Whether it’s a Harley or a Honda, there’s something special about getting on a bike and hitting the highway. Sure, it’s often a much quicker way to get through traffic (hard to hide the smirk when going past the cars just sitting there) and it doesn’t take a second mortgage to fill the tank, but inside every biker is a ‘bad boy’ (or girl) just waiting for the open road. Or maybe a descendent of the pioneers. Some people say it’s just cheap transportation, but it’s a lot more than that.
Unfortunately, everything has a price and being a biker is no exception. The human body doesn’t do well after hitting concrete at 60 miles an hour. If the biker didn’t wear a helmet, the injuries will be even more serious. Head injuries are the most common cause of death in motorcycle accidents. A motorcyclist is 35 times more likely to die in an accident than someone riding in a car. Probably almost all bikers have had bad experiences with drivers: being cut off at an intersection, forced off the road (maybe by accident, maybe on purpose) or inattentive drivers who jeopardize the motorcyclist.
When a biker survives an accident with a car, the injuries are likely to be severe. Medical bills, lost wages and property damage add up quickly. Pain and suffering is an intangible, but deserves compensation. It may be tempting to sign the first settlement offer, but that would be a mistake. The true cost of the accident cannot be known for quite a while. Ongoing medical care may become a necessity. The best decision is often to contact an experienced attorney and let them deal with the insurance companies.
Jacobson, Schrinsky and Houck are accident and injury attorneys in Milwaukee who believe that people who have been injured by another deserve compensation for their injuries. They put all of their considerable skills and knowledge to the benefit of their clients. Experience matters; knowing how to use the law for the advantage of their clients enables them to get the best possible outcomes. They work on a contingency basis, meaning that they only get paid if they win for their clients. If a car or truck hit your bike and caused injuries, contact an experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Milwaukee.