Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident Attorney Pursues Payment for Riders Statewide
Experienced firm aids bikers who have been struck by cars and trucks
Wisconsin has a motorcycle heritage that dates back more than a century, and the Winnebago County area boasts some particularly beautiful settings when bikers can go for a ride. However, a day on a motorcycle can turn tragic if the person behind the wheel of a car or truck isn’t paying proper attention to the road. Located in Oshkosh, Apex Accident Attorneys, LLC takes on personal injury and wrongful death cases arising from motorcycle collisions. Attorney George W. Curtis, Jr. has a track record of delivering strong results to clients over a period of more than 50 years. You can benefit from this experience if you are dealing with the potentially devastating effects of a motorcycle accident.
Factors that frequently lead to motorcycle accident injuries
As an established Wisconsin injury attorney, I am familiar with the factors that are often linked to serious motorcycle accidents, including:
- Unsafe lane changes — Whether due to alcohol or mere carelessness, some drivers weave across the lines or make lane changes without signaling. While these maneuvers are illegal and put everyone at risk, motorcycles are particularly vulnerable because even glancing contact could inflict serious harm.
- Left turns — Numerous motorcycle accidents occur while a biker is trying to make a left turn. Cars in the lane that the bike is crossing and those that are behind the motorcycle can trigger a crash if their operators are not attentive.
- Opening doors — Driver-side doors that are opened carelessly into the path of an oncoming motorcycle could pose a hazard that cannot be avoided no matter how good the biker’s reflexes might be.
- Distracted drivers — Car and truck drivers who text, talk on their cell phones or engage in other behavior that takes their focus off the road often believe they can spot danger even while distracted. This is never true and can be even more dangerous for people on motorcycles, who are more difficult to see out of the corner of one’s eye.
- Road hazards — A damaged road surface or debris on the pavement could set off a motorcycle crash by upending the bike or forcing the rider to swerve toward traffic in order to avoid the hazard.
No matter how your motorcycle crash happened, I am committed to maximizing your compensation in a settlement or trial verdict.
Thorough lawyer assists riders in cases involving catastrophic harm
Without the protection that other vehicles offer, motorcyclists are more likely to suffer serious injuries than people hurt in car accidents. My firm aggressively pursues relief for victims of catastrophic harm such as paralysis, internal organ injuries and brain damage. In Wisconsin, only riders under the age of 18 and those operating under an instructional permit are required to wear a helmet. Though using approved protection for your head might lessen the impact of an accident, defendants cannot reduce their liability by claiming a traumatic brain injury occurred because you were not wearing a helmet. Even if your accident caused broken bones, road rash or some other condition that is not life-threatening, I will fight for fair compensation.
Dedicated litigator works to recover bikers’ medical costs and lost income
Plaintiffs in motorcycle accident litigation are entitled to receive several types of damages. Healthcare bills, including rehabilitation costs and prescription medication, are compensable. If your injuries forced you to miss work, my firm will work to recover any income that was lost, along with repair costs and other crash-related out-of-pocket expenses. You can also seek payment for noneconomic damages, such as the pain and suffering you endured.
Contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to set up a free consultation
Apex Accident Attorneys, LLC handles motorcycle accident litigation for injured riders in Winnebago County and the surrounding Wisconsin communities. You can set up a free initial consultation by calling 920-233-1010 or contacting me online. My office is located in Oshkosh.