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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents


The freedom and enjoyment that comes from a motorcycle, scooter or moped can come with a serious cost when you and your bike are involved in an accident. With little more than a helmet to protect you (if you’re wearing a helmet at all), you are vulnerable to particularly serious and life-changing injuries including catastrophic brain and spinal injuries.

In the Evansville area, there has been a significant increase in the number of scooters and mopeds on the road, among college students in particular. As one would expect, there has also been an increase in the number of accidents between riders and other vehicles as well as collisions with pedestrians.

Unique Risks for Motorcycles, Scooters, and Mopeds

While scooters, mopeds, and motorcycles face many of the same dangers that other vehicles face, there are specific factors unique to two-wheel rides that add to the risks:

  • Visibility: because of their smaller stature, and because riders sometimes maneuver between vehicles in ways cars cannot, they are often more difficult for others to see, leading to accidents during lane changes, turns, or when cars are backing up.
  • Quieter Ride: For scooters and mopeds, their relatively quiet running can fail to alert other drivers or pedestrians to their presence.
  • Quicker Stops: The ability of motorcycles, scooters, and moped to come to quicker stops than cars may lead other drivers to misjudge the amount of space and braking time needed to avoid a collision.

You Want a Lawyer Who Understands the Challenges Faced By Riders

There can be a tendency to blame motorcycle or scooter drivers for collisions and accidents, with outdated and stereotypical notions of recklessness sometimes coming into play. But I know that bikers and other riders are often some of the safest drivers out there and if you’ve been involved in an accident, you want a lawyer who understands the particular challenges you face. If you have been injured due to another driver’s negligence, you have important legal rights. I have helped motorcycle crash victims obtain compensation for a variety of injuries, including traumatic brain injury, broken bones, road rash, lost limbs, and more.

As a skilled personal injury lawyer committed to protecting the rights of the those who’ve been hurt due to the recklessness of others, I will take every step necessary and available to get you the maximum possible compensation for your losses. When you retain me as your lawyer, I will work with you every step of the way to get you the resources you need to get you back on your feet – and back on your ride.

Neil Chapman – Your Evansville Motorcycle/Scooter/Moped Accident Lawyer

I represent people on a no recovery—no fee basis. If I do not win your case, you do not have to pay an attorney fee.

I am always available to discuss your motorcycle, scooter, or moped accident or other personal injury case with you during a free, confidential initial consultation. Call me today at (812) 426-0600 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment. If you are unable to visit the office for a consultation and live in one of Evansville’s outlying communities, I will come to you.

I look forward to being your Evansville personal injury lawyer and working with you to get your life back.


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