WINONA MN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYERS – INJURY ATTORNEY
Our personal injury lawyers have represented many people injured in an accident while driving or riding on a motorcycle in Winona and throughout Minnesota. Motorcycle riding is fun and a great form of transportation, but our motor cycle accident lawyers have seen far too many injury accidents involving bikes – usually when the motorcycle was hit or cut off by car drivers. In one government study it was reported that up to 5000 motorcyclists were killed across the country per year, with another 96,000 motorcyclists injured. 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 AND INJURY CRASH IN MINNESOTA
Because a motorcycle is not defined as a “motor vehicle” under MN law, the person riding a motorcycle often has less medical benefits and wage loss benefits after an accident from their motorcycle insurance than they would if they were in a car with auto insurance. A biker can (and should) buy Minnesota no-fault insurance for a motorcycle injury accident, but they need to ask for it (unlike with cars, 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 a motorcycle accident. If you live in or near Winona MN and are injured in an accident on a motorcycle, please call us so that a top motorcycle accident lawyer can discuss your particular situation and advise you of your rights.
INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT WINONA MN – ATTORNEY
Injuries where a person on a motorcycle is hit by a car or truck usually include 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 – many times 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. A Motorcycle accident in areas around Winona can result in a particularly severe injury because there are many two lane highways. Our injury lawyers almost always at least 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 won’t necessarily prevent a serious brain injury.
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURY COMPENSATION IN MINNESOTA WHERE OTHER DRIVER IS AT FAULT
Even if you don’t have no-fault coverage for your motorcycle accident injury, our top accident injury lawyers for a Winona crash may be able to get you compensation from the insurance for the car that hit your motorcycle and injured you. Our MN personal injury attorneys will investigate the facts and look for evidence of fault on the other driver. Unfortunately, the police often do not take the time to fully investigate motorcycle and car accidents, which is why it can be very important to call a best lawyer soon after the accident so further investigation can be conducted. 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 motorcycle accident lawyers in our Winona MN cases and throughout the state is to get you complete and fair compensation for your injuries caused by the motorcycle crash.
If you are a passenger injured in a motorcycle accident, you have rights as well. You are more likely to have access to No-Fault insurance to pay for your medical bills. The motorcycle passenger injured in an accident can also bring an insurance claim against the driver of their bike as well as the car that hit them. Again, this requires significant investigation, so please contact our motorcycle accident lawyer to come to Winona as soon as possible so that we can start working on your case.
MOTORCYCLE CRASH LAWYERS FOR WINONA INJURY ACCIDENTS
Our motorcycle accident attorneys have represented many motorcyclists who have been injured because a car driver was not keeping a proper lookout, usually before a lane change or pulling out into an intersection just as a motorcycle is coming down the road. Unfortunately the injuries sustained by a motorcyclist or their passenger 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, successfully handling hundreds of motorcycle and car accident injury cases in Winona and throughout Minnesota. Pam was the 2015 President of Minnesota Women Lawyers Association and a former partner at Meshbesher & Spence. We offer small firm attention with big firm experience. A motorcycle accident injury attorney can meet with you to discuss to your Winona case at our offices in Woodbury, Minneapolis, and Edina if you are going to be in the area. A motorcycle accident lawyer will also come to your home to discuss motorcycle injury accidents in Winona, Mankato, Albert Lea, Rochester, Apple Valley, and other cities throughout Minnesota. We will always provide you with a free initial consultation and we never charge anything unless you are compensated for your injuries.