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One might assume that with Wisconsin’s short warm-weather season, Hudson may not be as popular of a location for motorcycle enthusiasts as places with milder seasons. However, the beauty of the Hudson area still attracts those seeking the pleasure of the open road that only can be had on the back of a motorcycle.
Yet motorcycle accidents kill and injure people in Hudson every year. If you lost a loved one or were injured in a motorcycle accident in Hudson caused by someone else’s careless or reckless actions, read on to learn about how Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers can help you obtain compensation for the expenses of your injury and the damages it has caused to your quality of life.
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident in Hudson, you should contact the experienced attorneys at Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers. Our award-winning legal team has represented over 3,000 clients and secured more than $38 million in total compensation in our 14 years of practice. Our success has led to growth, and we’ve expanded to 12 locations, located conveniently throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota.
We combine the experience and resources of a large, national firm with the accessibility and client-centered focus of a small, local firm. When you retain us to handle your motorcycle accident claim, you can rest assured knowing that we have the experience and knowledge necessary to pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.
At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we provide free consultations to prospective clients, during which they can discuss the details of their injuries, ask questions about their legal options, and determine the best way forward. We also accept all cases on contingency, which means that we only collect attorney fees if we successfully recover compensation in your case.
Our attorneys have earned a reputation throughout the legal community for zealous advocacy and representation, and insurance companies and defense attorneys know that we take every case seriously. If you’ve sustained injuries in a Hudson motorcycle accident and want to learn more about pursuing compensation, contact Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers today to speak with an experienced member of our legal team.
At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we’ve helped individuals suffering from motorcycle accident injuries pursue justice and compensation for over 14 years. Whether you’ve already filed a claim that an insurance company has denied or you’re just getting started, we can help you understand the law surrounding motorcycle accident cases in Hudson and determine your best path forward. If your injuries render you unable to work, you’re likely suffering from financial stress along with the physical and mental stress of your injuries. We’re here to help.
Let us handle the legal complexities of your case while you focus on your recovery. While we cannot guarantee a favorable result in your case, we can promise to use our experience and knowledge to pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.
Located on the St. Croix River, Hudson provides a scenic backdrop for a motorcycle ride. Just as with any motor vehicle, motorcycles have certain risks, and if you’re involved in a collision with a car or truck, you may sustain severe injuries that change your life forever.
All motorcyclists should wear protective gear and drive defensively to avoid sustaining serious injuries in an accident. Just as important, however, is knowing where to drive—and at what times—to avoid road conditions that may result in a motorcycle accident. Certain roadways in Hudson pose a danger to motorcyclists, whether due to defective design, traffic congestion, or weather conditions.
Some of the city’s most dangerous intersections include:
As with any other type of traffic-related accident, human error and risky driving behaviors, such as speeding or alcohol impairment, can cause motorcycle accidents.
Other factors that relate to the design of a motorcycle accident include:
Another structural issue with motorcycles that can result in serious injury or death is a complete lack of protection from the elements in an accident. Motorcycles do not have the protective features of other vehicles, such as a steel frame, airbags, or seat belts. This means that ejection from the vehicle is likely during an accident. Motorcycle accident injuries are often among the most serious injuries one can endure due to this lack of protection and ejection from the vehicle.
Some common injuries to be suffered in a motorcycle accident include:
Motorcycle accidents can have profound financial and emotional impacts, and—while no amount of money can ever completely compensate one for the pain and suffering a life-changing injury can cause—the motorcycle accident injury claims process provides an avenue for injured individuals to obtain the compensation they deserve.
Unfortunately, this process creates a lot of confusion. To alleviate that confusion, we have provided the answers to some of the questions our Hudson motorcycle accident clients ask us most often about recovering damages after a motorcycle accident.
A motorcycle accident claim or lawsuit tries to prove that someone else caused the accident and show the expenses and impacts you incurred because of your injury. If your accident resulted from someone else’s careless and reckless actions, and the at-fault party had insurance, this is likely how you will obtain compensation for your injuries.
In Wisconsin, the statute of limitations for motorcycle accident injury lawsuits is three years from the date on which the accident occurred.
The term “damage” refers to a payment made in compensation for harm. Economic damages are payments made for the expenses you incurred from your injury. Non-economic damages are compensation for the impacts that your injury had on your quality of life.
Some examples of the expenses commonly included in motorcycle accident damage claims include:
Quality-of-life impacts in non-economic damage claims may include:
Because each case is valued on unique factors, including the actual expenses incurred and the severity of the injury, there really is no “average” settlement in a motorcycle accident case.
Several factors can affect the value of your case:
As mentioned, insurance companies have tactics they use to avoid paying out a fair amount of compensation to individuals who have been injured by their insured. While an attorney has the experience and knowledge of the legal process to counter those tactics, the insurance companies are banking on the notion that the average motorcycle accident victim does not. One of the most important things an experienced Hudson motorcycle accident lawyer can provide for you is experience and knowledge of the process.
We can provide other services for you that you cannot effectively do on your own, including:
Let us use our wisdom and experience to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. For a free case evaluation with an experienced Hudson motorcycle accident attorney from Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers , contact us online or by calling (715) 377-2141.