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La Crosse provides a beautiful and engaging backdrop for motorcycle enthusiasts all across the state. Unfortunately, motorcyclists also face real hazards on La Crosse roadways that can result in serious injury or even death. Approximately 2,000 motorcycle accidents occur in the state each year, resulting in more than 65 deaths and 1,500 injuries.
If you were injured in a La Crosse motorcycle accident, we don’t need to tell you how serious injuries from this type of accident can be. What we can tell you is that there is compensation available to you to help you recover the expenses of your injury and to address the profound impacts that your injury has caused. You can get the help you need to recover that compensation from the La Crosse motorcycle accident attorneys at Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers.
Trust Us With Your La Crosse Motorcycle Accident Case
Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers is more than just a law firm; it’s a part of the La Crosse motorcycling community. We are proud to work in La Crosse, and aim to serve and to help our friends, neighbors, and fellow community members with their legal needs following a Motorcycle accident.
At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we understand the unmatched experience motorcycling offers. We also understand how a negligent driver can turn a day’s ride into disaster, and how isolated it can feel to pick up the pieces following an accident. That’s why we’re here to help.
Why Choose Our La Crosse Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Our 20-member team offers services in nine locations throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota. We combine the resources and convenience of a large regional firm with the personal connection that you expect from a local resource. You’ll never need to worry about getting a hold of a member of our team when you need help, have questions, or just want an update on your case.
We know how to handle complicated motorcycle injury cases. We know that each client is different, and deserves a custom case plan. We know that you’re probably hurt, and likely facing financial difficulty. This is why we take the burden off your shoulders, handling every aspect of your case so you can focus on what really matters: your health, your happiness, and your loved ones.
We’ve helped countless neighbors, both statewide and in La Crosse, achieve justice following an accident.
Past cases include:
While this example is only one past result and can’t guarantee an outcome in any specific case, Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers are nonetheless proud of our long track record of achieving success for our Wisconsin clients. Consider more of our past case results online.
According to the La Crosse Tribune, over a third of all intersections throughout the city are uncontrolled: that means no stop signs, no yield marks, and no traffic signals. Careless drivers pose a huge risk to motorcyclists, particularly in areas like these without the aid of signs or stoplights. Always be cautious when navigating uncontrolled intersections: you never know when a careless driver is just around the corner.
On the other hand, even traffic signs and signals are no guarantee you won’t end up on the wrong side of an encounter with a reckless, careless, or otherwise irresponsible motorist. Based on data going back several years, quite a few of the county’s most dangerous intersections still boast traffic signals. Intersections with some of the highest crash totals include La Crosse Street and West Avenue, and several streets that run into Highway 16 (like Gillette Street and Pralle Center Drive).
You’ll find similar conditions in and around Highway 157 and I-90. Unfortunately, as long as careless drivers use the roads, La Crosse motorcyclists are always at risk. However, you can help prevent disaster by staying extra aware when navigating particularly troublesome roadways like these.
The size and design of motorcycles increase the risk of injury to the rider during an accident.
Those issues include:
Many of the risky driving behaviors that cause car accidents are also present in motorcycle accidents, such as:
Other potential causes of motorcycle accidents include:
The vast majority of motorcycle accidents cause injury to the rider and his or her passengers.
Some of the most extreme injuries that a person can endure result from this type of accident, including:
Suffering an accident injury is a difficult and often confusing experience, and the process of obtaining compensation after your accident is heavily weighted by legalese and court formalities that most people without a law degree would struggle to understand. Here are some answers to the questions our La Crosse motorcycle accident clients ask us most often.
If your accident resulted from someone else’s careless or reckless actions, you can recover wage loss and other expenses through a motorcycle accident lawsuit. You will need to prove who is liable for the accident, as well as the financial and emotional costs of the injury. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney can take the burden of pursuing compensation off your shoulders.
Yes, but the process you would use is slightly different. Like a personal injury claim, a wrongful death lawsuit is a legal claim filed in civil court in which you must prove who was liable for the accident that caused the death as well as to show the damage that was incurred by the deceased’s loved ones and estate. Wrongful death claims can be filed by a personal representative of the estate or a surviving family member such as a spouse, domestic partner, child, parent, or guardian of the deceased person.
The damages you can recover from this type of claim include:
One of the main parts of your La Crosse motorcycle accident case is proving liability.
You prove liability by establishing:
The potentially liable parties in an accident involving a motorcycle include:
Call us. One of the important services your experienced La Crosse motorcycle accident lawyer will provide for you is establishing a value to your case. Typically, the total of the economic damages is added to the total of the non-economic damages to form a case value.
It is not unusual to receive a settlement offer for less than your case value. If it isn’t very much lower, it wouldn’t necessarily be unfair. However, insurance companies commonly avoid large payouts in traffic accident cases by offering a quick settlement for far below what the case is worth, hoping the injured party will accept the settlement.
Do not accept any settlement until an experienced attorney can establish a value to your case.
Your attorney can strengthen your case and help you navigate the claims process. Whether your case settles or a court decides it, your La Crosse attorney will fight for your right to the most compensation available in your case.
Let’s explore your legal options today. For a free case review with an experienced La Crosse motorcycle accident attorney from Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, contact us online or call us at (608) 315-5639.