We have many satisfied clients who were able to move forward with their lives in a better financial position following a serious accident and injuries.
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Blackburn Romey founding partner Tom Blackburn graduated with honors receiving a degree from Indiana University at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
We know you have a lot to worry about after an accident. Our top priority is to relieve your stress so that you can focus on your mental and physical recovery.
Riding a motorcycle can be a great thrill. The wind in your hair and the open road ahead offers many possibilities. However, riding a motorcycle also exposes you to many risks. Unlike car drivers and passengers, motorcycle riders are exposed to the full impact of a collision. They are therefore more likely to sustain severe injuries even when the accidents occur at low speeds. The risks of injury are compounded by the fact that other road users often do not treat motorcycle riders with the same standards as they do other vehicles. This puts motorcycle riders at an even greater risk of being injured in an accident.
Indiana laws offer the same protections to motorcycle riders as they do to other motorists. Just as with other types of motor accidents, any party that is found to have caused a motorcycle accident may be held liable for the damages arising from the accident. However, in order to recover compensation, the injured party must provide evidence to support their claim.
A Lafayette motorcycle accident lawyer from Blackburn Romey can help you gather the evidence you need and prepare a strong claim to recover compensation for your damages. Our team has extensive experience representing motorcycle riders. We will fight to recover full compensation on your behalf. Contact our law firm now to schedule a free consultation.
It is normal to be devastated and confused after an accident. However, your actions after the accident will influence your ability to recover compensation for your damages. The following are important steps to take to improve your chances of success.
The first and most important thing to do after an accident is to call emergency services. This is especially important if your or someone else has sustained serious injuries in the accident. Calling emergency services will also ensure that local law enforcement is dispatched to the scene of the accident and are therefore able to make a report. The police report will be crucial in determining who was at fault and supporting your claim.
If you are able to get to a healthcare facility on your own, you should do so as soon as possible after the accident. This will ensure that you get the treatment you need as soon as possible. You should ensure that you explain to your doctor that you were injured in a motorcycle accident. Your medical report will be an important piece of evidence in the claims process.
If you are able to, be sure to take pictures and videos of the scene of the accident, the damage to your motorcycle as well as damage to other property. You should also take photos or videos of your injuries. Take note of witness contact information and record videos of their statements.
Consult with an attorney as soon as possible after the accident. Your attorney will review your case and explain your rights and the legal options available to you. They will get started with working on your case right away. This will enable them to gather evidence while it is still fresh and available. They will also ensure that you do not miss out on any deadlines such as the statute of limitations.
Motorcycle accidents are often the result of negligence on the part of the rider or other road users. Many drivers do not afford motorcycle riders the same standard of care that they would with other road users. This is largely because motorcycles are much smaller than passenger cars and other vehicles. It is also because many drivers are not aware that Indiana law offers motorcyclists the same protections as drivers of larger vehicles.
Some common causes of motorcycle accidents in Lafayette include:
With the help of an experienced Lafayette motorcycle accident lawyer, you can determine the cause of your accident. Our team will investigate the circumstances of your accident and identify the liable party or parties. We will work to recover the financial resources you need during this difficult time.
Unlike other motor vehicle drivers and passengers, motorcycle riders are not protected by the frame of the vehicle. Their bodies are left completely exposed to the full force of the collision upon impact. They are therefore at greater risk of suffering serious injuries even in what seems like a minor accident. Some of the most common injuries that result from motorcycle accidents in Lafayette include:
Motorcyclists are at higher risk of sustaining catastrophic or life-altering injuries. They are also at higher risk of dying as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. While financial compensation will not reverse the accident or its effects, it will provide you with the financial resources you need to help get your life back on track.
At Blackburn Romey, we’ve seen the devastating impact that motorcycle accidents can have on motorcycle riders as well as their loved ones. We are committed to fighting to hold those responsible for these accidents accountable for their actions. We will fight to recover fair compensation on your behalf.
While you may have a lot to deal with after your motorcycle accident, it is important that you get started on the claims process as soon as possible. The statute of limitations for motorcycle accidents in Indiana is only 2 years. This means that you only have two years from the date of the accident in which to file a motorcycle accident claim. If you fail to file your claim within this period, you may never be able to recover compensation for your injuries.
Get in touch with Blackburn Romey now to schedule a consultation with an experienced Lafayette motorcycle accident lawyer from our law firm. We offer motorcycle accident victims a free initial consultation. Speak with an attorney from our law firm and have the details of your case reviewed by a experienced professional. We will explain your rights and options to you. We will help you determine the best way to approach your claim.
If you choose our team to represent you, we will get started working on your claim right away. We will investigate your case thoroughly and gather the necessary evidence to support your claim. We will fight aggressively to recover the compensation you deserve. We will fight for the best possible outcome in your case.
Get in touch with us today to schedule your free consultation. Our attorneys are ready and willing to work with you to pursue financial compensation for your damages.
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Blackburn and Romney went above and beyond to get the settlement I deserved. Tom and his staff were right by my side and in contact with me when I needed them. If your looking for a injury attorney there is no need to look further. I was beyond satisfied with the professionalism and care.