St. Cloud Personal Injury Lawyer – Motorcycle Accidents
The state of Minnesota is a modified comparative negligence state. This means that if you are found to be more at fault than the defendant in an accident, you cannot recover damages. Additionally, if you do make a recovery, the amount you can recover will be reduced. Insurance companies are aware of this and will investigate a motorcycle accident in the hopes of assigning some portion of the fault to a motorcycle rider.
As a personal injury attorney, I also realize that there is often a prejudice against bikers. Juries often blame motorcycle accident victims for their own injuries. That is why winning your motorcycle accident case requires hard work and an experienced attorney. At Stephen Gabrielson, Ltd., in St. Cloud, I am up to the challenge.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, don’t let an insurance claims adjuster blame you for the negligence of their policy holder. To schedule a free consultation and discuss your case, contact motorcycle accident attorney Stephen Gabrielson today.
Motorcycle Accidents and Serious Injuries
As a personal injury attorney, I represent motorcycle riders suffering from the following kinds of injuries due to an accident caused by a car, truck, or bus driver:
My Experience as a NBTA Civil Trial Specialist
I am a NBTA Civil Trial Specialist and a MSBA Civil Trial Specialist who has been litigating personal injury cases for 20 years. In that time, I have won more jury trials for personal injury victims than any other attorney in the St.Cloud/Brainerd area, including the first million dollar personal injury verdict in Stearns County.
Motorcyclists often sustain serious injuries as a result of crashes involving larger vehicles. I frequently see injuries including brain injury, neck and back injury, orthopedic injury, and even wrongful death.
The Knowledge and Hard Work it Takes to Get Results
When my law firm handles motorcycle accident cases, I work with highly reputable accident reconstructionists. Technological advancements have made it possible to create computerized animations of such accidents, using photographs, physical evidence, and drag coefficient measurements. I have made use of these tools to present my client’s case in the strongest possible way.
Make the Right Decisions About Your Insurance
When you ride a motorcycle, having the right insurance is important. Minnesota motorcycle riders are not covered by no-fault law, which means their own insurance companies are not required to pay their medical bills if they are injured in a motorcycle accident.
When you’ve been seriously injured, the medical bills grow quickly. Other drivers are often uninsured or underinsured. Their insurance may not be enough to cover the cost of your hospital care. While I often tell my clients that it’s very important to make sure they have uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage on their own insurance policies, it’s often too late by the time a motorcycle accident occurs.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident or if you are having trouble with an insurance company, contacting a lawyer can be your best option. To schedule a free initial consultation, call my St. Cloud area law firm toll free at 1-800-940-8130.