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Indianapolis Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

The reason our Indianapolis motorcycle accident lawyers remain a valuable option for injured bikers and their families is simple: RESULTS.

Keller & Keller's commitment to motorcyclist's rights and our focus on one-of-a-kind client service has led to positive results for seriously injured bikers throughout Indiana.

Our experience with motorcycle personal injury cases has taught us that injured bikers seeking fair compensation for their accident have a much more difficult time than other accident victims. The reason for this is primarily attributed to unfair stereotypes that exist. (People often incorrectly assume motorcyclists are more likely to speed, be reckless, and are partly to blame for their accident.)

Without an experienced Indianapolis motorcycle accident lawyer on your side, there's a good chance you will receive much less than what you deserve.

Indiana Motorcycle Crash Statistics

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) compiles state-by-state reporting for motorcycle accidents. Recent studies found that 2012 marked the highest number (152) of motorcycle fatalities in the state of Indiana over the past 5 years.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries in an accident than someone who is in a car, and 8 times more likely to suffer traumatic injury.

Indiana's rising stats on motorcycle accidents leads us to believe that there may be an underlying causse for the majority of these collisions and we have found that the accidents are rarely the fault of the motorcyclist.

Technology Risks

Despite Indiana's texting and driving laws, cell phone use continues to play an increasing role in the number of accidents involving motorcycles. We have seen multiple instances of a biker being seriously injured or killed as a result of texting and driving, especially when the accident involves a younger, less experienced driver.

In instances where our firm suspects cell phone usage may have played a role in the accident, it can be possible for us to request records that will show evidence of the at-fault driver using their cell phone at the time of the collision, whether it be a voice call or texting.

And while cell phone use remains the biggest offender, we believe its the total number of technological devices (GPS units, iPods, tablets, etc.) available to a driver that are likely a large part of the reason we have seen an increase in the number of motorcycle wrongful death and injury cases.

Motorcycle Accident Witnesses

It's not uncommon for motorcycle accident witnesses to be bias in their version of how the accident happened, and when they give their story to the insurance company, an adjuster is more likely to believe the witness account and assume you are partially or fully responsible for the accident.

Some of the most common assumptions a witness can mistakenly make are the overestimation of the speed you were traveling, or their insisting that you were driving recklessly, possibly weaving in and out of traffic, or performing some other questionable behavior they believe to be true.

One of our first priorities as your motorcycle lawyer is to pin down witnesses and secure a positive version of events that helps build your case.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Many of our motorcycle accident clients will have one of the following injury types, however, if you don't see your injury type listed, you should still consult with us to discuss your legal options, mounting bills, and potential case strategy:

Orthopedic Injuries

This injury type refers to broken/fractured bones as well as strained muscles and torn ligaments or tendons.

Closed-Head Injuries

Refers to a head injury that doesn't have a visible laceration or external wound, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), brain stem injury, subdural hematoma, or in the most serious cases, brain death.

Closed head injuries are prone to misdiagnosis as the symptoms may not occur immediately. In addition, a hospital staff or doctor may not give immediate care if symptoms do not appear immediately. Often this lack of timely care can negatively affect an injured motorcyclists long term outcome.

(Indiana's helmet law doesn't require anyone over the age of 18 to wear a helmet, and this, unfortunately, often plays a role in the type and severity of head injury our client suffers.)

Spinal Injuries

In instances of partial or full paralysis, the cost of physical therapy and other spinal cord medical treatment will be intensive and on-going. Therapy can quickly drain a person's finances if they are not properly represented by an attorney.

Psychological Trauma

Cognitive side-effects such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are common among our clients. For clients who experience this side-effect, we make sure to document this in our demand to the insurance company.

We Can Help. Speak to a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today

In addition to injured motorcyclists receiving personal attention from Keller & Keller's attorneys and staff, our experience handling motorcycle accident claims will be critical to your case. This includes our knowledge or motorcycle laws and our ability to secure evidence that effectively builds your case.

Since 1936, Keller & Keller's Indianapolis motorcycle accident lawyers have represented victims and their families throughout the entire state of Indiana, including the cities of Fort Wayne, Evansville, Anderson, Bloomington, Lafayette, and Elkhart, among many others.

Fill out our free contact form or call us at 1-800-253-5537 for a live consultation with one of our Indianapolis motorcycle accident lawyers.

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No individual who contacts Keller & Keller will ever be charged a fee for an initial consultation, regardless of whether you retain our services or not.

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Keller & Keller's legal team will update you on status changes concerning your case and answer all of your questions in a timely, professional manner. All phone calls will be returned either the same day or next business day.

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We will never settle your case without your permission or before an attorney discusses the value of your case with you. Our style of practice combined with our contingent retainer fee contract allows our clients control over their case.

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When choosing a law firm you have many choices. When you call our law firm you can request a record of past results and client testimonials that speak to our ability. Our success speaks volumes.

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If you are unable to visit us, we will arrange for an attorney or staff member to visit you. Sometimes, immediately after an accident, due to serious injury or other circumstance, a client is not able to visit our office in person. If this is the case, our attorneys will visit with you at your choice of location for a free initial consultation.

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We strive to provide each client personalized, first-class service. No law firm can guarantee the outcome of a personal injury case, however, our attorneys and professional staff will treat our clients fairly, with the utmost respect, and work zealously towards each clients goals.
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