Ensuring That You Are Not Treated Like aSecond-Class Citizen in an Accident:
Many drivers feel that because motorcyclists ride around with no protection surrounding them and without a helmet, they do not deserve the same consideration as other drivers. Motorcycles have the same legal rights that any other vehicle on the road enjoys and although they are not as visible as a car because of their size, they still need a safe distance to stop and they require space around them to have a “safety zone.” Many car and truck drivers fail to see motorcycles or drive too close, causing accidents that can result in catastrophic injuries or death for the motorcyclist.
If you have been severely injured in a motorcycle accident, as the driver or as a passenger, or if you have lost a loved one who was involved in a motorcycle accident, we can help. John V. O’Connor has more than 35 years of experience as a trial lawyer and has successfully handled many motorcycle accident cases. He will be an aggressive advocate for you, gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, showing fault on the part of the other driver and presenting your case to the insurance company. If the insurance company is unwilling to compensate you appropriately for your injuries, John will take your case to court. He has a long track record of success in achieving justice for his clients in an ethical and responsible manner.
Helmets are not required by law in Wisconsin. With or without a helmet, you are entitled to benefits when you have been injured in a motorcycle accident. We will look at your own insurance policy as well as that of the other driver to see what is available to you. We will help you find appropriate medical treatment if you haven’t already contacted your doctor and we will connect you with state agencies that will help you find a job that will accommodate any permanent disabilities you incur because of the accident. We will also calculate your potential future lost wages because of a disability that prevents you from advancing in your former career as part of the compensation you are entitled to.