Lorain Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Injured? We Will Help You Obtain Just Compensation
Have you or a loved one been injured in a Lorain motorcycle accident? The experienced and dedicated legal team at Murray & Murray has decades of experience fighting for the rights of injured Ohio bikers both in and out of court. Our Lorain motorcycle accident attorneys have what it takes to help you fight for the just compensation you need to move on from the accident and make your best possible recovery.
Contact us now to discuss your case during a free consultation. We will inform you of your legal rights and help you determine whether you have a case at no cost or obligation to you!
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle accident injuries can range from mild to severe—or even fatal—and commonly include the following:
- Amputation/loss of limb
- Broken bones
- Bruises, cuts, and scrapes
- Facial scarring
- Internal injuries
- Road rash
- Spinal cord injuries
- Strains and sprains
- Traumatic brain injuries
Ohio Motorcycle Accident Fault Laws
Like many U.S. states, Ohio is considered an “at fault” state when it comes to traffic accidents. This means that when an accident occurs, any insurance claims must be filed against the liable party’s insurance company. There is no sharing of fault in Ohio—the liable party is either at fault or not and you and your attorney must be able to prove liability during negotiations or in court.
What If I Wasn't Wearing My Helmet?
According to Ohio state law, anyone under the age of 18 as well as all beginner bikers regardless of age must wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle. Experienced adult riders are exempt from this law, so when they are involved in a motorcycle crash without a helmet, they haven’t broken any laws.
However, if you have suffered a head injury but were not wearing a helmet, this could factor into your case if it’s proven that your decision not to wear a helmet contributed to your own injuries. So, while not wearing a helmet does not necessarily eliminate your chances of recovering any compensation, it may reduce the amount of compensation you are eventually granted.
What Kind of Compensation Can You Receive After a Motorcycle Accident?
Following a motorcycle crash that was not your fault, you can recover all accident-related:
- Medical bills, including hospitalization, surgeries, medication, rehabilitation, counseling, and more
- Lost wages
- Property damage costs
- Funeral and burial expenses (in the case of wrongful death)
- Pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other non-economic losses
- Punitive damages (in rare cases in which gross negligence or a criminal act is involved)
- Other expenses deemed reasonable and necessary
Why Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Lorain?
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident you believe was caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, an attorney can help you secure a fair amount of compensation more effectively than if you were to tackle your case alone. This is because not only is a lawyer well versed in motorcycle-related laws and injuries, but a motorcycle accident attorney in Lorain can devote the time and resources necessary to build you a strong case. Motorcycle accident lawyers like those at Murray & Murray can also review any of the evidence you have collected, conduct an investigation of the crash site, procure witnesses, and enlist experts to give testimony at your trial if needed. Learn more by reaching out to us to discuss your case.
To schedule your free, no obligation legal consultation, contact us today. We look forward to helping you obtain the fair and just compensation you deserve.