Fighting For Maximum Damages For Bikers Hurt In Southern Ohio
The Ohio Department of Public Safety confirms motorcycle accidents are on the rise – and so are the injuries and death tolls. In 2014, there were 3,651 reported motorcycle crashes in Ohio. Of those, 3,060 people were seriously injured and 140 people suffered wrongful deaths. The simple fact is that motorcyclists are not protected by several tons of steel the way car and truck drivers are on the roads. When a biker collides with another motor vehicle, catastrophic injuries often result.
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries caused by a motorcycle crash, contact The Law Firm of Richard M. Lewis today for a free consultation about your accident. There are no upfront legal fees, and we work on contingency. If we don’t collect damages for you, you won’t pay us anything.
Common Injuries Sustained In Motorcycle Accidents In Ohio
Did you know that motorcyclists are 26 times more likely to be killed in a vehicle accident than other motorists? Further, bikers are five times more likely to suffer serious injuries than the driver or passengers in the other vehicle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
When motorcycle accidents happen in Athens County, Gallia County, Jackson County or anywhere else in southeastern Ohio, injuries can be catastrophic. Motorcycle accidents occur for several reasons. First, many car, truck and bus drivers claim they just don’t “see” bikers on the road. Additionally, poor weather conditions cause dangerous driving conditions for all vehicles. Beyond that, roadway construction and other hazards make it hard for drivers to navigate around barriers and signage. These and other challenges cause serious, and often life-altering, motorcycle accidents.
In addition to wrongful death, common injuries sustained in motorcycle crashes include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spine and neck trauma (including paralysis)
- Fractured and broken bones
- Serious road rash, cuts and lacerations
- Hand and foot injuries
- Internal injuries, including severe bleeding
These personal injuries require costly and long-term treatment. It’s important to make sure you get the settlement you deserve, not the lowball offer the insurance company may be likely to give you at first. Mr. Lewis won’t settle for less than your case is worth. He won’t hesitate to play hardball at the negotiation table. And, when necessary, he will take your case to court.
For more than 30 years, we have worked tirelessly to investigate motorcycle accidents, by reviewing all documentation, including police reports and medical records, and by interviewing witnesses. We will fight for your family, too.
Talk To Richard Lewis About Your Motorcycle Crash Injuries For Free
Following a motorcycle accident, it’s important to focus on your health and recovery. Allow The Law Firm of Richard M. Lewis to take care of the legal business involved in obtaining the substantial compensation you deserve for your injuries. We have successfully won millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients. We’ve also succeeded in obtaining justice for our clients by holding negligent parties responsible for the accidents they’ve caused.
Contact our office via email or call 740-688-2164 today for a free consultation about your motorcycle accident. We will be on your side from the moment we speak and won’t stop fighting for you until we’ve helped you collect the compensation you deserve. We work on contingency; if we don’t win, you don’t pay.