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1. What are some common causes of motorcycle accidents?
Motorcycle accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, such as:
- Distracted drivers
- Drivers failing to yield to riders’ right of way at intersections
- Intoxicated or impaired motorists
- Unsafe road conditions such as loose gravel or uneven pavement
If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy can help. Our Ohio motorcycle accident lawyers are here to protect your legal rights—just call (888) 900-6075 or complete a free initial consultation form, today.
2. What are helmet laws in Ohio?
Motorcyclists in Ohio must wear a helmet if they are under age 18 or have a “novice designation” on their motorcycle operator’s endorsement or license. Motorcycle passengers must also wear helmets if the driver is legally required to wear a helmet.
3. What can I receive compensation for after my motorcycle accident?
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident due to another motorist’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other accident-related expenses. The law limits how long you have to file a claim, so speak with an experienced attorney today.
4. How long do I have to file a motorcycle accident claim?
In Ohio, the statute of limitations—or time limit—to take legal action after a motorcycle accident is two years from the date of your accident. However, this can vary based on the facts of your case. It takes time to prepare a claim, so contact our Ohio motorcycle accident lawyers today to help ensure your legal rights to compensation are protected.
5. If I don’t have motorcycle insurance, can I still make a claim?
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to file a claim. Ohio is a “fault” state, meaning that the driver found at fault for an accident is responsible for resulting damages. We can review the details of your case to determine if you’re eligible to receive compensation for your accident-related expenses.