How We Safeguard The Rights Of The Injured
There are few things like the freedom that comes with riding a motorcycle. Some riders feel tempted to take that freedom one step further and ride without a helmet. Without a helmet to protect your brain in the event of a crash, injuries can be much more severe and may even prove fatal.
At Crandall & Pera Law, we represent the interests of our clients who have been injured in motorcycle accidents caused by the negligence of another motorist. We can help you understand your rights, and potential compensation that might be available to you depending on the facts of your case.
Here are some frequently asked questions about motorcycle accidents and what happens if you are injured:
I was not wearing a helmet when I was involved in a motorcycle crash. May I still file a lawsuit?
If you are not wearing a helmet, and you suffer serious head injuries, which might not have been as severe had you been wearing a helmet. The defendant might counterclaim that you were partially to blame for the severity of your injuries because you chose to ride without a helmet.
Not wearing a helmet does not mean that you will not be able to recover any compensation. Ohio and Kentucky are comparative fault state, which means that the amount of damages you might recover would be reduced by the percentage of your fault.
What types of damages might I recover in a motorcycle accident lawsuit?
If you could prove that the defendant’s negligence caused your injury, then you might be able to recover compensation for the following damages in a motorcycle accident lawsuit:
- Medical expenses related to the accident now and into the future
- Lost wages and any diminished earning capacity related to the injury
- Pain and suffering
Do I need to hire a motorcycle accident attorney to represent me?
While the law never requires you to hire a lawyer to represent you in an injury case, you can be assured that the defendant will have legal representation. Why would you attempt to take on a team of corporate attorneys when you have little or no knowledge of the law or civil procedure?
When you work with an experienced accident attorney, you will benefit from their knowledge and skill working on your behalf. The chances are that you will recover more compensation than you would if you tried to represent yourself.
How can I afford a lawyer?
Fortunately, there should be no worry about being able to afford a lawyer to represent you in your case. At Crandall & Pera Law, we accept cases on contingency. This means that you do not pay attorney fees until we are successful at recovering compensation for you.
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When you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was the result of another driver’s negligence, you need a strong advocate who will fight for the compensation you deserve. We offer free consultations to discuss your injury case, please complete our contact form or call 855-444-6651 today. With Crandall & Pera Law, you are never alone.