The summer months are primetime for motorcyclists as they have the weather on their side to ride their bikes. While there are various motorcycle laws and recommendations to keep motorcyclists safe, accidents often result in serious injury.
Motorcycle Accident: Ohio
A great number of motorcycle accidents are caused by another driver (i.e. the driver of a car who fails to see the motorcyclists on the road). With so many motorcycle accidents happening at the fault of another driver, our motorcycle accident lawyers find it important to share information and resources that help motorcyclists if they are injured in accidents.
The Ohio Motorcycle Accident Book, written by the personal injury lawyers at our office, outlines the steps that an injured motorcyclists should take if involved in an accident. The book also outlines the top 5 reasons why hiring a lawyer is important, including the following:
- You will not miss critical deadlines related to your motorcycle accident claim
- Your lawyer will work to retrieve important evidence
- Your personal injury lawyer will make sure that you do not sign any forms that may harm your case
- Your lawyer will guide you in the settlement process, ensuring that you receive the most favorable settlement
- Your personal injury will protect your rights
Motorcycle Accident Settlement
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, there are certain things that you can do to help your personal injury settlement. The first thing that any motorcycle accident victim should do is to seek medical treatment. It is best for both your personal health and your injury settlement to seek treatment as soon as possible. It is also important to not rush through the settlement process. Our personal injury lawyers advise clients to not settle a claim until all treatment is completed (i.e. physical therapy sessions) or a long-term diagnosis has been given.
Related: What are Ohio’s Motorcycle Laws?
We cannot stress how important it is to also have a personal injury lawyer representing you. They will take over communication with the insurance companies, which helps to protect your claim as well. They will also guide you through the documentation process, ensuring that you do not sign something that could jeopardize your case.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact the Charle E. Boyk Law Office at 800.637.8170 to speak to a personal injury lawyer. We also recommend that you order your own free personal copy of The Ohio Motorcycle Accident Book that can serve as a guide throughout the legal process.