Have you or somebody you love been hurt in a motorcycle crash? Call Isaacs & Isaacs now to speak with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. We’ve been helping folks involved in motorcycle crashes in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana for decades. We have recovered over $700,000,000 for our clients, and we have the skill and experience to make sure you get every penny coming to you. Call us any time, day or night at 800-800-8888 for your no cost case evaluation.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics Are Alarming
A deadly motorcycle crash can happen in an instant, and most frequently it’s the other driver’s fault. You can be riding along minding your own business and the next thing you know you’re flying through the air, skidding down the road on your side, or later wake up in the hospital, or worse – don’t wake up at all.
Most research studies done on the causes of motorcycle accidents show that three-fourths (75%) of these accidents are with another vehicle, with one fourth a single vehicle motorcycle crash. Further, reports concur that in most cases the accident was caused because the driver of the other vehicle did not see you, the motorcycle rider.
Of course, you probably already know this. Defensive maneuvering has likely been a big part of your skill set since you started riding. Still, with all the skill and care which most motorcyclists show, serious injury and fatality statistics for deadly motorcycle crashes remain far too high.
Causes of motorcycle crashes include the following:
Other Vehicle Involved
Most motorcycle accidents occur because another driver does not see you at all, or in time, including:
- Making left hand turn without seeing motorcyclist in or approaching intersection
- Running a red light or stop sign without seeing motorcycle
- Failing to yield right of way to motorcycle when changing lanes
- Failure to check blind spots for motorcyclists
- Opened car door without checking for oncoming traffic
- Following too close to a motorcyclist
- Driving under influence of alcohol /other drugs
While single vehicle crashes are less common, below are some common causes:
- Motorcyclist speeding
- Road damage
- Losing control of motorcycle
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
The Family Can File in a Deadly Motorcycle Crash
If you’ve lost a loved one because of a negligent driver you may not feel up to talking to a lawyer. However, filing a wrongful death lawsuit may be the only way to help future riders and their loved ones avoid the pain you’re going through. Statistics have consistently shown for decades that when a fatal motorcycle accident occurs it’s almost always the other driver’s fault and it is the motorcycle rider who dies. Regardless of statistics, motorists continue to use public roads with a careless disregard for the lives and safety of others. Many drivers also seem to be ignorant of basic rules of the road, like checking carefully before:
- Turning left;
- Changing lanes;
- Opening a car door into traffic.
Civil litigation may be the only path to justice for motorcyclists and their families. At the least, even people who don’t care about obeying the law or respecting the safety of others care about money.
A Motorcycle Crash Law Firm Can Help
If you or a loved one is the victim of a motorcycle accident due to another driver’s negligence, you may be able to recover damages. Moreover, if you do file a lawsuit, you will be helping to ensure that all motorcyclists are safer.
Whether you want to file a lawsuit, or just want to settle with the other driver’s insurance company you need to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible, before:
- Witnesses forget what they saw or move away;
- Evidence disappears;
- The statute of limitations for filing your claim/lawsuit runs out.
Isaacs & Isaacs Motorcycle Accident Attorneys are Here For You
At Isaacs & Isaacs we believe that you are suffering enough without having to worry about money. But whether it’s fair or not bills keep coming in, including astronomical hospital bills you may be facing due to serious injury, and chances are your household is suffering without the income you or your family member earned before the crash.
Isaacs & Isaacs will represent you on a contingency fee basis. You don’t have to pay us anything to begin putting our skill and resources to work on your case. We won’t get paid until you do. You can let us handle the legal problems while you begin to heal. Our experienced and compassionate motorcycle accident attorneys are on call 24/7. Call 800-800-8888 immediately for your free case evaluation.