When a careless driver or another negligent party causes a motorcycle crash, the motorcyclist and any passengers often pay for their costly mistake. Unfortunately, motorcyclists have little protection from collisions when compared to other motorists. However, they can pursue compensation to help offset the costs of their injuries and other losses by filing an auto insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
If you suffered injuries in Fairfield, Franklin, or Licking counties in Ohio, a Reynoldsburg motorcycle accident lawyer from Bressman Law could help you with your case. Our team serving Reynoldsburg will discuss your claim with you and help you decide your next steps. We could represent you based on contingency fees.
Seeking Compensation Based on Your Reynoldsburg Motorcycle Crash
After an injury collision caused by another motorist, Ohio motorcyclists can pursue damages for their injuries, expenses, losses, and more. This process allows them to hold the at-fault party legally accountable and recover the money they need to pay their related bills. They can do so through an auto liability insurance claim or a personal injury suit in civil court.
The money damages potentially recoverable through this process include:
- Medical bills and related expenses for current and future treatment and care
- Lost wages, income, and benefits while out of work
- Diminished ability to earn if victims cannot return to their job
- Property damages, including to the motorcycle and equipment
- Additional related expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Other noneconomic damages
Our team helps each client identify their damages and establish a range where their settlement might fall based on the case’s value. We want to ensure the information is available and they understand what an appropriate settlement might look like before negotiations begin. Ultimately, the decision to accept a settlement is up to the injured motorcyclist and their family, but our attorney provides the necessary support and data to guide this process.
Wrongful Death in a Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Motorcycle Accident
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 212 people died from motorcycle accident injuries in Ohio in 2020—a 32.5 percent increase from 2019. If your loved one passed away from their crash injuries, you might have the option to pursue wrongful death action on behalf of your family or other heirs.
Our legal team helps families navigate this process and pursue justice through wrongful death actions. As a result, we may be able to prove the at-fault driver is legally responsible for your loved one’s passing and recover much-needed compensation for you and your family.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accident attorney in Reynoldsburg, call (614) 538-1116
Proving a Motorcycle Accident Claim in Ohio
To recover compensation in a Reynoldsburg motorcycle crash claim or civil action, we must show:
- The accused party caused the crash.
- Our client suffered injuries.
- The value of the client’s case.
Therefore, we must prove the four elements of negligence:
- The at-fault driver had a duty of care to behave a certain way that would keep our client safe.
- That driver breached their duty.
- Their breach of duty caused the collision.
- Our client suffered injuries, psychological damages, or financial harm.
How We Can Seek Compensation in Your Case
We know how to investigate these collisions and gather evidence to show what happened, including any violations of traffic law or other careless or reckless mistakes the at-fault motorist made that caused the crash. Then, we develop persuasive arguments to support our client’s insurance claim and move forward with a demand for fair compensation from the driver’s insurer in most cases.
However, a personal injury lawsuit may sometimes be necessary. We prepare the initial petition, file it in the appropriate county, and represent our client throughout this process. We could secure an out-of-court settlement, or we may need to take the case to trial. If we represent you, you can focus on your physical injuries, treatment, and recovery while we handle your case.
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When Should I Hire a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Serving Reynoldsburg?
You need to act as quickly as your injuries and treatment allow to get started on your insurance claim or other action in your Reynoldsburg crash case. The deadlines to file a motorcycle accident case are set by:
- Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10 for personal injury
- Ohio Revised Code Section 2125.02 for wrongful death
However, while the statute of limitations is generally two years, there are other reasons to hire legal representation early. For example, there are many things to be done before deciding to sue, and you’ll want to give an attorney from our team plenty of time to complete them.
We can begin to gather evidence and develop your case while you undergo treatment. Then, we can start to interview witnesses, seek video of the crash, and gather other proof of what happened before it disappears.
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Bressman Law Helps Injured Motorcyclists Pursue Justice
At Bressman Law, our attorneys have served personal injury clients for more than 30 years. Our former clients love our warm, supportive, and helpful staff—and the fact that our attorneys get the job done. You can read our client reviews to learn why they recommend our team for injury accident representation in Ohio.
We serve Reynoldsburg from our Dublin, OH, office. However, we can meet with you in Reynoldsburg, a trauma center in Columbus, a rehabilitation facility, or wherever is best for you. We provide legal representation based on contingency. This arrangement means we will not charge you anything upfront. You only pay attorney’s fees if we recover money for you through a settlement or verdict.
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Bressman Law Provides Free Case Consultations in Reynoldsburg, Ohio
If you suffered injuries in a motorcycle crash and want to learn more about your legal rights and how to file an insurance claim, Bressman Law is here to help. Our attorneys serving Reynoldsburg provide free legal assessments for motorcyclists and their families after a collision. We will discuss what happened, your injuries, and how we can help during a complimentary consultation. Call today to get started with your case review.