Motorcycle Accident Attorney in the Minneapolis Area
A motorcycle is far more than a mode of conveyance. It is a symbol of freedom, and arguably the most American vehicle to grace Minnesota’s roadways.
Unfortunately, the joy of riding a motorcycle does not come without increased risk. Although motorcycles are involved in fewer accidents than cars, motorcycle accidents are far more injurious – and significantly more likely to result in the motorcyclist’s death.
When a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, others may assume they are to solely blame for their own injuries because they chose to operate a less safe vehicle. But this is often not the case! Negligent motorists, defective mechanical parts, and several other factors often contribute to motorcycle accidents – which means other parties may be held liable for your or your loved one’s injuries.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, securing your best chance at receiving a settlement which covers your medical expenses and other damages begins by engaging an experienced attorney. At Kiernan Personal Injury Attorneys, we soundly believe that motorcyclists are owed the same justice as any other injured motorist. Our seasoned trial attorney Tom Kiernan is standing by to discuss the unique circumstances surrounding your accident and take every reasonable step toward getting the compensation you are rightly owed.
Don’t be a victim. Contact Kiernan Personal Injury Attorneys today to schedule your in-person consultation!
Free initial consultation, no fee, if no recovery.
Call us to help you determine how to best pursue your claim against the at-fault driver. It is important to determine what motorcycle insurance benefits you have. Your auto insurance no-fault benefits likely do not apply. However, you may be eligible to obtain other benefits from the at-fault vehicle insurer or from uninsured or underinsured motorist benefits. The policy benefits on your bike will vary and we will need to read and review it carefully to obtain all available benefits. Let us help you with the insurance companies and at-fault driver, while you work at getting better.
Frequently Asked Questions: Motorcycle Accidents
What should I do after a motorcycle accident?
After a motorcycle accident, prioritize safety. Seek medical attention for injuries and call the police to report the incident. Exchange information with the other party and gather witness contacts. Document the scene and take photographs if possible. Consult with a personal injury attorney who specializes in motorcycle accidents to protect your rights and navigate the legal process.
Are motorcycle accidents more likely to result in severe injuries?
Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are more likely to result in severe injuries due to the lack of protective barriers for riders. Injuries can include fractures, head trauma, and road rash. Because of the increased risk, it’s crucial for motorcycle riders to wear protective gear and for drivers to be vigilant. In case of an accident, consult with an experienced attorney to explore your legal options.
Can I still pursue a claim if I was partially at fault for the motorcycle accident?
In many jurisdictions, you may still pursue a claim even if you were partially at fault for a motorcycle accident. The legal concept of comparative negligence allows for compensation based on the degree of fault. Consulting with a motorcycle accident attorney can help you understand how this principle applies to your specific case and what compensation you may be eligible to receive.
Note: The information provided in these FAQs is intended for general informational purposes and should not be considered legal advice. If you require legal advice or assistance specific to your situation, please consult with us today.