Motorcycle Accident Litigation

Motorcycle Accident Litigation Attorneys in Indianapolis

Lawyers Providing Representation in Motorcycle Accident Litigation in Indiana

A motorcycle accident can leave its victim injured, paralyzed or disabled for life, or it can be fatal. Lawsuits often arise from motorcyclists seeking damages from an operator of a motor vehicle who allegedly was responsible for the accident.

The attorneys at Due Doyle Fanning & Alderfer, LLP provide experienced litigation in motorcycle accident claims in Indianapolis and throughout the state of Indiana. Our attorneys are aggressive litigators who provide our clients with the necessary representation to take serious matters, such as motorcycle accidents, to court.

Parties That May Be Liable in a Motorcycle Accident

Typically, a motorcycle accident involves at least two drivers. If the other driver is responsible for a motorcyclist's injuries, he or she could be liable for the damages. But others drivers are not the only parties that can be held liable for motorcycle accidents.

If a motorcyclist is injured because of an accident caused by a poorly-maintained roadway, he or she may be able to file a personal injury claim against the government entity responsible for maintaining the roadway where he or she was injured. The Indiana Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining all state highways, interstate highways, and ramps immediately adjacent to these roads in Indiana. Because they are much smaller and offer less protection for passengers than cars, motorcycles are much more prone to accidents caused by potholes and uneven pavement.

In some cases, the motorcycle's manufacturer may be responsible for an accident caused by a defective part on the bike. The manufacturer, therefore, could be held liable in a personal injury claim.

Taking a Claim to Court

It is usually easiest to settle a claim without having to go to court. However, the liable party might offer a settlement that is much lower or otherwise inappropriate for what the victim is seeking. When this is the case, the victim's attorney may opt to write a formal legal complaint about the lawsuit and bring the case to court for litigation. Litigation can be a long, expensive process, and in some cases, it may cost more than the victim receives from the claim. Before deciding to go this route, talk about your options with your attorney and explore all possible solutions for your claim.

Contact Our Indianapolis, IN Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Whether you are a personal injury victim or a party accused of causing an accident, you need to be proactive and begin working on your case as soon as you can after the accident. Contact Due Doyle Fanning & Alderfer, LLP at 317-635-7700 to discuss your case with one of our firm's experienced Indianapolis motorcycle accident attorneys.

8440 Allison Pointe Blvd
Suite 350
Indianapolis, IN 46250