The Complicated Nature of Motorcycle Accidents
Insurance Companies Can Blame You Even If You Did Nothing Wrong
"Do I have a case if I've been injured in a motorcycle accident?" That's a question we hear a lot at Mike Christensen Law Offices. If another driver caused the accident, you may have a case. But motorcycle accident cases can be complicated.
Insurance companies know how complicated these cases can be, and will try to take advantage of that to avoid paying you. Columbus, OH Attorney Mike Christensen knows what it takes to overcome the obstacles in these cases and has successfully taken on the insurance companies for accident victims.
You need an experienced lawyer who will work tirelessly to protect your rights. Contact us to learn more about how we can fight for you.
Is there a bias against motorcyclists?
There is definitely a bias, and that is one of the things that makes motorcycle accident cases difficult. There is also a lot of misunderstanding about motorcycles and the people who ride them. Some people just don't like motorcycles and make assumptions about people who do.
The bias can start with the police officer responding to the scene. The Ohio accident report may be written in a way that makes it appear you did something wrong, even if you didn't. For example, the officer may take the word of the other driver that you were speeding, despite the fact you were following the speed limit.
It can also find its way onto juries in a personal injury lawsuit. A biased juror is less likely to rule in favor of the injured motorcyclist if he or she believes all motorcycle riders are irresponsible.
And then there's the insurance companies. They can be biased themselves and believe you were responsible for the accident. But they also know that other people are biased, and will use that information to try to get you to settle your claim cheaply, thinking you won't go to trial.
We will fight for your rights and aggressively confront this bias. We will challenge inaccurate information in police reports. If your case goes to court, we will identify biased jurors and exclude them. We will fight the insurance company every step of the way until you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
How can you prove I was not responsible for my motorcycle accident?
It can be challenging to collect the evidence that proves you were not at fault. But our experienced staff is up to the challenge. We will do everything necessary to prove the other driver was at fault for your accident.
Our attorneys will thoroughly examine police reports and medical records. We will visit the accident scene and conduct our own investigation of the crash. We will interview witnesses. We frequently consult with accident reconstruction experts to determine the exact conditions at the time of the crash.
We will present our evidence to the insurance companies to prove to them you are not responsible for what happened. And if they still refuse to compensate you fairly, we will take them to court.