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We deliver justice for motorcycle accident victims.

When motorists don’t look for bikers on the road, the consequences can be deadly. We’ve helped hundreds of car and motorcycle accident clients obtain justice and hold wrongdoers accountable.

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TYPES OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CASES

A legal team that looks out for motorcycle riders

We've seen the tragic results when negligent drivers don't share the road. If you have suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash, we are here to help.

  • High-Speed Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits Death or serious injuries from a crash at high speeds
  • Lawsuits for a Motorcycle Crash Involving Drunk Driving Fatal or serious injury caused by alcohol or substance abuse
  • Failure to Stop or Yield Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits Injury or death due to a driver ignoring traffic signs
  • Distracted Driving Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit A crash caused by someone texting or not paying attention
  • Accident Lawsuits Involving Commercial or Public Vehicles A motorcycle accident involving mass transit or commercial vehicles
  • Motorcycle Defect Lawsuits When a part fails and injures or kills a motorcycle rider
OUR APPROACH TO MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWSUITS

Getting motorcycle riders the help they deserve.

Our experienced lawyers know how to navigate the most challenging motorcycle cases. We'll fight for you every step of the way.

WE LISTEN TO YOU.

Tell us what happened and how the motorcycle accident has affected your life.

WE INVESTIGATE YOUR CLAIM.

We gather information, interview witnesses, and obtain police and medical records to get the whole picture.

WE WORK WITH EXPERTS.

Accident reconstruction specialists, medical professionals, and other professionals explain what happened and why.

WE ARE PART OF YOUR TEAM.

We collaborate with your doctors and therapists to learn the full extent of your injuries and treatment from the accident.

WE BATTLE WITH INSURANCE COMPANIES

We won't let them stand in the way of paying you the fair compensation they owe.

WE STAND WITH YOU.

We take your motorcycle accident case as far as you want it to go, from filing court documents to a trial in front of a jury.

QUESTIONS FOR YOUR MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that you may have questions about whether you have a case or the timing involved with filing a motorcycle accident lawsuit. Here are answers to what many of our clients want to know.

How long does a motorcycle accident lawsuit take?

Unfortunately, there is no simple answer for this. Depending on the specifics of the motorcycle accident, the injuries, and the insurance companies involved, it can take anywhere from a few months to a few years before everything is settled.

Here are a few factors that can affect timing:

The specifics of the accident. For example, if the driver who caused the motorcycle accident was operating a personal vehicle, the case will be settled faster than one that involved a government vehicle.

The extent of your injuries. It's important to know the full extent of your injuries and the impact the motorcycle accident will have on the rest of your life to make sure the damages cover everything.

The actions of the insurance companies. Each insurer has its own approval process for handling claims. We continue to push them, but certain companies take longer than others.

Going to court. Most motorcycle accident cases settle out of court, but if your case goes to trial, there are rules about when certain events need to happen. For example, once you file a lawsuit, the other party has 30 days to answer your claim. In general, though, lawsuits take longer than negotiating a settlement out of court.

Why do people settle out of court instead of going to trial?

Around 95% of accident claims are settled out of court. Your attorney can share the benefits and risks of going to trial for your specific case, but here are some general reasons people choose to settle a motorcycle accident claim outside the courtroom:

Lawsuits come with risks. You may lose your case entirely, or a jury could award damages that are less than you might get in a settlement.

Timing. Even with the best motorcycle accident lawyer, a trial usually takes longer, which means you may not receive compensation for your medical costs or lost wages for months or even years. Having a pending lawsuit also prevents you from closing this difficult chapter of your life.

Privacy. The results of a lawsuit become part of the public record, which may not feel comfortable to you.

How do I find the best motorcycle accident lawyers near me?

Our Columbus-based attorneys fight for motorcycle accident victims across the country. We have the experience, the dedication, and the focus to be the right motorcycle accident attorney for you wherever you live.

How much will I have to pay for an attorney?

Cooper Elliott offers free consultations for motorcycle accident lawsuits, and we are paid only if we win your case or settle your claim out of court. We discuss the details of how payment works at each stage of the process so there are no surprises.

What can I expect in our initial consultation?

You will meet with an experienced Columbus-based motorcycle accident attorney who will listen to your story and discuss the legal options available for your situation.

We will be honest with you about how the legal system works and possible avenues to explore to seek justice for the injuries you sustained from the motorcycle accident.

Every day, we meet with people who are picking up the pieces of their life after a tragedy. We understand how difficult this can be, and we won't pressure you into doing anything you don't want to do at any step.

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYERS IN COLUMBUS WHO ARE READY TO HELP

Have you or a loved one been hurt in a motorcycle accident?

If a motorcycle accident has cause you to suffer serious injuries or the loss of the loved one, you deserve justice. Schedule a free consultation today to get started. Here’s what to expect:

  • Initial Conversation
  • Case Evaluation
  • Filing of Lawsuit
  • Exchange of Information
  • Mediation
  • Trial
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