Motorcycle Accident Personal Injury Attorneys
Dedicated Motorcycle Injury Attorneys Ready to Fight for You.
Motorcyclists may face unfair bias on the road and in the claims process. After an accident, you need an attorney who knows how to navigate these injustices so you can regain control of your finances and future.
When a motorcycle ride leaves you injured, the stress and uncertainty of the situation can be overwhelming. On top of physical pain, financial uncertainty and stubborn insurance companies only increase your stress.
With over 39 years of fighting for the rights of motorcycle accident victims in the United States, Montlick’s attorneys have seen first-hand the physical, emotional, and financial consequences of motorcycle crashes. We believe our clients deserve the maximum compensation under the law for their injuries, and we fight fiercely to get them everything they deserve.
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A reputation you can trust
We have earned our esteemed reputation as an ethical and highly-experienced law firm over the last 39 years by caring deeply for our clients and fighting for their rights every step of the way.
How we treat our clients
We answer calls and questions promptly, and always keep you informed of the status of your case. You’ll get to know your lawyer and legal team personally.
- Fight for what’s right, not what’s easy
- Act with integrity
- Communicate clearly and frequently
- Work in your best interest
Representing Injured Bikers Across the US
We Take On Powerful Insurance Companies—and Win.
As for-profit companies, insurance agencies are never eager to pay out to motorcycle accident victims. When an injured biker decides to handle their case without the help of an attorney, the insurance companies, with their vast resources, will often try to exploit the injured person’s lack of experience and familiarity with the legal process.
After a motorcycle accident, the right legal representation means everything. Our knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyers have experience navigating the special issues and challenges presented by collisions involving bikers. For example, witness or juror perception of the speed of a motorcycle will often be skewed by bias toward riders. Law enforcement accident reports also tend to favor passenger car drivers due to over-reliance on witness statements from occupants of the other vehicle. Bikers are often not available at the scene to provide their side of the story because their vulnerability to severe injury frequently means they are rushed to the emergency room.
Could I have be compensated for road rash after an accident?
If the accident was due to negligent behavior on the part of another driver, including speeding, failure to observe traffic rules or driving under the influence, you should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible following the accident. Other cases of injury could be due to faulty and defective motorcycle parts. While it can be challenging to establish liability for a motorcycle accident which results in severe road rash and other injuries, a knowledgeable attorney can help get you the compensation you need and deserve to cover medical bills, ongoing care, missed work and pain and suffering.
Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Hurt Motorcyclists
What is My Motorcycle Claim Worth?
The amount of compensation an accident victim receives depends on numerous factors, including, the facts and circumstances of the specific incident, the strength of liability, the strength of the applicable law and evidence, the venue or locality where a claim must be brought, and the likeability and credibility that witnesses would have to a jury, and more.
Additional factors include the nature and extent of a client’s injuries, the costs of medical treatment – including past and future—the overall impact on the injured person’s quality of life, the extent of pain and suffering, and whether someone is temporarily or permanently disabled.
Some examples of the types of damages that may be recoverable, depending on the circumstances, include:
- Past and future medical bills.
- Lost wages.
- Loss of earning capacity,
- Property damage, including damage to the bike.
- Pain and suffering.
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Punitive Damages if the defendant’s conduct is malicious or egregiously reckless (subject to state law).
- Loss of consortium.
- Emotional distress.
Motorcycle Crash Wrongful Death Claims
In the case of a tragic loss of a family member in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, our attorneys and affiliated co-counsel pursue wrongful death claims on behalf of our clients.
The rights of plaintiffs to pursue wrongful death motorcycle claims, including the proper parties to bring a claim, are subject to the applicable law of a particular state, and the types of damages recovered can significantly vary from state-to-state as well.
For example, some states allow wrongful death plaintiffs to pursue what the law refers to as the “full value of the life of the victim,” while others allow for punitive damages. Often, families are also entitled to burial and funeral expenses, as well as medical expenses incurred, and pain and suffering endured by the deceased victim. Even the proper party to bring such a claim (or a combination of claims) can vary depending on the state where the accident occurred. If you lost a family member in a motorcycle accident, contact one of our attorneys to learn about your legal rights and options.
What is the dollar value of my claim?
The amount of damages a victim might recover is specific to the facts and circumstances of a given case. As such, every individual claim is unique. Predicting the precise dollar amount of compensation you and your family might receive from a claim is usually not possible at the beginning of your case, but our attorneys are able to advise our clients on the range of predicted case values once all of the evidence has been assembled, we know the extent and long term effects of the injury, we have reviewed all medical records and expenses, and have evaluated the applicable law and the strength of the evidence. If a lawyer promises you a specific value for your case on your first call, that is a red flag.
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Don’t Make a Costly Mistake
Delaying seeking legal assistance can negatively affect the value of your case. There are important legal time deadlines associated with motorcycle injury claims, called statutes of limitations. Statutes of limitations govern how long a person can wait prior to filing a lawsuit, and can vary significantly depending on the state in which the claim is brought. Not only does the amount of time vary from state to state, but also depending on what type of legal claim is filed. For example, a personal injury claim may have a different statute of limitations in a given state than, for example, a breach of contract claim. Additionally, when making claims against governmental entities, depending on the laws of a particular state, much shorter time deadlines can apply.
More Deadlines to Consider
Many insurance policies also have notification deadlines, where if a claim is not filed in time or appropriate notice is not given, the injured victim loses the ability to make the claim against the policy.
In addition to actual deadlines, important evidence necessary for your case can disappear or become destroyed, and witnesses can go missing or forget what happened. Our attorneys, as appropriate, act quickly to preserve important evidence and speak with witnesses. We leave no stone unturned when searching for avenues of recovery for our clients in order to maximize the value of their cases, and file applicable insurance compensation claims promptly.