Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Dayton Ohio
Motorcyclists rarely receive the respect or the space they deserve from other drivers. Often car and truck drivers simply fail to notice a motorcyclist until it is too late. Drivers cut motorcyclists off and change lanes with no regard to how it may impact a biker's path. Even when drivers do manage to notice motorcyclists, few understand how much space they need to provide to them for safe operation.
Add this failure of car and truck drivers to safely interact with motorcyclists to the fact that motorcycles offer no protection to riders should an accident occur and you have a deadly situation.
- Rear-End Motorcycle Accidents
- Forced Off Road Accidents
- Head-On Collisions
- Failure to Yield Accidents
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle accidents commonly result in catastrophic and fatal accidents. Some of the more common injuries associated with motorcycle accidents include:
- Brain injuries (traumatic brain injury or TBI)
- Paralysis (paraplegia, quadriplegia)
- Broken bones/fractures
- Road rash/scarring
Riding a motorcycle involves a number of inherent dangers, one of which involves being struck from behind by another vehicle. While these types of accidents are common among larger vehicles, when a motorcyclist is involved, a seemingly "minor" accident can have severe consequences. Rear-end motorcycle crashes are rarely minor.
When a car runs into the back of a motorcycle, the back wheel of the motorcycle can be lifted off the ground and thrust the motorcycle - and its occupant - directly onto the pavement. In high-speed collisions, the motorcyclist may even be run over. If a motorcyclist runs directly into the back of another vehicle, he or she may be thrown forward over the top of a car.
Rear-end motorcycle crashes may occur for a number of reasons. A drunk or distracted driver may lack the reaction time necessary to prevent an accident. A speeding driver may be unable to stop his vehicle at a traffic signal. A driver may even claim he "failed to see" your motorcycle. No matter how your accident occurred, Hochman & Plunkett is ready to help obtain the benefits you deserve.
When a motorcycle is forced off a road or highway for any reason, the consequences can be severe. Striking any type of object - from a utility post to the pavement below - can lead to serious and potentially fatal injuries. In many cases these accidents are not caused by the motorcyclist injured in the crash. But proving these cases can be difficult. The driver who caused the accident may be hard to track down. The at-fault driver, if found, may deny doing anything wrong.
Being forced off the road is not as uncommon as you might expect. A distracted driver may be preoccupied with his or her cell phone while switching lanes. You may have to act fast to avoid being struck by a drunk driver traveling at a high rate of speed on a highway. While you may avoid striking another vehicle, injuries sustained after being run off the road can be severe.
Filing an insurance claim after being forced off-the-road can be a confusing process. That's because injured motorcyclists may not know who ran them off the road. Insurance companies may consider your crash to be a "single car accident" if you struck an inanimate object. Hochman & Plunkett can help you through this difficult process. We offer all clients a free consultation.
Head-on crashes can be particularly devastating for Ohio drivers and passengers alike, no matter who's at fault. But when the accident involves a motorcyclist who is struck head-on by the driver of a larger vehicle, severe injuries and fatalities are common. That's because protective gear - such as helmets and clothing - can only do little to protect a motorcyclist from the force and impact of a head-on crash.
Typically, the driver in the wrong lane or who crosses the center line is at fault in a head-on crash. But at Hochman & Plunkett, we understand that obtaining the benefits you deserve can be a complicated process. The at-fault driver's insurance company may try to downplay your injuries. Even worse, another driver may try to claim you were at fault for the accident when you did nothing wrong.
That's why we're here. We don't believe you should have to face the consequences of your accident alone. We'll investigate your accident scene and pore over police records to determine liability. We'll carefully examine your medical bills and help determine the cost of future medical care. We do whatever it takes to provide the long-term solution our clients need.
One of the most common accidents involving motorcycles is one in which the car fails to yield to the motorcycle. Even though the driver of the car is at fault, his or her insurance company may still look for ways to deny or minimize the claim.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, turn to the skilled and experienced attorneys of Hochman & Plunkett to ensure that you obtain the full compensation you deserve. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
People in cars routinely:
- Make left turns in front of motorcycles
- Pull out of driveways or side streets in front of motorcycles
- Fail to yield to motorcyclists at intersections
- Swerving in to a lane occupied by a motorcycle
Even though the driver of the car may be apologetic in the aftermath of an accident, his or her position can change as time goes by. It's common for negligent drivers or their insurance companies to attempt to shift blame to the motorcyclist. For example, the driver may claim that you were speeding or driving recklessly.
More Than 150 Years Of Combined Experience Fighting For Our Clients' Rights
At Hochman & Plunkett, our personal injury attorneys understand how to build exceptionally strong cases for our clients who have been injured in a motorcycle accident. Our extensive experience with its focus on litigation and courtroom skills allows us to aggressively pursue the maximum compensation for your injuries.
Here For You Today And Tomorrow
We know that motorcycle injuries can require extensive recovery. We work with experts who help us clearly identify future medical needs and the associated costs so that we can leave our clients well situated moving forward.
Contact The Springfield Motorcycle Injury Lawyers Of Hochman & Plunkett
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need to take immediate action to protect your rights. Turn to the skilled and experienced Ohio motorcycle accident attorneys of Hochman & Plunkett to ensure that you obtain the compensation you and your family will need. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 937-684-4607 in Dayton, 513-276-4022 in Cincinnati, 937-688-2551 in Springfield, 937-524-0115 in Troy or toll free at 877-623-6863. You can also contact us online.
We take personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis. We are paid only when we win for you.
To better serve our clients, we have offices in Dayton, Cincinnati, Springfield and Troy.