Need an Injury Attorney for a Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident?
Who doesn’t love a nice ride on a motorcycle? You may be surprised to find that riders in Wisconsin aren’t as safe as you may have thought they were. In 2010, the Wisconsin Motorcycle Safety Facts Book laid out the statistics that show us the realistic and haunting numbers: 98 riders and passengers were killed in accidents in 2010. This was a 16% increase from 2009, the year before. As it stands, motorcycle accidents are happening at levels we never thought we would see, and mostly it is due to preventable negligence by other drivers.
Every day, motorcyclists choose to head out onto our roadways expecting that drivers will be watching out for them around every corner. However, the truth is, many motorcyclists go unnoticed by drivers, which lays out the very real problem in full force. Motorcyclists find themselves in a very vulnerable position, seeing as they have very little protection from the outside elements. If they are hit from certain angles, they could be thrown from their vehicles, which could lead to devastating results. Today we will take a closer look at the accidents that cause many motorcyclists to sustain serious injuries every year, and how you can gain compensation if you have been injured.
Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents
The injuries that occur in motorcycle accidents are almost always severe. Even the most minor road rash could come with its own consequences, as it could become easily infected. Many riders, especially those who choose to ride without helmets, could sustain serious brain injuries that could lead to lifelong complications like trying to remember certain things or lashing out in anger at those you love based on the circumstances of the injury and how it impacts you. You could very easily find yourself in a position where you are at risk for long-term consequences, which to some sounds like an expensive issue.
That’s just it – the consequences that you sustain due to motorcycle accidents go beyond the physical realm. Very quickly, your medical bills may start to add up and you find yourself in no position to be able to pay them because your injury has caused you to miss time at your job or quit altogether depending on severity. Because of this, you could find yourself in a situation of financial strain and wonder what you’re going to do moving forward. How do the bills get paid when there is no way humanly possible to do so?
Your only option may be to turn to an experienced attorney who understands these cases from the inside-out and can help you with every aspect, from making sure that you file on time and gathering evidence that could help prove your case, to working with the other party’s insurance company and applying legal knowledge to the courtroom or settlement. There are many reasons why a driver could have acted negligently and contributed to your accident, from speeding to drinking and driving. You want to be prepared for anything, which is why you should have an attorney on your side. Sustained a Wisconsin motorcycle accident? All hope is not lost. Call us today for more information.