Minnesota roads are more dangerous than ever before for motorcyclists. Unfortunately, the perception is that motorcycle drivers are reckless and dangerous to others. However, it is more often the case that car and truck drivers cause accidents that result in serious injuries, or even death, to a cautious motorcyclist. Thousands of motorcyclists are killed each year across the United States.
INJURIES COMMONLY SUFFERED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
Motorcycle drivers, and their passengers, are quire vulnerable to injury, given the limited protection they are afforded. A helmet, leather jacket, jeans and boots offer little to prevent serious injuries such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, paralysis, traumatic brain injuries and herniated discs. Major surgeries are common following a motorcycle accident, along with substantial medical expenses and wage loss.
CAUSES OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
Our Minnesota motorcycle accident attorneys handle a wide range of claims on behalf motorcycle operators and passengers, including injuries or death from:
- Roadway Defects;
- Unsafe Vehicle Operation;
- Defective Design or Products;
- Failure to Yield;
- Failure to Use Mirrors Properly;
- Failure to Brake in a Timely Manner; and
- Creation of Obstacles Between a Motorcyclist and the Road
UNIQUE ISSUES TO MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWSUITS
Under Minnesota’s statute of limitations, a person who suffers an injury from a motorcycle accident must bring their claim within six years from the date of the incident. It is irrelevant whether you or your passenger were wearing a helmet at the time of the motorcycle accident. Damages may be awarded for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering and replacement services. In some situations, punitive damages may be recovered.
MINNESOTA MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
Motorcycle accident cases are rather complex. Expert witnesses are often involved. At the Brown Law Offices, P.A. we advocate for those who have suffered a serious injury as the result of a motorcycle accident. Our motorcycle accident attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of those who have suffered injuries and have obtained many favorable personal injury settlements for motorcycle drivers and passengers. Motorcycle accident cases are accepted on a contingency basis, meaning you pay no fee for our services unless we obtain a financial settlement on your behalf.