Appleton Lawyers Helping Those Injured in Motorcycle Accidents
Representing clients throughout the Fox Valley
Motorcycles are a common sight on roads and highways throughout Wisconsin. Unfortunately, these riders are at risk of serious injuries due to the lack of protection provided by a bike and the negligent actions of the motorists sharing the road with them. At Bollenbeck Fyfe, S.C., our motorcycle accident attorneys help victims recover damages relating to any injuries they suffer as a result of a motorcycle accident.
We work with the evidence surrounding your accident, as well as reports from local law enforcement, to piece together what led to your crash and who was responsible for it. To receive monetary reimbursement for your current and future medical bills, wage loss, pain and suffering, and disability contact the motor vehicle accident attorneys at Bollenbeck Fyfe, S.C. to receive the comprehensive legal services you deserve.
The causes of motorcycle accidents
From 2006-2010, there were an average of 117,380 motorcycle crashes per year throughout Wisconsin, with an average of 572 fatalities. There are numerous causes for these accidents, but the most common ones are:
- Reckless driving: Unfortunately, some drivers fail to consider the safety of others on the road with them. This is especially a danger for people on motorcycles, because reckless drivers often fail to see motorcycles while driving next to, or in front of them. This can lead to serious accidents and life-threatening injuries for motorcycle accident victims.
- Speeding: In 2011 alone, there were 18,358 motorcycle accidents blamed on speeding. This has been the top reason for motorcycle accidents for the past decade, and the resulting accidents have caused lifelong injuries and numerous wrongful deaths.
- Drunk driving: Alcohol-related crashes are the second most common accident types for motorcycle drivers in Wisconsin. A blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over .08% is considered over the limit in Wisconsin, and if there is evidence that the driver who caused the accident was legally intoxicated at the time of the crash, we pursue that driver for proper compensation.
- Defective parts: Sometimes it’s not the fault of the driver that an accident took place. In certain situations, defective parts on a motorcycle or other vehicle caused the driver to lose control, causing a collision. We look into all of these possibilities to determine whether the part’s manufacturer is liable for damages.
Contact us for motorcycle accident assistance in Appleton, WI
Call Bollenbeck Fyfe, S.C. at 920.735.1711 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with an experienced attorney regarding the injuries you sustained in a motorcycle accident. We work on a contingency basis and offer free consultations on all personal injury cases. Our office is located in Appleton on College Avenue, one block east from the Appleton International Airport.