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While Wausau may be an unmatched locale for motorcyclists to explore, there are still more than 2,000 motorcycle accidents on Wisconsin roadways each year, resulting in more than 65 deaths and more than 1,500 injuries.
Motorcyclists and their passengers are more than 27 times more likely to die in a traffic-related accident than the occupants of passenger cars. Without a doubt, motorcycle accidents produce some of the most serious motor vehicle crash injuries, and they often alter a person's life permanently.
If you suffered injuries because of a motorcycle accident, read on for more information about this type of accident and how the Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers' Wausau motorcycle accident attorneys can help you obtain compensation for your injuries.
Why You Want Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers
Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers is Wausau’s resource for motorcyclists who find themselves on the wrong end of an accident with an irresponsible driver.
Our associates live and work in Wausau, and we all know friends, family, and neighbors who choose to rely on motorcycles for their transportation. That’s why we believe every resident deserves to get to their destination safely, and why we’ve put our passion into representing motorcyclists throughout Wausau when disaster strikes.
From the start, our firm has helped motorcyclists navigate difficult legal issues related to their health, their finances, and their overall wellbeing. Our commitment to the community goes beyond our legal practice, however: We are routinely involved in local initiatives and activities that focus on a wide range of causes and goals, and keeping Wausau streets safe for pedestrians, motorcyclists, and drivers alike is one of our passions.
We understand the gravity of the injuries a motorcyclist can face following an accident and are always standing by to fight for justice. Every accident and case is different and each client needs an attorney 100 percent committed to their case and their needs. That’s where we come in.
We’ve helped countless residents throughout Wausau recover damages following a traffic accident. We help injured parties understand that even working with their own insurance company doesn’t guarantee optimal results. In one previous case, Nicolet associates helped our clients receive twice the original offer that the insurance company offered.
This is just one of many examples we can provide. In fact:
We’ve helped countless neighbors, both statewide and in Wausau, achieve justice following an accident.
Past cases include:
While these are only past results 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.
While a phenomenal place to live, work, and ride, Wausau is also full of opportunities for a potential motorcycle accident. Many 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.
While a phenomenal place to live, work, and ride, Wausau is also full of opportunities for a potential motorcycle accident. With Highway 29 and U.S. 51 bisecting the city at large, big trucks, speeding drivers, and large swatches of traffic pose risks to motorcyclists in the area. Despite the best efforts of safe cyclists, the potential for an accident is always greater on heavily populated roads and Wassau has plenty of intersections where careless drivers can make fatal mistakes.
A motorcycle’s features create inherent risks for riders and their passengers:
Motorcycle accidents can occur in countless ways in Wausau, featuring varied injuries and sources of liability.
Here are some examples of the more common ways motorcycle accidents occur:
As noted, motorcycle injuries can be quite severe, resulting in life-altering impacts for the rider.
Some of the injuries most often associated with motorcycle accidents include:
All motor vehicle injury accidents are complex, as is the process of obtaining compensation for those injuries. Here are some of the questions our Wausau motorcycle accident clients ask us most often about that process.
Call us. We can help you pursue compensation related to the expenses and impacts you have incurred because of your injury through a motorcycle accident injury lawsuit. Wisconsin generally requires you to file the claim within three years of the date of the accident.
A motorcycle accident injury lawsuit seeks to accomplish two tasks:
Plaintiffs prove liability in Wausau motorcycle accident cases by establishing:
All motorcyclists under the age of 18 and their passengers under 18 are required to wear a helmet. Nevertheless, even if you are under 18 and suffered an injury because of not wearing your helmet, you can still pursue compensation from an at-fault party.
Riders and passengers over the age of 18 are not required to wear a helmet. While wearing a helmet is always a good idea, failing to do so does not bar you from pursuing recovery for your injuries.
Wisconsin allows individuals who were injured due to the careless or reckless actions of someone else to recover both economic and non-economic damages. The term "damage" means a payment made in compensation for harm. Economic damages, then, are a payment made in compensation for the expenses you have incurred from your injury.
Common recoverable expenses include:
Non-economic damages refer to a payment made in compensation for the damage to your quality of life that your injury caused.
Some examples of impacts that you might include in a non-economic damage claim are:
Permanent (or even temporary) disability will likely significantly increase the value of your case. One of the expenses that you can pursue damages for is the loss of future earning capacity. This is the amount of income and benefits you would have reasonably expected to earn throughout your career, had you not suffered the injury that led to your disability. You will also likely see increases in the amount of recoverable non-economic damages, as a disability has profound impacts on an individual's quality of life.
No—as a practical matter, you cannot file a lawsuit on your own. But you can afford our Wausau motorcycle accident lawyers.
Motorcycle accident lawsuits are complex. You're not only required to have a deep understanding of the legal process of obtaining compensation, but you are fighting popular negative stereotypes of motorcyclists that can be difficult to overcome, as well. The experienced Wausau motorcycle accident attorney from Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers is ready to provide you with the knowledge and guidance you need to effectively pursue your claim.
We also understand that the expenses of their injuries overwhelm many people. They worry they can't afford to pay for an attorney. Because of this, we are pleased to offer two special services that help to ensure that anyone who needs the benefit of a motorcycle accident injury lawyer can afford one.
Those services include:
Let our motorcycle accident lawyer help you understand the next steps in obtaining compensation for your motorcycle injury. For a free case review, contact us online or by calling (715) 716-5092.