Motorcycle Accidents

Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Have Years of Experience Helping Riders and Their Families Recover Just Compensation.

Victims of motorcycle accidents often sustain serious traumatic injuries. These include brain and head injuries, amputations and other traumatic injuries due to the negligence of motorists who injured our motorcyclist clients. 

Of course, most injuries from motorcycle accidents are serious by default. Any time you lay down your motorcycle on the road, there is a high risk that you will suffer a severe traumatic injury. Even if you are wearing a helmet and full riding gear, the impact and friction forces involved in a motorcycle accident can be far greater than the forces your gear is designed to handle.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle collision, there is a lot you need to know. The same is true if you have lost a loved one in a riding accident. While the law provides you with clear legal rights, asserting your rights can be a challenge, and injured riders and their families will often face long and difficult roads to recovery.

If you are entitled to financial compensation for the effects of a motorcycle accident, we can help you recover. We can prove that someone else is to blame for what happened, and we can accurately calculate the immediate and long-term financial and non-financial costs of your injuries or your family member’s death.You know you went down, and you know that you did not do anything wrong. You were riding within your limits,  your motorcycle was in good shape, and you were paying attention to your surroundings. So, someone – or something – else must be to blame. How do you prove it?

In order to prove that you are entitled to financial compensation, you will need evidence to support your claim. This means conducting an investigation at the scene of the accident, inspecting each vehicle involved in the crash, and potentially gathering evidence from other sources as well. Each of these steps should be taken as soon as possible, and we encourage you to contact us immediately so that we can begin collecting critical evidence right away.

If the evidence indicates that any of the following factors played a role in your crash, we can use this to seek just compensation on your behalf:

  • Distracted driving – Such as texting, talking on the phone, eating or drinking, or following GPS directions.
  • Inattentive driving – Such as merging without looking, drifting out of the driver’s lane, or turning in front of an oncoming motorcyclist.
  • Reckless driving – Such as speeding, ignoring traffic signals or stop signs, or failing to yield.
  • Aggressive driving – Such as tailgating, weaving through traffic, and cutting off motorcyclists traveling at speed.
  • Issues with the road – Such as dangerous debris, potholes, road surfaces, or visual obstructions.
  • Issues with your motorcycle – Such as defective brakes, clutch components, wheels, or tires.
  • Issues with the other vehicle – Such as defective components, failure to perform necessary maintenance work, or faulty maintenance or repairs.

While these are all among the most common causes of motorcycle accidents, this list is by no means exhaustive. If you went down in a high-side or low-side accident for any reason, we want you to call us before you make any decisions that could jeopardize your legal rights.

When Can a Family Seek Financial Compensation for a Motorcycle Rider’s Wrongful Death?

If you have recently lost a family member in a motorcycle accident, we offer our deepest condolences. This is a tragic time for you and your family, and we understand that you are searching for answers. Our motorcycle accident attorneys and professional staff members are available to help, and we encourage you to contact us so that we can explain your legal situation.

With regard to financial compensation, the factors listed above apply equally in cases of personal injury and wrongful death. If a negligent driver, a government agency, or a large company is to blame for your loved one’s death, you and your family deserve to be compensated. Our attorneys can walk you through your case step-by-step, and we can use our experience to fight for justice while you take the time you need to grieve.

Regardless of whether your case will involve an auto insurance claim, a product defect claim, a negligence claim against a government agency or contractor, or all of the above, you are entitled to just compensation regardless of the nature of your injury. When it comes to seeking financial compensation, the question is not so much where you were injured, but rather how your injuries will impact your life – now and in the future.

We represent motorcycle riders who have been diagnosed with all types of traumatic injuries. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Broken bones
  • Burns and scarring (including injuries from road rash)
  • Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Disc fractures, herniations, and other spinal cord injuries (SCI)
  • Emotional trauma and post-traumatic stress
  • Eye, nose, and ear injuries (including loss of sight, smell, and hearing)
  • Loss of limbs (including amputations due to irreparable traumatic injuries)
  • Soft tissue injuries

How Much Will It Cost to Hire an Attorney for My Motorcycle Accident Injury Claim?

As someone who is struggling to cope with the consequences of a motorcycle accident, you have enough to worry about without wondering how much your attorney is charging you. We understand this, and this is why we offer a fee structure that is as straightforward as possible.

At Lincoln Trial Lawyers, we will handle your motorcycle accident claim on a contingency-fee basis. This means:

  • We do not charge a retainer fee.
  • We do not charge hourly rates.
  • We advance the costs of pursuing your claim.
  • You pay nothing unless we win just compensation.

But, doesn’t this mean that your legal fees could consume the full amount of your recovery? No, absolutely not.

We calculate our fees as a percentage of your award (we will explain this in detail at the outset of your case), and it is always up to you whether to accept a settlement offer or keep fighting for more. In the end, our clients’ satisfaction is far more important than the fees we earn in any particular case, and we are fully committed to making sure our clients have the money they need to move on with their lives.

Can Your Attorneys Come to My Home or Hospital Room ?

Yes, absolutely. If you are too injured to come to our offices, or if you simply find it difficult to travel given your current circumstances, one of our motorcycle accident attorneys will be happy to meet with you at home or in the hospital. In fact, we routinely travel to meet with prospective clients.

We also understand that work schedules, doctor’s visits, and other obligations can make it difficult to schedule an appointment during normal business hours. As a result, we make ourselves available 24/7.