Types of Motorcycle Accidents
Injured? Our Columbus Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help!
Motorcycle riders have far less protection in a crash than those in passenger
vehicles. For this reason, any accident for a motorcycle rider is far
more likely to result in a serious injury or even death. There are many
different ways motorcyclists may crash, and can occur through the fault
of another driver, a road hazard, a malfunctioning part, or some other
issue. Whatever the reason, if you were harmed in an accident through
no fault of your own, you may have a personal injury case.
At Rourke & Blumenthal, our attorneys are dedicated to providing compassionate
legal help while seeking maximum compensation for our clients. We have
more than 75 years of experience, and we have the results to prove it.
To request a free case evaluation, call our firm at (614) 321-3212!
Protecting the Rights of the Injured
We understand how overwhelming a motorcycle crash can be, especially if
you sustain a serious or life-threatening injury. When you invest in our
team, we can investigate the circumstance of your crash and determine
how it occurred and who may be at fault.
Common types of motorcycle accidents include:
Head-on collisions: These accidents are extremely dangerous and typically occur when a vehicle
crosses into opposing traffic or makes a wrong turn.
Lane splitting accidents: When motorcycles weave between lanes, other vehicles may not pay attention,
hitting the motorcyclist.
Left turn accidents: Typically when a vehicle turns left, a motorcyclist caught on the inside
may go unseen and could be hit or swiped by the turning vehicle.
Door collisions: A rider may collide with a vehicle door, usually because a driver or passenger
opens the door towards the street without looking.
Motorcycle accidents may also occur because of part or bike defects, malfunctions,
or faulty assembly. Road hazards or poor weather or visibility can also
cause motorcyclists to lose control of their bike and crash.
Seeking Maximum Compensation for Your Injuries
If you were wrongfully injured because of another person’s carelessness
or mistake, the negligent party should be held liable for the resulting
damage. Whether the fault lies with another driver, a parts manufacturer,
or a construction site manager, anyone responsible for creating a dangerous
environment for a motorcyclist might be held liable. If you have a case,
you may seek compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and
loss of wages.
For help with your motorcycle accident case, contact Rourke & Blumenthal,