Cleveland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle Accidents in Ohio
If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by a driver's negligence on the road, you might think that the insurance company would be fair and pay you the compensatory damages you deserve. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. The truth is that insurance companies know that they can often get away with paying as little as possible on motorcycle injury claims.
Time and again, even the most carefully prepared evidence falls on deaf ears. Too many prospective jurors have a built-in prejudice against bikers, which insurance companies use to their advantage. Getting the settlement or verdict you deserve means educating jurors about responsible riding.
At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, we understand the challenges you are up against—and we know how to fight back. Throughout our decades in practice, we have successfully secured over one billion dollars for our clients. We are ready to put our collective experience, skills, and resources on your side and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
Because riders have relatively little protection in the event of a crash, they often sustain serious, even catastrophic injuries when they are hit by larger, heavier vehicles. Because of this, many motorcyclists need immediate emergency attention after a crash.
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident and you or anyone else appears severely injured, call 911 right away. Your health and safety are of the utmost importance. Additionally, there are several things you can do to protect your rights, including your right file a future personal injury claim and seek compensation for economic and non-economic damages.
In the immediate aftermath of the accident, to the best of your ability, try to do the following:
- Call police and have them come to the scene of the accident
- File an official accident report with local law enforcement
- Get the name, contact info, and insurance info of everyone else involved
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident, damage to your bike, and your injuries
Additionally, in the hours and days following the accident, you should:
- See a doctor, even if you believe your injuries are not that serious
- Follow your doctor’s orders, attend follow-up appointments, and take prescribed medications
- Contact your insurance company and notify them of the accident
- Refrain from speaking to anyone from the at-fault party’s insurance company
- Contact an attorney
The last point is one of the most important steps you can take to protect your rights after a motorcycle accident. An attorney will be able to inform you of your rights and options and help you determine if you have grounds for a case. Your attorney will also begin immediately gather evidence to support your claim, work with the insurance company so you don’t have to, and ultimately work to negotiate a favorable settlement on your behalf. If we are not able to reach a fair settlement with the insurance company, Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP is fully prepared to take your case to trial.
Why You Need an Attorney Who Is Experienced in Motorcycle Accident Claims
Motorcycle accident claims are not like typical car accident cases. Often, juries have implicit bias against motorcyclists, believing them to be risky, unsafe drivers. Although we at Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP know that this is simply not true, insurance companies use this bias to their advantage. They know that many injured motorcyclists fear not receiving any compensation at all and are, therefore, more likely to accept a lowball settlement than risk going to trial and losing.
However, motorcycle accident victims tend to experience significant damages. As a result of your injuries, you may be facing extensive treatment and immensely costly medical bills. You may be out of work for weeks, months, or even years. The physical and emotional toll of your injuries and resulting financial hardships can seem insurmountable.
At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, we firmly believe that you should not have to face the devastating consequences of someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct on your own. Our Cleveland motorcycle accident attorneys are ready to fight for every penny you are owed. We are not afraid to go up against large insurance companies and their defense teams, and we know how to effectively present your case at trial. We have a proven track record of success handling the many nuances and complexities involved in motorcycle accident claims, and insurance companies know that we will not back down from even the toughest challenges.
Put More Than 74 Years of Collective Experience in Your Corner!
Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP has been a leading Ohio personal injury law firm for injured riders and their families for over 74 years. Our Cleveland motorcycle accident attorneys have the financial resources needed to aggressively argue your case, as well as a network of independent experts who can help gather and evaluate the evidence needed to obtain a favorable settlement or jury verdict. Insurance companies know that when we bring an accident case to the negotiating table, it is thoroughly investigated, strategically laid out, and has the merit to bring to trial if necessary.
Personalized Service. Complex Cases. Passionate Representation.
We have experience representing clients in all types of motorbike accident injury claims and fatal motorcycle accident cases, including those involving:
- Head injuries/traumatic brain injuries
- Back, neck and spine injuries
- Burns, road rash, and severe scarring
- Amputation/loss of limbs
- Motorcycle crashes caused by negligent truck drivers
- Accidents caused by defective tires, parts, or systems
- Motorcycle accidents caused by drunk drivers
By focusing on cases that have merit, our experienced team of accident lawyers is able to go beyond jury prejudice. Insurance defense lawyers know that they are negotiating with a law firm that has a history of winning significant settlements in court and is willing to go to bat for you if they don't come prepared with a fair settlement offer. Often, this makes all the difference.
History of Excellence
Our firm has been helping individuals since 1946 and has secured billions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
We go the distance for you and your future fight to obtain maximum compensation on your behalf.
Our trial attorneys have tried hundreds of cases and are not afraid to take your case to trial.
We offer one-on-one attention and detailed counsel. To us you are not just another case number.