Wisconsin motorcycle riders may enjoy the freedom of zipping through the streets and enjoying the freedom of the wind rushing around them, putting their skills to the test as they take to the roads. However, a collision with other vehicles may seriously injure motorcycle riders. Motorcycles offer little protection from the street or contact with other objects on the road.
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? Contact Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers at (715) 226-6149 to discuss your right to compensation.
- Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers: Award-Winning Legal Representation for Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident Victims
- The Compensation You Can Expect After a Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident
- Wisconsin Motorcycle Accidents: What You Need to Know
- Fighting the Insurance Company After a Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident
- Protecting Yourself After a Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident
- Contact a Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident Attorney Now
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Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers: Award-Winning Legal Representation for Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident Victims
When you suffer injuries in a Wisconsin motorcycle accident, you need legal representation that can help provide you with comprehensive support as you navigate the complexities of your accident claim.
At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, 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 our client recover $1.1 million in damages in one notable motorcycle accident claim. We cannot guarantee results, but contact us today to see how hard we will work for you.
Focused on Helping
At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we 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 the legal support you need to navigate that claim. We aim to offer our clients comprehensive, ongoing support throughout the claim process to help them feel more comfortable and protect their rights.
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 accident, especially if you have considerable medical costs and other financial damages that continue to add up in the aftermath. At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, our attorneys show a solid commitment to maximizing the results our clients can obtain.
Dedicated to Accessibility
Frequently, hiring an attorney may feel out of reach for a motorcycle accident victim. Legal representation sounds expensive, and you may not fully know your rights or what you should expect as you navigate your claim.
At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we aim to help our clients receive comprehensive, accessible legal support. We start with a free case review, going over all the details of a Wisconsin motorcycle accident, then ensuring that our clients understand what might come next. Then, we take our cases on a contingent fee basis. Our clients do not pay attorney’s fees unless we win.
Did you suffer injuries in a Wisconsin motorcycle accident? Do you need help navigating the claim process, learning more about your right to compensation, or fighting for the compensation you deserve? Contact Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers today to efficiently seek compensation for your motorcycle accident claim.
The Compensation You Can Expect After a Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident
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 life, or taking care of your regular bills in the aftermath of the accident.
At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we want our clients to maximize the damages they recover so they can experience the full benefits offered by that compensation.
Multiple factors may influence your Wisconsin motorcycle accident claim.
- Who caused your motorcycle accident? Did any outside factors contribute?
- 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 faced and the compensation you expect after your accident.
Your medical costs will be the essential foundation of your Wisconsin motorcycle accident claim. High medical bills generally indicate severe injuries and the need for substantial compensation. At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we help our clients calculate the value of any current medical bills and the value of bills they anticipate seeing in the future for medical care related to a 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 how they can include compensation for lost earning potential if their injuries have permanently impacted their ability to work in their industry or profession.
Pain and Suffering
At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we understand that your financial losses may touch the tip of the iceberg regarding the suffering you may have faced because of your accident. We want to help you get compensation for all the losses that may have gone along with your accident. We include compensation for pain and suffering from motorcycle accident injuries as part of a comprehensive Wisconsin motorcycle accident claim.
Wisconsin Motorcycle Accidents: What You Need to Know
According to Wisconsin law, motorcycle accident victims may have up to three years after a motorcycle accident to file a compensation claim. 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. Motorcycle riders should wear a helmet any time they ride their motorcycles to reduce the risk of injury.
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. Motorcycles need other drivers to see them 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.
- Driver distraction. Distracted drivers may have a more challenging time keeping up with everything around them on the road, including the presence of a motorcycle.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle accidents often result in severe injuries to the motorcycle rider since motorcycles offer no protection from the road or other vehicles.
- Head trauma
- Back and neck injuries
- Road rash
- Severe lacerations and bruising
Fighting the Insurance Company After a Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident
Insurance companies often have an intrinsic bias against motorcycle riders. They may pin the blame on the motorcycle rider, 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 may contribute more to 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 prove. We help guide our clients through those interactions and provide them with the tools they need to fight back and establish liability for their accidents.
Protecting Yourself After a Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident
By the time you start trying to figure out how to protect your right to compensation after a motorcycle accident, you have likely already received medical treatment for your injuries. However, you may not yet know how severe your injuries will prove or how much you will recover over time.
What comes next?
You may need to act carefully to protect yourself as you deal with the challenges of a motorcycle accident claim.
- Contact Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers to discuss your rights. Our attorneys can provide information about your right to compensation and how to move forward as effectively as possible with the claim process.
- Keep track of any medical bills you pay out of pocket, including co-pay and deductible amounts. You may later need that information to establish the damages you have faced because of your accident.
- Document your medical care and your ongoing medical needs. Keep a journal regarding how those injuries impact you.
- Review your 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.
I did not have a helmet on 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. However, 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 Wisconsin motorcycle accident?
A Wisconsin 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 medical care. Those arrangements may include using your 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, the funds 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 a motorcycle accident claim will not require the party that caused your motorcycle accident to pay your medical bills directly, it can provide you with much-needed compensation to help you care for those medical needs.
Does the passenger vehicle 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. The passenger vehicle driver or the motorcycle driver may bear liability for the accident due to negligent driver behavior.
In addition, other parties may share liability for the accident, including:
- The motorcycle or passenger vehicle manufacturer, if a mechanical problem led to the accident
- The employer of a driver on the clock at the time of the accident
- A mechanic that recently worked on the motorcycle or passenger vehicle 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 accident 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 get the total compensation you may deserve for those injuries. Contact Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers at (715) 226-6149 for a free consultation to help you understand your rights after any motorcycle accident.
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