Riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating hobby and an environmentally and pocketbook-friendly way to get around. However, it can also be dangerous and risky. Motorcyclists lack the protection of airbags, crumple zones, seatbelts, and other features afforded to those in passenger vehicles. Even with helmets and other safety gear, they are still vulnerable.
Motorcycle accidents come in all shapes and forms. Some accidents cause the motorcyclist to be knocked off their bike. If this has recently happened to you, you might be wondering if you deserve compensation. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t typically straightforward. While it’s best to discuss your accident and injuries with an experienced Wisconsin motorcycle accident attorney, you could have a right to compensation if the other party was negligent, and the following are true:
- Another party owed you a duty of care—for example, to drive the speed limit or yield the right of way
- That party violated their duty of care to you
- Their violation caused you to be knocked off your bike
- As a result, you sustained injuries and compensable damages such as pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills
Call Our Office to Schedule a Consultation with a Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
If you sustained an injury from being knocked off your bike, contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. You can schedule a private consultation with a Wisconsin motorcycle accident attorney at Groth Law Firm by calling our office today at 414-768-2727.
Motorcycle Accident FAQ
What is negligence?
Negligence occurs when someone is careless and fails to act in a reasonable manner. When making a left turn, a driver who doesn’t yield the right of way to an oncoming motorcyclist is negligent.
How much compensation can I receive?
The amount of compensation you can receive is based on several factors like the type and extent of your injuries and any insurance policies applicable to your injuries. A Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyer can help you understand what your case could be worth.
How can I prove the other party’s actions?
When you work with an attorney, they will know what evidence to collect and how to collect it to establish your claim. This evidence might include police reports and medical records, and pictures of your injuries, their vehicle, and your motorcycle.