Kansas Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you were injured on a motorcycle or lost a loved one, we are prepared to fight for your rights
Motorcycle accidents in Kansas often result in severe injuries or fatalities. When these accidents happen, injury victims and their families need to do everything they can to make sure they receive the compensation they rightfully deserve for their accident. You and your family's future depends on it.
Your recovery can be a long and difficult process. Getting justice shouldn't be. The problem is many insurance companies blame motorcyclists for causing accidents involving other vehicles, even when the evidence shows that isn't the case. These companies cling to an outdated - and false - perception that motorcyclists are reckless drivers who put themselves and others at risk. What's frustrating is many people in Kansas who do not ride motorcycles might share this stereotypical belief that motorcyclists are daredevils. The insurance companies will try to use that to their advantage when dealing with accident claims.
We know the truth. We know that most motorcyclists are safe, law-abiding citizens who obey the rules of the road. That’s why our Kansas motorcycle accident attorneys at Bretz & Young in Hutchinson, Salina, Wichita, Garden City, and Dodge City vigorously fight for the rights of injured motorcyclists throughout the state. Contact us today and learn how we can help you.
Bretz & Young has successfully handled many big cases, including a $50 million wrongful death settlement. Our firm has recovered more than $230 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients, including a $3.15 million settlement in an injury case involving a motorcycle accident. Why not put a law firm with a proven track record to work for you? Call us today.
Legal issues involving Kansas motorcycle accidents
Car accidents involving motorcycles can be extremely complicated and often raise many legal questions. We know how to deal with these complexities based on years of experience working on such cases. Some of the typical questions and legal issues:
- Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
- Who Causes Motorcycle Crashes?
- Common Questions and Answers about Motorcycle Accidents
How can a lawyer help me if I'm involved in a motorcycle accident?
Even if the other driver clearly caused your accident, there's no guarantee you'll receive the compensation you rightfully deserve for your motorcycle accident. The other driver might try to blame you for causing the accident.
When you have an experienced Kansas motorcycle accident law firm on your side, you can take an aggressive approach right from the start. This includes gathering evidence and challenging accusations against you or a loved one who has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident.
You have a limited amount of time to take legal action after your motorcycle accident. In most situations, the statute of limitations for taking legal action in Kansas after a motorcycle accident is two years. There are some exceptions that allow you even less time to act. That’s why it’s important that you contact Bretz & Young in Hutchinson, Salina, Wichita, Garden City or Dodge City right away.
Motorcycle accident injuries in Kansas can often be extremely severe - sometimes even fatal. That's because motorcyclists don't have the same protection as people traveling in cars or trucks. Statistically, motorcyclists are hundreds of times more likely to be injured in an accident than someone in a vehicle. There are many different types of motorcycle accident injuries. Some of the most common injuries include:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Road rash (scrapes, cuts and bruises caused from sliding on the road)
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
Most people automatically blame motorcyclists when they are involved in a crash with another vehicle. We know the truth. Most motorcycle accidents happen because another driver didn't see the motorcyclist or wasn't paying attention. That's no excuse - just because a driver doesn't see someone on a motorcycle does not excuse their reckless driving. Motorists need to be held responsible for their actions. If you were injured or a lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident caused by a distracted or drunk driver, or by a driver who was aggressive and reckless, contact our law firm right away.
- Do motorcyclists in Kansas have to wear helmets?
Motorcyclists under 18 years old in Kansas must wear helmet. Motorcyclists over 18 years old are not required to wear a helmet in Kansas.
- Should I contact my insurance company after my motorcycle accident?
Yes. But stick to the basic facts when talking to your insurance company. Tell them things like who was involved and when and where the crash happened. Don't get into issues of fault. If you say the wrong thing - even to your own insurance company - you may harm your chances of getting a fair settlement.
- What should I do if an insurance company offers me money for my accident?
Do not accept an offer without first discussing the details of the proposed agreement with our law firm. We can examine the proposal and help you decide if a financial offer for your motorcycle accident makes the most sense in your specific case.
- Should I file a lawsuit if I'm injured in a motorcycle accident?
That depends. Filing a motorcycle accident lawsuit might be the best way to recover compensation for your accident. Most cases, however, are able to be settled. Many victims prefer a fair settlement to going to court. Learn about all the legal options available to you. Contact Bretz & Young. Call (866) 881-0103 to arrange a free consultation at our Hutchinson-based law firm. We are available to consult over the phone, meet at our office, or set up a time to meet at your home, in the hospital, or another location that is convenient for you.