ST. PAUL MN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYERS – INJURY ATTORNEY
Our personal injury lawyers represent people injured in an accident while driving or riding on a motorcycle in St. Paul. In most cases, a car or vehicle not keeping a proper lookout is the problem. A car then hits the bike or runs it off the road when changing lanes. Our best St. Paul motorcycle accident lawyers see far too many injury accidents involving motorcycle riders.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 5000 motorcyclists were killed in a single year nationwide. Another 96,000 motorcyclists were injured. Motorcycles make up only 3 percent of all registered vehicles. However, they are 37 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in motor vehicle traffic crash. They are also 9 times more likely to be injured. Motorcycle rider fatalities continue to increase.
INSURANCE ATTORNEY FOR MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CRASH IN ST. PAUL MINNESOTA
Believe it or not, a motorcycle is not defined as a “motor vehicle” in many areas of Minnesota’s no-fault laws. One unfortunate consequence of this is that motorcycle bikers often have limited medical benefits and wage loss benefits after an accident. Auto insurance automatically comes with No-Fault coverage. Unfortunately, motorcycle insurance does not. Bikers can buy Minnesota no-fault insurance for a motorcycle injury accident. However, it must be specifically requested unlike with an automobile where it is automatically included.
Motorcycle riders need to understand the importance of having No-Fault insurance for possible medical bills if hit by a car. Read your motorcycle insurance policy to make sure it has the coverage you expect and need. You want to be adequately covered if you ever are in an accident. If you are injured in an accident on a motorcycle in St. Paul, please call us so. A top Minnesota motorcycle accident lawyer will discuss your particular situation and advise you of your rights.
INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN ST PAUL MN
An injury where a person on a motorcycle is hit by a car or truck usually includes broken or crushed bones. Often the motor cycle rider is injured in the accident by contact with the ground after being thrown from the bike. Also, when the motorcycle driver is cut off by a car or truck, the bike driver has to lay down the bike while at high speed. Our St. Paul motorcycle accident injury lawyers almost always see severe road rash burns from motorcycle accident clients. Unfortunately, our top motorcycle accident attorneys too often see a head injury. Wearing a helmet offers some protection in motorcycle accidents. However, it won’t necessarily prevent a serious brain injury.
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURY COMPENSATION IN MN WHERE OTHER DRIVER IS AT FAULT
Our top accident injury attorneys can get you compensation from the insurance for the car that hit your motorcycle and injured you. A lawyer will investigate the facts and look for evidence of fault on the other driver. Unfortunately, the St. Paul police sometimes do not take the time to fully investigate motorcycle and car accidents. This is one reason why it can be very important to call an attorney soon after the accident. Further investigation may need to be conducted. Sometimes, it may be possible to prove your case with witness statements and an accident reconstruction expert even if the police initially put you at fault.
It is important to keep the motorcycle in the condition it was in at the time of the accident. Don’t fix or let anyone take the motorcycle so we can rule out mechanical failure as a contributing cause of the accident. The primary focus of our best St Paul motorcycle accident lawyers is to get you complete and fair compensation for your injuries caused by the crash.
If you are a passenger on a motorcycle in an accident, you have rights as well. You are more likely to have access to No-Fault insurance to pay for your medical bills and reimburse lost wages. A motorcycle passenger injured in an accident can also bring a claim against the driver of their bike. Again, this requires significant investigation, so please contact our motorcycle accident lawyers for your St Paul crash as soon as possible.
EXPERIENCED MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYERS FOR ST PAUL MN
Our motorcycle accident attorneys have represented many motorcyclists who have been injured because a car driver was not keeping a proper lookout. In most cases, the car makes a sudden lane change or pulled out into an intersection just as a motorcycle was coming down the road. Unfortunately, the injuries sustained by a motorcyclist are rarely minor. At a minimum, most motorcycle drivers 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. We have successfully handled hundreds of motorcycle and car accident injury cases in St. Paul and throughout MN. Pam was a former partner at Meshbesher & Spence, 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 Woodbury, Minneapolis, and Edina.
Our attorneys also meet people at their homes to discuss motorcycle injury accidents in St. Paul MN, Roseville, South St. Paul, Maplewood, Eagan, and West St. Paul. Also, 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. Plus, we never charge anything unless compensation is paid for you and your family.