The rider of a motorcycle is almost defenseless against an oncoming car. There is a good chance of a rider being seriously injured even when wearing a helmet. Such injuries can include brain damage, paralysis, and even a wrongful death. Victims may find themselves in need of ongoing medical care and unable to earn a living. While compensation cannot fix harm done, it can help prevent a victim’s situation from becoming worse. Our Rochester personal injury attorneys have handled many cases involving motorcycles and our firm provides the highest levels of representation. Contact our office today to speak with a lawyer. We also handle cases in Owatonna, other areas of Minnesota, and Iowa and Wisconsin.
Injury lawyers helping Rochester and Owatonna victims recover damages after a motorcycle accident
It goes without saying that a motorcycle accident can lead to serious injuries. Victims of motorcycle accidents may be able to recover the cost of medical care already incurred as well as the cost of any future medical care. Future care may include surgeries, rehabilitative therapy, doctor’s visits, and other treatment. Victims may also be entitled to compensation for lost wages as well as any reduction in their earning capacity. Damages can also include pain and suffering and, under certain circumstances, punitive damages. Fortunately, Minnesota law recognizes the concept of comparative fault. This allows a victim to be compensated as long as they are no more than 50 percent responsible for the accident. While most injury cases must be filed within six years of the accident, it is best to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
The first step in motorbike cases is for the plaintiff’s counsel to contact the defendant’s insurance carrier. The attorney can deal with the carrier directly so the plaintiff can focus on the important issue of regaining his or her health. Once a plaintiff’s damages can be calculated, the attorney demands payment from the insurance carrier. If a settlement cannot be reached, litigation will begin. In a case involving serious injuries it will be important to retain medical and economic experts to demonstrate the amount of harm the victim has suffered. The case will conclude at a trial where jurors will decide liability, comparative fault, and damages to be awarded. The process of dealing with experts and litigating a case can be both costly and complex. It is best to speak with an attorney who has the financial resources and experience necessary to handle such matters.
Our Rochester personal injury lawyers are dedicated to assisting accident victims. Jim Suk founded our firm in 1988. Once a client retains our firm, we immediately contact the appropriate insurance carriers. We set up an online portal so we can obtain your medical records and stay in touch with your treating physicians. Our firm has recovered more than $125 million on behalf of clients and we have the resources necessary to retain medical, economic, and vocational experts so your damages can be properly calculated. If a settlement cannot be reached, we do not hesitate to file a lawsuit on your behalf. Jim Suk has extensive experience in taking cases to trial and was the first attorney in southeast Minnesota to obtain an injury verdict in excess of one million dollars. We will be in regular communication with you throughout the process and will make sure we are available to answer your questions. We will ensure your rights are protected from beginning to end. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.
We also serve the following southeast Minnesota cities: Red Wing, Winona, Mankato, Austin, Albert Lea, and Owatonna, as well as the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, and Bloomington. We also serve the Iowa cities of Mason City, Charles City, Osage, Spencer, Garner, Forest City, and Northwood and the Wisconsin cities of La Crosse, Onalaska, Sparta, Viroqua, River Falls, Ellsworth, Whitehall, and Black River Falls.
Attorneys providing quality service to Rochester residents injured on a motorcycle
If you have been injured on a motorcycle you have enough to worry about. You are concerned about your health and your ability to return to work. You do not need the added stress of having an attorney who provides poor service. Jim Suk founded our Rochester firm on the belief that his clients are entitled to quality representation and respect. We stay in regular communication with our clients, provide copies of pleadings and correspondence, and meet with people in our office, in their homes or at the hospital. It is our honor and privilege to serve the community and we take our responsibility very seriously.