Were You Seriously Hurt in a Motorcycle Accident?
Whether you’re in Indianapolis, Bloomington, or anywhere in Indiana, if you’ve been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by someone else’s careless or reckless driving, you have legal rights, and you deserve justice. You deserve to collect all of the money legally owed to you for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and out of pocket expenses. It’s important to have the right help in your corner to assist in your fight, and that’s why the Indianapolis motorcycle accident lawyers at the Ken Nunn Law Office are here. Call us at 1-800-CALL-KEN for a free review of your case today!
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Getting help for your case is fast and easy. You don’t even have to leave your house. Just get in touch with us, and we’ll review your case right away.
Protect Your Rights
You have legal rights and you deserve compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys are here to help you fight for justice every step of the way.
No Costly Upfront Fees
You don’t need any money upfront to hire us. We only get paid when you do.
We Understand the Pain You Face
Motorcycle accidents can be some of the most devastating accidents on the road. A motorcycle rider can have their life turned upside down due to careless drivers and face medical bills that pile up while they’re unable to work. Some people may even be facing the loss of their home, all while dealing with incredible pain from their injuries. You’re right to feel angry, betrayed, and scared, but we are ready to help.
At the Ken Nunn Law Office, our team of motorcycle wreck lawyers is ready to listen to your story. No matter where you are in Indiana, we’re here to help you fight for your legal rights so you can work on getting better.
Were You Hurt in a Motorcycle Accident?
If you were hurt by a careless driver in Indianapolis, Bloomington, or anywhere across the state of Indiana, let us fight for the maximum compensation for your injuries.
Common Injuries From Motorcycle Accidents
Unlike people in cars, motorcyclists don’t have a roof and doors to protect them. Severe injuries from motorcycle accidents are often catastrophic and life-changing. These are some of the most common injuries our attorneys see when working with motorcycle accident clients:
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can happen from a hard impact or even just a sudden stop. You can be wearing a helmet and still suffer a TBI that can change your intelligence, comprehension, and even personality.
Back and Neck Injuries
Injuries to your back and neck often involve your spinal cord, which is essential for your brain to talk to your body. This can result in the loss of feeling in your hands or feet, persistent pain, and even troubles with normal bodily functions.
Loss of Sensation or Paralysis
You may suffer an injury to your spine or to specific limbs like your arms or legs that leads to reduced function in those limbs or even to complete paralysis.
Some of the worst, most life-changing accidents involve the complete loss of a limb, either in the accident itself or during a medical procedure to save your life later.
Loss of a Loved One
If it was a loved one who was in the accident and they died as a result, you may be able to get compensation for a wrongful death.
Why Motorcycle Accidents Occur
Motorcycle accidents can occur for a wide variety of reasons. Many are similar to the reasons car accidents occur, but they can be much more severe for a motorcyclist. Some of these include:
- Distracted drivers using cell phones or reading
- Drivers who are fatigued or tired
- Eating or drinking while driving
- Drunk driving or driving while high
- Ignoring street signs and signals
- Driving too fast for road conditions
- Poor decision-making
These are just a few of the common causes of motorcycle accidents. If you were hurt by a reckless driver, you have rights and may be entitled to significant compensation. Call us at 1-800-CALL-KEN, and let us review your case at no cost to you.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Get?
While each case is different, there are a variety of types of compensation to which you may be entitled. These include:
Past and future medical costs. This can include your doctor’s office visits, medications, physical therapy, medical procedures, and even the cost of transport to and from medical offices, hospitals, and clinics.
Lost earnings and earning potential. If you’ve lost the ability to work, you may be able to get compensated for the wages you’ve lost, as well as the potential wages you may have earned in the future if your ability to work hadn’t been harmed.
Pain and suffering. Pain and suffering is a blanket term to cover all of the more subjective injuries you’ve suffered. These can include physical pain from your injuries and treatment for those injuries. Also, you may be entitled to compensation for mental suffering associated with your injuries such as depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress.
Out of Pocket Expenses. You are entitled to be reimbursed for expenses such as but not limited to prescription copays, medical mileage, household assistance, and medical equipment.
Motorcycle Accident Frequently Asked Questions
What Is the Statute of Limitations?
The statute of limitations is a law at the state level that enforces a time limit for filing your lawsuit. In Indiana, you have to file your personal injury lawsuit within two years of your accident.
What Is Negligence?
Negligence is a failure to act in a careful, reasonable manner and this failure causes some form of damage. This can be physical harm, such as an injury, or damage to property. A negligent individual does not intend to cause harm, but a reasonable person would anticipate that harm could result from the negligent act.
What Is Comparative Negligence?
Indiana uses a legal concept called “comparative negligence,” or “comparative fault.” This means that your compensation will be reduced by a percentage equal to the fault you hold. So, if you were 30% responsible, and the accident is worth $100,000, you’ll only get $70,000. Worse, if you are over 50% responsible, you may not get any compensation at all.
Why Do I Need an Indiana Motorcycle Lawyer?
Hiring a lawyer makes your case stronger because they have experience with the law, giving you a better chance of getting a bigger settlement. They have the ability to investigate the accident and determine the best strategy for your case. You won’t have to worry about dealing with the insurance companies, they do it for you so that you can focus on recovery.
Should I Talk to the Insurance Adjuster?
Never give a tape recorded statement to the adjuster. Insurance adjusters are not your friends, no matter how compassionate they may seem at first. Never sign anything they give you. In fact, it’s a good idea to refuse to talk to them at all. They are only looking for ways to defeat or diminish your claim. You can always refer them to your motorcycle crash lawyer at The Ken Nunn Law Office.