Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accident - Photo of a can and motorcycle crashed on the street.

Every year thousands of motorcycle accidents occur in the US, which is why it’s unsurprising
that in 2020 there were 83,000 motorcycle accident injuries with over 6,000 fatalities.
Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are going to continue happening.

Unlike car accidents, motorcycle accidents tend to be more serious because the driver isn’t
shielded like they would be if driving a vehicle. Even when wearing protective equipment,
motorcyclists suffer some of the worst injuries. These injuries can lead to expensive medical
bills, property damages, and lost wages.

Fortunately, here at The Eric Henry Law Firm, we understand how crucial it is to get compensation when you have been injured in a motorcycle accident. That’s why our motorcycle accident attorney will do everything in his power to legally advocate for you by investigating and building a strong case on your behalf.

So should you or someone you love have been recently injured in a motorcycle accident in
Ohio, it might be in your best interest to contact The Eric Henry Law Firm for an obligation-free
consultation. We help injured clients seek the benefits and compensation they deserve, thanks
to our extensive experience working with personal injury cases.

Why You Need A Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Motorcycle Accident Attorney - Photo of an attorney and judge at the bench negotiating. Unfortunately, the truth is that insurance companies make huge profits by not paying client claims. Despite what you might have been led to believe, an insurance company isn’t on your side, and we know this all too well at The Eric Henry Law Firm.

Our motorcycle attorneys have fought multiple insurance companies over the years, which is why we have honed our skills and can help you obtain the following damages:

  • Medical bills – Our injury attorneys can help you file your insurance claims or personal injury
    lawsuit to recover medical expenses.
  • Property damages – If your motorcycle was damaged in the accident, we can help you
    pursue compensation to repair or replace it.
  • Lost wages and earning capacity – Unfortunately, motorcycle accident injuries can often
    make it incredibly challenging to earn a living. We help clients obtain compensation for
    lost wages and future earnings.

In addition, our law firm can help gather evidence and obtain witness statements, police reports,
expert statements, and medical reports to build a strong case. Our expertise in gathering
evidence and building strong cases has allowed us to help hundreds of people secure
compensation after a motorcycle accident.

Common Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents In Ohio

Were you aware that it’s estimated that motorcyclists are about 28 times more likely to die
during an accident than passenger car occupants? This is because motorcyclists have very little
protection during an accident, and most drivers are ejected from their bikes, leading to serious
and catastrophic injuries or potentially fatal injuries.

Unfortunately, there are numerous common causes of motorcycle accidents in Ohio. If you have
been involved in an accident and the cause was any of the below, you might have a
case, so speak with us today:

  • Driving under the influence.
  • Impaired visibility
  • Unsafe road conditions
  • Aggressive driving.
  • Distracted or reckless driving
  • Lane splitting
  • Falls to avoid colliding with an object.
  • Driver or biker inexperience
  • Dangerous lane changes or improper turns
  • Speeding
  • Malfunctioning or defective motorcycles

Motorcycle Accident FAQs

Navigating a motorcycle accident case can be incredibly difficult, which is why we understand that you likely have numerous questions.

To help you with a few of them, we’ve answered three motorcycle accident questions we get
asked often. If you don’t see your question on the list below, you can speak with us, and we’ll do
our best to answer your queries.

If I didn’t wear a helmet, can I still sue for damages?

Many people ask if they can still sue for damages if they weren’t wearing a helmet at the time of
the motorcycle accident. Interestingly, despite what you might have been led to believe, you can
still demand compensation for injuries and damages even if you weren’t wearing a helmet when
a driver hit and injured you.

However, you should note that you could be found partially to blame for your injuries if this is the
case, but the driver will still likely be forced to accept a bigger percentage of the responsibility.

Ultimately, you should expect a reduced settlement if you weren’t wearing a helmet at the time
of the accident.

If I had a motorcycle crash, do I have a case?

Unfortunately, we’re good, but we’re not that good. We cannot determine if you have a case
solely based on the fact that you have been involved in a motorcycle accident. To establish if
you have a valid claim, we need more information, so give us a call today, and we’ll let you
know our thoughts on the matter.

How long can I or should I wait before filing a personal injury claim after a motorcycle accident in Ohio?

In Ohio, the law allows motorcycle accident victims who have sustained injuries or damages a
maximum of two years to file a claim. However, it is recommended that you don’t wait and
instead begin legal proceedings as soon as possible. This is because the sooner you file, the
easier it will be for you and your attorney to collect evidence and witness statements to help
build a solid case.

Our Ohio Law Firm Has Two Priorities

At The Eric Henry Law Firm, our accident attorneys have two priorities, and they are to:

1. Maximize the damages (medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering) you receive for
your settlement.

2. Ensure you obtain the best possible treatment to ensure you recover quickly.

Even though motorcycle accidents aren’t as common as car accidents, they tend to be far more
severe and thus involve more complicated lawsuits and insurance claims. Luckily, at The Eric Henry Law Firm we have experience navigating motorcycle accidents and can fight on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.

So contact us today if you need a motorcycle accident attorney in the state of Ohio. We can answer your questions, evaluate your strategies, outline your case, and gather the evidence required to ensure you get justice and maximum compensation from the at-fault party.