When you’ve been in a collision with an uninsured motorcycle rider, the legal proceedings are quite different from an accident where all parties have insurance. If you’re uncertain about how to proceed after an incident with a driver who lacks insurance coverage, it is natural to be unsure of what you should do.
A Springfield uninsured motorcycle accident lawyer from the Fitch Law Firm LLC can stand by your side to help clear up any confusion for you. Our legal team will also investigate the incident and analyze federal and state laws to pursue any compensation that you may be owed.
To learn more about how one of our attorneys can help you after an accident with an uninsured motorcycle rider, call us today at (937) 247-6521.
Handling an Uninsured Motorcycle Accident in Ohio
According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), the average expenditure for auto insurance in the state of Ohio from 2013-2017 was $717.79. While figures such as these may lead you to think that every driver carries insurance, this is simply not the case.
That’s why in the state of Ohio, as in the rest of the country, several laws are in place to handle accidents with drivers who lack the proper insurance coverage. After all, if you were injured or if your property was damaged in an accident caused by another driver’s behavior, then they should be held responsible for their actions. An attorney can help you determine whether an uninsured motorcycle rider may be responsible for covering the costs of any damages sustained in an accident.
Claims filed after an accident with uninsured motorcycle riders can be difficult to process on your own. Many drivers are unaware that a portion of their insurance policy may cover accidents with underinsured or uninsured drivers. This type of coverage can help pay for the costs of your medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and other damages if you are in an accident with a motorcycle rider who does not have insurance.
When you have a lawyer who focuses on uninsured motorist accidents working on your behalf, they can review the details of your accident to determine whether or not your insurance policy will be able to cover some or all of your costs.
The state of Ohio has some specific laws that pertain to determining fault in an accident. Even if you are partially at fault in the accident, you may be able to collect compensation that you could be owed, as explained in the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) §2315.33. Even though state-specific laws such as these may be relevant to your situation, there are many complex considerations at play.
A Springfield uninsured motorcycle accident lawyer from the Fitch Law Firm LLC will work to investigate your accident, determine who was liable, and seek to hold the at-fault person responsible for their actions by pursuing any forms of monetary compensation to which you may be entitled.
Keep in mind that you have a limited amount of time in which to file a claim. This is known as a statute of limitations. According to the ORC §2305.10, your claim may be filed at any time within two years after an accident.
Call Fitch Law Firm LLC today at (937) 247-6521 to speak with someone in our Springfield office about your case.
Information Your Lawyer Can Use to Build Your Case
As with any automobile collision, those involving motorcycles often cause severe personal injuries and property damage.
Some of the most commonplace injuries experienced in accidents with uninsured motorcycle riders include:
- Neck injuries such as whiplash
- Broken bones
- Brain injury
If you were examined by a doctor after your accident, a lawyer can use the doctor’s diagnosis as part of your claim. Even if some time has passed since your accident, you should visit your doctor. Some injuries take time to manifest, and you want to make sure that the long term costs of your injuries are taken into consideration when determining the value of your claim.
Additionally, if you collected the contact information of anyone else who was involved in the accident, this information may be important for your case. Make sure you give your attorney the phone numbers, emails, or other contact information for anyone who was involved in or witnessed the accident.
Even if you think the aftermath of an accident is easy to process on your own, contacting a lawyer following an incident will give you greater clarity on your next steps. A lawyer can also assist in the negotiations process and seek to recover any forms of compensation that you may be owed for your injuries, trauma, and more.
Contact the Fitch Law Firm LLC Today
If you were in an accident with an uninsured motorcycle rider, you probably have a lot of questions about your rights and the compensation to which you may be entitled to pay for the losses you suffered. The legal and financial details that follow an accident of this magnitude are often difficult to take on alone.
A Springfield uninsured motorcycle accident lawyer from the Fitch Law Firm LLC will help to answer any questions that you may have and offer you guidance as to how to proceed with your case. We will also work to recover any forms of compensation that you may be owed to cover the costs of your medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and other damages.
To learn more about how we can help you, call us today at (937) 247-6521 to schedule a free consultation.