Indianapolis Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

The vast majority of motorcycle accidents are not caused by the motorcyclist. More often than not, motorcycle accidents are caused by distracted drivers who say they didn’t see the rider. As a result of driver inattention and a bike’s lack of protection, injuries sustained from motorcycle accidents can be particularity devastating. These injuries can include, but are not limited to:

• Internal Organ Damage
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
• Paralysis
• Compound Fractures
• Neck & Spinal Cord Injuries
• Road Rash
• Loss of Limbs / Amputation
• Catastrophic Injuries / Fatality

With decades of combined experience handling motorcycle cases in Indiana, Hurst Limontes LLC can assist individuals who have been involved in these types of accidents. In tragic incidents results in loss of life, we can also represent the families of riders. Our staff has pursued claims for hundreds of seriously injured and killed “bikers” and will do all things necessary to achieve the best possible results for your case.

Devastating Statistics

According to Indiana State Police statistics, motorcycles comprised .8% of total vehicles involved in all collisions in 2017, but 11% of vehicles involved in fatal collisions and had the highest rate of fatal crashes for any category of vehicle at 4.6%. Collisions involving motorcycles decreased by 3.1%in 2017 while fatal collisions involving motorcycles increased 35.5% to 145.

Riders with injuries decreased by 1.9% in 20, to 2,280. Single vehicle accidents accounted for 1,338 motorcycle crashes in 2017, while multi-vehicle crashes accounted for 1,793. Overall more than 2,427 cyclists involved in collisions experience some sort of injury or death in 2017. Contact an experience Indianapolis motorcycle accident lawyer right away if you or a loved on are injured in one of these devastating accident.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

• Poor weather conditions
• Not utilizing a turn signal
Car accident
• Lane splitting, i.e. when a motorcyclist drives between two lanes
• Ignoring traffic conditions
• Ignoring traffic signs
• Disobeying speed limitations
• Driving on the wrong side of the road
• Not seeing a motorcyclist due to glare or other view obstructions
• Inexperienced motorists
Rear End Collisions
Drunk Driving
• Driving while under the influence of drugs
• Vehicle defects
• Roadway defects
• Intentional hostile actions

You can prevent injuries if you are involved in a motorcycle accident. Check out some helpful resources regarding motorcycle riding and the Indiana BMV Motorcycle Operator Manual. If you would like information on training courses, visit the Motorcycle Safety website or find a rider course in your state.

Wear a Helmet to Help Prevent Motorcycle Accident Injury

Did you know that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study DOT-compliant motorcycle helmet use decrease from 67% in 2009 to 60% in 2013? This decrease in helmet usage may help to explain the rising fatality rates in motorcycle crashes. In 2012 only 29 people in Indiana who were wearing a helmet died as a result of a motorcycle collision,. 116 who were not lost their lives.

Looking for a new helmet? There are many manufacturers out there and choosing the right helmet will greatly increase your chances of surviving a motorcycle collision. For information on choosing the right helmet, click here.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration a motorcyclist not wearing a helmet is 40% more likely to die of a head injury and 15% more likely to suffer a nonfatal injury than one who wears a helmet. Helmets reduce the likelihood of a crash fatality by 37 percent.

Helmet Laws in Indiana

Like a number of other states, Indiana has a helmet requirement law on the books, but it only applies to those under 18 years of age. Indiana Code Section 9-19-7-1-1 states: “An Individual less than eighteen (18) years of age who is operating or riding on a motorcycle shall do the following: (1) Wear protective headgear meeting the minimum standards set by the bureau and (2) Wear protective glasses, goggles, or transparent face shields.” If you would like to know more about these laws contact an experienced Indianapolis injury lawyer.

Other Important Points

• Most motorcycle insurance policies severely limit medical coverage.
• The dynamics of motorcycles are different from other types of vehicles so conditions that a car or truck might be able to maneuver can be deadly for a motorcycle.
• The public’s misconceptions about motorcycles and motorcyclist can make a jury trial for an injury case more difficult (another good reason to work with a lawyer who has extensive trial experience).

Seek Help from an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident contact a top rated Indianapolis motorcycle accident lawyer at the Law Office of Hurst Limontes LLC for a free consultation and case evaluation or call us toll free at 1(800)636-0808. We have been helping Indiana family members and victims of motorcycle accidents and ATV (all-terrain vehicle) accidents recover fair financial settlements for over 40 years. Put our skill and experience to work for you and your family.¡Hablamos Español!

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