Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

There are many reasons why a motorcycle accident can occur. Sometimes the motorcyclist is driving erratically or irresponsibly; other times the driver of a car involved in the accident has not left enough braking room or not yielded the right-of-way to a motorcyclist. As with all types of vehicular accidents, drug or alcohol use or inclement weather may be to blame. Regardless of how the accident may occur, the fact remains that thousands of people die in fatal motorcycle accidents in the United States every year.

Additionally, thousands more suffer injuries including lacerations, fractures, compound fractures, crushed limbs, amputations, contusions, concussions from motorcycle accidents annually. In the state of Wisconsin, where motorcycle laws and insurance laws are strictly enforced, there are still nearly 2,200 reported motorcycle accidents each year in the state, and several dozen fatal motorcycle accidents annually. Currently, there are nearly 175,000 registered motorcycle owners in the state of Wisconsin.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in Wisconsin or you are the family member of a loved one who was killed in a motorcycle accident, it may be in your best interest to hire a Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyer or attorney to help you file a personal injury case. An experienced Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyer or personal injury attorney will be well-versed in Wisconsin's motorcycle laws at both the state and local levels and they will understand the intricacies of insurance laws as well. Securing the services of a qualified Wisconsin can help you recover monetary compensation for your injuries, including medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering, damages to the motorcycle, and other accident-related costs.

When searching for motorcycle accident lawyers or attorneys in Wisconsin, look for attorneys who have a good understanding of motorcycle culture, and who have tried motorcycle accidents before. Personal injury attorneys can help you with your case, but be sure to ask about the number of motorcycle accident cases they have handled. Most experienced attorneys have handled hundreds, if not thousands, of cases.

If the motorcycle rider was not wearing their helmet while driving a motorcycle, and got into an accident due to the other driver's fault, they can still file a claim against an at-fault driver. Every state's helmet laws differ. Even if you are partially at fault for the accident, you can still recover a percentage of the damages. An example is if you were 10% at fault and the amount of damages for you amounted to $100,000, then you would receive $90,000.

For motorcyclists, there are several different types of coverage. One is uninsured motorist coverage, which is coverage on your policy, and this pays for your injuries when someone who doesn't have any coverage causes the injury to you. Then there is underinsured motorist coverage, which pays you for your injuries when the person who is at fault has insurance coverage, but their liability limit is not high enough for compensate you fully.

In recent Wisconsin motorcycle accident news, the president of an Iowa City chapter of BMW Motorcycle Owners of America was killed by a drunk driver when he was heading home from a weekend motorcycle rally.

If you are ready to hire a Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyer or attorney, it is in your best interest to seek counsel right away. In Wisconsin, your claim must be filed within one to three years of the motorcycle accident. Since some accident cases can drag on for years, it's important to begin the process right away, in order to get the compensation you deserve that much quicker.


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