Fort Wayne Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
We have the experience to take on the insurance companies
There’s nothing like experiencing the Fort Wayne area on a motorcycle, but unfortunately, too many motorists don’t respect the men and women who ride. A motorcycle crash in Fort Wayne can cause truly devastating injuries. If you’ve been hurt, you have rights under Indiana law, but the insurance company will fight hard to reduce or deny your claim. We fight back.
Put over 100 years of legal experience on your side with the Fort Wayne motorcycle accident lawyers at Glaser & Ebbs. We know what it takes to win tough cases in Allen County, and we are on your side every step of the way. Schedule your free consultation today; if you can’t come to our Fort Wayne office, we’ll come to you.
Standing up for bikers injured in all types of motorcycle accidents
Even with a helmet and other protective gear, motorcycle riders are exceptionally vulnerable when someone in a larger vehicle makes a mistake. There are many ways for a motorcycle accident to happen, but most have one thing in common: a motorist failed to share the road.
- Left turns at intersections: many drivers either fail to see an oncoming motorcycle or fail to yield the right of way. That’s not an excuse: under Indiana law, a motorcycle has just as much right to be on the road as any other vehicle.
- Rear-ending: a motorcycle has a much shorter stopping distance than a car, and motorists need to be mindful of that difference when driving behind a motorcycle. Following a biker too closely is a recipe for disaster.
- Forced off road: again, when drivers think they have more right to be on the road than motorcycles, bad things can happen, even without contact. A car that stops short or changes lanes without checking blind spots may force a motorcycle to swerve to avoid a collision.
- Head-on collisions: when a car drifts into the oncoming lane and fails to see a motorcycle, the consequences can be devastating. Head-on crashes account for more than half of all deaths among bikers.
Each of these types of motorcycle accidents can cause serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment. Traumatic brain injuries are common, as are lost limbs or paralysis. Road rash may require skin grafts and reconstructive surgery. Broken bones can take weeks or months to heal, putting you out of work and out of action for an extended period. These are real losses that demand real compensation.
We fight for full value for Fort Wayne motorcycle accidents
Because motorcyclists’ bodies have so much less protection, the cost of a motorcycle crash is often high. Your injuries may require surgery or cause a permanent disability that affects your ability to work. Your lifestyle may have to change significantly. Under Indiana law, you deserve compensation for your long-term losses, not just the immediate cost of medical treatment.
However, those costs also mean the insurance company is worried about its bottom line, and they will deploy every trick in the book to avoid paying motorcyclists full value. They may try to “lowball” you with an offer that only covers your initial expenses. Or they may try to drag the process out, demanding more paperwork and giving you more mysterious delays and excuses until you give up and accept whatever they want to offer. That’s not right. That’s why we fight.
The way to win a motorcycle accident case in Fort Wayne is to gather hard evidence that a jury will find compelling. We investigate the accident scene, interview witnesses, and cross-reference their stories to get to the bottom of what happened. We retain experts to reconstruct the accident and to help us compute the value of what you have lost. Usually, when the insurance company sees we’re ready to take them to trial, they offer a fair settlement. Either way, we are prepared to do what it takes to win.
Our mission is to get you full compensation to rebuild your life, and to make our roads safer for bikers. Whether on two wheels or four, you should be able to get around the Fort Wayne area without fear of injury. Distracted drivers, drunk drivers, fatigued drivers, and other dangerous drivers violate that expectation and put everyone else at risk. We hold them accountable.
Your legal team from start to finish
Getting full compensation for a motorcycle accident can be a difficult process. Sometimes, we’re able to reach a fair settlement quickly, but other cases can take many months or even years. It takes time to complete your medical treatment, and the insurance companies range from uncooperative to downright ornery. No matter how long it takes, though, we’re in your corner every step of the way, protecting your rights and keeping you informed.
We do this on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay us a cent out of pocket. Our firm advances the costs to move your case forward. If we win, our fee is a percentage of the money we recover for you; if we don’t win, we don’t get paid at all. We believe your access to the justice system shouldn’t depend on your ability to afford a lawyer. It’s that simple.
The key is to act fast. The insurance company is taking action to build their case already, and without a lawyer on your side, time can only weaken your position. Fight for the compensation you need and deserve with an experienced Fort Wayne motorcycle accident lawyer on your side. Contact Glaser & Ebbs today and schedule your free consultation.