Riding a motorcycle is a wonderful way to cruise around Gahanna and the rest of Ohio. A motorcycle offers the rider a direct connection with the environment and is a liberating experience for many riders. Of course, the joys of riding a bike come with obvious dangers.
Clearly, if you or a loved one sustained serious injuries in a motorcycle crash, you should focus on medical treatment and recovery first. To help you determine your next course of action, consider the following information about motorcycle accidents. A motorcycle accident lawyer serving Gahanna from Bressman Law can help you seek fair compensation.
You May Be Able to Recover Compensation for Your Injuries
Many motorcycle crashes cause devastating injuries for the rider because he or she has little to no protection from other cars and obstacles on the road. In the event you have been injured in a motorcycle crash, you may be eligible to recover compensation for any medical bills incurred as a result. Furthermore, you could acquire payment for future medical bills as well if your recovery time is extended or if the accident resulted in a lasting disability.
Additionally, you can seek other forms of compensation depending on the nature of your case. You may be awarded payment for any lost wages due to time missed at work or even pain and suffering from the crash. If you lost a family member or loved one in a motorcycle crash, your Gahanna motorcycle accident lawyer can help recover money for funeral and burial costs, as well as compensation for loss of support or loss of consortium.
You Have a Limited Time to Take Legal Action
The amount of time you have to file a lawsuit in Gahanna is based on Ohio law. The time limit will also vary according to the outcome of the accident. For example:
- If you or a loved one was injured in the accident, you generally have two years from the date of the accident to file your personal injury lawsuit, according to Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10.
- If a member of your family was fatally injured in the accident, their spouse, parent, or child generally has two years from the date of demise to file a wrongful death lawsuit, according to Ohio Revised Code Section 2125.02.
When we represent you, we take care of all the details of your case, including ensuring the statute of limitations is accurately interpreted since various factors can alter the filing deadline. We also ensure your lawsuit is filed on time to avoid the costly penalties of non-compliance.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accident attorney in Gahanna, call (614) 538-1116
How to Identify the Party Responsible for the Crash
Identifying the party liable for a motorcycle crash is not always an easy task. In some cases, if one party drove in an obviously negligent fashion, it may be relatively simple. Other times, it may require a legal professional who can examine the specifics of the case and conclude liability.
For example, a crash may have occurred due to a faulty part on the bike or because of an obstacle present on the road. Or the crash may have been the result of negligent or reckless actions taken by more than one driver. Because it may be difficult to determine the source of the wreck, speak with a motorcycle accident attorney in Gahanna for help.
What If I Wasn’t Wearing a Helmet?
Under Ohio law, only riders who are younger than 18 or who have had a license for less than one year (and are thus deemed “novice”) are required to wear a helmet when riding. But in some cases, if an injured party was not wearing a helmet during the accident, a judge, jury, or insurance adjuster may determine that this factor contributed to the rider’s head or neck injuries; in this case, the injured party may be awarded a reduced amount.
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Our Gahanna Motorcycle Accident Attorney Fee Structure
Our personal injury team does not believe you should have to wait to hold the at-fault driver responsible for his actions. We also understand the potential danger of waiting too long to file your lawsuit.
When you trust our law firm, you get legal support and representation at no out-of-pocket or upfront costs to you. In lieu of traditional hourly fees and hefty retainers, we accept a percentage of your financial award as compensation.
- Review your personal injury case
- Conduct a thorough investigation
- Negotiate a favorable settlement
- Represent you in court, if needed
We also absorb all the costs involved in building and preparing your case. These costs can include court, document, and filing fees and the costs of consulting with experts who benefit and support your case. In addition, you owe us no fees at all until we recover financial compensation for you.
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- Tashiea C.: “Good with giving me information when I needed it…They took my case at the last minute, and I mean last minute, when no one else would or could. They got me a nice settlement when I was told by another firm it wasn’t worth it.”
- Mary H.: “The best part about the service I got from Bressman Law was the personal attention. Every time I called the office a human answered the phone…The staff members I met with were great and Mr. Bressman even came to my house to work with me on my case.”
When our law firm handles your case, we work hard to ensure you get the attention you need, and your case gets the attention to detail it deserves. We treat you like a person, not a case file, and never stop fighting for the best possible outcome for you.
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Contact a Gahanna Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today for Help
We understand how traumatic it can be to experience a motorcycle accident. We do, though, know how important it is to take quick action if you wish to recover compensation in a motorcycle claim. Specifically, Ohio law only provides two years after the accident to file; otherwise, you may be barred forever.
If you have been injured on a motorcycle, contact a motorcycle accident lawyer serving Gahanna at Bressman Law today. We are ready to help in any way we can throughout this difficult time. Call us for a free review of your case.