Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Rely on an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Columbus
Many factors can come into play in a Central Ohio motorcycle accident. Unfortunately, motorcycle riders have gotten a bad reputation over the years. In movies, they are often portrayed as speed demons and rebels. The insurance companies don't view motorcyclists in a favorable light. In many cases, they will automatically blame the motorcycle rider. What's frustrating is that the motorcyclist in many cases did nothing wrong.
Many motorcycle crashes are due to a driver who did not "see" the motorcycle. The motorcyclist may have been operating legally, but a driver may not have properly checked mirrors when changing lanes. In other cases, a motorcyclist might be struck in an intersection by a driver who failed to observe the rider's right of way.
If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Turn to a Columbus motorcycle injury lawyer. Contact the Smith Law Office. Attorney Scott Elliot Smith is a Columbus motorcycle accident lawyer who is committed to protecting the rights of clients who have been injured due to the reckless behavior of others.
Common Motorcycle Accident Causes in Ohio
Common motorcycle accident causes include the following:
- Car or truck moves into motorcyclist's right of way.
- A driver is distracted in some form or another that can lead to cell phone/texting accidents.
- Reckless driving or speeding by another motorist.
- Road defects, such as bumps, potholes, gashes, loose gravel or debris.
- Previous repairs to the bike not completed properly or product defects may also result in a product liability claim
Unfortunately, motorcyclists are much more likely to be seriously injured or killed than motorists. A fatal injury may be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. Too much is at stake in a motorcycle accident. It's important to retain a qualified attorney who can protect your rights.
Contact A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer With Our Firm
Scott Elliot Smith fights for the rights of injured motorcyclists. He investigates motorcycle accidents to prove another driver was actually responsible for the crash. His legal team knows where to look for evidence of negligence. He builds a strong case that the insurance company has to take seriously.
We fight for a resolution of your case that meets you needs. This includes financial compensation for damages that include past and future medical expenses for treating your injury, lost wages if you can't work, and other damages that may include disability, disfigurement, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Contact the Smith Law Office for a free and confidential consultation. You deserve an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in Columbus who will help you or your loved one pursue compensation. In a typical motorcycle accident case, our law firm thoroughly pores over police reports, studies witness statements and visits the scene of the crash. Call 614-846-1700 or contact us online today.