Best Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyers

If you suffered serious or minor injuries from a traffic collision and need the help of a motorcycle accident injury attorney, contact Helping the Hurt. We partner with attorneys skilled in handling motorcycle injury claims while aiding victims to get the compensation they deserve for their pain and suffering.

According to an NHTSA 2018 study that recorded 109,000 motorcycle accidents, 79,000 motorcyclists were injured, and 5,115 motorcyclists lost their lives. The study also concluded that motorcyclists were 27 times more likely to die in a collision than a car or truck accident victim. Even though only 18 states and the District of Colombia have helmet laws, helmets are a life-saving piece of equipment. While they are not 100% effective, helmets are 67% effective at preventing traumatic brain injuries and 37% effective at preventing motorcycle fatalities.

Our motorbike accident attorneys have a long history of helping injured victims recover deserved damages that have left them constrained both physically and economically. Our attorneys take the time to diligently build your case by collecting evidence, thoroughly investigating the scene, employing expert testimony, contacting witnesses, and making sure each client knows their case is being taken care of by a reputable and powerful motorcycle accident injury litigation team. 

We understand that your motorcycle crash lawsuit is a lot to handle on your own. Our personal injury lawyers will take care of the insurance companies, complicated paperwork, and any legal matters relating to your case so you can experience a stress-free recovery.

We are on your side throughout the entire personal injury process. We will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome and maximum compensation to cover unexpected expenses and medical costs.  Click the link below to contact someone from our team so we can connect you with a motorcycle accident lawyer near you. 


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Compensation Typically Awarded in Motorcycle Accident Injury Cases

Depending on the facts of your accident, your compensation may include:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Quality of Life 

Not only can motorcycle traffic accidents cause serious injury, but they are also very stressful, both physically and mentally.hurt-in-a-motorcycle-collision

Having a personal injury attorney who specializes in motorcycle crash injuries help you during this difficult time will make the loss recovery process more bearable.

Accidents can cause serious injuries, typically more serious than typical car and truck accidents. Increased stress caused by the pain of your injury and your medical bills can put a damper on your recovery process.  After experiencing a traffic accident, victims often juggle medical bills, bike repairs, time off work, and much more. The last thing you need to worry about is how to pay a motorcycle injury lawyer to represent your case. 

We won't take your case unless we believe you have a valid accident injury lawsuit, and we don't get paid unless you win. This means you pay no fees or medical bills until your case reaches a fair settlement.


Detailed Case Investigation

The strength of your motorcycle accident injury case will be up to your attorney's ability to collect and present evidence that will detail the other party's negligent driving and, therefore, their responsibility for the injuries and damages you sustained. 

Negligence refers to an individual or entity’s failure to meet the standard level of acceptable behavior, which includes paying proper attention while operating a vehicle, ensuring the safety of others.


Typical Causes of Motorcycle Wrecks

In recent years, with an increase in the use of technology, the number of distracted drivers is on the rise. Spotting and proving distracted driving is the key to proving and winning your accident case. Look out for the following from the negligent party.

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  • Eating or drinking while operating their vehicle
  • Changing the radio
  • Attempting to program GPS directions
  • Talking on the phone
  • Texting
  • Checking other digital devices
  • Reading
  • Shaving or putting on makeup


Most Common Types of Injuries Seen in Road Traffic Collisions

If you are injured in a traffic collision and believe a distracted driver caused it, our injury attorneys can start an investigation into the crash to identify the signs of negligent behavior. You can help by following these tips on what to do after a motorcycle accident.

Common Types of Motorbike Accident Injuries: 

  1. Spine, Back, and Neck Injuries: With these injuries come strained ligaments, muscles, and tendons and may fall into the hard-to-prove "soft tissue injury" category. Severe spinal cord injuries may result in paralysis.
  2. Lacerations (Cuts): These injuries may occur when glass is shattered or vehicle sheet metal is torn. Deep or serious cuts may result in loss of blood and cause the driver to go into shock. Scarring can also be an issue, so a patient may need to see a plastic surgeon to repair any damage.
  3. Broken Bones: These are very common in motorbike accidents. Surgery may be necessary to repair the damage, and the injured person may need to go through months or weeks of physical rehabilitation. 
  4. Concussion or Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): These are injuries to the brain resulting from a blow to the head, which causes the brain to swell. A minor concussion may be treated with bed rest and proper pain medication. A traumatic brain injury may require surgery, and in worse cases, result in permanent loss of function or death. Please keep in mind that concussion symptoms and TBI symptoms do not always appear right away. It may take an hour or more for the swelling in the brain to produce symptoms. Even if you are wearing a helmet, there is still a probability of brain-related trauma.
  5. Burn Injuries: Severe burns can be very serious and may put the victim at risk of infection. Burns can cause disfigurement, impacting the quality of life of the injured person. 
  6. Road Rash: There are three types of road rash that can occur from a motorcycle accident. All three types are prone to infection because of dirt, rocks, and road debris. 
    1. Avulsion- When the outer layer of skin is scraped, and fat or muscle is exposed. This is the most common type of road rash.
    2. Compression-  When a part of the body is stuck between the road and the bike or another object.
    3. Open Wound- A deeper injury than an avulsion injury. 
  7. Internal Injuries: Anything internal can be life-threatening and not immediately evident. In a serious accident, it is always best to be checked out by an emergency room team. 
  8. Biker's Arm: This refers to nerve damage in the arms and shoulders when a large motorbike falls on the arm of the driver. When a cyclist braces for the impact of an accident, their first instinct is to protect their body with their arms or put their hands down first when hitting the pavement. 


Tips for Motorcycle Riding Safety 

Even when a motorcycle operator takes preventive measures to be a safe driver, they can still become injured because of someone else's negligence. It is necessary that they use the following safety precautions:  

  • Always Wear a Helmet: Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries are the number one cause of trauma on a motorcycle. Wearing a helmet that fits correctly may be the difference between a lesser injury and death. 
  • Wear Proper Clothing: When driving or riding on a motorcycle, it is critical to keep your skin protected. In the event that you are thrown from the bike and skid across the pavement, proper safety gear can prevent severe injuries, even though road rash might still occur.


Evaluating Damages 

compensation-for-motorcyclistsTo determine the compensation you deserve, your attorney will need detailed information regarding your injuries and accident-related expenses, such as pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, and property damages.

One of the most damaging factors to any personal injury claim is what is known as a "gap in treatment." This happens if an individual chooses to wait to seek medical treatment or fails to show for doctor appointments.

Seeking a physician's care immediately after your accident is crucial, even if you feel your injuries are minor. Waiting weeks or even days can greatly impact the result of your claim. Without detailed medical records and consistent treatment history, there will be little or no evidence supporting and proving your injuries.


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Filing A Motorbike Accident Compensation Claim 

Your bike accident injury lawyer will review the information obtained during the investigation process to file a lawsuit. Your attorney will include in your claim:motorcycle-personal-injury-attorney

  • Injuries
  • Damages
  • Negligent Behavior 
  • Request Compensation

Your attorney will use your claim as leverage for a reasonable settlement for your losses. It is up to your attorney to negotiate on your behalf for a settlement while preparing your case for trial if necessary.

Your case will only proceed to trial if negotiations are unsuccessful. It will then be up to the judge or jury to determine what amount of compensation you should receive.  

If you are a victim of a motorcycle accident, it is important to keep in mind that you should only speak with and disclose information to your motorcycle accident attorney.

Making statements or comments to the wrong party could potentially harm your pursuit for compensation regarding your personal injury lawsuit.

We have a team of committed attorneys who will help you receive the compensation you deserve for your motorcycle accident injury case.

If you or a loved one needs help after a motorbike accident, please click on the button below for a free case review with one of our expert motorcycle accident lawyers. 


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Frequently Asked Motorcycle Accident Questions


Do nothing. If an insurance company reaches out to you, do not say anything related to your case. They will most likely contact you to make a statement about your accident. Depending on what you say, this can be used against you to reduce the amount of your settlement. Immediately after an accident, you may be in shock or confused. You could, for example, apologize for the accident, and that can be viewed as fault.

Although you may have to speak with the insurance company eventually, you should always discuss your options with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney first. They will explain what you can and cannot say to protect the value of your case.


When it comes to the length of time it takes to settle, motorcycle accident lawsuits can significantly vary.

First, you should contact an attorney soon after your accident. Waiting to secure an attorney can draw out the settlement process, especially if you file a lawsuit without legal representation. 

Second, how bad the accident was and the degree of the injuries can cause the case length to vary. In many cases, insurance companies want to wait until the victim's injuries are entirely healed, and the medical bills are totaled before settling. Discussing your options with an expert law firm is very beneficial since they can set up a medical lien. A medical lien makes it so that you do not have to pay any out-of-pocket medical bills until your case is settled.

Finally, it depends on the settlement size and when you can get a court date (if you cannot settle in mediation). If you are prepared to accept a smaller settlement, then your lawyer can wrap up your case in a few months. If you are going after a greater settlement, the process is lengthier and could end up going to trial.


Some of the most common motorcycle accident injuries comprise of the following:  

  • Traumatic Brain Injury 
  • Muscle Damage 
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Broken Bones
  • Biker's Arm 
  • Leg Injuries 
  • Road Rash 
  • Nerve Pain and Damage 

When you are in a motorcycle accident, you are more likely to sustain a more serious injury which is why it is so important to wear a helmet and protective gear, even if your state does not mandate helmets by law.  


The value of a motorcycle crash lawsuit relies on many different factors, such as:

  • Amount of Damage
  • Amount of Fault
  • Amount of Insurance Coverage Available
  • Degree of Injuries

Depending on the particulars of your bike accident, your legal counsel can compose a demand letter to give you an accurate calculation of the total amount of compensation you are entitled to.

States Our Accident Lawyers Serve

New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
West Virginia