Due to their design, a motorcycle doesn't offer the same protection that a vehicle offers for its rider. Because of the fact that motorcycles don't have external protection, seatbelts, airbags, and the other safety designs that a vehicle offers, motorcycle accidents oftentimes have worse outcomes than an auto accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are over 50,000 motorcycle accidents per year and over 2,000 of them result in fatalities.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident in Omaha, Lincoln, Norfolk, or other areas in Nebraska, you need to find a way to get compensation for your suffering and injuries quickly. At Copple, Rockey, McKeever & Schlecht P.C, L.L.O., our motorcycle accident attorneys have the experience and tenacity you want to help you seek financial restitution in a lawsuit. Contact us today so we can review your case and determine how we can help you. Call us at (402) 218-2641.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Oftentimes motorcycle accidents occur because a vehicle doesn't see the motorcycle or simply didn't take the time to look for them. The most common motorcycle accidents occur when the following happens:
- Driver makes a turn without checking their blind spot
- Driver doesn't see a motorcycle when entering an intersection
- Driver changes lanes into a motorcycle that is in their blind spot
- A driver doesn't yield for a motorcycle
Helping Injured Motorcyclists in Nebraska
Because motorcycles are smaller, it is very common for them to go unnoticed by drivers, leading to catastrophic collisions. Accidents between a motorcycle and a vehicle can cause horrible injuries including the following:
In addition to the damage to your vehicle, all of these injuries are going to be costly and require a lot of your time to recover. If you believe that your accident was caused by the negligence of another, you may have legal recourse to file a lawsuit. Our attorneys will research your case and interview medical experts to determine exactly how much care you're going to need and how much it will cost. We will also factor in the loss of employment and benefits if your injuries are very severe. Then, we will utilize all of our experience and persistence to get you the maximum settlement or award so you can get the care you deserve.
Protecting Your Motorcycle Accident Claim
After a motorcycle accident, you may be at a loss as to what your next steps should involve. We remind you to seek our legal counsel so we can put in the work necessary to get you help and compensation for your suffering.
Our motorcycle accident lawyers have decades of experience and utilize our large team to get you the help you need. Contact us today by filling out the form on this page or calling us at (402) 218-2641.