According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are 29 times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident than those in passenger vehicles. When an automobile strikes a motorcycle, the rider's body often suffers the direct impact of the car, meaning even the most careful rider is vulnerable to severe injuries or death at the hands of a negligent driver.
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury in a motorcycle accident, Karns & Kerrison can help you hold the negligent party accountable. We have more than 85 years of collective experience with investigating motorcycle accidents, finding their root causes, and obtaining justice and full financial compensation for our injured clients.
Our skilled Rhode Island motorcycle accident attorneys accept cases on a contingency fee basis, so there are no fees unless we win your case! At Karns & Kerrison, we put our clients' needs first.
Call (888) 281-3100 today to get started with a free consultation in Providence, Middletown, and throughout the state.
Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents
A few common examples of motorcycle accident injuries that provide grounds for a case include but are not limited to:
- Head injuries
- Brain trauma
- Severe burns
- Cuts, lacerations, and road rash
- Permanent scarring
- Internal organ damage
- Back and spine injuries
- Fatal injuries
If you or a loved one has suffered any of the above injuries, we encourage you to reach out to our Rhode Island lawyers. We will protect your rights and work to recover any compensation owed to you. The past cannot be undone, but we will fight to get you the best future possible.
Is It Worth Hiring a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
Often, people do not realize just how much their case is worth. Since compensation can only be recovered for damages you know of and can prove, you may end up shortchanging yourself. An experienced attorney can, however, help you accurately calculate your damages and improve your chances of recovering them.
When consulting an attorney, you may find you are eligible for compensatory damages, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Physical impairment/disability
- Past and future lost wages
- Damage to your motorcycle
Once damages are determined, an attorney will also assist you in building your case, negotiating with insurance adjusters, uncovering evidence, speaking to witnesses and other experts, and, of course, representing you in court.
The Issue of Bias in Motorcycle Accident Cases
It is, unfortunately, the norm for motorcycle riders to be incorrectly blamed for accidents because of a long-standing bias against them. Despite reality, many people still view motorcycle riders as reckless adrenaline junkies. It is not difficult to see how this bias could get in the way of winning your case.
At Karns & Kerrison, we know that a large number of motorcycle accidents are not the fault of a negligent rider but a negligent driver—we know because we have handled countless cases for which this was true. Our team will fight to make sure that you are not wrongfully blamed for the accident, nor cheated out of your rightful compensation.
A Recognized Leader in Cases Involving Serious Brain Injuries
A large percentage of motorcycle accidents result in severe injuries to the head and brain. It may take months or even years to fully realize the long-term effects of such injuries. Therefore, it is vital that you seek the advice and guidance of a qualified lawyer to help you understand your rights and options before you accept any insurance settlement.
The legal team at Karns & Kerrison is highly skilled in negotiation and trial work for head/brain trauma cases. For example, we recovered $1.3 million for a 47-year-old motorcycle rider who sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and subdural hematoma in a traffic collision. With our help, he was able to keep his employment and experienced no wage loss.
Our founding attorney, Robert T. Karns, is also a nationally recognized advocate for victims of complex TBIs. He has litigated numerous cases that have resulted in large verdicts and settlements, helping our clients pay for their long-term rehabilitation and medical needs.
Let Karns & Kerrison Fight for You!
Since 1974, Karns & Kerrison has recovered over $250 million for our clients through our advocacy. We know every case is unique; that’s why we take a client-centered approach to legal representation. If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident, our team of award-winning trial lawyers can shoulder your legal burden and aggressively fight for your rights.
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Contact our Rhode Island motorcycle accident lawyers online today to schedule a free consultation. We have offices in Providence and Middletown.
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- Patricia Feeley
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