Finding the Best Indianapolis Motorcycle Accident Lawyer for Your Case

Attorney, Lee Christie, is a dedicated and experienced serious injury lawyer who has won multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients.

We know that motorcycles are an integral part of American culture, exuding an image of freedom, spirit, and hitting the open road. However, motorcycles have also proven to be extremely dangerous on our roads in Indiana, and motorcycle accidents generally cause severe and/or catastrophic injuries and even death.

  • Statistics show that in 2018 alone, 4,985 motorcyclists died in crashes across the U.S.
  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are 27 times more likely than occupants of passenger vehicles to die in crashes.
  • Speeding is the number one cause of motorcycle accidents. 74% of motorcycle accidents are frontal collisions, which means the front of the motorcycle runs directly into another object.

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Compensation for Victims of Motorcycle Accidents

The focus of our representation will be to maximize your compensation, including:

  • Medical costs:

    The driving force behind many injury claims is to secure the financial compensation that pays for the claimant’s medical bills, and physical therapy, ongoing treatment, etc., which can be extensive. You should be able to receive full medical care without losing anything out of your own finances.

  • Lost wages:

    If you miss weeks, months, or years of work due to your injuries, your finances are going to take a hit. We can work to make sure you are paid for all the wages or loss of income you have missed, including those far into the future.

  • Pain and suffering: 

    Non-economic damages can be pursued in a motorcycle accident claim that pay you for the pain, suffering, and trauma you have been through due to the other party’s negligence.

  • Permanent disability: 

    Injury claimants who have suffered a permanent disability can demand further compensation that reflects the hardships and costs the disability causes. For example, you can be compensated for the cost of making your home wheelchair accessible.

  • Motorcycle repairs: 

    Technically, the damages you are owed to repair or replace your motorcycle are handled through a property damage claim, not a personal injury claim. Our attorneys can help ensure you are given a fair amount in this regard, too, though.

Do you think you deserve the most compensation possible after being in a wreck that was not your fault? We do, too. Let our Indianapolis motorcycle accident lawyers work on your case, so you can feel confident in your case’s chances.

If there is enough evidence to support the claim, then you could be awarded compensation that covers economic and noneconomic losses from the insurance company.

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Our attorneys are prepared to investigate the circumstances of your motorcycle accident to clearly understand what caused it. Furthermore, we want to be able to show beyond a doubt why that cause is not your fault. Through this process, we can argue that all of the liability should be placed on the other party, which is usually a motorist in a larger vehicle like a car, SUV, or truck.

Forms of motorist negligence that can cause a motorcycle accident include:

  • Tailgating: Following a motorcyclist too closely is extremely dangerous because motorcycles can come to a complete stop much faster than cars. If a motorcyclist hits the brakes and a driver is tailgating them, then the odds of a rear-end collision will be high.
  • Distracted driving: Driving while distracted is dangerous for everyone on the road, especially motorcyclists who do not have much protection if a crash occurs.
  • Unsafe lane changes: Motorcycles are smaller than the average vehicle, so they are more difficult to notice. To avoid sideswiping a motorcyclist, drivers need to always check mirrors and blind spots thoroughly when changing lanes, merging, and turning.

We can also handle motorcycle accident cases that are not caused by another driver, but instead by another outside source. For example, if your crash was caused by a defective motorcycle part or an unsafe road condition like a pothole, our Indianapolis motorcycle accident lawyer can help you identify the liable party and file a claim against them and their insurance policies.


Types of Motorcycle Insurance Coverage

Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM)

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM) coverage provides protection in the event that the responsible driver is uninsured.

Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UIM)

UIM, or underinsured motorist coverage, is an option from insurance companies for situations where the responsible driver’s liability coverage is insufficient to provide fair compensation.

Bodily Injury and Property Damage Liability

This is a required coverage for Indiana motorists. It pays for damages that you cause in a crash. So, if an auto driver caused your crash, you would initially turn to that driver’s liability insurance.

How Long Do I Have to File a Legal Claim?

The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit after a motorcycle accident in Indiana is two years. This statute of limitations applies to both personal injury claims and wrongful death claims. We can give you specific instructions and advice once we have more details on your situation.

What Should I Do After a Motorcycle Accident?

The first and most important thing you should do if you are involved in a motorcycle accident is to make sure you are out of the way of any danger on the road. This means that you should move away from the scene of the accident to an area where you can be safe from any potential gas leaks or spills that could ignite with a single spark.

Once you have ensured that your safety has been taken care of, it is important to seek medical help ASAP. Even if you don’t feel like your injuries are severe, adrenaline can mask pain or other symptoms caused by sustained injuries. Going to the hospital right away ensures that any emergency or critical issues can be treated and addressed appropriately while setting up a foundation for long-term injury treatments.

Once you have received the necessary medical treatment for the injuries, like road rash, head injuries, and other physical injuries, give us a call to discuss a possible personal injury case.

We like to help people get justice. We feel there is no better way to do that than to represent people that have been injured by motorists or road conditions and sometimes are taken advantage of by insurance companies.

Call on the Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Indianapolis with Extensive Legal Experience

Do not leave your motorcycle crash accident claim purely up to chance. Get our motorcycle crash attorneys on your side right away to help with your severe injuries from at-fault drivers. By the time we are done building your case, it will be ready to stand up to the harshest scrutiny and tactics from the opposition.

Contact us now to request a FREE case evaluation. Call 317-488-5500 today!


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Indianapolis, IN 46202

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