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Studies have shown that motorcycle accidents carry an exceedingly high risk of injury to the rider — well over 95% of riders in an accident get injured, with almost half of those injuries classified as more than minor. Due to the open nature of the vehicle, injuries from a motorcycle accident often result in severe injury, permanent physical or mental incapacitation, or death.

What are Motorcycle Accidents?

Motorcycle accidents are those involving a human, a vehicle/motorcycle, and added environmental factors. Motorcycle accidents tend to be more dangerous and deadly than an auto vehicle accident. The motorcycle itself provides no protection to the rider or passenger, making ejection from the vehicle a common pathway cause of injury.

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles can be a fun way to travel, but they can be extremely dangerous to those who do not practice safety standards or are not careful when operating them. Causes of motorcycle accidents can vary from inexperienced drivers to acts of negligence on the road. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include the following:

  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence
  • Lane splitting
  • Sudden stops
  • Dangerous road conditions

To avoid the potential of a motorcycle accident, it is recommended you drive safely by following speed limits, take into account weather conditions, and remain aware of drivers around you.

What to Do if You’ve Been in a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accidents can be severely traumatic events and can leave victims in devastating conditions. If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, there are steps you should take to make sure you are taken care of. First, you should seek medical attention if you’ve been injured in the accident. Injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident can lead to traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, lower extremity trauma, and more. Next, contact the local police station to file a report of the accident.

Obtaining information about your accident is a crucial step. You should gather the other driver’s contact and insurance information if possible. Police officers may help you collect the information when they are called to the scene. You should also contact your insurance provider in a timely manner following the accident.

Collecting information at the scene of the accident will help assist our legal team with giving you the representation you deserve in a motorcycle accident lawsuit. The attorneys at Wilson Kehoe Winingham are here to assist you along the process of gaining the compensation you deserve.

Who Is Liable for a Motorcycle Accident?

Accidents are complicated, and motorcycle accidents can be more complicated than standard automobile accidents. Your insurance company should pay for your medical care if you are injured in the accident. However, insurance companies don’t always hold up their end of the contract. In the case that the other driver was responsible for your injuries, their insurance may be responsible for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the loss of potential earnings.

Our personal injury lawyers will help you determine who is liable and help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

Types of Compensation for Motorcycle Accident Victims

Compensation for victims of auto and motorcycle accident can be awarded in different ways. Types of compensation include:

  • Medical bills
  • Loss of wages
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Wrongful death
  • Punitive damages
  • Motorcycle/auto repairs and total loss

Damages or compensation awarded to a victim of a motorcycle accident will likely depend on circumstances of the accident . Economic damages refer to compensation for medical bills or loss of income. If projected loss of income can be proven, you may be awarded for future loss of wages. Non-economic damages can be defined as any emotional distress, pain, or suffering by the victim and/or loss of the victim. In addition, punitive damages may be compensated to the victim as punishment to the defendant or person responsible for the injury.

Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations, or the number of years you have available to file a particular type of lawsuit, for motorcycle victims in Indiana is two years.

Contact a Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Indianapolis Today

Motorcycle accidents can be debilitating and can place an enormous financial and emotional burden on a victim and their loved ones. If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a motorcycle accident, you are urged to contact the Indianapolis Motorcycle Accident Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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