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South Bend Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

serious motorcycle accidentWhile riding a motorcycle can be liberating, it can also be dangerous as a result of reckless motorists, minimal protection, hazardous conditions and much more.

A motorcycle accident may be a result of a rider’s negligence, but a motorcycle accident is not always the fault of the operator. Many times, these types of accident are caused by other factors, such as the inattention of other drivers.

If you need an experienced motorcycle accident attorney in South Bend, contact Pfeifer, Morgan & Stesiak. We offer free consultations and once we take your case, we don’t charge any fees unless you collect!

Call (844) 678-1800 for a free motorcycle accident claim review.

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Just as with any vehicle, driving a motorcycle requires special licensing so that a driver may learn how to best maneuver this type of vehicle. However, just as with all cars and trucks, driver and vehicle error can quickly lead to a motorcycle crash.

Some common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • DUI
  • Speeding
  • Failing to obey traffic signals
  • Texting and driving
  • Bad weather conditions
  • Fatigued driving
  • Bad roads
  • Failure to yield

One of the biggest, and most dangerous, human errors is failing to see motorcyclists. “Share the Road” and “Watch for Motorcycles” are two important campaigns that focus on making sure all motorists keep an eye out for oncoming riders.

Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcycle accidents are often devastating as drivers have minimal protection upon impact. Although a helmet can reduce the chances of an injury, Indiana law only requires riders under the age of 17 to wear a helmet while on a motorcycle.

Some common types of motorcycle injuries include:

  • Concussion
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Broken bones
  • Road rash
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal trauma

…and many more. Depending on the vehicle a motorcyclist collided with, the injuries can vary; accidents with larger vehicles such as a commercial truck can result in disfigurement and even death.

If your loved one was wrongfully killed in a motorcycle accident, contact our wrongful death attorneys.

Indiana Share the Road Program

Several laws are enacted in order to ensure the safety of riders and fellow motorists. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s ‘Share the Road’ initiative is aimed at educating motorists about the importance of sharing the road with motorcyclists.

Annually, the month of May serves as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Throughout the month, public service announcements, brochures, pamphlets and posters promote the safety of motorcycle riders along with providing statistical information and tips.

Contact a Motorcycle Accident Attorney in South Bend Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle crash caused by a negligent driver, contact an experienced South Bend personal injury lawyer at Pfeifer, Morgan & Stesiak.

With decades of legal experience, our team of lawyers firmly believe in fighting for the rights of the injured. We will examine the details of your claim, speak with witnesses, gather medical documentation and develop a strong case in your favor.

Call for a free consultation at (844) 678-1800 or fill out a Free Case Review form now.