We’ll be direct: In Indiana, medical treatment for motorcycle accident victims is expensive. Yet to get a proper settlement, many motorcycle riders face an uphill battle made even more difficult by the insurance industry’s anti-biker bias.
We fight for injured motorcycle accident victims’ rights
Boughter Sinak, LLC has recovered millions of dollars for injured accident victims across Indiana. We understand that motorcycle accidents are different. We conduct thorough investigations that seek out evidence unique to bike crashes. Our South Bend motorcycle accident attorneys build strong cases that the insurance companies cannot deny.
If you were injured or a loved one died in a motorcycle accident, get answers to your legal questions. Contact Boughter Sinak, LLC for a free case consultation. We will listen to the details of your case and explain how the law applies to you, the value of your claim, and your compensation options.
South Bend motorcycle accident hotspots
In South Bend, fatal motorcycle accidents can happen anywhere. Common causes include drivers not yielding the right of way to motorcycles or disregarding traffic controls like traffic lights and stop signs.
Some South Bend intersections and highways see more fatal motorcycle accidents than others. In recent years, deadly bike wrecks have occurred at:
- S Main Street (Route 933) at W Jefferson Boulevard.
- W La Salle Avenue (US 20) between Lafayette Boulevard and St. James Court.
- Diamond Avenue at California Avenue.
Types of South Bend motorcycle accidents we handle
Boughter Sinak, LLC represents victims of all types of motorcycle accidents. No crash is too big or complex for us. Here are just some of the types of cases we handle:
- Left turn accident – When another vehicle fails to yield the right of way to a biker and turns directly into the path of an oncoming motorcycle, a left-turn accident is likely to occur.
- Ejection – Even at a slow speed, the impact from another vehicle or object can cause a motorcycle rider to be ejected from their bike.
- T-bone or sideswipe.
- Merging, changing lanes – Motorcycles are smaller vehicles that can be difficult to spot with a single glance. Drivers are advised to “look twice” for motorcycles, but merging and lane changing crashes are common. This type of accident is often fatal.
- Head-on collision.
- Rear-end accident – Tailgating, or otherwise following too closely, often causes this type of crash. Motorists may not understand that a bike can stop much faster than a car.
- Dooring – This happens when the door of a parked or stopped vehicle flies open right in front of an on-coming motorcycle. This type of accident can almost be avoided when people check for vehicles and pedestrians before opening doors.
Do I need a lawyer for a South Bend motorcycle accident?
No one is required to have a motorcycle accident lawyer represent their claim, but it’s in your interest. This is because studies show that, on average, people who consult lawyers collect more damages than those who do not. This is true even after the attorney’s fee is considered.
While past results are not a guarantee of how much you are eligible to collect, you should know that Boughter Sinak, LLC has a successful track record for handling motorcycle accidents. Our case results include recovering $1.4 million in damages for the family of a fatal motorcycle accident. In another case, we recovered $225,000 for an injured biker who was ejected from their motorcycle in a crash.
Get the results you deserve
If you were injured or a loved one died in a South Bend or St. Joseph County motorcycle accident, contact Boughter Sinak, LLC for a free case consultation. Our personal injury law firm has offices in Fort Wayne and South Bend. We serve all of Indiana with our signature Five Diamond service.
You should know that our motorcycle accident attorneys work on contingency. That means there is no retainer or hourly rate to pay. Our fee is an agreed-upon percentage of the recovery. We only get paid when we win.
Do not delay in reaching out to our South Bend office. Evidence can become more difficult to find the longer you wait. And a statute of limitations applies to motorcycle accidents and wrongful death action. A member of our team is available to hear from you right now. Contact us for a free case consultation today.