Motorcycles are a popular way to get around in Racine, to work, school, or to enjoy the freedom of the open road. According to the Department of Transportation, there are currently 538,912 licensed motorcyclists in Wisconsin. It is unfortunate that there are also a high number of serious or fatal motorcycle accidents – many caused by other drivers, and not the fault of the rider.
The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Association), reports that more than 80 percent of motorcycle crashes result in injury or death for the rider. Motorcycles are not crashworthy; the rider is virtually unprotected, other than by clothing and a helmet. When an impact occurs, the motorcyclist is thrown onto the roadway and may suffer a secondary impact from moving traffic There is a large percentage of motorcycle accidents that are the direct result of the negligent driving conduct of another driver.
The injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident are often catastrophic. The rider may never again enjoy the quality of life experienced prior to the collision. The cost of medical care may be hundreds of thousands of dollars – in the first year alone. At Cannon & Dunphy S.C., our experienced injury lawyers can help you seek the maximum possible in compensation, including economic and non-economic damages.
Motorcycle accidents can result in very serious injuries, often life-threatening. It may require months of treatment, during which the rider is unable to work and earn a living. In many cases, the physical damage is so extensive that there is no hope of achieving a full recovery. Some of the most common injuries sustained in motorcycle crashes include:
In the most tragic cases, the injuries sustained are fatal. In these cases, our trial lawyers in Racine can assist the family to pursue justice and compensation by bringing a wrongful death case against the negligent driver.
After a motorcycle accident, the focus is on the health and life of the injured; it may be difficult to consider the legal issues. In fact, the earlier you retain counsel the better. The initial steps in filing a claim involve reviewing the accident site, interviewing eyewitnesses, and inspecting the vehicles involved, along with reviewing police reports and other data. A successful personal injury claim is well-supported by evidence. At Cannon & Dunphy S.C., we have the resources to gather all evidence to build a strong claim or lawsuit and to professionally manage every aspect of your motorcycle accident case.
At Cannon & Dunphy S.C., we have decades of experience and an extensive record of positive case outcomes. In fact, we have recovered over $1 billion in compensation over our years in practice, and many settlements or verdicts of $10 million or more in size. As trial lawyers, we have no hesitation about taking a case to court for resolution when necessary.
We urge you to contact us at once if you or a loved one was injured or died in a motorcycle accident in Racine. We charge no fees unless we are successful, and your consultation will cost you nothing. Call today for the experienced legal representation you deserve.