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Indianapolis Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

The top rated law office of William “Bill” Hurst can provide you with an experienced Indianapolis motorcycle accident lawyer. Our staff has pursued claims for hundreds of seriously injured and killed “bikers.” They will do all things necessary to achieve the best possible results.

The vast majority of motorcycle accidents are not caused by the motorcyclist. Motorcycle accidents are caused by inattentive drivers who say they didn’t see the motorcycle. As a result of driver inattention and a bike’s lack of protection, you have a recipe for disaster. If you or a loved one has been injured call an Indianapolis motorcycle accident lawyer immediately.

According to Indiana State Police statistics, motorcycles comprised .8% of total vehicles involved in all collisions in 2017, but 11% of vehicles involved in fatal collisions and had the highest rate of fatal crashes for any category of vehicle at 4.6%. Collisions involving motorcycles decreased by 3.1%in 2017 while fatal collisions involving motorcycles increased 35.5% to 145.

Riders with injuries decreased by 1.9% in 20, to 2,280. Single vehicle accidents accounted for 1,338 motorcycle crashes in 2017, while multi-vehicle crashes accounted for 1,793. Overall more than 2,427 cyclists involved in collisions experience some sort of injury or death in 2017. Contact an experience Indianapolis motorcycle accident lawyer right away if you or a loved on are injured in one of these devastating accident.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents:
  • Poor weather conditions;
  • Not utilizing a turn signal;
  • Car accident;
  • Lane splitting, i.e. when a motorcyclist drives between two lanes;
  • Ignoring traffic conditions;
  • Ignoring traffic signs;
  • Disobeying speed limitations;
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road;
  • Not seeing a motorcyclist due to glare or other view obstructions;
  • Inexperienced motorists;
  • Rear End Collisions;
  • Drunk Driving;
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs;
  • Vehicle defects;
  • Roadway defects;
  • Intentional hostile actions.

You can prevent injuries if you are involved in a motorcycle accident. Check out some helpful resources regarding motorcycle riding and the Indiana BMV Motorcycle Operator Manual. If you would like information on training courses, visit the Motorcycle Safety website or find a rider course in your state.


Indiana Motorcyclist fatalities from 2003-2016

 

Source: https://www.in.gov/cji/files/Highway_Safety_Motorcycles_2017.pdf


Wear a Helmet to Help Prevent Motorcycle Accident Injury

 

Indianapolis Motorcycle Injury LawyerDid you know that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study DOT-compliant motorcycle helmet use decrease from 67% in 2009 to 60% in 2013? This decrease in helmet usage may help to explain the rising fatality rates in motorcycle crashes. In 2012 only 29 people in Indiana who were wearing a helmet died as a result of a motorcycle collision,. 116 who were not lost their lives.

Looking for a new helmet? There are many manufacturers out there and choosing the right helmet will greatly increase your chances of surviving a motorcycle collision. For information on choosing the right helmet, click here.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration a motorcyclist not wearing a helmet is 40% more likely to die of a head injury and 15% more likely to suffer a nonfatal injury than one who wears a helmet. Helmets reduce the likelihood of a crash fatality by 37 percent.


Helmet Laws

Indiana, like a number of other states, has a helmet requirement law on the books, but it only applies to those under 18 years of age. Indiana Code Section 9-19-7-1-1 states: “An Individual less than eighteen (18) years of age who is operating or riding on a motorcycle shall do the following: (1) Wear protective headgear meeting the minimum standards set by the bureau and (2) Wear protective glasses, goggles, or transparent face shields.” If you would like to know more about these laws contact an experienced Indianapolis injury lawyer.


Common Serious Motorcycle Crash Injuries

Injuries from motorcycle accidents are often more severe and debilitating than those suffered by the driver of the car or truck. Leg, ankle, and foot injuries are the most common; brain injuryspinal cord injury and wrongful death are the most severe. Premature death is all too common, tragically depriving families of riders who are often in the prime of life.Indianapolis Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Victims of motorcycle accidents face unique challenges when they try to get the compensation they deserve. An experienced Indianapolis motorcycle accident lawyer will know how to handle these cases. We know how to overcome these obstacles to see you that receive the compensation you need for your injuries and financial loss:

  • Most motorcycle insurance policies severely limit medical coverage.
  • The dynamics of motorcycles are different from other types of vehicles so conditions that a car or truck might be able to maneuver can be deadly for a motorcycle.
  • The public’s misconceptions about motorcycles and motorcyclist can make a jury trial for an injury case more difficult (another good reason to work with a lawyer who has extensive trial experience).

Seek Help from an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident contact a top rated Indianapolis motorcycle accident lawyer at the Law Office of William Hurst, LLC for a free consultation and case evaluation or call us toll free at 1(800)636-0808. We have been helping Indiana family members and victims of motorcycle accidents and ATV (all-terrain vehicle) accidents recover fair financial settlements for over 35 years. Put our skill and experience to work for you and your family.¡Hablamos Español!

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Our Fees

It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

Our Fees

It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

Case Worth

As a victim, establishing damages, negotiating with the insurance company, or filing a lawsuit can be daunting and next to impossible without the assistance of an experienced lawyer. As a result, if you have been hurt in an accident, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled under Indiana law.

Why Hire?

Choosing an attorney that has experience dealing with personal injury law is important to protect your legal rights. If you are trying to recover damages from a business or other type of organization, you can bet that they are going to have a legal team on their side.

Medical Bills

If you were injured by an accident you may be struggling to determine who is responsible for paying your medical bills and holding them accountable. Speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer at The Law Office of William W. Hurst and learn if we may be able to help.

Recovery

After you have been injured, you are entitled to compensation. The type and amount of compensation depends on the injury, bills, the cause of the injury, negligence/bad faith of the defendant, etc. The attorney you retain can also heavy influence your recovery through knowledge, experience, and dedication. Legal terms and phrases can be confusing even after you retain an attorney. If you have been injured, you may wonder how much your case is worth or what your “damages” are. The worse the injuries, the higher the value of the case and the greater need for an experienced attorney