Gervelis Law Firm
1650 W. Market Street, Suite 30
Akron, OH 44313
Motorcycle accident injuries are often serious because motorcyclists have very little protection. Common injuries include road rash and broken bones. More serious examples include traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries and internal injuries. Victims may require surgery, hospitalization and extended medical treatment. Some are left with a permanent disability.
Drivers often think of motorcycles as little more than a nuisance. Many times, they don't even notice motorcycles on the road. The result is a crash that leaves people hurt. Different types of motorcycle accidents include:
- A car turning in front of a motorcycle at an intersection
- A vehicle rear-ending a motorcycle
- A vehicle forcing a motorcycle off the road
- There is a higher risk of an accident if a driver is distracted, fatigued or driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
A motorcycle accident can leave you with medical expenses that become overwhelming very quickly. And you will likely miss a lot of time from work, resulting in less income coming in. Suddenly, it can become very difficult to make ends meet. Many people who were hurt in a motorcycle accident aren't sure what to do next.
Experienced attorneys who fight for your rights
Insurance companies are supposed to help, but they will try to pay you as little as possible. They still believe in the stereotype of motorcyclists as being reckless and irresponsible. Their thinking is you must have been responsible for the accident in some way. And they have lawyers to look out for their interests.
That's why you need an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who will fight for what's best for you. We know that most motorcyclists are responsible riders who are very concerned about safety. Our attorneys fight back against stereotypes to get to the facts.
We investigate your motorcycle accident ourselves. That involves reviewing all documentation, including police reports and medical records. It involves identifying and interviewing witnesses. And if needed, it involves consulting accident reconstruction experts. We build a strong case that proves you were the victim of someone else's negligence.
Then we fight to hold that negligent party accountable and help you recover the financial compensation you need and deserve. This includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your injury. It includes lost wages while you can't work. We may also seek other damages, such as pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.
When insurance companies see that we are serious about your case, they usually agree to settlement negotiations. But we are only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs. If the insurance company won't agree to a fair settlement, we are ready to fight for you in court. Our firm has won many significant awards for clients in jury trials.
Learn more about how we can help if you were hurt in an Akron motorcycle accident. Speak to one of our motorcycle accident attorneys by calling 330-835-2943 today. We offer a free consultation and can answer any questions you have.