PASSENGER INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT – COMPENSATION
Motorcycles are fun and a great way to get around. Unfortunately, they can also result in serious injuries if the biker is not careful or, more frequently, another car on the road fails to see the bike.
Our Minnesota personal injury lawyers have represented many motorcycle passengers injured in an accident because of an inattentive car, or carelessness by the bike driver.
INSURANCE FOR PASSENGER INJURED ON MOTORCYCLE IN MINNESOTA
Interestingly, a motorcycle is not considered a “motor vehicle” under Minnesota’s no-fault laws. Unfortunately, this means the driver of the motorcycle often has limited medical benefits and wage loss benefits from their own motorcycle insurance after an accident. There can also be several limitations on what compensation the motorcycle passenger will get after an accident in MN, but passengers are treated a little bit better than the driver. If you are a passenger on a motorcycle and injured in an accident, please call us so that one of our Minnesota motorcycle accident lawyers can discuss your particular situation and advise you of your rights.
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURY COMPENSATION FOR PASSENGER WHERE AUTOMOBILE DRIVER IS AT FAULT
Even if you don’t have no-fault coverage for your motorcycle accident injury, our top personal injury lawyers may be able to get the motorcycle accident passenger compensation from the insurance for the car that hit the motorcycle, or from the driver of the bike you were on. Our MN attorneys will investigate the facts and determine who was at fault. Sometimes even if the police report initially puts fault on one driver or the other, it may be possible to prove your case with witness statements and an accident reconstruction expert. It is important for the driver to keep the motorcycle in the condition it was in at the time of the accident, i.e. don’t fix it, so we can rule out mechanical failure of the bike as a contributing cause of the motorcycle accident. The primary focus of our motorcycle accident attorneys in a MN crash is to get the injured motorcycle passenger fair and complete compensation for your injuries.
Pam Rochlin and David Rochlin are Minnesota personal injury attorneys with more than 25 years’ experience successfully handling hundreds of motorcycle and car accident injury cases throughout Minnesota. Pam was a former partner at Meshbesher & Spence, and offers small firm attention to her clients. A motorcycle accident injury lawyer can meet with you to discuss to discuss your case at our offices in Edina, Woodbury and Minneapolis MN. Our attorneys also meet the injured motorcycle passenger at their home to discuss accidents and insurance coverage in St. Paul MN, Rogers MN, Elk River, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park MN, Chanhassen, Chaska, and other cities throughout Minnesota. We will always provide you with a free initial consultation and we never charge anything unless you receive compensation for your injury.