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Evansville Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

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.

Types of Cases We Handle

At Chapman Injury Lawyers, we have extensive legal knowledge, which gives us the ability to handle the following types of cases:

  • Auto accidents – car accidents, semi-truck accidents, uninsured drivers, drunk drivers, and motorcycle accidents
  • Medical malpractice – surgical injuries, failure to diagnose, birth injuries, fetal death, and bad plastic surgery
  • Personal injury – traumatic brain injury, wrongful death, dog bites, and slips and falls

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.

Common Motorcycle Injuries

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:

  • Road rash – Road rash is much more serious than a typical scrape or scratch, and if not treated properly, can lead to more severe problems such as skin infections and surface nerve damage.
  • Head injuries – This can range from concussions to facial fractures, and serious long-term ailments like traumatic brain injuries.
  • Spinal cord injuries – These serious injuries can lead to long-term mobility issues, paralysis, and permanent loss of strength.
  • Broken bones – Most times, broken bones don’t necessitate extensive surgery or treatment. With that said, they can sideline you for months and lead to physical therapy.
  • Death – Because of the force of impact, both of the accident itself and of contact with the pavement or ground, motorcycle accidents often result in fatal injuries.

Sometimes injuries after a motorcycle accident are not immediately visible. You must seek medical attention immediately after an accident and get a thorough examination.

Why You Should Hire Chapman Injury Lawyers

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:

  1. Free consultation – Your initial consultation is entirely free and confidential. We’ll look over your case and see what we can do to help you. If you decide not to retain our services, we’ll part ways at no cost to you.
  2. We text – We know that traditional forms of lawyer-client contact, such as email or phone calls, don’t always work with your busy life. We encourage all our clients to text us when they have questions or want a status update, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
  3. We handle everything – And we mean everything. From the initial case strategy to the investigation and contact with insurance companies to the trial itself, we have your back.

Contact Us

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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Insurance companies handle thousands of claims each year. They treat you like a number. We treat you like family. We take care of your case so you can take care of you.

We represent people on a no recovery–no fee basis. This means we front all the costs of taking on the insurance company and if we don’t win your case, you don’t owe us anything. We are always available to discuss your injury case with you. Call, text or email for a free consultation.

NEIL CHAPMAN, LAWYER

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Ashley Ratcliff

I was so grateful to have Neil Chapman on my side when I was involved in a car accident. Thank you for everything!

Daniel Farris

Neil Chapman took care of everything for me. If I had any questions they answered them and got back with me quick. If I had to recommend anyone in town I would recommend them. I’m very happy with the way they took care of my case and me. If your looking for a good law firm then they are the ones to go to. I hope this help anyone who needs them.

Anthony Beamon

They treat you like you should be treated

Lisa Yates

I am so blessed to have had Neil represent me after a really bad car accident. He was always there every time I needed to talk. It took me a long time to heal physically from my accident. Neil was there the whole time.

Walter Frost

Neil was excellent and so was his staff. Got me more than I expected. Very satisfied with Chapman Injury lawyers will definitely use him again if ever needed and would recommend him to anyone.

Jean Mayberry

Noah did an amazing job! He was very informative and thorough in all the processes of the injury lawsuit. I would highly recommend him.

Rebecca Stock B.

Noah did a marvelous job representing me. I feel like he went above and beyond taking care of my interest. He is a fine young man and a great attorney.

Kaide Pine

They showed care and concern about my situation and were willing to freely give advice more than once without asking for anything in return.

Brina Vidal

Steve Thomas has been my go to attorney for any of mine or my families legal needs. I also suggest Steve to my clients who feel they have been wronged by the insurance companies. He is conscientious and professional in everything he does!

Stefan Jacquot

The attorneys that work for this firm are top-notch. Steve and Neil are incredibly knowledgeable and took the entire burden of my case off my shoulders. These men are incredibly personable and were there for me any time I had questions or concerns. Over a two year working relationship I never had to wait for a returned call.

Starr Sands

My daughter and I were ecstatic with the results of our case. Neil and Steve were both extremely professional and helpful. No question went unanswered, no matter how many times I asked them the same question.