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. If you have been injured while riding on a motorcycle, contact Chapman Injury Lawyers today.
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Accidents on two wheels can be worse than those on four
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.
At [firm-name], we’ve been helping motorcycle, scooter, and moped riders in Indiana since we opened our doors. We are a personal injury law firm that understands the complexities involved in an auto accident, particularly those involving a two-wheeled vehicle, and we know how to negotiate fair settlements from the big insurance companies. We have the legal resources and knowledge to take on your case and get you the compensation you are entitled to.
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Unique Risks for Motorcycles, Scooters, and Mopeds
If you have been injured in a motorcycle, scooter, or moped accident, you could be facing severe, sometimes life-threatening, injuries. You could be entitled to compensation to cover medical costs, pain and suffering, physical therapy, lost wages, long-term medical needs, and more.
While you’re very likely entitled to a large settlement, the big insurance companies don’t want to pay and will fight vigorously against paying you what you deserve.
After you’ve had a motorcycle accident, someone from the insurance company will probably attempt to contact you and offer you a low lump-sum settlement. They’ll work to pressure you into taking their offer to protect their bottom line and to avoid a trial.
Statistically, people who attempt to settle motorcycle accident cases without a lawyer receive three times less than those who retain an attorney. You need an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who has the resources and the knowledge to expertly handle your case. When you retain Chapman Injury Lawyers, we will launch a full investigation into your accident and find every possible avenue for compensation.
At Chapman Injury Lawyers, we have extensive legal knowledge, which gives us the ability to handle the following types of cases:
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.
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 manouver 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.
Vulnerability – Inherently, motorcycles are more vulnerable to weather-related incidents and road conditions than closed, four-wheeled vehicles.
Because of the lower levels of crashworthiness – that is, the ability of a vehicle to protect you in a crash – motorcycles, and other two-wheeled vehicles that are involved in auto accidents almost always result in severe injuries or fatalities. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 5,286 people died in motorcycle crashes in 2016.
Common two-wheeled vehicle injuries include, but are not limited to, the following:
Sometimes injuries after a motorcycle accident are not immediately visible. You must seek medical attention immediately after an accident and get a thorough examination.
As a team of skilled personal injury lawyers 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.
At Chapman Injury Lawyers, we promise our clients three things:
If you or your loved one has been the victim of a motorcycle, scooter, or moped accident, you need to contact an Evansville motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible.
At Chapman Injury Lawyers, we’re committed to helping you have the resources to get back to what matters in life. Don’t let your accident burden you or your family any more than it already has.
Call Chapman Injury Lawyers today at (812) 426-0600 and schedule your free consultation.
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