Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents usually cause devastating injuries or worse.  Approximately 80% of motorcycle accidents result in injury or death. And those injuries are usually very serious and expensive to treat. Motorcycle riders have the same rights to the roads as any passenger vehicle or commercial truck. But motorcycles don’t have anything close to the same protection as a passenger vehicle or commercial truck – such as: seat-belts, air-bags, or physical barriers.

Head injury is the leading permanent injury and cause of death in motorcycle crashes. Permanent head injuries can leave the motorcycle rider disabled for life and faced with huge medical bills.

At Cox Law Office, Attorney Dave Cox is dedicated to getting quality results for motorcycle accident victims and their families. We aggressively handle motorcycle accident cases in Northwest Indiana.  And we only take a limited number of cases to ensure your case is very well prepared – which helps lead to full compensation. It’s important that you stay focused on recovering from your injuries. We’ll help you find the right specialist to help you recover from your injuries.  And if needed, we’ll work with them to delay your medical payments until your case is resolved.

In motorcycle accident cases, negligence law usually determines who’s liable for damages. In Indiana, drivers and corporations must exercise the same care that a reasonable person would exercise under similar circumstances.  If a driver or a corporation failed to exercise that reasonable care or violated a statute and caused damages – they’ll likely owe money to the victims.

Motorcycle accidents are caused in many ways. But they’re most commonly caused by a careless driver that: (1) drove distracted – which includes: texting, talking on a cell phone, grooming, etc.; (2) drove behind a rider too closely; (3) disregarded weather conditions; (4) disregarded traffic signals; (5) drove too fast;  or (6) drove under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault – you’re likely owed money under Indiana law. Negligent drivers and corporations can be responsible for damages such as: (1) pain and suffering;  (2) physical impairment; (3) disfigurement; (4) medical expenses; (5) lost wages; (6) lost earning capacity; (7) loss of enjoyment of life; (8) property damage; (9) your motorcycle’s diminished value; and (10) possibly other damages you’ve suffered.

The insurance companies’ adjusters are trained and focused on minimizing their company’s liability. In other words, most of them are focused on paying victims as little as possible. Insurance companies are corporations. And they’re primary objective is usually to maximize their shareholders’ profits. So, they collect as much as the market will allow and pay out as little as the law will allow.

Motorcycle accident victims are entitled to recover the damages they suffered and will suffer in the future under Indiana law. And victims that don’t have a capable injury attorney are unfortunately taken advantage of everyday by being short-changed. Generally, there are no mulligans in motorcycle accident cases. You generally have one shot at a fair recovery. Northwest Indiana Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Dave Cox is seriously dedicated to representing motorcycle accident victims and making sure they’re paid the money they’re owed. If you need a motorcycle accident lawyer, please call or text Cox Law Office at (219) CALL-COX -- (225-5269) -- or you can request a case evaluation here at DaveCoxLaw.com.