Whether it’s on I-70 or Neil Avenue, many drivers either don’t notice motorcycles or treat them like an annoyance. They don’t drive responsibly and too often the result is a collision that leaves motorcyclists hurt. Gervelis Law Firm knows the challenges injured motorcyclists face and helps them recover maximum compensation.
Our Columbus lawyers hold negligent drivers accountable
How do Columbus motorcycle accidents happen? Drivers who are speeding, driving recklessly, texting, fatigued or under the influence of alcohol or drugs are a danger on the road and can easily cause a crash. These negligent drivers often deny responsibility and don’t admit they did anything wrong.
Motorcyclists have very little protection in a crash. They can be left with head injuries, back injuries, biker’s arm or road rash. They may need diagnostic tests, surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy, home health care and multiple follow-up appointments with doctors. Medical expenses can become overwhelming very quickly.
Insurance companies are supposed to help when you’ve been injured in a Columbus motorcycle accident. But they think people who ride motorcycles take unnecessary risks and are reckless on the road. So, they often assume that motorcyclists are at least partially at fault when there’s an accident.
Insurance companies also want to make money. Blaming you is one way they’ll try to pay you as little as possible. They may also question the seriousness of your injuries or the need for certain treatment. They may offer you a settlement soon after the accident, but it will fall far short of covering the damages you’ve suffered.
That’s why you need an experienced Columbus motorcycle accident lawyer who is ready to fight for your rights. Our attorneys build strong cases that insurance companies must take seriously. We handle complex cases, but our goal is simple. We believe you should get the compensation you are entitled to receive.
Ready to fight for you in Columbus
We start by getting the facts. Our Rapid Investigation Team can visit the scene of your Columbus accident, sometimes within 24 hours. We gather evidence, take photographs, run crash diagnostics, draw accident diagrams and locate witnesses. Our attorneys carefully review accident reports and medical records. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts.
Our Columbus lawyers fight for the compensation you deserve, either through a negotiated settlement or jury verdict. This includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your injuries, lost wages if you were left unable to work and other damages, such as pain and suffering.
If you were hurt in a Columbus motorcycle accident, learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers. If we do represent you, there are no upfront fees. We work on a contingency fee basis. That means you only pay us if we win.