ACCIDENT ON MOTORCYCLE MN ATTORNEYS
Our personal injury lawyers have represented many bikers injured in an accident while driving or riding on a motorcycle in Minnesota. Two things we have learned: bikers LOVE riding, and cars too often negligently fail to keep a proper lookout for them. Our MN motorcycle accident attorneys have seen far too many injury accidents involving bikes – usually when the motor cycle was hit or cut off by a car driver. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 5,290 motorcyclists were killed in one year, an increase of 2 percent over the 5,174 motorcycle riders killed the year before. Many of these tragedies could have been avoided if the driver of the car was keeping a proper lookout. There were also 96,000 motorcyclists injured, often seriously. Motorcycle rider fatalities have increased each year since 1997. While motorcycles make up only 3 percent of all registered vehicles, they were about 37 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in motor vehicle traffic crash and 9 times more likely to be injured.
INSURANCE ATTORNEY FOR MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT OR CRASH IN MINNESOTA
When you are in a car accident in MN you get No-Fault benefits that automatically pay for your medical bills and wage loss. However, because a motorcycle is not defined as a “motor vehicle” in many areas of Minnesota’s no-fault laws, the motorcyclist often has limited medical benefits and wage loss benefits after an accident from their own insurance. Motorcycle owners can buy Minnesota no-fault insurance for a motorcycle injury accident, but they need to ask for it (it does not automatically come with the insurance policy). Bikers especially should understand the importance of having no-fault insurance for medical expenses and lost wages, and make sure they get that important coverage. It is always a good idea to read your motorcycle insurance policy to make sure it has the coverage you expect and need, so that you will be adequately covered if you ever are injured in a motorcycle accident. If you are injured in an accident on a motorcycle, please call us so that a MN motorcycle accident attorney can discuss your particular situation and advise you of your rights.
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURY
Our personal injury lawyers have seen motorcycle riders sustain many different types of injuries from being hit by a car. Injuries where a person on a motorcycle is hit by a car or truck often include broken or crushed bones. Usually, the motor cycle rider is injured in the crash by contact with the ground after being thrown from the bike – often because the motorcycle driver is cut off by a car or truck, causing the bike driver to lay down the bike while at high speed. Our best MN motorcycle accident injury lawyers almost always see severe road rash burns from motorcycle accidents. Sadly, our top motorcycle accident attorneys too often see head injuries. Wearing a helmet definitely offers some protection in motorcycle accidents, but not necessarily. A top motorcycle accident lawyer will understand the injuries and make sure they are fully presented to the insurance company or jury.
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURY COMPENSATION ATTORNEY WHERE OTHER DRIVER IS AT FAULT
Even if you don’t have no-fault coverage for your motorcycle accident injury, our top accident injury attorneys may be able to get you compensation from the insurance for the car that hit your motorcycle and injured you. A MN motorcycle crash lawyer will investigate the facts of your case and look for evidence of fault on the other driver. Sometimes even if the police report initially puts you at fault, it may be possible to prove your case with witness statements and an accident reconstruction expert. It is important 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. Our best MN motorcycle accident lawyers in Minnesota pay personal attention to your case to get you complete and fair compensation for your injuries caused by the motorcycle crash.
If you are a passenger on a motorcycle, you have rights as well. You are more likely to have access to No-Fault insurance to pay for your medical bills. Motorcycle passengers injured in an accident can also bring a claim against the driver of their bike as well as the car that hit them. Again, this requires significant investigation, so please contact a motorcycle accident attorney at our office as soon as possible so that we can pursue your case.
EXPERIENCED MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYERS IN MN
Our motorcycle accident attorneys have represented many Minnesota motorcyclists who have been injured because a car driver was not keeping a proper lookout, usually before a lane change. Unfortunately the injuries sustained by a motorcyclist are rarely minor and can result in significant medical bills. See also, HOW TO GET MEDICAL BILLS PAID.
Pam Rochlin and David Rochlin are Minnesota personal injury lawyers 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 people at their homes to discuss motorcycle injury accidents 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 the insurance company provides compensation for you and your family.