Motorcycle, Off-Road Bike & ATV Crashes
Minor injuries are rare in a motorcycle accident. In a collision with a car (or a crash caused by avoiding a car), motorcyclists and their passengers are often killed, permanently disabled or badly disfigured. Willis, Willis & Rizzi Co., L.P.A. is skilled at overcoming the barriers to full compensation for a motorcycle crash — a "blame the victim" version of events and sometimes limited insurance coverage. We have secured favorable settlements and verdicts in these cases to help clients recover from the physical, financial and emotional devastation.
Our experienced personal injury attorneys represent motorcycle accident victims in the Akron area, Summit County and surrounding counties of northeastern Ohio. Contact us today to discuss your case in a free consultation.
There are more motorcycles on the road than ever these days. Many are older adults on Harley and Gold Wing cruisers riding for fun or charity causes. This has increased awareness of and respect for motorcyclists but most motorcycle accidents still occur because a car driver failed to see the bike or misjudged its distance.
Nonetheless, the defense will try to say the biker was speeding or reckless. Willis, Willis & Rizzi Co., L.P.A. conducts a thorough investigation to prove what really happened: drivers who turned left, pulled out, changed lanes or rear-ended the cycle because they weren't paying attention or were themselves violating the rules of the road.
Working to Maximize Compensation
Even when fault is proven, insurance is a big problem in motorcycle accidents. The severe injuries often exceed the limits on the car driver's policy, and cyclists often get low uninsured/ underinsured motorist coverage in their own policy. Our lawyers work hard to find coverage for the severe injuries common in motorcycle accidents:
Head injury/brain injury
Spine and back injury
Road rash and severe scarring
When there are permanent or catastrophic injuries, we work with doctors and rehab specialists to determine future medical needs, and with economists to determine the projected lost earnings. In a fatal motorcycle crash, we pursue full compensation for the lost income and the personal impact on survivors. Call our Akron law firm at 330-535-2000 to speak directly with compassionate advocates who work hard to take care of their clients. We offer a free consultation including home and hospital visits.