after a motorcycle crash can be frustrating, and it likely won’t fix everything you and your family are going through. However, compensation also is the only means through which the at-fault party can attempt to make up for the pain and suffering they have caused.
Ohio law limits the compensation you can receive for your non-economic losses, including your pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of consortium. Under the law, you can receive $250,000, or an amount three times your economic losses not exceeding $350,000 per plaintiff or $500,000 per occurrence, whichever is greater. This cap may not apply to your case if you suffered a permanent and substantial injury.
The financial consequences of a motorcycle wreck are serious. The medical expenses will likely tear through your savings, putting you and your family into debt. Fighting for full and fair compensation can ensure that the financial burden does not fall on your shoulders.
Depending on the facts of your case, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- Medical Costs
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Consortium
- Punitive Damages
We can help you with your car accident injury claim.