Motorcyclists are about 35 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in an accident and 8 times more likely to be injured.
The most common cause? Negligence by the driver of the automobile. In 2/3 of all collisions, the driver of the other vehicle violated the motorcycle right-of-way and caused the accident. Society may stereotype motorcyclists as speed-addicted thrill seekers, but the evidence shows otherwise.
Motorcycle accidents often occur because car or truck drivers do not pay close enough attention. They simply fail to see a motorcyclist until it is too late. They often blame a motorcycle rider for “coming out of nowhere” and causing an accident.
A motorcycle accident case requires serious analysis and investigation from an experienced trial lawyer. John Alton often employs accident reconstruction experts to establish the point of impact, conduct measurements, analyze speed and render professional opinions on the fault of the negligent driver.
When drivers fail to operate their car safely, injured bikers are entitled to full compensation for injuries and other losses resulting from the accident. In many cases, these injuries are permanent, severe and debilitating and involve loss of limbs or paralysis. John Alton seeks financial compensation for motorcyclists suffering from the following injuries sustained in accidents caused by other motorists:
- Head trauma
- Brain damage
- Spinal cord injuries
If future care is needed, John Alton consults with economists and life care planners who evaluate and document the future financial impact of an injury on my clients’ lives and families.
To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, contact John Alton today.
Columbus Ohio Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
An experienced Columbus Ohio motorcycle accident lawyer will be able to help you find a physician who will provide detailed information about your injuries. Many people don’t realize until much later that they have a serious injury after an accident. They are usually so scared and stressed out that they go home and “sleep it off” and try to return to their normal activities the next day. When people are in pain they typically seek the advice of family and friends who often tell them not to worry, that it is just neck pain that will go away with time. This is all really bad advice. There could be internal injuries that may become worse after time. Your motorcycle accident lawyer will help you find a doctor who will help you treat and document your injuries.
A skilled Columbus motorcycle accident lawyer will also be able to counsel you regarding your rights and if the case should go to court, argue in your best interests. When you bring a lawsuit against someone who has injured you in an automobile accident you need a qualified attorney to lead you through the litigation process. Your lawyer will help you make sure that your settlement covers any hospital bills you may have incurred, wages that you lost due to your injury and the legal fees you will owe.
An Experienced Columbus, Ohio personal injury lawyer will also know how to stand up for your rights against the insurance companies and get you the maximum possible recovery.