Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Fighting for the Compensation You Deserve
Motorcycles offer riders conveniences and freedom others in passenger vehicles don’t experience. The trade-off, however, is that riders face some of the greatest risks of any motorist for being involved in accidents. What’s more, riders involved in wrecks are also more likely to suffer catastrophic injuries that can forever change their lives and the lives of their loved ones.
At Cannon & Dunphy, S.C., our accident attorneys have recovered over $1 billion in judgements and paid settlements on behalf of injured victims across Wisconsin, including victims who were harmed in motorcycle accidents that could and should have been prevented. As advocates for those harmed by negligence, we understand the devastating consequences of preventable accidents, as well as the tremendous needs victims incur. It’s precisely why we leverage decades of combined experience to hold at-fault parties accountable and secure the compensation injured riders deserve.
Have questions about your rights following a motorcycle accident? Call (855) 570-2676 for a FREE consultation.
Negligence Puts Riders at Risk
Motorcycles are considered motor vehicles by law, which means they have the same rights and responsibilities as anyone on our public roadways. Unfortunately, drivers don’t always do their part to safely share the road, and commonly violate their legal obligation to safely operate vehicles when they engage in negligent acts that place riders at risk. These can include:
- Driving distracted
- Driving under the influence
- Reckless driving, including speeding
- Failing to signal or make safe lane changes
- Failing to see riders prior to making turns
- Failing to yield to motorcyclists
Regardless of the form it takes, negligence puts riders at risk. Fortunately, our civil justice system understands the need to hold negligent parties accountable for causing preventable harm and providing victims with the opportunity to recover their losses.
Riders’ Rights to Compensation
As an injured rider, you will have the right to seek financial compensation for your damages if your accident was caused by the negligence of another, including a negligent driver, commercial vehicle operator, or manufacturer that produced a defective bike or auto part. These damages may include, among others:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical needs
- Lost income (past and future)
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional injuries
While you have a right to seek a recovery of damages, you must be aware that financial compensation is never automatically awarded. This is especially true in motorcycle accident cases, where insurance companies and corporations are keen to limit their exposure to paying out significant sums, particularly when riders suffer spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and other serious or life-altering harm. In fact, these companies will commonly attempt to deny and underpay claims through a variety of tactics, such as disputing liability and placing blame on riders.
By working with proven advocates like those at Cannon & Dunphy, S.C., you can gain the support of lawyers who have dedicated their professional careers to personal injury law and leveling the playing field between victims and the powerful corporations they face off against in personal injury and wrongful death claims. Our attorneys capitalize on our experience, insight, and resources when investigating accidents and establishing fault and liability. In every case we handle, big or small, we fight for the maximum compensation possible.
Free Consultation with a Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you or your loved one have been injured in a preventable motorcycle wreck – or if you have lost a family member in a fatal accident – you can find the support you need by working with Cannon & Dunphy, S.C. Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Milwaukee are readily available to provide you with more information about your rights and what we can do to guide you through the process ahead during a FREE consultation. Call (855) 570-2676 today to get started.