Motorcycle Accidents

Your Evansville Attorney For Serious Motorcycle Accidents

"Of all motor vehicle accidents, cycle crashes are the most likely to end in a fatality."
- Todd Barsumian

Barsumian Law is ready, willing, and able to assist motorcycle riders who have been injured by acts of negligence and family members of cyclists who have died from motor vehicle accident injuries.

As you know, cyclists are especially vulnerable to injury because of the open nature of cycling. Accidents frequently result in a rider being thrown from the bike or being dragged by it. A similar accident in an automobile might result in a minor bump, but on a cycle, it can cause burns, lacerations, broken bones, brain damage and amputation. For this reason, damages in motorcycle injury cases can be quite high.

Serving Motorcyclists In Evansville And Newburgh

Most motorcycle accident claims are rooted in the principle of negligence — the other driver's failure to exercise reasonable care. A common cause is that the driver did not look carefully as a cycle approached from the side or rear.

If he takes your case, attorney Todd Barsumian will work aggressively to demonstrate that the other party acted negligently, failed to follow traffic laws or failed to pay attention to surrounding conditions. Potential defendants could include negligent drivers, reckless drivers, drunk drivers or bus companies. The firm also files suit against companies that manufacture defective parts that lead to accidents.

'Through No Fault Of Your Own' — But What If You Share Responsibility?

Clients sometimes ask if damages can still be obtained if they played a part in causing an accident. In law, the concept of partial liability is called comparative fault. Indiana follows the 51 percent bar rule, which says an injured party cannot recover damages if a jury determines the party is 51 percent or more at fault for the accident. However, the injured party is allowed to recover partial damages if that party's fault is 50 percent or less.

The most important thing is to work with a lawyer experienced in handling the severe injuries that flow from motorcycle accident claims and who can speak the insurance company's language attorney Todd Barsumian is skilled in gathering evidence and presenting cases effectively and persuasively. From his own experience as an insurance defense lawyer, he knows how insurance companies approach and evaluate cases. He will strive to ensure they pay the maximum they may be willing to pay.

Talk to Newburgh motorcycle injury attorney Todd Barsumian at (812) 490-0820 or at (317) 644-6975, or email him a single sentence about your injury.