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Motorcycle Accidents Don't Face This Alone – Call Bye, Goff & Rohde

Duluth Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Injured in a Motorcycle Accident in Duluth, MN

Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to injury in a collision with a larger vehicle like a car or truck due to the lack of protection their smaller vehicles provide. In many cases, a motorcyclist is injured so severely that they are unable to return to work for an extended period of time, or perhaps even permanently. In these situations, the motorcyclist may be eligible for personal injury compensation to help cover the costs of their medical expenses, rehabilitation, and lost wages.

At Bye, Goff & Rohde, we understand the challenges that come with trying to manage your personal finances while you're unable to work. This is why our Duluth motorcycle accident lawyers are dedicated to helping you recover the maximum amount of financial compensation you are owed. We are prepared to fight for you in and out of the courtroom to ensure you get the fair settlement you deserve.


Contact us today at 218-510-1030 to schedule a free consultation.


Who Is Liable for a Motorcycle Accident?

In most cases, a motorcyclist is liable for the damages they suffer in a collision with another vehicle. This is because a motorcyclist is considered a vulnerable road user, and therefore is required to take extra precautions to avoid collisions. For example, a motorcyclist must obey all traffic laws, such as stopping at stop signs and red lights. They must also use their turn signals and wear a helmet, which is required by law in Minnesota.

However, if a motorcyclist was not at fault for the collision, they may be able to seek compensation from the driver of the other vehicle. In these cases, the driver of the other vehicle may be liable for damages if it is proven they were negligent.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to injury in a collision with a larger vehicle due to the lack of protection their smaller vehicles provide.

Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Drivers failing to see a motorcycle
  • Drivers turning into the path of a motorcycle
  • Drivers changing lanes and hitting a motorcycle
  • Drivers hitting a motorcycle from behind
  • Drivers opening a car door into the path of a motorcycle

Recovering Damages in a Motorcycle Accident Case

In most cases, a motorcyclist is liable for the damages they suffer in a collision with another vehicle.

In these cases, the driver of the other vehicle may be liable for damages if it is proven they were negligent.

When a motorcyclist is liable for the damages they suffer in a collision with another vehicle, they may be able to recover damages for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disabilities
  • Punitive damages

Remember, under a no-fault insurance policy in Minnesota, if you're involved in an auto accident, you will generally turn to your own insurance company to cover your losses. This means that your insurance company will compensate you up to the policy limits, regardless of whether you were at fault or not.

However, there are certain situations where you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit in Minnesota, despite the presence of no-fault insurance. These are known as threshold requirements or "tort thresholds."

In Minnesota, you can file a personal injury lawsuit if:

  • Your medical expenses must be at least $4,000.
  • Your injuries result in disability for 60 days or more or significant permanent disfigurement or impairment.
  • The accident caused the death of a loved one.

Talk to a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today

If you or a loved one was involved in a motorcycle accident, it is important to contact an attorney right away so you can begin protecting your legal rights. At Bye, Goff & Rohde, we have the legal experience to effectively represent you in your case.

Our team will work to gather evidence, interview witnesses, and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. If necessary, we are prepared to go to trial to fight for the compensation you deserve.


We welcome the opportunity to speak with you, so please call 218-510-1030 or contact us online today.


 

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If you or a loved one has been injured, contact our dedicated and experienced team for the justice you deserve.

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