Milwaukee Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been a victim in a Milwaukee motorcycle accident, or if you have lost a loved one due to a fatal motorcycle accident, it's important to know your rights.
As one of the leading personal injury law firms in Wisconsin, the experienced motorcycle accident lawyers at the Milwaukee law offices of PKSD offer free initial consultations to discuss your legal options and work quickly to obtain the maximum amount of compensation for your claim. Our co-founding partner Jeffrey Pitman is an award winning attorney that is a past president of the Wisconsin Association for Justice and has been helping injury victims throughout Wisconsin for more than 20 years.
For more information, call us today toll free at 877-877-2228. There are no upfront costs for us to handle your motorcycle accident lawsuit.
Do I Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
It can be difficult to recover damages if you have been in a motorcycle accident. Insurance companies require many details and can take a very long time to process your claim, leaving you without the funds you need to pay medical bills associated with your crash injuries, among other expenses.
Insurance companies may also argue that the rider appeared to be speeding or that the rider was acting in a dangerous manner. If these types of statements are not disproven, they can greatly effect the result of your compensation claim.
Furthermore, in the event that your accident was caused by an uninsured motorist, a motorcycle accident lawyer can assist you in reviewing you accident and possibly pursuing a claim so you can recover the damages you are owed.
Working with an experienced motorcycle accident injury lawyer will ensure your claim is filed correctly, and have a strategy in place to present your a strong argument for your case.
Is There a Deadline To File My Claim?
In the state of Wisconsin, personal injury vicitms have three years to file a compenstion claim. This filing time begins from the date that your accident occurred and is based on the Wisconsin Statutes Section 893.54.
In Wisconsin, personal injury vicitms have three years to file a compenstion claim...
For those that would also like to file a compensation claim for property damages, you have up to 6 years from the date of your accident to file a claim. This is based upon the Wisconsin Statutes Section 893.52.
If you are unsure if you are eligible to file a claim, contact the attorneys at PKSD for a free analysis of your incident.
Gathering Evidence to Support Your Accident Claim
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, gathering certain information can be very helpful when building a lawsuit. Once you have been cleared by medical professionals, taking photos of the accident scene can help to aid your attorney as can obtaining the contact information of:
- The other driver
- The responding officers
- Any witnessess
You may also want to obtain the crash report from your incident. Accident reports are now available from the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) for a small fee. You will need to provide the date of the crash and also the driver license number of at least one of the parties involved however, you can download the report directly to your smartphone, tablet or laptop.
An attorney working on your claim may also reference a document provided by the Wisconsin Government titled, "Rules of The Road" - which details many of the rules and regulations that apply to motor vehicles in Wisconsin.
You may also like to reference the Wisconsin Department of Transporation Motorists' Handbook - a helpful guide to using the roadways in the state.
Common Injuries Sustained in Motorcycle Accidents
Because motorcyclists do not have the protection of other types of vehicles, and no safety devices such as airbags and seatbelts, injuries sustained in a wreck can be quite serious.
Our motorcycle injury lawyers have helped hundreds of victims claim compensation for their injuries. We have experience helping victims who have sustained injuries such as:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Neck or spinal cord injury
- Road rash
- Internal bleeding
- Fractures and broken bones
- Ligament tears
- Psychiatric issues
In Wisconsin, there is no universal law that mandates motorcycle riders wear a helmet.
According to motorcycle accident statistics, helmets are 37 percent effective for drivers and 41 percent effective for passengers in preventing fatal motorcycle accidents. Even though it is not illegal in our state to ride without a helmet, a helmet is a crucial safety device that provides a great amount of protection. Their ability to save lives should not be overlooked.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
In the case of most motorcycle accidents, often-times the party at fault simply wasn't paying attention. As a result, there has been a huge push nationally to raise awareness and make other drivers alert to motorcycles sharing the road with passenger vehicles. By being mindful of motorcyclists, drivers could prevent many of the serious and fatal motorcycle accidents that occur every year.
Other factors play a role in accidents, too. Our motorcycle accident lawyers deal with cases involving impaired drivers, speeding, traffic violations, and other forms of negligence. Most motorcycle accidents involve a motorcycle collision with a passenger vehicle.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer In Milwaukee
If you have been involved in a serious motorcycle accident caused by another driver, or have lost a loved one in a fatal motorcycle accident, contact us today. The Milwaukee motorcycle injury lawyers at PKSD will aid you in filing your claim to recover maximum compensation. Schedule your free case review and lets discuss your claim.