Motorcycle Accidents

Garden City Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Did someone cause you to wreck? Our attorneys can get you compensation

Motorcycle wrecks can happen to anyone at any time ─ whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider. That’s because no matter how long you’ve been riding your motorcycle, another driver’s negligence can contribute to or cause a collision that hurts you and damages your bike. If you’ve been injured in a crash, the experienced lawyers from our Garden City law firm can help you get the medical care that you need and the financial compensation that you deserve. Our law firm has secured over $300 million for injury victims and knows how to get you real results, including a $23 million settlement in a motorcycle accident case. Best of all, you don’t pay anything unless we win. That’s because the attorneys at Bretz Injury Law work on a contingency fee basis. Put your trust in a law firm with proven results. Contact us today for your free consultation.

Kansas is a great place to ride your motorcycle. With plenty of picturesque midwestern roads to travel, it’s not a surprise that there’s such a dedicated and passionate motorcycle community in The Sunflower State, including places such as Garden City. But just like everywhere else, motorcycle accidents can and do happen here. And when they do, injured riders know they can turn to a motorcycle accident lawyer from Bretz Injury Law to get maximum compensation and hold the responsible driver accountable.

What is the most common motorcycle injury?

There’s no doubt that if you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash with another driver, your injuries are probably serious. That’s because there’s little protection between you, the road, and other vehicles. And while wearing protective gear and a helmet can reduce the severity of some injuries, very few riders walk away from a crash unscathed. In fact, the most common injuries associated with motorcycle accidents are head injuries, which are rarely minor and often serious. Some other common motorcycle injuries include:

  • Road rash
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Internal injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Concussions
  • Biker’s arm (nerve damage)
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Amputated limbs

If you’ve sustained an injury in a motorcycle wreck that was caused by someone else, it’s critical to get medical treatment as soon as possible. Getting you better and back to normal is our law firm’s top priority, but from a legal standpoint, documenting your injuries and the care you receive is just as important. If you wait to get checked out by a doctor or don’t follow up with your appointments, it can have a negative impact on the outcome of your case. Insurance companies may start to question the severity of your injury and try to reduce or deny your claim if you wait to get treatment or don’t keep up with your doctor appointments. That’s why no matter how minor you may think your motorcycle accident injury is, it’s a good idea to see a doctor as soon as possible.

What is the most common cause of motorcycle accidents?

While some people may think motorcyclists are just reckless risk takers who cause their own crashes by being irresponsible, the majority of motorcycle accidents that take place with other vehicles happen due to the negligence of other drivers. Whether they were texting, talking on the phone, adjusting the radio or GPS, eating, drinking, or otherwise not paying full attention the road, other drivers often cause serious collisions with unsuspecting motorcyclists. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents are:

  • Failure to yield or grant right of way
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Distracted driving
  • Defective roads
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Unsafe turns
  • Improper lane changes
  • Dooring (opening a vehicle’s door into the path of a motorcyclist)
  • Faulty motorcycle parts

No matter the excuse, if someone else contributed to or caused you to get injured in an accident, they can be held legally responsible for your damages. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages from missed time at work, damage to your motorcycle and other personal property, pain, suffering, and more.

Learn how Bretz Injury Law can help you

One of the best ways to maximize the value of your claim is to let a lawyer from Bretz Injury Law review your case during your free evaluation. Our attorneys will listen to you, answer your questions, and explain your legal options while treating you with dignity and respect. Best of all, you don’t pay unless we win. It’s that simple.

Contact us today for your free consultation or give our Garden City office a call at (620) 220-9919.

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