Motorcycle Accidents

Fun and danger on two wheels

The aspects of motorcycles that make them enjoyable to drive are the same ones that make them dangerous. Motorcyclists do not have the benefit of a roof, crumple zones, air bags, seat belts, or any of the safety equipment that has become standard in modern cars. As a result, motorcycle drivers are at a significantly higher risk of injury or death than passenger car drivers when an accident occurs. Perhaps worse, motorcycle accidents often result from the negligence or carelessness of other drivers. In fact, the driver of the other vehicle is at fault in approximately two-thirds of motorcycle accidents that involve more than one vehicle.

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering and damages.

Causes of motorcycle accidents

Common causes of motorcycle accidents include the following:

  1. Road hazards — such as puddles, debris, uneven pavement, potholes, and oil slicks
  2. Inclement weather — such as particularly strong winds, rain, hail, and snow
  3. Motorcycle defects
  4. Obstructions — such as bushes, buildings, or traffic, that can make motorcyclists more difficult for other drivers to see

Regardless of the cause of a motorcycle accident, the consequences can be devastating. Approximately 80 percent of all motorcycle accidents end in serious injury or death. Some of the most frequent motorcycle accident injuries include the following:

    • Concussion
    • Broken bones
    • Bruises
    • Abrasions
    • Temporary disability
    • Permanent disability

Your legal rights

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident because of the negligence or carelessness of another party, you may be entitled to recover damages including, but not limited to, the following:;

    • Pain and suffering
    • Medical expenses
    • Lost wages
    • Loss of income capacity
    • Property damages
    • Other expenses

At Matt Chapel Law Offices, we can help you file a lawsuit and protect your rights and interests. But you need to act promptly as personal injury lawsuits are subject to a statute of limitations that limits the time you have to file a lawsuit.

Get your case the attention it deserves and call (260) 387-6236 or (419) 584-1004 today to set up your FREE consultation with Matt Chapel directly.