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Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Columbus

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When drivers fail to watch out for motorcyclists, the results are often devastating. Even low-speed motorcycle crashes can lead to life-altering injuries. To make matters worse, insurance companies and defense attorneys look to blame motorcyclists for their own injuries and those of their passengers by playing on stereotypes and accusing motorcyclists of unsafe driving practices. They may also seek to diminish driver responsibility by blaming head and neck injuries on the motorcyclist’s lack of protective gear.

An experienced motorcycle injury attorney is well acquainted with defense and insurer tactics used in motorcycle injury cases and will help you to navigate the many pitfalls associated with your injury case. Aspects of your motorcycle accident case are time-sensitive, and receiving sound legal guidance sooner rather than later will serve to protect your rights and interests through this complex, unfamiliar, and often unforgiving process.

Contact our Columbus motorcycle accident lawyer by calling (614) 321-3212!

What Are The Most Common Injuries Caused By Motorcycle Accidents?

Motorcycle accidents in Ohio lead to a variety of injuries, many of which can have serious and long-lasting effects on the victims. Among the most common injuries sustained in these accidents are road rash, which refers to skin abrasions resulting from the body sliding across the pavement. This condition can range from minor scrapes to severe injuries requiring extensive medical treatment.

Broken or fractured bones are also frequently reported, with the legs, arms, and ribs being particularly vulnerable in motorcycle crashes. Leg and foot injuries are common due to the exposed nature of motorcycles, leaving riders' lower extremities unprotected in collisions.

Head and neck injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), are especially alarming. These can range from minor concussions to more severe conditions including brain bleeds, which may result in long-term effects on cognitive function and quality of life overall. Another significant danger caused by accidents involving motorcycles is injuries to the spine, which may result in paralysis or other major mobility problems.

What Are The Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Ohio?

Motorcycle accidents happen for a variety of reasons, many of which are similar to the most common causes of vehicle accidents in general. However, the distinctive elements of motorcycle riding, as well as the vulnerability of motorcyclists on the road, highlight specific causes.

The most common causes of motorcycle accidents are:

  • Lack of Training and Gear: Inadequate training on how to operate a motorcycle safely and not wearing appropriate protective gear significantly contribute to accidents and injuries 
  • Driver Error: This broad category includes speeding, distracted driving, and failure to yield. Motorists’ failure to see motorcycles due to their smaller size also falls under this category, leading to dangerous situations
  • Dangerous Road Conditions: Potholes, uneven road surfaces, and debris can pose significant risks to motorcyclists, whose stability and safety are more compromised by such hazards than those in cars 
  • Impaired Riding: Operating a motorcycle under the influence of alcohol or drugs remains a critical concern, impairing judgment and reaction times
  • Left-hand Turn Accidents: These occur when a vehicle makes a left turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle, often because the driver fails to see the motorcycle or misjudges its speed

Understanding Motorcycle Accident Claims

Severe injuries and substantial financial setbacks can result from motorcycle accidents. Understanding your entitlements and potential avenues for compensation is crucial if you've been in such an incident. At Rourke & Blumenthal, our seasoned Columbus-based motorcycle accident lawyers are committed to guiding victims through legal procedures, aiming to aid them in obtaining the recompense they're entitled to.

Here are some key points to understand about motorcycle accident claims:

  1. Fault and Liability: Identifying the party responsible in a motorcycle mishap is essential for assigning liability. Our legal practitioners will meticulously analyze the incident, compile proof, and collaborate with specialists to establish responsibility.
  2. Injuries and Damages:  Motorcycle collisions frequently lead to grave injuries like fractures, cranial harm, and spinal cord damage. Our law professionals will evaluate the total impact of your injuries and losses to seek the highest possible compensation.
  3. Insurance Claims:  Interactions with insurance firms can be complicated and daunting. We will take charge of all discourse and bargaining with the insurer to safeguard your rights.
  4. Lawsuit Process: If negotiations don't yield a just settlement, our lawyers are equipped to present your case in court. With substantial trial expertise, we will fervently champion your rights during legal proceedings.

At Rourke & Blumenthal, we boast a proven history of successful outcomes in motorcycle accident cases. Our empathetic and proficient motorcycle accident lawyers in Columbus will accompany you at every stage of the legal journey, offering tailored support and assertive advocacy. Reach out to us now for a complimentary case assessment and discover how we can assist you.

Why Should I Contact Rourke & Blumenthal?

When you call Rourke & Blumenthal, you will speak with an experienced attorney familiar with every aspect of motorcycle injury cases. Unlike many firms in Ohio, we do not pass off callers to paralegals or assistants. During your free consultation, a motorcycle accident attorney at our firm will take the time to explain the issues, answer your questions, and get you on track to obtain a successful resolution of your claim.

Rourke & Blumenthal Has the Resources and Expertise Necessary to Investigate the Crash and Win Your Case.

Motorcycle accident cases often involve disputed facts and contested liability. If warranted by the facts in your case, our skilled Columbus motorcycle accident attorneys will work with top experts in accident reconstruction and human factors to obtain the information needed to prove your case. If we are not successful in obtaining a recovery for your motorcycle accident case, you will not be responsible for repaying Rourke & Blumenthal for the expenses advanced by Rourke & Blumenthal to pursue your claim.

Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Have the Knowledge and Grit Necessary to Effectively Negotiate with Insurers.

It is not the job of insurance companies to give you a fair deal. They will do their best to pay as little as possible and to undermine your claim. Insurance adjusters know that the experts at Rourke & Blumenthal passionately pursue our client’s cases during negotiations and, if necessary, in litigation. This allows us to achieve great results for our clients.

We Have the Respect of Peers and Professionals Throughout Ohio and an Earned Reputation of Success.

Many Ohio attorneys look to Rourke & Blumenthal for assistance with complex and challenging cases. The majority of our clients find Rourke & Blumenthal after being referred by a trusted attorney. Defense attorneys and insurance adjusters alike are well aware of our work ethic and expertise and have referred injured friends and family members to Rourke & Blumenthal for help. While many firms employ aggressive sales and solicitation tactics, Rourke & Blumenthal receives nearly all of our cases from former clients and attorney referrals.

For more information about how we can help you and to tell us about the details of your case, contact our office for a free consultation. Call (614) 321-3212 now and speak with our experienced Columbus motorcycle accident lawyers.

Commonly Asked Questions

What should I do immediately after a motorcycle accident?

Right after a motorcycle accident, ensure your safety by moving away from traffic if feasible. Immediately call law enforcement and emergency services. Seek prompt medical attention, even if injuries seem minor, as they could escalate over time. If possible, document the accident scene. Lastly, consider discussing your case with a legal professional in Columbus, OH for guidance on potential compensation claims.

What damages can I recover in a motorcycle accident case?

Various damages can be recovered depending on the specifics of the incident. These may include compensatory damages for physical injuries like spinal cord damage, head injuries, or road rash. Compensation can also cover pain and suffering, mental distress, and permanent disfigurement. Other recoverable damages could include property damage costs and, in more severe cases, wrongful death-related expenses

How long do I have to file a motorcycle accident claim?

Personal injury lawsuits, including those originating from motorcycle accidents, normally have a two-year statute of limitations. This period begins on the date of the accident. However, some exceptions might apply, which may cause the time frame to change. Despite the two-year time limit, it is recommended that you begin the process as soon as possible.

What if the insurance company denies my motorcycle accident claim?

You have options if your insurance company dismisses your motorbike accident claim. You can request a written explanation for the denial, gather further evidence to back up your claim and file an appeal letter. If these steps fail, you should speak with a qualified motorcycle accident lawyer at who can walk you through your legal alternatives.

A Proven Track Record of Success

  • $8,500,000 Verdict for Amputation Injury
  • $7,400,000 Accident Causing Amputation
  • $6,500,000 Wrongful Deaths Caused By Arson
  • Record-Setting $6,000,000 Rourke & Blumenthal Achieves $6 Million Settlement
  • $5,300,000 Paralysis

We Come Highly Recommended

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    "You NEED attorneys who are experienced in TBI cases."
    Wonderful firm! We have worked with other attorneys in the past and Mike and Tim blew us away. If you have a brain injury in the State of Ohio, you NEED attorneys who are experienced in TBI cases, not just motor vehicle accidents or other personal injury matters. It makes a huge difference having an attorney who understands the medical, emotional, and financial issues a family suffers after a TBI. They are professional, compassionate, and great communicators. I would recommend this office to anyone.
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    Mr Timothy Mahler represented me after a personal injury auto accident. He was professional, knowledgeable, empathetic and experienced. I always felt that he had my best interests as the top priority. I was relieved from the intricate and time-consuming tasks related to the accident, free to focus on healing and recovery. He managed the complicated insurance and settlement to the best outcome. His team always treated me with respect. I would highly recommend Mr Mahler and his team. Thank you.
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    I suffered physical injuries and a concussion from an auto accident in December of 2020. The team, from receptionist to attorneys, were nothing less than stellar, professional, kind, and hard working. The accident and aftermath were extremely stressful; but the Rourkes, Michael Senior and Michael Junior, helped me navigate the process while I focused on healing. For me, recovery from the accident was the most important part of the process. While I worked on recovering, Rourke and Blumenthal worked on negotiating a fantastic settlement for me. I will forever be grateful for their help!
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