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Motorcycle Accidents

Experienced Ohio motorcycle accident attorneys standing up for injury victims’ rights

Motorcycle accidents happen at an alarming rate on roads and highways throughout Ohio. When they do, motorcyclists often sustain serious injuries or fatalities. According to statistics from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 141 fatal motorcycle crashes and 2,910 injury crashes were reported in 2013. And worst of all, many drivers and insurance companies automatically blame motorcyclists for causing such accidents before they even know the facts.

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

Our detailed approach enables us to take an aggressive stance against insurance companies and others who attempt to deny coverage to motorcyclists injured in accidents. When so much is at stake, you can rely on our experienced attorneys 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?

Accidents 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 attorney in your corner.

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

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

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

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

Our attorneys know what it takes to build a compelling legal case. We know how to analyze police reports, medical records and other official documents associated with your accident. 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. 

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accident injuries are among the most severe injuries we deal with at our law firm. What makes injuries caused by such accidents so severe is motorcyclists don’t have the same protection as people traveling in cars or trucks. That’s why fatalities sadly sometimes occur due to motorcycle accidents. Common motorcycle accident injuries include:

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

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Common Motorcycle Accident 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 from accidents so severe. That’s why fatalities sadly occur due to motorcycle accidents. Common motorcycle accident injuries include:

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

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FAQs about Motorcycle Accidents

  • What are common types of motorcycle accidents?

Some of the most common motorcycle accidents we deal with include:

    • Rear-end motorcycle accidents
    • Vehicles changing lanes without warning
    • Hit and run motorcycle accidents
    • Blindside motorcycle accidents
    • Intersection accidents
  • What should I do if the driver who caused my motorcycle accident denies wrongdoing?

Contact 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 motorcycle accidents. 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 for my motorcycle accident?

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 an accident) rarely come close to covering the true cost of motorcycle accident-related expenses. 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 your motorcycle accident 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 an attorney, you might not obtain the compensation you deserve for your accident. 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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