Providing Answers to Questions About Your Motorcycle Accident
At Rittgers & Rittgers, we offer clear, experienced representation to individuals who have been injured in motorcycle accidents throughout Butler, Warren and Hamilton counties and the surrounding areas of southwest Ohio. We can provide you with the in-depth, personalized answers you require to understand your situation and your options.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you need good legal counsel.
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The following are the types of questions we commonly receive from individuals hurt in motorcycle accidents. Reach out to our Ohio personal injury law firm for more information and answers to other questions.
How long do I have after my accident to file a personal injury claim?
As with all motor vehicle accident claims in Ohio, you have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. This is called the statute of limitations. Please do not wait until the statute of limitations deadline to seek legal counsel. The earlier you hire an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer, the better. Your lawyer needs time to thoroughly investigate your case prior to preparing a lawsuit. Additionally, your lawyer can guide you through the insurance claims process in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident to make sure your rights are protected. Please do not trust your insurance adjuster.
Is my case worth less because a motorcycle was involved?
In the eyes of the law, a motorcycle accident is no different from any other motor vehicle accident. In fact, most motorcycle accidents involve severe injuries that require more compensation than other motor vehicle accidents. Lawsuits involving motorcycles, however, often raise stereotype concerns. It is your lawyer's job to address these concerns and focus the case on your injuries and the fault of the other driver.
The at-fault driver claims that he never saw me. Does this mean I cannot bring a claim against him?
Excuses by the at-fault driver are no protection against a lawsuit. Car drivers often fail to take the necessary precautions to protect motorcyclists. Drivers often do not give motorcycles enough space. More frequently, drivers often fail to see motorcyclists either because they fail to pay attention or they are distracted by other things such as their cell phones, radios, or passengers. Drivers have a duty to look for motorcycles on the roadway.
Do I still have a motorcycle accident claim if I was not wearing a helmet?
Yes, you do. Talk to us to learn more.
What do I do if I was a passenger on a motorcycle and was injured in an accident?
Not only do you have a potential claim against the at-fault driver, you may also have a potential claim against the person driving the motorcycle. There are many insurance issues involved in this situation and there are multiple insurance policies that should be analyzed. We can help you understand your options and guide you through the claims process.
Contact Our Cincinnati Personal Injury Attorneys for More Information
To obtain answers about your motorcycle accident, contact our Ohio law firm at one of our three locations (Lebanon, West Chester and downtown Cincinnati) today. We will use more than 30 years of experience to provide you with the comprehensive answers you need.