Your Ohio Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Why call Russ Brown Motorcycle Injury Attorneys? 1-800-424-5377
The state of Ohio follows a Tort System. This means when you are involved in a biker accident, the person found at fault is responsible for all damages. A personal injury lawyer who is an expert at motorcycle laws will be better able to help you with your biker accident. Because they ride they know that even if your speed is within the laws of Ohio, that to avoid an accident you cannot just slam on the brakes to avoid the accident. They know you could end up in the hospital from making one wrong choice, even following the laws and going the right speed.
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Motorcycle Insurance coverage: Why would my insurance policy not allow coverage of all of my damage and liability resulting from my motorcycle accident?
Coverage determined by your insurance policy may not be sufficient. If your motorcycle has a lot of custom chrome, the coverage may not be enough on your insurance policy to reimburse you for the damage done in the accident. Damage to your bike is usually paid through your insurance agency up front and then recovered from the perpetrators insurance agency, up to the limits of his or her coverage. If you are in the hospital from your accident through no fault of your own, you would have medical coverage up to the limits of liability stated on the insurance policy of the other party.
Everyone should review their insurance policy from their insurance agency to be sure they have sufficient limits of liability and other coverage they would need if they suffered damage from a motorcycle accident. If you have had Ohio motorcycle accidents (hopefully not breaking any laws or traveling at excessive speed), then you need a motorcycle accident attorney from the BAM organization of motorcycle attorneys to get the best expert advice available regarding your biker accident.
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Ohio offers many interesting day trips for in-state motorcyclists, and is a crossroads for visiting bikers from all points-- Midwest, South, and East Coast. Bikers in Ohio also ride through all four seasons, yet with additional challenges and dangers during the coldest months. In recent years, Ohio tax payers have become increasingly sensitive to the issue of motorcycle safety because of the burden from costly medical care for riders injured in serious motorcycle accidents. For everyone’s benefit, motorcyclists here are expected to understand and heed Ohio motorcycle safety laws.
- Helmets are required for novice (new) riders, and are also required for riders under the age of 18 years; still, helmets are universally recommended and are used by smart motorcyclists of all ages; there are no restrictions on helmet speakers;
- Eye protection is required unless the motorcycle is equipped with a windscreen;
- Headlight must be used during the day; a modulating design is allowed;
- Passengers are not restricted by age, yet the motorcycle must feature both a passenger seat and passenger footrest if passengers are carried;
- Handlebar height is set at a maximum 15 inches above the motorcycle seat;
- Right and left mirrors are required, and turn signals are required if the bike was manufactured in or after 1968; a muffler is required to comply with the statewide maximum sound level of 86 decibels and other local regulations as adopted by counties and townships;
- Rider education is state-funded and available for all eligible applicants, and is required for riders under 18 years of age;
- Lane-splitting, the potentially-risky practice in which a motorcycle shares the lane with a full-size vehicle, is not directly addressed by Ohio law, although the practice of riding two motorcycles abreast is allowed;
- State liability insurance is required, and minimum coverage limits are set at 12.5/25/7.5;
- Random, periodic safety inspections are provided to enforce compliance with all Ohio motorcycle safety laws;
Although Ohio traffic safety authorities have made some progress in recent years, much work remains to be done in order to reduce both injuries and deaths from serious motorcycle accidents here. In addition, families touched by Ohio motorcycle accidents need assistance to heal and move forward.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident here in Ohio, an experienced Ohio motorcycle accident attorney can help your family by working to win compensation for expenses such as medical care and therapy, long-term rehabilitation, as well as lost wages and other expenses that result from a motorcycle crash. Call the Ohio motorcycle accident lawyers at Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys today for your free consultation.
You can be riding over by Ashtabula, down the 11 to Warren, Youngstown, or Newton Falls. Maybe you are near Cleveland around Beachwood, Medina, Strongsville or Northfield, or perhaps a bit south towards Akron, or on down the 77 to Canton or Massillon, or farther, to Cambridge and St. Clairesville. Or we go could east along the 30 through Wooster to Mansfield, or keep on going to Marion and on to Lima. You can trust BAM to find you a motorcycle accident lawyer waiting to help you, even up north to Findlay, McClure, and Toledo. Perhaps you are more centrally located? Not a problem. You can find us in the Columbus area, like Dublin, and Urbana, or move westward towards Dayton, So. Charleston, and Fairborn, or over and down to Cincinnati and Batavia. Or move eastward toward Lancaster and down the 33 through Logan to Athens, or hop over to Marietta. BAM is nationwide, just waiting at 1-800-4-BIKERS to help you with your Ohio motorcycle injury accident.
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