Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Columbus, Ohio

Since 2000, Oliver Law Office has been putting the needs of Ohio residents first because being taken care of is what it is all about — including providing exceptional legal advice, guidance, and representation for the owners of the over 400,000 registered motorcycles throughout the state.

Our Columbus motorcycle accident attorneys understand that for the fifth-largest state for ridership in the United States, no matter how long you have been riding or how proactive you are on the road, you are not immune to the negligent actions or inaction of other motorists.

If you or a loved one were hurt in a motorcycle accident, the attorneys at Oliver Law Office will dedicate themselves to holding the responsible party or parties fully accountable to you for the damage they have caused.

Our law firm founder and managing attorney, Jami S. Oliver, has been voted 2024 Lawyer of the Year in Columbus, Ohio, for Product Liability and named to the Best Lawyers 2024 list in multiple practice areas. Allow our skilled team, led by one of Ohio’s best, to review your motorcycle accident claim during a free consultation today so you can start making informed decisions about your case and future.

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Oliver Law Office Handles All Ohio Motorcycle Accident and Injury Cases on a Contingency Basis

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ranks Ohio as the number three state in the nation for the most fatalities involving bikers riding without a helmet. Even so, traffic deaths come to the helmeted and unhelmeted alike, and even with a helmet, motorcycle riders remain physically exposed to serious and life-threatening injuries and death in a motor vehicle crash.

Last year, the NHTSA reported there were 3,352 motorcycle accidents in Ohio. This resulted in 175 fatalities and 2,934 injuries. This is a significant increase from the previous year, when there were 2,817 accidents and 2,491 injuries, although fatalities remained unchanged at 175.

If you or someone you love were involved in an Ohio motorcycle accident caused by negligence, we have the legal skills, knowledge, and resources to help you hold the liable party accountable for your full financial recovery.

At Oliver Law Office, our Ohio motorcycle accident attorneys and team have successfully represented clients for nearly 30 years. We have intimate knowledge of Ohio’s personal injury laws and how to obtain maximum compensation from all insurance coverages and policies for each client’s unique recovery needs.

What we do differently is ensure our clients know how important they are to us. You are not simply another case. You are not a number. You have gone through a physically and emotionally traumatic experience, and you deserve our full attention.

Oliver Law Office was built to prioritize and support you through unparalleled communication and commitment to your individualized needs by delivering an experience that instills trust and encourages the ethical and passionate pursuit of justice.

We handle all injury cases on a contingency basis, which means we advance all the costs necessary to pursue your claim, and we only charge you a fee if and when there is a successful result.

Your complete recovery is essential, and you are worth the fight. Getting your life back on track means not giving up on the process. We won’t either. Contact us today to learn more.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Columbus, Ohio

Negligence on the motorcyclist’s part can undoubtedly be the cause or a contributing factor to motorcycle accidents. But even skilled, trained, and careful riders can find themselves in trouble when faced with a negligent driver behind the wheel of a 4,000-pound automobile.

These are some of the most common mistakes that motor vehicle drivers make that end in a severe or fatal injury to the motorcycle rider:

  • Failing to yield to a motorcycle from the opposite direction or a cross-street. The most common and severe accident is a driver executing a left-hand turn in front of an oncoming bike. Drivers commonly misjudge how far away a motorcycle is and how fast it is approaching. These judgment errors yield the most motorcycle crashes.
  • Failing to check for the presence of a motorcycle in the vicinity before turning or changing lanes. This includes checking mirrors, looking behind, and checking blind spots.
  • Failing to signal before turning or changing lanes.
  • Aggressive or reckless driving. Aggressive drivers crowd motorcycles or squeeze them out of their lanes or pass motorcycles and then reenter the lane too quickly, whether intentionally or negligently. Motorcycle riders have every right to share the road on equal footing with cars and don’t deserve to be treated like second-class citizens on the road.

If you have been injured or tragically lost a loved one in an Ohio motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver, you have rights, and we want to help you enforce them so you can pursue the compensation you deserve. Contact our skilled Columbus motorcycle accident attorneys today to schedule a free consultation.

How Oliver Law Office Can Help After a Columbus Motorcycle Accident

Some of the biggest hurdles to recovering compensation from a negligent driver or their insurance company after a motorcycle accident include proving the driver’s fault and the extent of the damages caused. Insurers will often argue that their insured driver was not liable for the crash, playing into biases and stereotypes about motorcycle riders being reckless or aggressive drivers.

The facts of the case lie in the evidence that can be collected after the crash – skid marks, surveillance camera footage, witness statements, accident reconstruction, etc. We urge accident victims to call us immediately after a collision so we can start collecting and preserving that evidence. We know how complicated it can be in some cases to prove the other driver’s fault and defend accident victims against allegations of their negligence.

We also understand the immediate, long-term, and lifelong costs a motorcycle accident can impose on victims and families, and we take the time and effort to put together a strong case that convincingly demonstrates what compensation is due. We do all of this with compassion and sensitivity to what our clients are going through, and we are devoted to making their experience as comfortable as possible. Contact our dedicated motorcycle accident attorneys in Columbus today to learn more.

What Happens If My Loved One Was Killed in a Motorcycle Accident Caused By a Negligent Driver in Ohio?

Some states permit particular family members to file a wrongful death lawsuit, but in Ohio, the personal representative of the deceased’s estate must be the party who files the claim. Even though the personal representative will file the case, they can seek compensation for the deceased’s surviving family members.

A damages award can include compensation for some of the following types of losses:

  • Loss of the deceased’s support and services.
  • Loss of the deceased’s companionship.
  • Pain and suffering, or mental anguish, caused by the loss of the deceased.

In a motorcycle accident, injury, or wrongful death claim, the injured person or personal representative has two years to file a claim. The surviving injured party’s two-year timeline begins from the accident date. Wrongful death claims must be filed within two years of the individual’s death date.

No matter which type of case you are pursuing, our Columbus motorcycle accident and wrongful death lawyers can help, starting with a free consultation.

Contact Our Skilled Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Columbus, Ohio, Today

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by negligence in Ohio, contact our dedicated Columbus personal injury attorneys today by calling us at (614) 756-6774. There is never a charge to speak with an attorney or any upfront or out-of-pocket costs to associate with our law firm in an injury or death matter.

Oliver Law Office is a client-focused law firm emphasizing the individualized needs of each client: Confidence, Courage, and Determination. Let’s get started on your claim today.

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