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Ohio Attorneys for Injured Bikers

After a motorcycle accident, make our team your first call

Motorcycle accidents happen at an alarming rate on roads and highways throughout Ohio. When they do, motorcyclists often sustain serious injuries or fatalities. To make matters worse, many drivers and insurance companies automatically blame motorcyclists for causing such crashes before they even know the facts.

We take a different approach at Merriman Legal, LLC. Our experienced Cleveland motorcycle accident attorneys know that most crashes are caused by other drivers. That’s why we take the time to carefully gather evidence and find out what really happened.

Scene of a motorcycle accident, with a damaged helmet and motorcycle lying on the groundOur detailed approach enables us to take an aggressive stance against insurance companies and others who attempt to deny coverage to injured motorcyclists. When so much is at stake, you can rely on our experienced lawyers to help. We can explain all the legal options available to you and design a strategy that suits your specific needs.

What should I know about motorcycle accidents in Ohio?

Crashes involving motorcycles can be extremely confusing. What makes these cases so complicated is the drivers who cause such accidents often deny any wrongdoing. Furthermore, many people – including juries – don’t like motorcycles. Their lack of understanding creates a bias that insurance companies will try to leverage in favor of the at-fault driver.

That’s why it’s important to be prepared if you’re involved in a motorcycle accident in Ohio. You will need an experienced and aggressive lawyer in your corner.

Some of the most important topics concerning motorcycle crashes can be found by clicking on the links below:

If you have other questions or want more information about the legal options available to you, contact our law firm as soon as possible. We want to learn more about the details of your specific case.

Motorcycle accidents in Ohio claimed 215 lives and injured 1,000+ in 2021. Source: Ohio State Highway Patrol

Why should I hire an Ohio motorcycle accident lawyer to handle my case?

Evidence builds strong cases. When you have an aggressive attorney investigating to get the facts, you can demand the compensation you rightfully deserve for your medical bills, lost income and other expenses.

Our lawyers know what it takes to build a compelling legal case. We know how to analyze police reports, medical records and other official documents. We also frequently consult with experts and will do whatever it takes to win your case.

Put your trust in a law firm that puts your best interests first. Contact Merriman Legal, LLC, and schedule a no cost consultation. Call 866-823-3332. We’re located in Cleveland and serve motorcycle accident victims throughout Ohio. 

Failing to scan for riders is a factor in 70% of motorcycle accidents. Source: US DOT

Common Causes

Motorcycle accidents happen for many reasons. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Inattentive drivers
  • Speeding drivers
  • Distracted drivers
  • Texting drivers
  • Drunk drivers
  • Reckless drivers

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Common Injuries

Motorcycle accident injuries are among the most severe injuries we deal with at our law firm. Motorcyclists don’t have the same protection as people traveling in cars or trucks, and that’s what makes the injuries they sustain so severe. That’s why fatalities sadly occur due to motorcycle crashes. Common injuries include:

  • Amputation
  • Broken bones
  • Road rash
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)

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What are common types of motorcycle accidents?

Some of the most common types we deal with include:

  • Rear-end
  • Vehicles changing lanes without warning
  • Hit and run
  • Blindside
  • Intersection accidents

What should I do if the driver who caused my motorcycle accident denies wrongdoing?

Damaged motorcycle lying on street after a Cleveland motorcycle accidentContact our law firm immediately. Don’t try to debate the driver. Allow us to speak on your behalf. We have years of experience dealing with complicated cases. We know how to gather evidence and negotiate with insurance companies.

Should I talk to an insurance company if someone from the company contacts me?

No. Anything you say to insurance company officials can be used against you. Many insurance companies are simply looking for an excuse to deny your claim. Don’t give them a reason. Politely decline to answer their questions and instruct them to contact us.

Should I accept an offer from an insurance company?

Always discuss any offer from an insurance company with an attorney before accepting it. While the offer might seem reasonable, many offers from insurance companies (especially soon after a crash) rarely come close to covering the true cost of damages. That’s why it’s always wise to discuss an offer before accepting it.

What if I’m falsely accused of causing my motorcycle accident?

Don’t panic. Simply contact our law firm. If you are represented by us, we will do everything we can to prove that what happened was not your fault. We have years of experience and know what information to look for to build a successful case.

Why should I hire an Ohio motorcycle accident attorney?

You have too much at risk to leave your future to chance. Having an attorney working for you provides you with the best opportunity for presenting the strongest legal case possible. Without a lawyer, you might not obtain the compensation you deserve. Remember, you didn’t do anything wrong. You shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s mistakes. Contact our law firm right now and find out how Merriman Legal, LLC, can help you.

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