ACCIDENT ON MOTORCYCLE INJURY ATTORNEYS
Our personal injury lawyers have represented many people injured in an accident while driving or riding on a motorcycle in Minnesota. Two things we have learned: bikers LOVE riding, and cars too frequently are not keeping a proper lookout for them. Our MN motor cycle accident injury attorneys have seen far too many vehicle crashes involving a bike – usually when the motorcycle was hit or cut off by automobile drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 5,290 motorcyclists were killed in 2008, an increase of 2 percent over the 5,174 motorcyclists killed in 2007. There were 96,000 motorcyclists injured. 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 FOR A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURY IN MINNESOTA
Because a motorcycle is not defined as a “motor vehicle” in many areas of MN’s no-fault laws, the biker often has limited medical benefits and wage loss benefits after an accident from their own motorcycle insurance. Bikers can buy MN 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. 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 motor cycle 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.
INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT – LAWYER
Our personal injury lawyers in MN have handled many different types of injury cases where a motorcycle was hit by a car or cut off. Injuries where a person on a motorcycle is hit by a car or truck usually include broken or crushed bones. Often the motorcycle rider is injured in the accident by contact with the ground after being thrown from the bike – frequently 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 motorcycle accident injury lawyers MN almost always see severe road rash burns from motorcycle accidents. Unfortunately, our top motorcycle accident lawyers too often see head injuries. Wearing a helmet definitely offers some protection in motorcycle accidents, but not necessarily.
MOTOR CYCLE ACCIDENT INJURY COMPENSATION WHERE OTHER DRIVER IS AT FAULT
Even if you don’t have no-fault coverage for your motorcycle accident injury, a top accident injury attorney may be able to get you compensation from the insurance for the car that hit your motorcycle and injured you. Our MN personal injury lawyers will investigate the facts 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. The primary focus of our best MN motorcycle accident attorneys is 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. A motorcycle passenger injured in an accident can bring a claim against the insurance of the driver of their bike as well as the car that hit them. Again, this requires significant investigation, so please contact our motorcycle accident injury lawyer in MN as soon as possible so that we can pursue your case.
EXPERIENCED MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURY ATTORNEY IN MN
Our motorcycle accident attorneys have represented many Minnesota motorcyclists who have been injured because a automobile driver was not keeping a proper lookout, usually before a lane change. Unfortunately the injuries sustained on a motorcycle are rarely minor. At a minimum, most motorcyclists sustain road rash from the accident, which can cause permanent scarring. Worse, a motorcycle accident can cause those on the bike to suffer fractured bones, head injuries or death. See also, HOW TO GET MEDICAL BILLS PAID.
Pam Rochlin and David Rochlin are Minnesota personal injury attorneys with more than 25 years’ experience, handling hundreds of motorcycle and car accident injury cases throughout Minnesota. Pam was a former partner at Meshbesher & Spence, now offering 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 come to your home to discuss your motorcycle injury accident 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 there is compensation for you and your family.