Have You or a Loved One Been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?
Motorcycles in Wisconsin are more than a means of getting from A to B – motorcycles are a tradition, a way of life. Sadly, all too often other motorists neglect to respect the rights of motorcycles on our roadways. As a result, collisions happen. Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Madison, WI can help.
Negligent driving poses a unique risk to motorcycle operators as they are more exposed to the surroundings than a driver of a traditional vehicle. Without the exterior of car to offer any protection, motorcycle collisions can cause debilitating injuries at much lower speeds. As such, when the operators of traditional vehicles are not paying attention to the road, fidgeting with phones or other touch-screen devices, or forgetting to check their blind spots, they risk the lives of motorcyclists around them. If you have fallen victim to the reckless driving conduct of another while riding your motorcycle, the Wisconsin attorneys at GCW can help.
The experienced team of motorcycle accident lawyers at Gingras, Cates & Wachs understands the unique legal hurdles facing motorcycle drivers after an accident. Our staff is well versed in what it takes to make sure that an injured motorcycle driver receives just compensation for injuries in an accident. We will work to make sure that you can focus on getting back on your motorcycle while we focus on resolving your claim against the other driver and their insurance company.
Motorcycle Accident FAQ
I was involved in a motorcycle accident, what should I do?
2) Next, you should open a claim with your auto insurance carrier and the other driver’s insurance carrier. If the other driver’s insurance company calls, which they will, wanting a statement—do not give them one. You are not obligated to. If you have been injured, first seek the representation of an attorney before ever providing a statement to the other person’s insurance company.
3) Finally, call Gingras, Cates & Wachs for a free, no risk case consultation.
Will the person who caused my motorcycle accident injury be punished?
What is negligence when it comes to motorcycle accidents?
What if a person dies from injuries caused by a motorcycle accident before bringing a lawsuit?
Do I still have a claim if my health insurance paid my medical bills?
Do I have the right to bring a lawsuit after a Wisconsin motorcycle accident?
If you were injured in a motocycle accident that was caused by someone else and you are a legally competent adult, then you have the right to bring a lawsuit. However, it isn’t just injured adults who can bring lawsuits. There are other situations where you may be able to protect your loved one’s rights by filing a lawsuit on their behalf in a Wisconsin court. Specifically, you may be able to protect your loved one’s rights by filing a lawsuit if:
- You are the parent or legal guardian of a child. If you have legal custody of a child under age 18, then you may be able to pursue a lawsuit on behalf of your child to get your child fair and just compensation for his or her injuries.
- Your loved one died in the accident. If your spouse is tragically killed in an accident, then you have the right to bring a claim for the loss of your spouse. In addition, unless a will or other legal document dictates otherwise, you can also bring a claim on behalf of your deceased spouse’s estate for funeral and burial expenses as well as for any conscious pain and suffering that they endured. Juggling everything after someone has been killed can be overwhelming and the lawyers at GCW can help get you through the tough times.