Indiana Motorcycle Accidents Attorneys
For many, taking a ride on a motorcycle is a way to relax, unwind or enjoy a trip with a loved one. Motorcycle owners take pride in their bikes and may have spent many years saving for and caring for the perfect ride.
In 2013, however, there were 118 motorcycle accident fatalities and 2,755 motorcycle accident injuries in Indiana alone, according to data gathered by the Indiana State Police Automated Reporting Information Exchange System and the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
The joy of riding a motorcycle on the open road can easily shatter when a motorcycle accident occurs. Even the most cautious motorcycle drivers can fall victim to an accident. At Baker Law Team, a small, family-owned law practice just outside Indianapolis, we help those involved with motorcycle accidents and offer special care and sensitivity to those who have had these accidents.
What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?
Many motorcyclists obey the rules of the road, wear a helmet and signal properly. However, other automobile drivers cannot be controlled. They may fail to see your bike when making a lane change or a turn. Or they may fail to maintain a safe distance between their vehicle and your bike. These negligent drivers and unsafe practices can easily result in a motorcycle accident. Other causes of motorcycle accidents in Indiana include:
- Drivers who do not see the motorcycle
- Reckless driving
- Drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Motorists who are using or abusing prescription medication
- Drivers who fall asleep at the wheel
What Should You Do After a Motorcycle Accident?
If you are the victim of a motorcycle accident, seeking medical treatment is your priority. After receiving care, you or a loved one speaking on your behalf should make a call to a qualified personal injury attorney. Baker Law Team is in Indianapolis. Our small law firm offers a personal, caring touch for every motorcycle accident victim.
An attorney will answer your call and listen to the circumstances of your motorcycle accident. We will then offer suggestions for next steps and talk to you about what type of monetary compensation, also known as damages, you could be entitled to following the accident.
Additional Impacts of Motorcycle Accidents
In addition to medical bills and the potential loss of income you sustained following the motorcycle accident, it can be difficult to put a price on a rare or unique bike. We can seek compensation to best recover the cost of your bike and to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
We Are Attorneys Who Specialize in Motorcycle Accidents and Can Help
Our experienced Indianapolis motorcycle accident lawyers at Baker Law, bring 40 years of combined experience to the table. We operate a family practice, and we will treat you like family as we provide guidance and insight into your case. We understand even the safest drivers can be involved in a motorcycle accident. Our hope is to help you recover from the accident financially and get on the road again. Please call us at 317-868-2500 for a free consultation.