Motorcycles are a primary form of transportation for many individuals during the summer in southern Indiana and the Louisville area. For others, riding a bike in the evening or on the weekend is an enjoyable pastime. Based on the NHTSA's 2014 statistics report, motorcycle riders are 27 times more likely to die in an accident and six times more likely to be injured. There is little protection to those riding motorcycles, and when helmets and proper riding gear are not used, the results can be catastrophic. Head injuries and fatalities can occur when motorcycle riders are thrown from their bikes when in a collision with another motor vehicle.
Thorough Investigation To Get The True Facts
At Doane Law Office, LLC, we have significant experience in efficiently analyzing the circumstances surrounding motorcycle accidents. Evidence can be lost without a detailed investigation. We take the time to independently investigate the potential causes and contributing factors in any type of accident case to help our clients get the respect they deserve from the insurance companies.
A Collaborative Endeavor To Secure Justice
Regardless of if you think you are eligible to pursue injury compensation, you should contact our law firm right away. The quicker we can get to the accident scene, investigate and collect evidence, including photographs, the more legal options you will have.
We involve our clients in the decision-making process and sculpt customized cases for each situation. Whether collision, high speed, rollover, product defect or a dangerous obstacle on someone else's property caused your injury, we can help you obtain compensation for damages and losses, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Property damages
- Loss of companionship
- Other expenses
You and your family should not have to suffer due to the negligence of another individual, property owner or vehicle manufacturer. Our relentless pursuit of justice in your case will include a solid case for settlement or verdict by litigation built to allow your best interests to control the outcome.
Countering The Arguments Used To Reduce Or Deny Your Claim
Many of our motorcycle clients have serious injuries. The insurance companies, as well as members of the community, often jump to the conclusion that the rider was at fault for a motorcycle accident. Attorney Ken Doane has a background in representing the insurance companies and is well-versed in the strategies that insurance providers use to minimize or deny claims. He draws on that past experience to relentlessly fight for the rights of our clients.
Common tactics that the insurance companies and other drivers use to deny or reduce claims in motorcycle accident cases include:
- Blaming the motorcyclist for the accident, including claims of recklessness
- Claiming that it was not possible to see the motorcycle
- Asserting that the rider was operating the bike in violation of safety laws
The truth of the matter is that drivers frequently fail to see the motorcycle out of negligence. Failure to see may involve inattentiveness in some cases. In other situations, a driver may lack respect for bikers and motorcycles and simply fail to look for the vehicle. Drivers can misjudge the distance of an approaching bike and fail to yield. At Doane Law Office, LLC, we take on the cause of our clients who have suffered injury due to the negligence of another party.
If you or a family member has suffered injury in a motorcycle accident, do not rely on the insurance company to give you the respect that you deserve. We are committed to diligently preparing your claim to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
Free Consultation With A Trusted Scottsburg Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Were you injured on a motorcycle in Scott County or the southern Indiana area? Get the proper legal representation on your side when dealing with your motorcycle accident injuries. Do you have questions on what to do next? Are you thinking, "I need to find the best motorcycle attorney near me?" Then, call our office in Clark County at 812-590-2213 or 502-595-7045 in Louisville, there is no fee unless we win or settle your case. You may also request a free consultation using our online contact form.