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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Columbus

The Aggressive Legal Team You Need on Your Side

In Ohio, avid motorcyclists take advantage of decent weather to head out on the open roads, whether driving to work or to simply enjoy an afternoon of riding. However, even the most experienced motorcyclists can find themselves involved in an accident due to the actions of other motorists on the road.

If you are seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, you need an experienced legal team to look out for your best interests. The Columbus motorcycle accident attorneys at Ross, Midian & Breitmayer, LLC have recovered millions of dollars for injured Ohioans. While most motorcycle accident cases settle, our lawyers are not afraid to go up against major insurers in the courtroom to help you achieve a fair outcome in your case. Throughout the process, we will provide you with clear, consistent communication and handle all of the legal aspects of your recovery so you can focus on healing.

To learn more about how our team can help you after a serious motorcycle accident, call (614) 450-2223 and request a free consultation.

How Do I Know If I Have a Motorcycle Accident Claim?

Like any other motor vehicle accident or personal injury claim, most motorcycle accident cases depend on the issue of liability. Who was at fault for the accident? That person or entity will be the one who is liable for your damages, including your medical bills, motorcycle damage, pain and suffering, and lost income. When another motorist is negligent and causes an accident, you can typically file a claim against their insurance provider to seek compensation.

Some of the common causes of motorcycle accidents that can be attributed to someone else’s negligence include:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Traffic law violations
  • Drunk driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way
  • Tailgating
  • Aggressive driving
  • Making unsafe lane changes/turns
  • Illegal passing

Even if you were partly at fault for the accident—for example, if you were traveling over the posted speed limit at the time of the collision—you can still recover compensation from the other driver’s insurance company under Ohio’s rule of comparative negligence. Under this rule, if you can prove that you were less at fault than the other driver, i.e. less than 50% at fault for the crash, you can recover compensation up to a certain limit. This limit reflects your at-fault percentage. So, for example, if a jury decides you were 30% to blame for the accident, you can only recover up to 70% of the total award you would have otherwise been entitled to receive. In other words, your total recovery is reduced by your at-fault percentage of 30%.

A Thorough, Personalized Approach to Your Case

When preparing the appropriate strategy for your claim, we make sure that you are getting the proper treatment you need to recover from your injuries. We also help determine expenses associated with any care that you may need in the future, allowing us to build a case that encompasses the total current and future damages caused by the accident. This allows us to seek compensation for your future treatment and ongoing care in addition to your immediate costs.

There are several steps we take for our clients in any accident case we handle. These include:

  • Contacting any witnesses to the accident
  • Working with accident reconstruction experts to understand what happened
  • Checking businesses near the accident scene for video of the crash
  • Negotiating a resolution with the insurance companies involved
  • Taking your claim to trial if the other side refuses to settle

The fact is, in motorcycle accidents, those on the bike are the ones who most often suffer very serious injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), broken bones, and spinal cord injuries. We cannot stress enough how important it is for you to talk with a member of our team before making a decision about an offer you have received from an insurer. We can help you understand what your case is really worth, as well as what options we have available in order to get the full, fair compensation you deserve.

Choose an Experienced Legal Team

The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can begin building your case and taking on the insurance companies on your behalf. Additionally, in the state of Ohio, you only have two years from the date of the accident to bring your claim. If you fail to file your claim within the two-year statute of limitations, you will almost certainly be barred from recovering compensation.

If you were injured or if your loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident in Columbus or any of the surrounding areas, we encourage you to reach out to our legal team today to learn how we can help. If your injuries prevent you from traveling to our office, we can come to your home or meet you in the hospital to discuss your case. We offer contingency fees, meaning you do not owe any attorneys’ fees unless we recover a settlement or verdict on your behalf.

To meet with one of our lawyers to discuss your motorcycle accident case, call our office now at (614) 450-2223 or contact us online.

Client Testimonials

Real Stories From Real People We've Helped
  • We were treated like family members.

    “They kept us informed about everything and explained everything carefully to make sure we understood. We have recommended Brian on numerous occasions to our family and friends. Brian and his staff are professional, reliable, and more than competent.”

    - P.K.
  • Helped me through each step.

    “Got my case resolved, and they helped me through each step of the way! I would definitely recommend them.”

    - C.H.
  • RMB was great to work with.

    “They worked with me to reach a settlement I felt comfortable with, instead of the first two low offers the opposing counsel made. All of my calls were returned in a timely manner (if not answered when placed).”

    - B.L.
  • I never had to wonder how things were going.

    “George was great to work with following a personal injury accident. He explored every single option to achieve the results we were looking for. RMB was also excellent at keeping me updated on the progress of my case.”

    - J.B.
  • Thank you for all you have done.

    “Mr. Ross went out of his way to help me through a difficult time. He and his office kept me informed every step of the way and went above and beyond to win my case.”

    - K.H.
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There Is No Substitute for Results

We've Recovered Millions for Injured Clients
  • Bus Passenger Accident $300,000

    The client was a passenger on a bus, which ran off the road into a ditch causing two compression fractures in his low back (non-surgical).

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $250,000 Policy Limits

    Client was involved in head on collision which required extraction.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $250,000 Policy Limits

    Client was struck by vehicle that ran a stop sign. Multiple fractures.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $200,000

    Multiple-impact, rear-end collision resulting in multiple disc herniations.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $185,000

    Client was struck by vehicle that ran a stop sign.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $185,000

    Client was struck by vehicle that ran stop sign and rolled Jeep. Client walked away but subsequently developed shoulder injuries.

  • Motorcycle Crash $150,000

    Defendant came across three lanes of traffic and struck client who was on his motorcycle. Client suffered substantial “road rash” and a knee injury (non-surgical).

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $100,000 Policy Limits

    Client was rear-ended causing low back injury requiring fusion surgery.

  • T-Bone Accident $90,000

    The defendant failed to stop at a red light and T-boned the client on the passenger side of her vehicle.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $90,000

    Client was struck by vehicle that ran a stop sign, causing a concussion, vertigo, right ankle injury, and right wrist injury.

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Our Promise to Our Clients

Why You Can Count on Us to Fight for You
  • Guidance & Support

    Our experienced attorneys will handle everything connected to your claim, so that you can focus on your recovery.

  • Client-First Approach

    We pride ourselves on our client-first approach, which compels us to treat each client like a close friend or family member.

  • Trial Experience

    We possess extensive trial experience and are not afraid to take your case to trial to fight for the justice you deserve.

  • Undivided Attention

    At RMB, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with the responsiveness & attentiveness that they need and deserve. 

Your Injury is Personal to Us

If you schedule an appointment with us, you will have one of our lawyers (not a paralegal or admin), at your home or place of business to answer all the questions you have about your claim. There is no bait and switch with RMB. If you choose us, WE will handle your injury claim from beginning to end.