Lake & Porter County Biker Injury Lawyers
There are two constants in motorcycle accidents. First, the accidents cause devastating injuries to the person on the motorcycle. Second, the insurance company of the at-fault driver will find a way to blame the accident on the motorcycle driver.
At Dugan & Rybicki, P.C., in St. John, our Lake County Indiana car accident attorneys are here to protect the rights of motorcycle accident victims in Lake County, Porter County and throughout northern Indiana. We offer a free initial consultation to explain your rights and options.
Fault in Motorcycle Accidents
One of the most common types of motorcycle accidents occurs when a driver makes a left hand turn in front of an oncoming bike. While the liability seems clear in an accident like this, that won’t stop the insurance company from finding a way to blame the motorcycle rider.
It’s not unusual for the person in the car to say the motorcycle was speeding, and in this way shift responsibility to the motorcycle driver. By blaming you for a percentage of the accident, the insurance company can reduce the amount it has to pay. For this reason, it’s important to collect and preserve evidence of liability as soon as possible after the accident. The stories of the other side can change over time. Evidence won’t.
Because of a motorcycle’s small size, it may appear to be moving faster than it actually is. Our lawyers know how to defeat the claims of the other side and prove liability.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
It’s unusual for a motorcycle driver to walk away from an accident. More often than not, the person on the motorcycle will need to face an extended hospital stay and a long and painful recovery.
When you suffer a serious injury, it’s important to wait until you reach what doctors call “maximum medical improvement” before you make a personal injury claim. Only then will you know how much money to demand from the at-fault party to compensate you for everything you have lost from the accident.
For More Information About Motorcycle Accidents
For more information or to schedule a free consultation with our Lake County and Porter County motorcycle accident lawyers, call (219) 365-7766 or fill out the contact form on this website.