Sadly, a recent Butler County motorcycle crash killed one woman in her 60s and seriously injured her husband. The motorcycle went off the side of the road on State Route 126 in Ross Township. The single vehicle crash reportedly happened when the driver lost control of the bike.
This is an unfortunate reminder that motorcycle collisions are particularly dangerous. This is especially true if drivers and passengers fail to wear safety gear. Because motorcycle riders don’t have the protection of airbags, side doors and other safety features, they are more likely to suffer serious injury.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash, whether as a passenger or driver, the Law Offices of Tim Misny can help. Even if you were hurt in a single vehicle collision, there may be ways to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and more. Here’s what you need to know about Ohio motorcycle crashes.
Single vehicle or motorcycle collision liability
Accidents can happen for many reasons—even if no other drivers were involved. Here are some scenarios in which another party could bear responsibility for a single vehicle collision:
- Passenger injuries: Passengers can be harmed as a result of negligent or reckless drivers, even in single-vehicle collisions. For example, driving under the influence, failing to obey traffic laws or distracted driving are all negligent actions which can cause your passengers serious harm.
- Deficient mechanical repairs: If a mechanic fails to appropriately diagnose and/or repair a dangerous vehicle condition, they can be held liable for harm that results from their breach of duty.
- Defective motorcycle or components: Sometimes cars, motorcycles and their components are manufactured defectively. Motorcycle or other vehicle tires may unexpectedly blow out and issues with brakes, steering and other mechanical defects often cause collisions. When this happens, the manufacturer of the motorcycle or its components could be held responsible.
- Hazardous road conditions: In some (although rare) cases, your state or municipality may be responsible for single-car collisions. For instance, if local authorities knew of a dangerous road condition and failed to fix it or appropriately warn drivers, they could be responsible for accidents which occurred as a result.
Having an experienced motorcycle collision attorney on your side can make all the difference in your single vehicle collision case. Call the Law Offices of Tim Misny for help with your accident claim.
Discuss your case with an Ohio motorcycle collision lawyer
The Law Offices of Tim Misny can help you with your motorcycle collision case. When you’re the victim of negligence or recklessness, I’ll Make Them Pay!® Call my office at 877-614-9524 so that I can evaluate your case right away.