WINONA MN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYERS – INJURY ATTORNEY
Our personal injury lawyers have represent people injured in an accident while riding a motorcycle in Winona and throughout Minnesota. Motorcycle riding is fun and a great form of transportation. Unfortunately, our top motor cycle accident lawyers see far too many injury accidents involving bikes. In most cases the motorcycle was hit or cut off by a car. One government study reported that up to 5000 motorcyclists were killed across the country per year. In addition, another 96,000 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
A motorcycle is not defined as a “motor vehicle” under MN law. As a result, the person riding a motorcycle often has less medical and wage loss insurance coverage after a motorcycle accident than they would if they were in a car accident. A biker can (and should) buy Minnesota no-fault insurance for a motorcycle injury accident. However, unlike with cars, the motorcycle owner must ask for it. With auto insurance, No-Fault coverage automatically comes with the policy.
Bikers especially should understand the importance of having No-Fault insurance. Read your motorcycle insurance policy to make sure it has the coverage you expect and need. You want to be covered if you are ever 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 often include broken or crushed bones. The motor cycle rider is injured in the accident by contact with the ground after being thrown from the bike. Many times, 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 offers some protection in motorcycle accidents. However, it won’t necessarily prevent a serious brain injury.
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURY COMPENSATION IN MINNESOTA WHERE OTHER DRIVER IS AT FAULT
Our top accident injury lawyers for a Winona crash can get you compensation from the insurance for the car that hit your motorcycle. 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. That is one reason why it can be very important to call a best lawyer soon after the accident. We will further investigate your motorcycle accident. 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. We need to 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 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. 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. In many cases the car hits the motorcycle while changing lanes. Another common cause is when the car pulls 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. We have successfully handled 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.
Our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys will meet you at your home in Winona. We can also meet with you to discuss your Winona case at our offices in Woodbury, Minneapolis, and Edina if you are going to be in the area. Our lawyers have handled car and motorcycle injury accidents in Mankato, Albert Lea, and Rochester. Also, Apple Valley, and other cities throughout Minnesota. We will always provide you with a free initial consultation, Further, we will never charge anything unless you are compensated for your injuries.