Motorcycle Accident

I am motorcycle accident victim myself, which is why I understand the short and long-term consequences first-hand, including the physical pain, emotional fallout, and financial pressures.

When dealing with the emotional and physical aftermath of a motorcycle accident, everything is harder. Your motorcycle accident injury can deprive you of your ability to work, and if you’re dealing with the aftermath of an accident that’s caused the death of a loved one, it’s a pain that never heals.

My experienced team is committed to accommodating you in every way possible, including coming to you for meetings, no matter where you live, or providing a digital meeting option.

Our goal is to protect you from attorneys who are just out to make a quick buck. Many personal injury attorneys push for an early settlement that isn’t in your best interest, just so they can get a quick payout without doing the work.

The Steve Caya Personal Injury team has a reputation with insurance companies for being relentless and fiercely advocating for the victims we work with.

Frequently Asked Motorcycle Accident Questions

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident and it wasn’t your fault, you can file a personal injury lawsuit claiming compensation for your physical, emotional and financial recovery. You might even be able to recover some damages (a legal term for losses sustained in an accident) if you were partly at fault.

Wisconsin operates under shared fault law, meaning if you share part of the liability for the accident, the value of your claim gets reduced by the same amount. If you’re found to be 50% or more at fault, you’re not entitled to sue for damages.

Even if another driver wasn’t involved in your accident, if it was caused by a manufacturer’s defect or poor road conditions you may still have a case.

Proving fault is an essential part of a successful injury lawsuit. Injured victims represented by a stand-up-and-fight attorney often receive far bigger settlement offers from insurance companies.

Contact my Steve Caya Personal Injury team. We have a reputation with insurance companies for being relentless and fiercely advocating for the motorcycle accident victims we work with.

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How you file a motor accident lawsuit can have a huge impact on the amount of compensation you end up receiving. Take action the smart way:

  • Respect the law. Under Wisconsin law, riders and drivers involved in motor vehicle accidents are required to stop at the scene and render “reasonable assistance” (including alerting emergency medical care) to anyone injured.
  • Report the crash. Call the police, report the accident, and remain at the scene. If your injuries allow, use the time waiting to collect eyewitness contact information and photographs of the scene.
  • Seek professional medical treatment for any injuries, even if they don’t seem severe at the time. Adrenaline from the accident can mask pain, and some injuries aren’t obvious right away.
  • Contact your insurance company to report the accident and request a claim form.
  • Contact me as soon as possible to discuss your case and legal rights.

To protect your claim, never admit fault when speaking to anyone at the scene of the accident or on the phone.

If your insurance company sends you a settlement offer or a check, don’t sign it.You get one chance to file a personal injury claim after an accident – your signature on a settlement check puts an end to it. They are sending you a low-ball offer in hopes that they don’t have to pay you what you deserve.

What you do right after a motorcycle accident has a major impact on the success of your lawsuit. Protect your own best interests and consult with me as soon as possible.

In Wisconsin, the statute of limitations on a personal injury filing is 3 years. This means injured victims have 3 years from the date of the accident to settle a claim or file a lawsuit [Wis. Statute 893.54]

Certain circumstances can reduce the amount of time you have to file, so it’s important to reach out to me as soon as possible. I’ve helped countless motorcycle accident victims successfully file and settle their cases for far more than the initial insurance offers. An initial consultation with me is free.

It actually takes hardly any time at all, if you’re willing to settle for less than you deserve. Don’t get too hung up plugging in the specifics of your case into an online ‘calculator’ to see potential settlement amounts.

Settlement mills and insurance companies rely on your vulnerability to rush your case, settle ASAP, and take their cut without a care for your FAIR compensation.  I hear stories all the time of victims who are “sold” a promise for a quick settlement from a “sign-and-settle” lawyer who doesn’t have your best interest at heart.

Motorcycle accident lawsuits can wind up with a pretty sizable payout. The typical amount can be 5 figures or wind up well north of $100,000 depending on the extent of your injuries from the accident and where the fault lies. Here are some of the motorcycle settlements I’ve won in recent years:

$650,000 settlement for injuries in a motorcycle collision (link to case result)
I challenged an insurance company on policy limits and earned hundreds of thousands more in compensation for his client.

$500,000 settlement for a fractured leg in a motorcycle crash (link to case result)
I earned half a million for a victim of an accident who was struck while trying to perform a u-turn.

$450,000 settlement for a motorcycle accident due to defective brakes (link to case result)
A brake defect in a motorcycle was responsible for this accident – I earned my client nearly half a million dollars.

$950,000 settlement after motorcyclist crashes with semi truck (link to case result)
I was able to recover $950,000 for a motorcyclist who was injured by a semi driver when the semi driver entered the motorcyclists’ lane of traffic.

$175,000 settlement for motorcycle passenger injured in crash (link to case result)
I established both vehicle operators were negligent in order to secure six-figure compensation for my client.

$120,000 settlement for clavicle injury from motorcycle crash (link to case result)
This settlement was secured for a client who crashed their bike when a pickup truck pulled out in front of them.

$280,000 settlement for leg injury from motorcycle crash (link to case result)
This settlement was secured for a client who injured their leg after being hit by a distracted driver.

$80,000 settlement for motorcycle head & neck injuries (link to case result)
I won this settlement for a client who was sideswiped by a vehicle changing lanes.

$250,000 motorcycle accident settlement (link to case result)
I won this policy-limits settlement and had medical expenses waived for a client hit by a car while operating a motorcycle.

In addition to recovering damages for medical expenses, lost wages and other losses stemming from your motorcycle accident, you’re also entitled to seek compensation for general “pain and suffering.”

Pain and suffering is a legal term referring to all of the physical, mental and emotional pain an accident victim may suffer. This could include insomnia, anxiety, and grief as well as pain and inconvenience caused by physical injuries.

There’s no official formula or method insurance companies must use to put a dollar amount on pain and suffering (Link to pain and suffering). Computer programs are often used to calculate a settlement offer, taking into account factors like the type of injury, the type of medical professional and treatment sought, and the length of time in treatment.

Providing evidence of your motorcycle accident injury and associated pain and suffering is the best way to improve your chances of recovering a fair settlement amount.

This could include photos and documentation of your injuries, proof of treatment and many other types of evidence supporting your claim.

We take winning personally.

Let’s get you EVERYTHING you’re owed.

Steve Caya and his team were so easy to work with! They always had fast replies and kept in touch! They made a huge life changing event as simple as possible for my family and myself. Thank you Steve and team! ?

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