Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Serving Indianapolis
If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle crash, you might feel like the whole system is set up against you. Our team of motorcycle accident lawyers can level the playing field.
To begin with, too many drivers treat bikers with an attitude of annoyance or disrespect. In fact, the majority of Indiana motorcycle accidents happen because of other drivers’ negligent or aggressive behavior. Indeed, your own accident may be the result of someone else’s error — or maybe you’re still trying to uncover the cause. Either way, an experienced team of personal injury litigators can help.
The Indianapolis motorcycle accident attorneys at Eskew Law, LLC work every day to fight for the rights of injured bikers who’ve been unfairly injured in The Hoosier State. In most cases, we’re fighting for their financial rights in the face of insurance companies, who make the claims process so much more difficult than it needs to be.
No matter what their commercials say, insurance companies look out for themselves first. Too often, they make inadequate settlement offers that fall short of what you’re really owed. Even among the biggest names in U.S. auto insurance, many companies simply won’t negotiate fairly until an aggressive attorney enters the picture.
That’s where we come in. Our experienced team, comprised of attorneys and litigation support professionals, are dedicated to maximizing the value of what you’re owed.
Often, that’s much more than the victims and their families realize. Motorcycle accidents tend to be quite serious, and the injuries can be catastrophic. If someone else is at fault, you and your family deserve compensation for the full range of your damages. That’s what we fight for.
At Eskew Law, LLC, you only pay if we get you money. For motorcycle accidents, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means we advance the costs of litigation, and you don’t have to pay a fee unless (and until) we reach a successful outcome for your claim.
Even then, our total fee is only a percentage of your recovery. And while we can never guarantee a particular outcome in advance, we successfully settle most of our claims outside of court which eliminate the need for a trial.
FAQ: What Are the Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Indianapolis?
Unfortunately, bikers are at an increased risk of collision from the moment they mount their motorcycles. But more often than not, the accidents aren’t their fault. Rather, it is other drivers who cause them harm.
Examples of bad driving behavior leading to a motorcycle crash include:
- Failure to look for motorcycles when changing lanes or making a turn
- Following motorcycles too closely (i.e. tailgating)
- Opening parked car doors into the path of an oncoming motorcycle
- Pulling out in front of a motorcycle
- Aggressive driving or road range (sometimes because of a bad attitude toward motorcycles in general)
- Failure to yield
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Improper use of turn signals
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving (e.g. texting behind the wheel)
FAQ: What Damages Can I Sue for After a Motorcycle Crash in Indianapolis?
Sadly, bikers tend to suffer more extreme injuries than other traffic accident victims. Their vehicles simply offer less shelter from harm, and the damages may be catastrophic or even fatal.
Survivors can make a claim for compensation based on:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages (due to time away from work)
- Future loss of income
- Physical rehabilitation
- Damage to the motorcycle itself
…and more, depending on the facts and circumstances of the case.
In the tragic event of death, certain close family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover for the loss of love and support, among other damages.
Free Case Review with an Indianapolis Motorcycle Injury Attorney
Attorney Christopher Eskew founded our law firm more than a decade ago with a clear goal: helping people who are in situations too big to handle on their own.
If you’re suffering after a motorcycle crash, you might feel like you’re in over your head. The claims process is confusing and, without an attorney on your side, can be unfair and result in an unfavorable outcome for you.
Let us fight for you. Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers can help you with your claim and advocate for your interests. Give us a call or contact us online to set up your free consultation today.
Our personal injury team also handles other types of cases, including: