Fitchburg law enforcement officers reported that a motorcyclist suffered serious injuries in a crash that occurred last month. While this crash involved only a single motorcycle, motorcycle accidents involving other motor vehicles continue to occur across Wisconsin and the nation, especially during the warmer summer months.
All too often, motorcyclists become the sudden victims of traffic accidents, for a variety of reasons. Other drivers, and particularly those of large trucks or other motor vehicles, often fail to see motorcycles in their blind spots or fail to allow them sufficient room on the roadway. Motorists who do not obey speed limits and make dangerous traffic maneuvers also are a common cause of motorcycle accidents.
The reality is that a motorcycle is no match for a motor vehicle, even if the vehicle is a relatively small car. While the driver of a motor vehicle is surrounded by a steel frame, a motorcyclist has no barrier between him and the road or another vehicle. Likewise, motor vehicles have safety features that motorcycles are not equipped to have. Most notably, seatbelts and airbags are wholly absent from motorcycles, simply because the vehicle is too small to have them. While some protective gear is available for motorcyclists, such as helmets, boots, and protective clothing, those items cannot live up to the standard of protection that seatbelts provide. Ironically enough, while seatbelts are mandatory under Wisconsin law, motorcycle helmets are not. As a result, many riders go without helmets or any protective gear at all, especially in warm weather.
At Boller & Vaughan, we are motorcycle injury lawyers who pride ourselves on representing the rights of those individuals who have been injured or killed in motorcycle and other motor vehicle accidents. The devastation of losing a loved one can be overwhelming and traumatic; a long recovery from extensive injuries also can be a very difficult situation for you and your family. Allow us to handle the legal aspects of your situation, while you and your family focus on the healing process. Contact our office today to set up your free consultation.
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We live in Friendship, Wisconsin, and Boller & Vaughan came to our doorstep to discuss our mother’s wrongful death claim on a Saturday morning. Not only were we pleased with the large recovery, we were so thankful to have lawyers who were willing to explain to us every twist and turn along the way. It is great to know there is a law firm that will fight for the rights of elderly people all over Wisconsin.
Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan were incredible in working on my case and my daughter’s case. I was out of work and in the hospital with a new baby. Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan protected our rights and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope never to be in another motor vehicle accident, however, if I am and I am injured, I will contact Boller & Vaughan immediately.
I was referred to Michelle through a friend. I have never had a better experience. It took a little over a year to get my settlement but the staff there stayed in constant contact and kept me in the loop. Oh, and Michelle actually got me MORE money than we discussed. I will refer anyone to this firm. Words cannot do justice the thanks that I have for Michelle and her staff (Mary especially) thank you guys so much!
After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
After my son was injured in a daycare setting, Ms. Vaughan took the time to thoroughly investigate our case and my son’s injuries. Michele was approachable and had answers to our questions. Talking with her helped to relieve many of our anxieties.