The last thing you or a loved one expect when you take your motorcycle out for a ride is that an accident will occur. Unfortunately, no matter how safely you operate your motorcycle, there is no way to predict the actions of other drivers around you. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we are here to help when you need a Cleveland or Columbus motorcycle accident attorney. We have extensive experience handling these cases and are ready to help you secure the compensation you need.
When examining data provided by the Ohio Highway Safety Office, we can see that there were nearly 4,000 total motorcycle crashes during the latest reporting year of data available. Out of these incidents, there were 163 fatal crashes and almost 3,000 injury crashes. Looking at this data, we can see that a significant percentage of all motorcycle crashes result in an injury or fatality.
Unfortunately, drivers on the roadway in and around Cleveland and Columbus often fail to operate safely around motorcyclists. Passenger vehicle drivers often follow a motorcyclist too closely, pass them dangerously, or cut them off in traffic. Of particular concern are passenger vehicle drivers who operate while distracted by their cell phones or other devices or while impaired by alcohol and drugs.
Motorcycle accident injuries are often severe. Motorcyclists simply do not have much protection against the force a vehicle slamming into their bodies. Ohio law only requires motorcyclists to wear a helmet if they are under the age of 18 or if they are within the first year of getting their motorcycle license. Regardless of whether or not a motorcyclist is wearing a helmet, the team at Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers regularly helps clients who have sustained the following types of injuries in these crashes:
Motorcycle injury victims have a higher likelihood of sustaining injuries that can cause significant scarring or disfigurement. It is also not uncommon for a motorcycle accident victim to suffer from emotional or psychological harm, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligent actions of another driver, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, you can count on our compassionate and experienced team to thoroughly investigate your claim and secure the compensation you need. This can include: