Minnesota Motorcycle Accident Attorneys / Lawyers

Motorcycle Accidents: Overview

  • Have you or a loved one been injured in a motorcycle accident?
  • Do you have questions about how to proceed?
  • Call now for a private, free consultation at 612-377-7777 or 1-800-752-4265 (toll free).

There’s nothing that compares to riding on a motorcycle. It doesn’t matter if you’re out for a long, leisurely Sunday ride, commuting to your job or running a few household errands. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are exceptionally vulnerable while they’re riding on their iron horses. Jim Schwebel and Paul Godlewski aren’t just experienced Minnesota motorcycle accident attorneys; they’re avid fans of motorcycles who realize how serious motorcycle accidents can be.

If you suffer a motorcycle accident, you’ll be lucky to survive. If you do survive, you’ll probably have serious injuries that could be life-changing. That’s because motorcycles offer no protection from other drivers; they don’t have seat belts or shoulder harnesses. Additionally, the rider is subject to a direct hit on the legs and hips or being thrown off the bike itself.

In most cases, motorcycle collisions happen due to the gross negligence of other drivers. Three out of four motorcycle accidents are caused by negligence on the part of another motorist. Usually, the other driver fails to see the motorcyclist. That doesn’t qualify as an excuse under the law in Minnesota, or any other state.

In Minnesota, if motorcyclists are injured in a collision or get run off the road by an aggressive driver, they have the same rights as automobile drivers. However, the experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben understand the subtle distinctions between car or truck accident litigation and legal action regarding motorcycle accidents.

We’ll give you our expert advice, ensure that your rights are enforced, and work for every bit of the compensation you deserve for your injuries. If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident in Minnesota, call us at 612-377-7777 or 1-800-752-4265 (toll free) for a free consultation. We’ll fight to make sure your rights are upheld.

Motorcycle Accident Attorney Experience Matters

Our experience has taught us that motorcycle accidents usually happen due to several hazardous situations.

  • If you get caught behind a large vehicle, other drivers may not be able to see you. When you suddenly appear, they may be unable to avoid hitting your bike. This can happen if you get stuck behind a van or tractor trailer.
     
  • Bad weather can impair a motorcyclist’s braking or handling capabilities. Wet or icy roadways can seriously impair your ability to effectively control your bike.
     
  • Motorists in cars hardly notice potholes, train tracks, fallen branches or oil spots. For a motorcyclist, these issues can be deadly. Debris that has fallen from another vehicle can force a biker to weave or brake suddenly.
     
  • Many motorcyclists are injured when another vehicle takes a left turn in front of them. This is particularly dangerous at intersections with no left turn signals.
     
  • Windy conditions can make a motorcycle very difficult to control. Even the gusty breezes caused by a passing truck can jerk a motorcycle across the road.
     
  • Motorcycles sometimes can’t be seen when they’re in a long line of traffic. It’s easy to become invisible when you’re in a vehicle’s blind spot. An unsuspecting driver can collide with you while changing lanes.

One thing we’ve learned during our decades of protecting motorcyclists is that bikers have to wear a helmet to lower the chance of injury to the head. You can reduce the risk of a fatality by 29 percent and decrease the chance of traumatic brain injury by 67 percent.

With more than 40 years of experience fighting for the rights of motorcycle accident victims, our highly qualified attorneys know that your health and well-being are of the utmost importance. The Minnesota attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben have triumphantly litigated many motorcycle accident cases. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident in Minnesota, call us at 612-377-7777 or 1-800-752-4265 (toll free) for a FREE consultation. We’ll fight to make sure your rights are upheld.

The personal injury lawyers at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben have offices in Minneapolis, MN. We represent victims of motorcycle accidents anywhere in the state of Minnesota, Western Wisconsin and North Dakota.

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