Motorcycle accidents are more likely to end in catastrophic injury and death than passenger vehicle collisions. Motorcyclists are more vulnerable to severe impact injuries such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries, head injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. While motorcyclists automatically assume some risks on the road, they do not assume the risks of negligent drivers, careless roadway maintenance, or motorcycle part manufacturer error. Pursuing a motorcycle accident claim is different than a typical car accident. Speak with a seasoned Lincoln motorcycle accident attorney at Powers Law and get the legal counsel you need.
Proving Fault for Motorcycle Accident Injuries
After a motorcycle collision, you may feel like the odds are against you. Motorcyclists are often victims of bias from police officers and other motorists who believe they speed, drive recklessly, or otherwise cause crashes. With the right Lincoln accident attorney, you can improve your chances of taking home compensation. Proving negligence in a motorcycle accident case requires the establishment of four main elements:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care.
- The defendant breached his or her duty.
- The defendant’s breach of duty caused your accident.
- You suffered damages in the accident.
Damages may include personal injury, medical bills, or property damage. The team of Lincoln motorcycle accident lawyers at Powers Law has more than 30 years of experience taking cases to trial and litigating on behalf of our clients. We will gather evidence surrounding your case, speak to eyewitnesses, and recreate your accident in front of a judge and jury if need be. Even if you were partially responsible for the collision, come talk to us. Nebraska is a comparative negligence state, meaning you can potentially take home compensation even if the courts find you some percentage at fault for the accident.
Insurance Company Settlements vs. Personal Injury Lawsuits
After a motorcycle crash, you may have to speak to insurance claims adjusters from your own insurer or that of another driver. Before you release a statement, speak to a Lincoln motor cycle accident attorney at Powers Law. We offer free consultations so you can work through the details of your accident with attorneys who are on your side, not that of a large insurance company. It is important to consult with an attorney before you accept a quick settlement from an insurance claims adjuster. In many cases, you can seek a larger settlement amount in a personal injury case.
At Powers Law, we make bringing motorcycle accident claims simple. Our team takes care of all the paperwork on your behalf, filing with the correct Lancaster County civil court. We will listen to your case and offer our realistic professional opinion on its merits. We are always available to answer our clients’ questions and concerns and to update them on the status of their cases. When you need lawyers who truly care about your life and the outcome of your case, come to Powers Law in Lincoln.
Powers Law | Local Lincoln Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
A motorcycle accident can result in catastrophic injury, permanent disability, emotional scarring, and death. After you’ve sought medical attention for your injuries, call Powers Law. We will help you work through your case and understand your rights. Vincent Powers and his team of trial attorneys have dedicated their lives to helping others. When you don’t know where to turn, come to our firm.
At Powers Law, we work for people, not profits. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay a cent unless we win an award on your behalf. Our team is committed to pursuing justice for our clients – not to increasing our bottom line. We’ll help you understand your options moving forward. That is what we give to our clients – the ability to move forward after traumatic personal injuries or losses. To speak with our attorneys about your case, call our office at (402) 474-8000.