#NicoletKnows Accident & Injury Law
Built on Family.
Focused on Helping.
Dedicated to Winning.
We win or you don’t pay
500 ★★★★★ reviews
Minnesota’s weather can make for a short motorcycle riding season in Woodbury, but one that motorcycle enthusiasts enjoy nonetheless: Woodbury provides an opportunity to truly enjoy the beauty of the state and the freedom of the open road.
However, for all of that enjoyment, motorcyclists in Woodbury and beyond face very real hazards. Motorcycle accidents in the state result in more than 40 deaths per year and more than 700 injuries, many of them serious.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, read on for more information about how a Woodbury motorcycle accident lawyer at Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers can help you obtain compensation for the expenses you incurred and the impacts of your injury on your life.
Why You Can Trust Us
Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers is proud to serve Woodbury motorcyclists every day. Whether your injuries resulted from a distracted driver or an errant pothole, you need a skilled and compassionate motorcycle accident law firm by your side—you need the firm Woodbury motorcyclists turn to when they need help.
Our attorneys are dedicated to helping our Woodbury clients recover financial compensation for pain and suffering, medical treatment, lost wages, and car repair. With over 100 years of combined legal experience and thousands of satisfied clients, we know how to get results.
More than that, we know that you aren’t just another case: you’re our neighbor, and we fight for you like you were family.
How We’ve Helped Other People Just Like You
Consider a case we handled not long ago: A woman passing through an intersection on a green light, hit by another vehicle. After sitting down and discussing her situation, we quickly realized the other driver was at fault, and needed to compensate her for her injuries. The case quickly settled, and she received payment for her vehicle repair, medical bills, and pain and suffering
This is just one example of the work we do every day in Woodbury. While this is only a past result and can’t guarantee an outcome in any specific case, Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers are proud of our track record of fighting for Woodbury residents.
Where We See Motorcycle Accidents in Woodbury
Careless drivers pose a huge risk to motorcyclists across the country, and Woodbury is no exception.
Valley Creek Road and Radio Drive is commonly known as the busiest intersection in Washington County, with almost 50,000 vehicles using the intersection per day. Woodbury Drive (aka County Road 19) and Hudson Road is another intersection with substantial traffic, and often filled with commuters during peak hours. Intersections like these, with high speeds, close vehicles, and many big trucks or other commercial vehicles, pose a serious risk to Woodbury motorcyclists.
As long as careless drivers use the roads, Woodbury motorcyclists are always at risk. While difficult to spot, it’s nonetheless important to always look out for a distracted or reckless driver, particularly in high-traffic areas like these.
While a great place to live, work, and ride, Woodbury is also full of opportunities for a potential motorcycle accident. Careless drivers pose a huge risk to motorcyclists, particularly in areas without the aid of signs or stoplights.
Valley Creek Road and Radio Drive is commonly known as the busiest intersection in Washington County, with almost 50,000 vehicles using the intersection per day. Woodbury Drive (aka County Road 19) and Hudson Road is another intersection with substantial traffic, and often filled with commuters during peak hours. Intersections like these, which feature high speeds, vehicles nearby, and the prevalence of big trucks or other commercial vehicles, pose a serious risk to Woodbury motorcyclists.
As long as careless drivers use the roads, Woodbury motorcyclists are always at risk. However, you can help prevent disaster by staying extra aware when navigating particularly troublesome roadways like these.
The structure of the motorcycle increases the risk of an accident
The NHTSA notes that among the most likely causes for a motorcycle crash, alcohol impairment is one of the most common. The deficits created by alcohol to the skills needed for the safe operation of a car place motorcyclists at a tremendous risk of injury or death. Those deficits include the inability to track a moving target, to control one’s speed and maintain a single lane of travel, to brake effectively, or to use good judgment.
Speeding motorists increase the risk for motorcyclists because of the longer distance needed to bring the vehicle to a safe stop, less time to react by braking for a hazard on the roadway ahead, and an increase in the severity of the crash.
Other common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
Factors that often cause accidents with other vehicle types, like driver fatigue, distracted driving, tailgating, and failure to yield, can also cause motorcycle accidents.
The majority of motorcycle riders in accidents will suffer at least a minor injury due to the lack of protection the vehicle provides. Some of the injuries experienced from motorcycle accidents are among the most serious, such as traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Both of these injury types have a high likelihood of permanent disability, the loss of independence, and complications that will result in the need for continued medical treatment throughout the injured person’s life.
Other injuries, while not as completely life-changing, can result in a long and painful recovery, as well as extraordinary expenses.
Some of the other more common injuries associated with motorcycle accidents include:
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you likely have questions about your legal options for obtaining compensation. An experienced Woodbury motorcycle accident lawyer is your best resource for obtaining answers about your specific case. Here are some answers to general questions about the subject that our clients often ask us.
Start by calling us. If your accident resulted from someone else’s reckless or careless actions, you can pursue compensation for the expenses and impacts of your injury through a motorcycle injury lawsuit. It will seek to prove who was liable for the accident and show the costs and the impacts related to the injuries sustained in the accident.
Yes, but the process is slightly different. When an individual dies because of someone else’s careless or reckless actions, the family members of the deceased can seek compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. Like a motorcycle injury claim, a wrongful death lawsuit is filed in civil court.
The spouse, children, parents, grandparents, and siblings of the deceased person may file a wrongful death claim for:
To prove liability, you must show:
"Damage” refers to a payment for harm. Economic damages, then, are payments for the expenses you incurred from your injury. Non-economic damages refer to compensation for the quality-of-life impacts of your injury, such as pain and suffering or emotional distress.
The impacts of a motorcycle accident injury are often profound. They may touch every part of the injured person’s life, including his or her ability to work, to attend to personal care tasks and maintain a household, to provide care and support for family members, and to participate in hobbies and activities in the community. Many individuals are confused by the notion of collecting damages for non-economic expenses, however, as there are no direct costs associated with these impacts.
Non-economic damages can be subjective, and expert testimony from physicians, psychologists, or economists often determines it. In general, the more severe the injuries are, the higher an expected damages award might be. Your total non-economic damages are then added to the total of the economic damages to establish the value of your case.
Every state has a deadline for when you can file a lawsuit, known as the statute of limitations. Failing to observe this deadline can result in you losing the right to compensation for your injuries. In Minnesota, the statute of limitations for motorcycle accident cases is usually two years from the date on which the injury occurred.
An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer brings the experience you need to navigate the legal process, as well other services to get you the highest amount of compensation available.
Those services include:
Let the experienced Woodbury motorcycle accident lawyer at Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers help you understand your legal options. For your free case evaluation, contact Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers online or by calling (651) 815-0017.