Wisconsin motorcycle riders often enjoy the freedom of motoring through the streets and the feel of the wind rushing around them while they put their skills to the test as they take to the roads. Unfortunately, a collision with another vehicle can seriously injure motorcycle riders because, unlike passenger cars or trucks, motorcycles offer little protection from the street or other objects on the road during a crash.
- Did you suffer injuries in a Wisconsin motorcycle accident while riding Highway 29 or Interstate 94?
- Did you end up in a motorcycle collision on a rural Wisconsin road?
- Did another driver's negligent actions cause an accident where you were seriously injured?
Contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident attorneys at Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers by calling (715) 226-6149 to discuss your legal right to compensation.
Nicolet Law Offers Award-Winning Legal Representation for Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident Victims
When you suffer injuries in a Wisconsin motorcycle crash, you need a motorcycle accident law firm that can help provide you with comprehensive support as you navigate the complexities of bringing an accident injury claim.
At Nicolet Law, our award-winning lawyers, recognized by Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Reader’s Digest, have successfully helped many motorcycle accident victims navigate the claim process. For example, we helped one client recover $1.1 million in damages after a notable motorcycle accident claim. We cannot guarantee results, but contact us today to learn how we can fight for you.
Our Legal Team is Focused on Helping Motorcycle Crash Victims
Our Wisconsin personal injury lawyers work to help our clients recover the damages they deserve following a serious accident. We know just how devastating it can feel to sustain severe injuries in an accident, especially if you do not have quality legal support to navigate your claim. We provide comprehensive, ongoing support throughout the claim process to help ease our clients' stress while we protect their rights.
Our Motorcycle Wreck Lawyers are Committed to Winning
When it comes to your motorcycle accident claim, winning matters. You do not want to leave money on the table or walk away with less than you deserve after a motorcycle wreck, especially if you have considerable medical costs and other financial damages that continue to add up in the aftermath. At Nicolet Law, our attorneys show a solid commitment to maximizing the results we can obtain for you.
Our Personal Injury Attorneys are Accessible When You Need Us
Frequently, hiring an attorney may feel out of reach for a motorcycle accident victim. Legal representation sounds expensive, and you may not completely understand your rights or what you should expect as you navigate the legal system.
At Nicolet Law, you will receive comprehensive, accessible legal support. We start with a free consultation and case review, going over all the details of your Wisconsin motorcycle accident to ensure you understand what might come next. Next, we handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for you, and our fees are paid from the settlement or verdict, not from your pocket.
Did you or a loved one suffer injuries in a Wisconsin motorcycle accident caused by someone else? If you need help navigating the claim process, learning more about your right to compensation, or fighting for the compensation you deserve, contact Nicolet Law today. We can help you seek compensation for your motorcycle accident claim and regain peace of mind.
What Compensation Can a Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident Attorney Request For You?
When we talk to our clients, often, they want to know, “What is my Wisconsin motorcycle accident claim worth?” The money from a motorcycle accident claim can make a difference in getting the medical treatment you need, taking care of any modifications you need to make to your home or life, or taking care of your regular bills in the aftermath of the accident.
At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we help our clients maximize the damages they recover so they can experience the full benefits offered by that compensation.
Multiple factors may influence the outcome of your Wisconsin motorcycle accident claim, for example:
- Who caused your motorcycle accident? Did any outside factors contribute to the crash?
- Does the liable party have an insurance policy to compensate you for motorcycle accident injuries? What limits does that policy have?
- What damages did you sustain as a direct result of your motorcycle accident?
We cannot guarantee the compensation you will ultimately recover for your motorcycle accident injuries. However, we can help you build an injury claim that includes the costs you are facing and the compensation you need after your accident. Here are some of the most common losses we can request on behalf of motorcycle accident victims.
Your medical costs will form the foundation of your Wisconsin motorcycle crash injury claim. High medical bills generally indicate severe injuries and the need for substantial compensation. At Nicolet Law, we help our clients calculate current medical bills and the value of bills they anticipate receiving in the future for medical care related to their motorcycle accident.
Frequently, after a motorcycle accident, you may be unable to get back to work for some time. That time off work can significantly impact your income, leaving you struggling financially. We help our clients look over their income losses, including lost benefits and promotions, and how their earning potential may be affected if their injuries have permanently impacted their ability to work in their industry or profession.
Pain and Suffering
The Nicolet Law team understands that your financial losses may only be the tip of the iceberg regarding the suffering you may be facing because of your accident. We want to help you receive compensation for all losses related to your motorcycle wreck. We can calculate fair compensation for pain and suffering related to your motorcycle accident injuries as part of a comprehensive motorcycle accident injury claim.
Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to Wisconsin law, motorcycle accident victims may have up to three years after a motorcycle accident to file a civil lawsuit to recover compensation from a liable party. After that three-year mark, the courts may refuse to hear the case.
Each year, Wisconsin sees about 105,000 motorcycle accidents. Around 30,000 of those accidents result in injuries. An average of 521 fatal motorcycle accidents occur in Wisconsin each year.
Wisconsin does not have helmet requirements for motorcycle riders over 18 unless they hold a learner's permit rather than a full license. However, helmet use can substantially reduce the risk of devastating injury or death in a motorcycle accident, so it's highly recommended.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
A motorcycle accident can occur for many reasons.
- Poor visibility. Visibility, in general, has a heavy impact on motorcycle accident potential. Other drivers often don't see motorcycles in time to avoid accidents.
- Blind spot collisions. Motorcycles may fit neatly into the blind spot of many larger passenger vehicles, increasing the risk that other drivers will not see them before changing lanes or turning in front of the rider.
- Driver distraction. Distracted drivers may have a more challenging time paying attention to everything around them on the road, including the presence of smaller vehicles like motorcycles.
Common Injuries Our Motorcycle Accident Law Firm Handles
Motorcycle accidents often result in severe injuries to the motorcycle rider since motorcycles offer no protection from the road, other vehicles, or other objects. Some of our clients have suffered serious medical conditions following a motorcycle wreck, including:
- Head trauma, including traumatic brain injury
- Back and neck injuries
- Road rash
- Broken bones
- Severe lacerations and bruising
Let Our Motorcycle Injury Attorneys Fight the Insurance Company After Your Crash
Insurance companies often have an unjustified bias against motorcycle riders. They may pin the blame on you, insisting that you must have chosen to speed or engage in reckless behavior out on the road that likely caused the accident. However, in many cases, the dangerous actions of other drivers are the cause of a motorcycle accident.
At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we have extensive experience dealing with insurance companies following multiple types of accidents. We know how frustrating those insurance company interactions can be. We protect our injured clients, help guide them through those interactions, and provide them with the tools they need to fight back and establish someone else's liability for their accidents.
Protecting Yourself After a Wisconsin Motorcycle Wreck
By the time you start thinking about how to protect your right to compensation after a motorcycle accident, you have probably received medical treatment for your injuries. However, you may not know the full extent of your injuries or whether you will completely recover over time.
While you are facing medical treatment, rehabilitation, and other mental stress, you also need to act carefully to protect yourself during the challenges of bringing a motorcycle accident claim. Follow these steps to help relieve some pressure you may face over the coming months and years.
- Contact Nicolet Law to discuss your rights. Our injury attorneys can provide information about your right to compensation and how to move forward as effectively as possible with the claim process or legal system.
- Keep track of any medical bills you incur or pay out of pocket, including co-pay and deductible amounts. You may later need that information to establish the damages caused by your accident.
- Document your medical care and your ongoing medical needs. Keep a journal regarding how those injuries impact you in your everyday life.
- Review the police motorcycle accident report for accuracy as soon as possible. Check for the correct date, time, location, and any potential factors that may have contributed to your accident.
- Avoid talking to the insurance company alone, if possible. Talk to a lawyer first to learn more about your rights and what you should share.
FAQs Our Motorcycle Crash Lawyers Answer
I was not wearing a helmet at the time of my Wisconsin motorcycle accident, and I suffered a brain injury. Can I still pursue compensation?
While Wisconsin strongly recommends wearing a motorcycle helmet, only drivers and passengers under 18, or those with an instructional permit rather than a full motorcycle license, must always wear a helmet. As a result, you can still file a motorcycle accident claim even if you suffered injuries while not wearing a helmet.
What should I do about my medical bills after a motorcycle crash?
A motorcycle accident can lead to substantial medical bills in many cases. If you have high medical costs, you will still need to make arrangements to pay for your medical care. Those arrangements may include using your own medical insurance. If you have MedPay insurance, which offers protection for medical bills, you may also use it to help cover the initial costs of medical treatment after your accident.
Finally, a settlement or verdict from a Wisconsin motorcycle accident claim may go a long way toward helping you pay the medical costs associated with a devastating motorcycle accident. While an injury claim will not require the responsible party to pay your medical bills directly, it can provide you with much-needed compensation to help you address your medical needs.
Does the car driver involved in a motorcycle accident in Wisconsin usually bear liability for the accident?
Liability in a motorcycle accident in Wisconsin can rest with several parties, depending on how the accident occurred and what factors may have contributed to it. Any driver may bear liability for an accident if they engage in negligent driving behavior.
In addition, other parties may share liability for the accident, including:
- The motorcycle or car manufacturer, if a mechanical problem or defective part caused the accident
- The employer of a driver who was working at the time of the accident
- A mechanic who recently worked on a car or motorcycle but failed to repair it properly, leading to an accident
Talk to a lawyer about the conditions that may have led or contributed to your Wisconsin motorcycle wreck to get a better idea of who likely bears liability for your specific accident and how you can file a claim to help you pursue compensation for your injuries.
Contact a Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident Attorney Now
Dealing with the aftermath of a dangerous motorcycle accident on your own can leave you confused and frustrated as you struggle to recover the total compensation you may deserve for your injuries. Contact Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers at (715) 226-6149 for a free consultation to help you understand your rights after a motorcycle accident in Wisconsin.
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