Indiana Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
For over 75 years, the Indiana motorcycle accident lawyers at Tabor Law Firm have helped injured riders move on with their lives. Our seasoned attorneys defend your rights and advocate for your best interests. At Tabor Law Firm, you are not only backed by a formidable legal team, but decades of experience supporting victims through loss. Let us help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Motorcycle Accident Facts
- Indiana cyclists are involved in nearly 3,500 collisions per year, 100 of which prove fatal.
- Motorcycle accidents account for approximately 16% of all Indiana traffic fatalities.
- Riders without helmets are twice as likely to die in a motorcycle collision.
- The highest death and injury rates are among 20 to 29 year-old riders.
- More than half of all non-fatal motorcycle injuries are to the extremities, head, and neck.
- Nearly 200,000 motorcycle injuries occur each year in the United States.
Motorcycle riders enjoy greater liberty from the restraints of a car in traffic. But this freedom also makes them more vulnerable to serious injury. Lacking the protection of bumpers and steel, motorcycle accidents often destroy the bike and eject riders from their seats. Cement, asphalt, and oncoming traffic are only some of the dangers facing accident victims upon landing. Motorcycle crashes are known to cause a variety of serious injuries, including:
- Cuts and bruises
- Broken bones
- Severed limbs
- Crushed upper torso
- Leg and foot injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Neck, spinal cord damage
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Total or partial paralysis and disability
Motorcycle Accidents Caused by Negligence
Motorcycle accidents are often caused by careless drivers. Negligence describes reckless conduct that injures others. Although not intentional, negligent driving may cause property damage, bodily injury, and even death. Motorcycle accidents caused by negligent driving often involve:
- Road hazards
- Lane changes
- Failure to yield
- Unlawful passing
In creating these situations, drivers violate a legal duty to exercise care. When this reckless driving causes an accident, the driver is liable for any resulting injuries. In the case of motorcycle accidents, this requires compensating the motorcycle victim or bereft family members for medical expenses, lost income, wrongful death damages, and other costs.
Motorcycle Accidents Caused by Product Defects
Manufacturers are liable for any injury resulting from use of their defective product. Mechanical and engineering failures lead to millions of motorcycle recalls every year. When a defective part results in injury to the rider, the manufacturer is liable to the victim. In most cases, courts do not require that victims prove negligence. Manufacturers are presumed negligent when they make a defective product that injures a consumer. Product liability cases often involve multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements against large manufacturers.
Call Tabor Law Firm Today
If you or someone you love was injured in a motorcycle crash, the caring Indiana motorcycle accident attorneys of Tabor Law Firm can help. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims and families injured by negligence. Call (800) 266-7103 or (317) 236-9000 for a free consultation or contact us online.
Tabor Motorcycle Accident Cases
Brown v. ADM Trucking Tabor Law Firm helps Brown recover compensation for disfiguring injuries sustained when tractor-trailer hit his motorcycle on Interstate 465.
Jessee v. Anonymous Trucking Co. Tabor lawyers win seven-figure settlement for injured motorcycle rider hit by tractor-trailer near entrance to I-69 in Indianapolis.