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The Tragic Reality Of Preventable Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle crashes have been on the rise in recent years, according to Minnesotans for Safe Driving. Hundreds of bikers are killed on motorcycles in our state each year. Sadly, many of those accidents involve negligent motorists. They’re completely preventable, which makes them all the more tragic.

Hope For Victims And Their Families

There is hope for motorcycle accident victims and their families. Through legal action, you may be able to piece your life back together again, equipped with the financial resources you need to build a brighter future. At Hazelton Law Group, we can help.

Our father-son team of attorneys have more than four decades of combined experience helping injury victims and their loved ones fight for justice. With many verdicts and settlements under our belt – totaling well into the millions of dollars – we know how to hold negligent parties accountable for their wrongs.

We Handle All Types Of Motorcycle Crashes

You can turn to our personal injury attorneys in Bemidji, Minnesota, for help with motorcycle crashes involving:

  • Rollovers and single-vehicle crashes due to poor road design or other conditions
  • Collisions with cars, including left-turn accidents and side-swipes when the driver wasn’t paying attention or misjudged the speed of the victim’s car
  • Malfunctioning brakes or other defective parts, which may be grounds for a product liability case
  • Accidents involving drunk drivers, which could give rise to a dram shop case
  • Crashes resulting in fatal injuries to loved ones

We handle cases throughout northern Minnesota as well as North Dakota and Alaska.

In fatal accident cases, we are well-prepared to help you navigate a wrongful death claim to pursue the justice and financial accountability you deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions About Motorcycle Accidents In Minnesota

Understanding the laws surrounding motorcycle accidents and their implications in Minnesota is crucial when navigating the aftermath. If you got involved in an accident with a car or truck, we can help you know the answers to questions bikers in your position may be asking.

Is a motorcycle considered a “motor vehicle” in Minnesota, and how does it affect no-fault laws in case of an accident?

According to Minnesota Statutes Section 65B.43, Subdivision 2, a motorcycle is not classified as a motor vehicle. Therefore, unlike traditional motor vehicles, motorcycles are not required to have no-fault insurance. However, when a motorist secures any insurance policy, the personal injury protection (PIP) coverage given to insured drivers is available as an add-on.

What are the automatic medical benefits and wage loss benefits for motorcycle riders after an accident in Minnesota?

There are no automatic medical benefits or wage loss benefits after a motorcycle wreck. However, as a rider, you may pursue legal action against the other driver for additional medical and wage loss benefits once your insurance policy pays out the maximum coverage.

Can bikers purchase no-fault insurance for motorcycle injury accidents in Minnesota, and what does it cover?

While traditional no-fault insurance (personal injury protection coverage) may not cover motorcycles automatically, motorcyclists in Minnesota can purchase specific motorcycle insurance policies like Medical Payments (MedPay) coverage for medical bills.

How can I ensure that my motorcycle insurance policy adequately covers potential medical expenses and wage loss after an accident?

Ensuring comprehensive coverage in a motorcycle insurance policy involves careful consideration of the policy’s terms. Bikers should review and understand the coverage limits, exclusions and optional add-ons that can enhance their protection.

What types of injuries are commonly seen in motorcycle accidents involving a collision with a car or truck?

Motorcycle accidents involving collisions with vehicles can result in a range of injuries. Common injuries include fractures, head injuries, road rash and spinal cord injuries.

Get Help With Your Motorcycle Accident Claim

To speak with a strong team of advocates who is prepared to stand up for you, please contact our firm online or by phone at 218-210-2043. We offer free initial consultations with no obligation to proceed.