Honolulu Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Aggressive Personal Injury Attorney Serving all the Hawaiian Islands
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer by your side. At the Law Office of Jon S. Jacobs, LLLC, our Honolulu motorcycle accident attorney can help you reduce the stress of filing a claim and maximize your settlement.
Mr. Jacobs has over 15 years of experience fighting for our clients’ interests against greedy insurance companies. Before you speak to an insurance adjuster, be sure to contact our office to find out how much your claim should be worth.
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle accidents often result in serious injuries. There are certain steps you should take following the accident to ensure that you receive the most compensation possible for your losses.
If you are the victim of a motorcycle accident, you should:
- Get to a safe location
- Contact law enforcement to report the accident
- Refrain from taking off your helmet and gear until paramedics arrive
- Take pictures of your bike and the accident scene
- Exchange information with any drivers involved in the accident
- Collect statements from any witnesses to the accident
- Seek medical attention even if you feel okay
- Consult with our skilled personal injury attorney
Remember, insurance companies are not your friends. If the at-fault driver’s insurer tries to contact you for information about your crash and injuries, do not speak to them. They want to try to get you to say something that could limit their liability. An insurance adjuster could even try to offer you a low-ball settlement. Please do not fall for it. It is better to let our legal team handle these negotiations on your behalf. One simple mistake could cost you thousands of dollars.
In the U.S., about 5,000 motorcycle riders are killed in accidents every year. Approximately 85,000 individuals per year incur injuries from a motorcycle crash. The Hawaiian Islands are no stranger to motorcycle accidents that result in severe, catastrophic, or fatal injuries. On average, 25 riders are killed in a motorcycle accident in Hawaii every year, and around 1,300 more incur non-fatal injuries.
Regardless of the specific cause, when someone else is responsible for your injuries, you are entitled to fight for fair compensation. Our legal team can help you recover payment for the cost of medical bills, lost income, scarring, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and wrongful death.
There are many dangers that bikers have to continually look out for as they traverse the beautiful open road in Hawaii.
The most common causes of motorcycle crashes include:
- Unsafe lane changes
- Sudden stops
- Car doors opening
- Inexperienced drivers
- Left turn accidents
- Dangerous road conditions
- Distracted drivers
- Motorcycle defects
Do You Have to Wear a Helmet in Hawaii?
In Hawaii, if you are under the age of 18, you are required to wear a helmet while operating or riding a motorcycle. If you are over 18 and if the motorcycle does not have a windshield or windscreen, you are required to wear goggles, safety glasses, or a face shield. However, if you are not wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle and file a personal injury claim against the driver who caused the accident, your decision to not wear a helmet could be seen as negligence.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
While riding a motorcycle, you are more prone to injury if you’re in an accident. These injuries can affect the rest of your life depending on the severity. While the more common injuries are to the lower body, head and chest injuries are still very common. Some common injuries include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Internal bleeding
- Brain Injuries
- Scrapes (road rash)
- Organ damage
Back and spinal injuries.
Recovering from a bike accident can be extremely challenging, especially if you do not have adequate financial resources. The Law Office of Jon S. Jacobs, LLLC is here to assist you in obtaining a fair settlement, so that you have everything you need to move on with your life.
Contact our Honolulu motorcycle accident lawyer at (808) 468-6484 today to discuss the right path forward.
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