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Motorcycle Accident FAQs

 

Can I still sue if I wasn’t wearing a helmet?

Helmet laws in Wisconsin only apply to individuals under the age of 18, and those riders who hold an instructional permit. Yet the insurance company for the adverse driver may try to convince you that you do not have a case, or that your case is worth less, if you weren’t wearing a helmet.

Whether you were wearing a helmet or not, you may still be able to pursue compensation after a motorcycle accident caused by another person’s mistakes. For more information regarding your legal options following an accident, contact the Milwaukee motorcycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling (414) 271-0900.

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What should I do if I was hit and the other vehicle drives away?

Hit-and-run accidents are a serious issue for motorcycle riders. When a car or truck driver runs a motorcyclist off of the road, they may not even realize the kind of damage and suffering they can cause. Visibility is a major problem with these accidents, but that does not excuse hit-and-run perpetrators. There are very specific rules regarding an accident caused by someone that flees where there has not been contact with your vehicle.

If you or someone you love has been struck by an unidentified motorist in a hit-and-run accident, there may be some understandable confusion about what steps to take next. To discuss how the law may be able to step in and provide a means of financial compensation for those injuries, contact the Milwaukee motorcycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.

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I’m not sure if my safety gear was up to standards. What should I do?

Motorcycle safety gear, like helmets and proper footwear, is extremely important for a rider to wear. In fact, the Department of Transportation (DOT) works to certify safety equipment for motorcyclists. Any piece of equipment that’s considered road-ready by the government should be marked as such. In particular, helmets should have a DOT approval label somewhere on them if they are considered safe for use.

If you took proper precautions to stay safe on the road and were injured because of someone else’s recklessness, there may be legal options available for you to fight for compensation. We understand that these can be difficult times, which is why we’re here to help those who need it most. To learn more about your options as an injured motorcyclist, contact the Milwaukee motorcycle accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 today.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, it’s important that you speak with an attorney to protect your rights. Contact our dedicated motorcycle accident attorneys today by calling (414) 271-0900.

Learn more about motorcycle accident law on our motorcycle accidents practice area page.