Securing Compensation For Injured Motorcyclists
Motorists who are involved in a crash are protected by seat belts, airbags and the steel frame of their vehicle. Motorcyclists are not protected by any of these safety features, which is why they often suffer severe injuries when involved in crashes. Sadly, many of these accidents are caused by negligent or careless drivers.
These negligent and careless drivers need to be held liable for the damage they have caused – and our attorneys can help. If you’ve been injured in a crash, let the experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at Beeman Heifner Benge fight for the compensation you deserve.
Common Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accident victims are entitled to compensation for their injuries. In general, victims can recover compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity and property damage. The value of a claim can vary depending on many factors, including the severity of the victim’s injuries. Some of the most common causes of these motorcycle accidents include:
- Failing to check blind spots for motorcyclists
- Tailgating motorcyclists
- Misjudging a motorcyclist’s speed or distance when making a turn in front of them
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failing to use turn signals
- Opening car doors in front of an approaching motorcyclist
- Aggressive or reckless driving
In Indiana, motorcyclists who are over the age of 18 are not required to wear helmets or eye protection while riding a motorcycle. The same rule applies to motorcycle passengers who are over the age of 18. Many motorcyclists worry that their decision to ride without a helmet will affect the outcome of their personal injury claim. Fortunately, the law states that a motorcyclist’s decision to ride without a helmet cannot be used against them when determining liability for a motorcycle accident.
Call Now To Schedule A No-Cost Consultation
You have two years from the date of the motorcycle accident to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. It’s crucial that you meet this deadline. Lawsuits that are filed after the two-year time limit has expired will most likely be dismissed. To schedule a free consultation, call our law firm at 765-234-1783 or submit your information using the form on this website.