Motorcycles are smaller and lighter than cars, less visible to other drivers, and provide no barrier or seatbelts to protect the rider. Although motorcycle accidents are less common than car accidents, they are much more likely to result in death or serious injury, even when the motorcyclist is wearing a helmet and obeying the rules of the road. Motorcyclists are six times more likely than vehicle occupants to be killed in a collision and five times more likely to be injured. (NHTSA 2013 Traffic Safety Facts).
Due to the lack of protection to the motorcyclist, non-fatal collisions often result in catastrophic injuries requiring long-term treatment and extensive trauma. Injuries are often so severe that you can no longer return to your normal way of living or care for your family. Often, you may not become aware of the nature and extent of your injuries until months or even years later. Therefore, it is crucial that you seek experienced legal representation to make sure your rights are protected.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact one of our attorneys for a free consultation. At Wendt Law Firm P.C., our skilled legal team will investigate the circumstances of your accident to determine who was at fault and work to ensure you receive the full monetary compensation you deserve. Because we will handle your case on a contingency basis, you will pay nothing unless we successfully resolve your case.