Motorcycle Accidents

Akron Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Helping Injured Bikers in Akron, OH

Motorcyclists are at a higher risk of being involved in a serious accident than any other motorist on the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than the occupants of a passenger vehicle. When a motorcycle accident does occur, the rider is often the one who suffers the most severe injuries.

At Murray & Murray, our Akron motorcycle accident lawyers are dedicated to helping injured bikers and their families recover the compensation they are owed. We understand the unique challenges that motorcyclists face when it comes to filing a personal injury claim, and we are prepared to fight for you every step of the way. With more than 80 years of experience, we have the knowledge and skill to handle even the most complex cases.

Call (419) 664-3711or contact us onlinetoday to schedule a free consultation with our team. We have offices in Sandusky, Toledo, and Norwalk.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can be caused by a variety of factors. In some cases, the motorcyclist is to blame for the crash. However, many motorcycle accidents are caused by the negligence of other motorists on the road. When this is the case, the injured motorcyclist can file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver.

Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Speeding: Speeding is a leading cause of all types of motor vehicle accidents, including motorcycle accidents. When a motorist is speeding, they have less time to react to changes in traffic, making it more likely that they will collide with a motorcyclist.
  • Drunk Driving: Drunk driving is a serious problem in Ohio. When a motorist is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, their reaction time is slowed, making it more likely that they will cause an accident.
  • Distracted Driving: Distracted driving is another leading cause of motorcycle accidents. When a motorist is not paying attention to the road, they are more likely to collide with a motorcyclist.
  • Unsafe Lane Changes: Motorists are required to check their blind spots before changing lanes. When they fail to do so, they may collide with a motorcyclist who is in their blind spot.
  • Left-Turn Accidents: Left-turn accidents are one of the most common types of motorcycle accidents. These accidents occur when a motorist makes a left turn in front of a motorcyclist who has the right of way.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcyclists are not protected by the steel frame of a car, so they are more likely to be seriously injured in an accident. The NHTSA reports that motorcyclists are 5 times more likely to be injured in an accident than the occupants of a passenger vehicle. When a motorcycle accident does occur, the rider is often thrown from the bike, which can result in serious injuries.

Some of the most common injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident include:

  • Head Injuries: Head injuries are one of the most common types of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Even if the motorcyclist is wearing a helmet, they can still suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) if their head hits the pavement.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Spinal cord injuries are another common type of injury sustained in a motorcycle accident. These injuries can result in partial or complete paralysis.
  • Road Rash: Road rash is a type of friction burn that occurs when a motorcyclist’s skin comes into contact with the pavement. Road rash can range from mild to severe, and it can result in permanent scarring.
  • Broken Bones: Broken bones are a common type of injury sustained in a motorcycle accident. The force of the impact can cause the motorcyclist to be thrown from the bike, resulting in broken bones.
  • Internal Injuries: Internal injuries are another common type of injury sustained in a motorcycle accident. These injuries can be life-threatening, and they may not be immediately apparent.

How Can a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Help?

Motorcycle accident cases can be complex, and it is not uncommon for the insurance company to try to deny your claim. When you hire our firm, we will conduct a thorough investigation into the accident to determine who was at fault. We will also gather all of the evidence needed to prove liability, including the police report, any available surveillance footage, and witness statements.

Our Akron motorcycle accident attorneys will also calculate the full extent of your damages, including your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We will then negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to ensure that you are offered a fair settlement. If the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, our team will not hesitate to take your case to trial.

Contact us today at (419) 664-3711to let us fight for you!

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