While hitting the road on a motorcycle can be an exciting way to explore Ohio’s roadways, motorcyclists are also at a much higher risk than other drivers in the event of an accident. Data from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2020 indicated that motorcyclists were four times more likely to suffer an injury and 28 times more likely to die in an accident than occupants of other vehicles. At Robenalt Law, we understand the many ways that an accident can impact a motorcyclist’s life. Our motorcycle accident lawyer helps injured motorcyclists hold drivers and other parties responsible for their part in an accident and pursue the compensation they need to heal. Based in Cleveland, we work with clients throughout Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo and Akron, as well as throughout Ohio.
Unfortunately, many drivers on Ohio roadways do not take adequate precautions to protect motorcyclists from harm. Some of the many ways that a driver’s negligence can harm a motorcyclist include:
In addition to the hazards caused by negligent drivers, motorcyclists may me more vulnerable to the hazards of unsafe roadways. Potholes, debris, damaged pavement, a lack of traffic signs and other dangerous conditions can put motorcyclists at risk.
Any accident can lead to severe injuries for motorcyclists, including brain injuries, spinal injuries and broken bones. Riders can take steps to protect themselves when they hit the road. Some of these safety precautions include:
Accidents still happen even when motorcyclists take these precautions. Fortunately, injured motorcyclists do not have to face the aftermath of these collisions alone.
With an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney on their side, they can hold negligent parties responsible for their part in the accident. The right legal strategy can also help injured motorcyclists pursue compensation for their medical expenses, wages lost due to their injuries, the pain they have suffered and many other ways the accident impacted their life.
In Ohio, injured people have two years to file a lawsuit against the person or parties that contributed to their accident, but accident reconstruction experts should be retained as early in the process as possible. Contacting an attorney as soon as possible is one way of improving the likelihood of success for your claim.
From our office in Cleveland, we represent injured people throughout Ohio and in other locations. Consultations are free, and most clients pay no fees unless we win. Call 216-223-7535, email email@example.com or use our online form to learn more.