Sandusky Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Representing Injured Riders Throughout Ohio
Murray & Murray is known throughout Sandusky as a personal injury law firm that stands by motorcycle riders in our communities. When you have been seriously injured because of the neglect or recklessness of another motorist, we would be honored to get the chance to represent you and seek full compensation on your behalf.
Our 90+ years of legal experience allow us to investigate difficult and complex motorcycle accident claims. Whether a distracted driver failed to check its blind spots, turned left in front of you while you crossed an intersection, or rear-ended your motorcycle, we know what it takes to investigate claims thoroughly to prove liability.
Heading to Litigation for Full Compensation
Insurance companies often use an internal computer program called “Colossus” to calculate damages for motorcycle accident claims. No matter how big and intimidating the so-called Colossus might be, though, it is notoriously inaccurate because it cannot calculate outside factors, variables, and future damages. It takes the input of economists, medical experts, and lifecare planners to truly understand the damages owed to a motorcycle accident claimant. We consult with such experts whenever needed to ensure you have a fair chance at maximized compensation.
Your damages for your injuries may include:
- Emergency medical treatment
- Extended hospitalization
- Surgeries and rehabilitative therapy
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Vehicle repair or replacement
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent debilitation
Thanks to our remarkable legal experience – Murray & Murray first opened its doors back in 1931 – we are capable of handling complicated and high stakes motorcycle accident claims. If the responding insurance company will not take your claim seriously and offer a fair settlement, then we do not hesitate to bring them to court for heated litigation.
Insurance Companies Unfairly Blame Riders
Have you ever noticed that motorcyclists are portrayed as reckless rebels in television shows and movies? As ridiculous as this gross stereotype might be, you would probably be shocked to find that insurance companies would have you believe it! No matter what sort of evidence is available after a motorcycle accident, it is almost guaranteed that the defending insurance company is going to try to paint the motorcyclist as a reckless rider who caused the crash.
Our attorneys know how insurance companies work, though. We team up withy skid mark analysts, accident reconstructionist experts, and even use computer simulations to uncover the true cause of a motorcycle accident. We work diligently to locate eyewitnesses and expose whether the other driver was speeding, texting-and-driving, intoxicated, or otherwise driving recklessly at the time of the crash.
Do Not Lane Split While Riding
As a friendly safety reminder, we would like to take a moment to say that motorcyclists in Ohio should not lane split, which means to ride in between occupied lanes. Only California has legalized lane splitting. If you lane split in Ohio, then you risk an increased chance of being struck by a driver who is changing lanes or merging, as they would not expect you to be there.
Being hit while lane splitting does not automatically place full liability for the crash on your shoulders, but it certainly does not help your claim. To stay safe and protect yourself from high liability in the event of a motorcycle accident, obey Ohio’s rules of the road at all times.
5 Steps to Take After a Motorcycle Accident
After a motorcycle crash you should take the following steps:
- Move to the side of the road if possible so that you are out of the flow of traffic
- Keep your helmet and other protective gear on until you have been evaluated by paramedics
- Dial 911 if they have not already been alerted about the accident
- After you have received medical attention, gather as much evidence (photo, video, recordings, etc.) as possible before leaving the scene
- Contact a motorcycle accident lawyer immediately to discuss your injuries and whether or not you have a case; do not delay!
Standing Proudly with Ohio Motorcyclists
At Murray & Murray, we understand that everyone deserves their fair share of the road, which is why we proudly take motorcycle accident claims from injured riders in Sandusky. If you were riding your motorcycle when a motorist blindsided you or crashed right into you because they were distracted, let our attorneys help you.