Proven Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
As a motorcyclist, you have the same rights on the road as any other driver. However, other drivers’ negligent driving, or blatant disregard for your rights can compromise your safety. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, approximately 77 fatal motorcycle injuries occur each year. Such injuries can have far-reaching impacts on you and your loved ones, both emotionally and financially.
At Atterbury, Kammer & Haag, S.C., our lawyers have a wealth of experience in defending clients who have suffered motorcycle injuries as a result of another individual’s negligence. Due to our 50+ years of combined experience, we are familiar with the unfortunate fact that the first settlement offer by an insurance company typically does not fairly compensate individuals. More often than not, insurance companies aim to pay a minimal amount of compensation. With this information in mind, our attorneys are never afraid to take 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
-Back and spine injuries
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. Serving all of Madison and the surrounding areas.