This post concludes and recaps our series on handling Rochester, Minnesota motorcycle accident * cases. Many riders (or, unfortunately, their loved ones) do not know what steps to take after a wreck. The goal of our last several articles has been to provide information to help people make an informed decision when selecting a personal injury lawyer and to fully understand their options. If you require assistance, contact our office today to speak with an attorney.
We’ve addressed a number of significant topics over our recent articles. Issues we analyzed include:
- Establishing liability after a motorcycle accident
- Determining a victim’s damages
- The use of expert witnesses in motorcycle wreck cases
- Common claims made by defense attorneys
- Legal issues unique to motorcycle accidents
Why are these topics important? First, establishing liability in these types of crashes can be complicated, because the car or truck driver often claims that the rider is at fault. Thorough investigation and a rigorous discovery process are vital tools in establishing liability. Second, a victim who has suffered a serious injury is entitled to an award covering long-term financial losses and medical expenses, in addition to compensation for impairment, disfigurement, pain and suffering. Third, expert witnesses are very frequently necessary in these types of cases to establish damages. Finally, defense counsel typically claim that the rider is at fault and may argue, as an example, that the rider assumed the risk of his own injuries because he wasn’t wearing a helmet.
It can’t be stressed enough that it is critical to contact experienced counsel as soon as possible. These types of cases are highly fact-specific. You will need a representative with the experience necessary to identify and prove the key issues in any given case.
Our Rochester motorcycle accident attorneys are ready to assist you. Our firm has recovered more than $125 million on behalf of victims. Contact us today for assistance.
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.
*A note about language:
Federal agencies involved in traffic safety have banned use of the word “accident” for more than 20 years, and with good reason. However, we use the word “accident” on our website, even though we know it has implications that run contrary to our professional thinking and training, because we recognize that “accident” is the word most commonly used in online searches when people are looking for help after being injured in a crash. If you’d like more information about this topic, please see our blog, “Car Accident or Car Crash?”