Motorists rarely keep an eye out for motorcyclists, which is the number one cause of motorcycle accidents in Minnesota. Other causes of motorcycle accidents include distracted or negligent drivers, drunk drivers, and reckless drivers.
Even when a motorcyclist wears high-tech protective gear and clothing—such as a helmet, gloves, a leather jacket, heavy pants, and motorcycle boots—the chances of catastrophic injury are still very high in the event of an accident. Motorists have seat belts and are encased inside a vehicle; motorcyclists are often thrown from their bikes and have nothing to cushion the impact with another vehicle.
Due to these common circumstances, motorcyclists rarely escape an accident without suffering serious injury. Road rash is extremely common, as are bruises and broken bones. More severe injuries include traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries. These last two can cause long-term or permanent damage, such as a reduced mental capacity or paralysis, so be sure to get the compensation you deserve by hiring a St. Paul motorcycle accident attorney right away.
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Riders who are injured in motorcyclists caused by the negligence of another driver can seek compensation for a wide range of economic and non-economic damages. Our attorney can help you build a powerful cases against the responsible parties in pursuit of every penny's worth of your entitled damages.
Many states have strict laws requiring motorcyclists to wear helmets at all times. In Minnesota, however, helmet laws are far more lenient. Minnesota state law only requires riders under 18 years of age or those with learner's permits to wear a helmet while operating a motorcycle. While mandatory helmet use is age-based, all riders are required to wear eye protection at all times. Regardless of the law, you should always wear a helmet and other protective gear while riding to minimize your risk of injury.
Failing to wear a helmet is not only risky, but it could also potentially make it difficult for you to seek damages in the event of a crash even if it was not your fault. The reason for this is because defendant in your case could allege that you acted negligently by not wearing a helmet, and that negligence contributed to your injuries. This can put you in a difficult legal situation and limit or even eliminate your ability to recover compensation.
The law offices of Robert Roe Law, LLC have more than 20 years of combined legal experience. We have exceptional case results to prove our skill and have recovered more than $1 million in personal injury settlements and verdicts over the years. Call us today to engage in a free case evaluation and discuss your options with a member of our team. Our clients are our main focus and we operate on a contingency fee basis so that we are always affordable.
Contact us as soon as possible to maximize your chances of maximum recovery.