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Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Rapid City, SD

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Rapid City, SD

Tough Protection For Victims Of Motorcycle Accidents

As motorcycle enthusiasts, we know how great it is to cruise through the Badlands and the Black Hills on a bike. As personal injury attorneys we also know that one bad move from a car or other rider can mean life or death on the road for bikers.

More Than Just A Broken Bone

Besides painful and limiting physical injuries, you and your family may also be facing doctor, hospital, medication and equipment expenses.

You may have weeks or months of lost wages due to your injury. You may have new expenses such as child care and new challenges such as how to be with your family when you are hurting and not as mobile as you were before the accident.

We can help you get the compensation you deserve for your expenses, loss and the pain you are suffering. We have helped many South Dakota and visiting motorcyclists understand their rights and their case’s true worth in motor vehicle and motorcycle accidents of all kinds.

This is especially true at the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Every year there are accidents and sadly fatalities at bike week that may have been prevented or avoided. Every year someone gets seriously hurt. When that happens, we are here to help.

We Are An At-Fault State

South Dakota is an at-fault state and holds negligent parties responsible in motorcycle accidents. Our attorneys know that whoever is found to be “at fault” for the crash and your injury can be legally held accountable. We pursue the fullest compensation available. We help victims of crashes and their families.

Talk to us if someone caused an accident and you suffered:

  • Road rash
  • Whiplash
  • Internal bleeding
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
  • Tendon, ligament or other soft tissue damage
  • Head, neck injury or serious face injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

 

What to do After a Motorcycle Accident: A Lawyer’s Advice

Even if you’re lucky enough to walk away from a motorcycle accident without sustaining any serious injuries, it can still be an incredibly terrifying and stressful experience. You may have to deal with insurance companies, medical bills, filing police reports, and even going to court. Before you do anything else, you should contact a personal injury lawyer who specializes in motorcycle accidents to help you out with what happens next. In the meantime, use these tips to help you get started and give you some great advice on what to do after you’ve been in a motorcycle accident.

It’s Important to Report the Accident as Soon as Possible

If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, it’s important to report the accident as soon as possible. This is especially true if there are injuries involved. By reporting the accident, you can ensure that everyone gets the medical attention they need and that a police report is filed. This can be helpful later on if you need to file an insurance claim or take legal action. You should also call your insurer so they know about the accident and know who was at fault. Injuries from these types of accidents can vary greatly from scrapes and bruises to severe spinal cord injury. It’s always better to err on the side of caution with these things so it’s best not to move any injured parties until help arrives.

If There Are Witnesses, Get Their Names and Contact Information Right Away

Even if you don’t think you need a lawyer, it’s important to get the names and contact information of any witnesses right away. Why? Because memories fade and people move. If you wait too long, it may be impossible to track down witnesses later on. That’s why you should try to find them immediately after an accident.

Take Photos of the Scene, Skid Marks, etc.

It’s important to document the scene of the accident as soon as possible. This means taking photos of the damage to all vehicles involved, skid marks, and anything else that might be relevant. Be sure to get close-ups and wide shots. You should also take photos of any injuries you or your passengers have sustained. Do not let anyone touch you or your bike before obtaining these photos. Remember that what may seem like minor injuries could become more serious later on so it is better to err on the side of caution. To avoid potential lawsuits from other drivers, note their license plate number, vehicle make and model and description of driver. If there are witnesses at the scene, speak with them about what they saw and gather contact information for them if necessary. If you need help with the logistics of gathering evidence for your case, call an attorney immediately who can provide guidance about what steps to take next.

The Bad Faith Law Protects Victims of Crashes Caused by Uninsured Drivers.

If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident caused by an uninsured driver, you may be able to file a bad faith insurance claim. This type of claim is designed to hold the insurance company accountable for its failure to pay out on a valid claim. To have a successful bad faith insurance claim, you will need to show that the insurance company acted in bad faith by refusing to pay your claim or by offering you an unfair settlement.

If you have been in a motorcycle accident, contact an experienced attorney for help today!

Give Us A Call

Not sure if you have a case or a claim? Give us a call or email us and we can let you know how we can help. It costs you nothing to talk to us. We charge no attorney’s fee unless we win your personal injury case for you.

We welcome inquiries from new or out-of-state clients. To schedule your initial consultation with an experienced lawyer in our Rapid City office at The Law Offices of Clayborne, Loos & Sabers LLP, contact us online. You can also make your appointment by giving us a phone call: 605-721-1517. We are here to help.

Michael Sabers

Michael Sabers, Esq.


Courtney Clayborne

Courtney Clayborne, Esq.


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Hollie Smith
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