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Motorcycle Accidents And Compensation: What To Know

The roadways of Indiana can be exceedingly dangerous for motorcyclists. Our team at Ladendorf Law understands this firsthand since we have helped thousands of Indiana clients who have suffered injuries in motorcycle accidents. Whether a reckless driver failed to see you or a negligent property owner created dangerous conditions, we can help you recover full compensation for your damages.

On this page, we have answered a few of the questions that our clients often ask us regarding motorcycle accidents. Read on to learn what we have to say and to get answers to some of the questions you may have.

What are some of the risks motorcyclists face?

Riders often face even more dangers than drivers. Some of these dangers include:

  • Inattentive drivers
  • Reckless drivers
  • Speeding drivers
  • Slippery roads
  • Improper road maintenance
  • Grass clippings on the roadway
  • Loose dogs or other pets
  • Dangerous or defective motorcycle parts

These are only a few examples of the negligence that motorcyclists may encounter every day.

Can I recover compensation if an unattended dog runs out of its yard into my bike?

Yes. Pet owners have an obligation to keep their animals from causing harm to other people. This includes more than just preventing dog bites. It also means not allowing their dogs to interfere with the path of riders.

Can I recover compensation if I crashed because a person blew their fresh-cut grass into the road?

Yes. Because they make the road so slippery, grass clippings are incredibly dangerous for motorcyclists. However, many property owners disregard local safety laws and leave fresh-cut grass clippings in the street. You may be able to recover compensation if someone else’s lawn clippings contributed to your motorcycle crash.

Is it worth hiring a motorcycle accident attorney?

You should always have an attorney on your side if you have experienced a motorcycle crash. First, you need someone who understands the overwhelming legal and administrative tasks that you must follow to collect compensation. Second, you need someone who can advocate for your rights, as many individuals and insurance representatives often try to place the blame for a motorcycle accident on the rider.

Ask More Questions About Recovering Compensation

Our team members can answer even more of your questions. Having handled thousands of cases, there is probably no situation we have not encountered when it comes to motorcycle accidents. Contact our Indianapolis office to ask more questions to an attorney. Call 317-842-5800 or send us an email to schedule an initial consultation.