Proven Madison Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Despite what many may believe to be true, as a motorcyclist on your bike, you have the same rights on the road as any other driver in a car does. While your rights may be the same though, other drivers’ negligent driving, or rather blatant disregard for your equal rights and use of the road can compromise your safety in ways that can be unimaginable. As they operate much larger machinery, and often traveling at much faster speeds, the drivers of standard motor vehicles have a heavy and unfortunate capability to cause serious damage to motorcyclists as they attempt to make their way to their desired destinations. According to studies carried out by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, approximately 77 fatal motorcycle injuries occur in our state each year. Such injuries can obviously have far-reaching impacts on you and your loved ones, both emotionally and financially, and of course physically — in what can be a grueling healing process, which for some may never lead to a full recovery.
At Atterbury, Kammer & Haag, S.C., our team of trained Wisconsin personal injury lawyers have a broad wealth of experience in defending clients who have suffered motorcycle injuries as a result of another individual’s negligence. Unfortunately, what likely could have been an avoidable motorcycle crash is determined by the split second decision making (or lack thereof) of an individual. Know that our team does not take this level of incompetence lightly, and will do our due diligence to ensure that any responsible party is held accountable for any damages caused to you and/or your property. Due to our 50+ years of combined experience in motorcycle accident cases, our experienced legal team of personal injury attorneys are familiar with the usual proceedings of cases involving motorists on the road. One usual and unfortunate fact that often appears in any pre-trial proceedings for cases like this is that the first settlement offer made by an insurance company typically is severely underestimated. What should be a sincere offer to make things right holistically, as much as one could do in such unfortunate circumstances, often does not fairly compensate individuals for a serious motorcycle accident claim. More often than not in these cases, insurance companies will aim to pay a minimal amount of compensation for motorcycle accident injuries and any related incidents, rather than a full amount to financially cover what you deserve (not only handling any medical bills, but also any lost wages, mental health services, and any other treatments or services needed as a result of your injury). Through years of experience dealing with various insurance companies all playing the same game of low balling victims in order to maximize their own profit, our well trained legal team understands to best course of action to ensure that a trick like this does not go farther than an offer on the table. It should go without saying that our team will fight for you, trying our best to get you every penny that you deserve, often from insurance companies who do have the finances to offer, but simply do not want to be held accountable publicly, in fear of damaging their reputation or credibility. With this information in mind, our attorneys are never afraid to take the next step for our clients, and elevate a case to trial. In fact, many insurance companies do not offer a reasonable settlement until a lawsuit is filed.
Types of Motorcycle Accidents
When operating a motorcycle, it is important to be aware that you may be harder to spot on the road. This is why you must drive defensively at all times. Although you do not owe any greater duty of care than any other driver, it is prudent to be defensive to avoid against the risk of serious injury. In this day and age of increasing levels of distracted driving, people texting and talking on cell phones, a motorcyclist is at even higher risk of injury because the nature of a motorcycle leaves the driver more exposed than a car or truck.
Many Possible Injuries Can Result From a Motorcycle Accident
Injuries that may result from motorcycle accidents have the potential to be devastatingly life changing and often catastrophic. Especially in cases where long-term medical care is necessary, medical expenses that result from motorcycle injuries can quickly add up to be very substantial. Common injuries caused by motorcycle accidents include:
-Scarring and disfigurement
-Loss of limbs
-Serious bone fractures
–Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
-Damage to internal organs
Why Do You Need a Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
The best way to avoid being taken advantage of by an insurance company whose goal is to pay as little as possible is to obtain experienced legal counsel as an advocate in your corner. Involving an attorney in your case will allow you to seek advice from an individual who has years of experience dealing with insurance companies and maximize your chances of obtaining a fair and reasonable financial recovery.
Unlike settlement mill firms, the lawyers at Atterbury, Kammer & Haag, S.C. do not refer your case to another firm if an early settlement is not possible. These settlement mill firms often avoid trials, which leads to clients missing out on maximal compensation. We have an extensive track record of success as trial lawyers and are not afraid to file a lawsuit and take your case to trial if that is what it takes in order to obtain fair compensation.You have been through a traumatic situation which creates stress and anxiety. We are well equipped to handle the complexities of the claims process and the legal system. You deserve an expert lawyer on your side. For a no-cost, no-obligation consultation, call us toll-free at 1-800-817-3729 or 608-821-4600. You can also fill out our online contact form and a lawyer will get back to you. Our Wisconsin personal injury lawyers serve all of Madison and the surrounding areas, including Middleton.