Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Columbus Ohio
Have you been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident? We’ve helped others like you seek compensation.
Motorcycle riders are distinctly vulnerable on our highways and roadways. Oftentimes, negligent drivers fail to notice a motorcycle rider until it’s too late to avoid an automobile accident.
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The dangers faced by motorcyclists are compounded by motorcycle riders having only limited protection between themselves and the pavement to guard against catastrophic injuries; this is why about 80 percent of most motorcycle accidents can cause serious injuries or death. It is reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration that about 2,000 motorcyclists are killed each year, and another 50,000 are injured from serious motorcycle accidents, with head injuries as the leading cause of death and other serious injuries. If you have been injured in a Columbus motorcycle accident, please contact the Erney Law office to help you get the medical treatment and maximum compensation you’re entitled to.
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5 reasons why you need a motorcycle accident lawyer in Columbus, Ohio.
- Insurance Companies are Not on Your Side
A Columbus motorcycle accident attorney has your best interest in mind and wants to earn you the highest amount of medical and financial compensation possible. The insurance company representing the negligent driver does not have your best interests in mind and wants to offer you as little compensation as possible.
- Fight to Receive the Maximum Compensation You Deserve
An experienced motorcycle accident attorney like Rob Erney in Columbus, Ohio, will fight the insurance companies with proof of how much compensation you’re entitled to.
- Navigate the Legal Arena Flawlessly
An experienced lawyer can answer any questions you may have at any time, they know how to file a motorcycle accident claim properly, and you’ll have someone dedicated to your legal needs.
- Be Represented by an Esteemed Lawyer
Should your case reach the courtroom, your Columbus motorcycle accident lawyer will serve as your representation; they know all the facts about your personal injury claim and will be better equipped to speak to the jury favorably on your behalf.
- Focus on Your Personal Recovery
Your legal counsel will allow you to focus on recovery rather than spending all your time and resources trying to navigate your way through your personal injury case inexperienced and alone.
What are the typical motorcycle accident injuries sustained by injury victims?
After frequently handling motorcycle accident cases, the most typical injuries that we see from motorcycle accident victims include:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Cuts, Scrapes, and Abrasions
- Road Rash
- Neck and Back Injuries
- Fractures and Broken Bones
- Temporary or Permanent Paralysis
- Burn Injuries
- Organ Damage
- Joint, Tendon, Muscle, or Ligament Tears
- Wrongful Death
Questions to ask after a motorcycle accident in Columbus, Ohio
The impact of injuries sustained in a motorcycle wreck can be life-altering for you and your loved ones. Here are some questions you should ask when hiring a personal injury attorney to represent you in a motorcycle accident claim:
- What am I entitled to receive compensation for?
- Who is the liable party for the damages I suffered in my motorcycle accident?
- Do I need legal assistance for my motorcycle wreck?
- What if the defendant can’t afford to pay the fair compensation I’m awarded?
- How much will I pay in attorney fees?
- How long will it take to reach a fair settlement?
- Who is held accountable for motorcycle crashes that result from road defects?
- What if I sustained a traumatic brain injury because I wasn’t wearing a helmet?
After a motorcycle accident in Columbus, Ohio, what can I be compensated for?
Motorcycle accidents can rack up thousands of dollars in medical bills and other medical costs such as therapy, rehabilitation, and more. On top of those medical care expenses, you’ll likely experience extensive downtime and time away from work, causing lost wages. Here is a list of things that you can be awarded compensation for after you’ve sustained injuries in a motorcycle crash in Columbus, Ohio:
- Lost income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- Scarring & Disfigurement
- Pain & Suffering
- Future Medical Expenses
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful Death Claims
What Our Clients Say
"This team was very compassionate and professional. My lawsuit was extremely frustrating and complicated and they always seem to make me feel better at the end of the day. They were concerned not only with getting me my settlement and fighting for what was right but also concerned with my well being and health! I am so glad I went with this team to handle my case. I would recommend them to anyone."
"Over a year ago I was involved in a car accident and was injured. I contacted Erney Law in Columbus Ohio and spoke to Mary Erney. The following day I met up with the father-daughter duo Robert & Mary Erney... best decision I ever made. They fought for my case 100%. Their honesty and open communication gave me assurance that I was in good hands. Thank you to Mary Erney for being understanding, caring, knowledgeable & determined. If you looking for a great attorney I highly recommend Erney Law."
"Mary and Mr. Erney were very helpful in my case. I didn't have to call and remind them of anything. I heard from them often and never had to reach out for an update. What I loved most was that they recognized who I was every time I stopped by. I didn't feel like just another client like most places make you feel. They were both very professional. I felt comfortable and trusted their advice every step of the way. I will definitely use Mary and Mr. Erney again in the future!"
"Back in Late 2018, I was T-Boned by a Mail Van that went speeding through a stop sign. I wasn't able to fully use my right hand for almost 5 months and this was the first time I had even taken on legal representation. She was very transparent through the entire process and kept me up to date as things progressed with my suit."
"First off let me say, if I could give more than 5 stars, I would! I had the pleasure of working with Mary Erney of Erney Law. She and her entire firm were absolutely amazing! I was searching for an attorney who would take my case since I lived out of state. I thought there was no hope at all. I found Erney Law via online search. I spoke to Mary and from the very first conversation, I knew I wanted her to be my attorney. Why? Because she cared! From the start, her approach was a caring one. She took time to get to know me and my situation and she put her all into my case. She walked me through every step of the process and she was very patient with me and willing to explain any and everything. I could go on and on about the amazing experience I had working with Mary Erney and Erney law. If you are looking for a law firm to handle your case AND one who cares about you as a person, this is the one! I want to say thank you Mary and everyone at Erney Law. It has been a pleasure working with you!"
"Rob and Mary are the best in Columbus. They are very kind and compassionate and will do everything in their power to get you what you deserve. They took the time to come meet with me on multiple occasions when I was in a care facility. They answered all of my questions and explained the processes. I felt completely in the know the entire time. They offered to represent me in court and fought for me with insurance companies with great success. I would highly recommend them to anyone who has been injured in an accident. Next time I need a lawyer they will be my first and only call!"
What's the process?
Personal injury cases can be complicated and winning your claim is not always guaranteed. Our process ensures that every client we represent will receive the best possible financial outcome, and start the healing process.
Free Case Evaluation
We will first review your case carefully, get to know you, and gain an understanding of your injuries.
Monitor Your Care
We ensure you receive the proper medical treatment during this difficult time.
We Handle Everything
We relieve the worry and burden of dealing with insurance companies and maximize your financial recovery.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is motorcycle insurance different than automobile insurance?
Often, automobile insurance policies will exclude providing coverage if you are on a motorcycle. It is critical that you either purchase separate motorcycle coverage or speak with your agent to verify that your motorcycle is covered along with your automobile. You should buy as much Uninsured / Underinsured motorist coverage as you can afford, as injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident are often very severe.
What are my rights if I was injured as a passenger on a motorcycle?
If you were a passenger injured on a motorcycle, you might be entitled to insurance coverage from the at-fault driver and/or the driver of the motorcycle. You also may be entitled to coverage from your insurance policy. Each situation is unique and requires a lawyer to investigate and review all applicable insurance claims carefully.
Will my own automobile insurance medical payments coverage apply if I am injured on a motorcycle while driving or as a passenger?
It depends upon the language in the policies. Some automobile policies exclude medical payments coverage if you are operating a motor vehicle with less than four wheels. We will analyze this for you and let you know if your insurance policy provides medical payments coverage if you have been injured on a motorcycle.
Am I required by law to wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle?
In Ohio, if you are over 18, there is no legal requirement to wear a helmet on a motorcycle. If you are under the age of 18, you must wear a helmet as a passenger on a motorcycle. All motorcycle riders and drivers should wear helmets to help reduce injuries if they are involved in a Columbus motorcycle accident.
Do I have to have a special license to drive a motorcycle?
In Ohio, a motorcycle endorsement for your license is required to operate a motorcycle. You may take classes at one of several places and pass a test administered by the Ohio State Highway Patrol to obtain the endorsement.
People often find us by searching for motorcycle accident Columbus Ohio. Motorcycle accidents are very serious for those involved. Have you been involved in a motorcycle accident? We’re eager to meet with you, find ways to help, and give you and your family the personal attention you deserve.
Your case matters to us just as much as it matters to you. We are Columbus motorcycle accident lawyers and we will help you every step of the way, but to do so, we need to meet with you, get all the facts, and work out the details to build your case. We will meet with you for absolutely free and explain to you in full detail the inner workings of how these situations usually end up, how likely you are to win your case, and how compensation works for you and us.
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