Cherry & Irwin Managing Partner, attorney Benjamin A. Irwin, is an avid motorcycle enthusiast. He can often be found on the rural roads around Dothan, Alabama, riding his Harley and exploring what is around the next bend. During his bike rides, he has personally experienced near accidents from drivers who were not paying proper attention to the road and other drivers.
Statistics released by the federal government for motorcycle accidents lag behind by several years. Despite being a couple years old, the facts remain unsettling. In 2012, motorcycle accident fatalities numbered just under 5,000 people with almost 100,000 injured. Cyclists are 30 times more likely to die in an accident than an occupant of a passenger car. Many times, these accidents are not caused by the cyclist, but rather inattentive drivers of other vehicles are at fault.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you may be due compensation for damage to your bike, pain and suffering, and repayment of medical bills. The exact amount your case may be worth depends on several factors such as its severity and the permanence of injuries.
When you contact Cherry & Irwin, our motorcycle accident lawyers will provide you with a free consultation and inform you of your options. Most motorcycle accident cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning you will not be charged a fee unless you win your case. Before you accept payment from an insurance company, who could care less about you, take a minute to contact our attorneys right now by filling out the form on this page. We may be able to get you more money than you would otherwise receive.