Bressman Law understands that choosing a motorcycle accident lawyer to take those cases in Cincinnati can be a stressful, time-consuming endeavor. However, from the moment you hire us to get started on your case, you will feel like you are working with close friends—not a law firm.
Our contingency-fee-based payment structures allow us to take claimants’ cases at no upfront cost. You do not pay anything until your case is over. If we do not win your case, you do not pay our attorney’s fees.
We Want You to Understand Your Legal Options
In the aftermath of their motorcycle accidents, claimants often call us with similar questions. Before we meet you personally, we want to share the topics of some of the most commonly asked questions that we encounter:
What Types of Damages You Could get for My Motorcycle Accident Case?
You can recover the cost of both economic and non-economic damages in your case. Their cost will depend on numerous things, including the types of injuries you suffered, whether your motorcycle was totaled, and your quality of life.
Some compensable damages in your case may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills (both past and future)
- Lost wages
- Property damage expenses
We can evaluate the mental, emotional, and financial impact of your accident and pursue compensation accordingly.
Whether You Need to Go to Court for Your Motorcycle Accident Case
Probably not. We will attempt to negotiate with the insurer before a lawsuit becomes necessary. If we do need to file your case, we will handle the following:
- Your case’s filing and paperwork
- Communications with the defendant’s legal team and witnesses
- Consultations with accident reconstruction specialists and medical professionals
- Your case’s strategy
We can also file your case before Ohio’s statute of limitations expires. You typically have two years from the date of your accident to file, according to Ohio Revised Code (ORC) §2305.10. If you lost a loved one, you also, generally, have two years from the date of their passing to file, per ORC §2125.01.
What Happens if You are Partially Responsible for What Happened
You could still seek compensation for your losses, as long as you are not primarily responsible for the crash. You can read more about this under ORC §2315.33.
While you can still pursue damages, your percentage of fault will take away from how much money you can get. Our team can gather evidence to prove who caused the accident and how much you should be awarded.
If the Other Party was Uninsured
The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) says that all motorists must carry insurance. If you were struck by an uninsured party, they violated the law. Yet, this should not deter you from seeking damages.
In this case, your motorcycle accident lawyer in Cincinnati can:
- Sue the at-fault driver personally
- File a claim with your own insurance provider
- Seek other avenues of pursuing compensation (if other parties were responsible for your losses)
You have legal options with Bressman Law. During your free, no-obligation case review, we can answer your questions and explain what measures could help you recoup your losses.
What You Can Do to Protect Your Legal Rights
After getting hurt in a motorcycle accident, your health should be your primary concern. Talk to your doctor about your condition and get a diagnosis. Follow through with their recommendations and write journal entries about your recovery period.
You should also:
Keep Track of Your Financial Losses
You should keep the following documentation in a safe place, as it will help us determine the overall cost of your losses:
- Property damage receipts
- Medical bills, including the cost of your prescription medications
- Your bank statements
We can also use your pay stubs to calculate the cost of your lost income.
Refrain from Giving the Insurer a Recorded Statement
You may be anxious to tell your side of the story. The insurance representative may ask you to give a recorded statement—which may appeal to you. However, if you give a recorded statement:
- You give the insurer the chance to edit your words out of context
- You risk saying something that could be used against you, like admitting fault
- The insurer may ask you “loaded questions,” which could devalue the cost of your losses.
Allow Bressman Law to handle the insurance representatives. We can give them all of the information they need. There is no reason for them to contact you directly when you have a Cincinnati motorcycle accident lawyer.
Take Photographs of Your Injuries
If you need to testify in court, a considerable amount of time could have passed between then and the time of your accident. Many of your external injuries may have healed, giving the court less incentive to compensate you fairly.
You should take pictures of your injuries as they heal. If you only suffered internal injuries, like broken bones, our team can request your imaging scan results from your healthcare provider.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Ohio
The cause of your accident was likely driver error, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The at-fault party in your case could be another motorist. In this instance, we would pursue compensation from their insurer.
Examples of driver negligence include:
- Improper lane changes
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
We can read the police report and view traffic camera recordings to learn more about how your accident happened and use this information to bolster your case.
Call Bressman Law to Learn More About Your Case
Our team loves helping people who need it. When you put your case in our hands, you can expect compassionate, responsive legal care. A motorcycle accident lawyer in Cincinnati can manage your case’s obligations from start to finish.
Begin your free case review by calling (614) 538-1116.