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Motorcycle Accident FAQ

Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Toledo

Despite the increase in traffic due to larger vehicles and the distractions of hand-held technology, the frequency of motorcycle accidents has not increased in recent years.  However, bikers should still be aware that they are more prone to accident injuries than other drivers.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2009, 166 fatalities resulted from motorcycle accidents in Ohio–out of 4,462 total fatalities in the United States.  While no driver can predict a motorcycle accident, you should be prepared to take legal action if you or someone you love is injured due to the carelessness of a negligent driver.

Contact a Toledo motorcycle accident attorney at Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC to find out how you can retrieve compensation for your damages.

Commonly asked questions about motorcycle accidents

If you sustain an injury that is the result of a motorcycle accident, it is important to actively seek answers to your legal, financial, and medical questions.  Frequently asked questions that bikers have regarding motorcycle accidents include the following:

Is it important that my motorcycle accident case is investigated?

An immediate investigation is essential because insurance companies usually try to prove that the motorcycle driver was at least slightly at fault for the accident in order to lower the value of his or her claim.

What is the difference between uninsured motorist coverage and underinsured motorist coverage?

Uninsured motorist coverage is the aspect of your policy that covers the medical expenses of your injuries when a driver with no coverage is at fault for injuring you.  Underinsured motorist coverage pays for your medical expenses when the at-fault driver has coverage, but the limit is not adequate to fully compensate you for your suffering.

Can I still recover damages from the other driver if I was not wearing a helmet at the time of my motorcycle accident?

It is possible.  Not wearing a helmet does not change your right to file a claim against a negligent driver.  A skilled personal injury attorney can explain any questions you have regarding who is at fault.

Should I retain a lawyer for my motorcycle accident case?

Yes.  Hiring a qualified Toledo motorcycle accident lawyer is crucial to ensure that your insurance company treats you fairly.  An attorney can conduct an investigation of the crash and properly document your injuries.

Toledo motorcycle accident attorneys you can rely on

The law firm of Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC works with clients one-on-one to help them understand the various legal and financial implications of their cases. To schedule a free initial consultation and discuss your case, call us at 419-241-5500 or Contact us Online

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