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Minneapolis Motorcycle Accident Attorney
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Your first action should be to contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney in Minneapolis if you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident caused by someone's negligent actions or reckless behavior. A skilled attorney can give you valuable advice regarding personal injury compensation and your rights to benefits.
Injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident are often extremely severe and can even result in death. You may be out of work for months while you recover, and may end up with permanent impairments and disabilities that can affect your ability to earn a living.
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- We offer free consultations
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Dedicated to Pursuing Maximum Compensation
Butwinick Injury Law has more two decades of experience helping individuals put their lives back together after an accident. We are an experienced personal injury firm that can be counted on to aggressively pursue damages if another person was at fault for your injuries.
Our legal team can discuss compensation laws regarding your case and provide valuable advice regarding filing a claim. Our motorcycle accident attorney in Minneapolis understand the physical, emotional and financial difficulties you are facing, and can do everything we can to help ensure a favorable settlement.
Personal injury compensation can help cover the costs of:
- Medical treatment
- Emotional distress
- Lost income
- Property damage
Facts Behind Motorcycle Accidents
Without seatbelts, airbags and other protection, the injuries motorcyclists can suffer in an accident can be extremely serious, if not deadly.
They include catastrophic injuries such as:
- Head trauma
- Brain damage
- Spinal cord damage
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Wrongful death
What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?
While you are out riding on your motorcycle, it’s imperative that you keep an eye out. An accident could come out of nowhere and seriously injure you. Because motorcycles can be hard to see, it isn’t uncommon for other vehicles to not see you and cause an accident. Here are some common causes of motorcycle accidents:
- Riding under the influence
- Others driving under the influence
- Dangerous road conditions
- Lane splitting or stripe riding (illegal in Minnesota)
- Inexperienced drivers or riders
What To Do If You Are Involved in a Motorcycle Accident
Generally, injured motorcyclists and injured motorists have the same rights against the party that caused the accident. However, unlike general motorists, motorcyclists in Minnesota are not required to have no-fault coverage as part of their insurance policy. Though not required, no-fault insurance covers portions of lost income, medical expenses, or the cost of replacing the vehicle involved in the accident.
If you are involved in an accident involving the operation of a motorcycle it is suggested that you:
- Ensure the safety of those involved: move away from the roadway and make sure anyone else involved is safe from traffic hazards
- Involve the police: be sure to give the officer your account of the accident and ask for the officer’s name and badge number to use in the event you want to order a copy of the police report
- Collect evidence: if possible, take photos of the scene and document the involved party’s names and contact details. If there are any witnesses, try to collect their contact details as well
- Seek medical care: consider having an evaluation from a doctor for documentation and treatment of any injuries sustained
Does No Fault Cover Motorcycle Accidents?
In the event you are in a car crash, no-fault benefits are meant to cover some of your medical bills, lost income, and other expenses from the accident. You are required to have no-fault coverage for your vehicle, but you do not have to have it for your motorcycle. However, this means you won’t get compensation to cover expenses resulting from the crash. This is why it’s a good idea to get the optional coverage.
Get Started on Your Case Today!
Motorcyclists are often seen as reckless drivers that speed and weave in and out of traffic. That is why motorcycle accident claims can be tougher to defend. Our firm is familiar with the unfair advantages motorcyclists face due to an unjust reputation, and we are willing to stand up and demand the compensation you deserve!
Contact a Minneapolis motorcycle accident attorney at (855) 812-3110 if you have been injured to discuss your case and injury compensation options.
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