Experienced Wyoming Motorcycle Attorneys
Been involved in a Wyoming motorcycle accident and have questions about your ability to collect compensation? We are the ones to turn to! With over 30 years of experience and a law firm that focuses solely on the needs of injured bikers, you can rest assured knowing we are the team for you. When you call us, you will speak with a Wyoming motorcycle accident lawyer who can give your case the time and attention it deserves, and who will fight for your right to collect fair and just compensation for your injuries.
Why is it so difficult for motorists to share the road with bikers? One study found that this may be due to a phenomenon known as “inattentional blindness.” Inattentional blindness occurs when motorists see, but fail to perceive, motorcycles on the road. In the study, drivers were presented with a simulated driving experience that included encounters with motorcycles. Even though the drivers were focused on the road ahead of them, there were times they simply failed to acknowledge motorcycles. It is possible that motorists actively seek out cars and trucks, but take additional time to process the presence of motorcycles, which are not seen as frequently.
Whatever the cause, this is yet another reason that bikers need to exercise an abundance of caution when riding on roads and highways. Even drivers who are not distracted or impaired fail to see motorcycles. Perhaps this is why, per mile driven, motorcyclists are far more likely to be injured and die in crashes. At the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, we want to protect bikers because we ride, too. We understand the lifestyle and are also drawn to the open road. We believe bikers should ride protected.
Motorcycle accidents happen every day, and motorcycle riders are especially vulnerable when a crash occurs. Common motorcycle accident injuries include traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, road rash, and neck/spine injuries. These serious injuries can be debilitating and can leave accident victims requiring weeks or even months of recovery time. During this time, medical bills add up and can leave you feeling helpless.
Motorcycle accident claims are complicated. The insurance companies want to limit their payments for accident compensation. Insurance adjusters will do their best to get you to settle your case for as little money as possible. If you go it alone, without a motorcycle accident lawyer, you will most likely receive far less money than you deserve. This can leave you struggling to pay for medical expenses and to cover lost wages. You need experienced legal representation. Call 1-800-MOTORCYCLE today for a free case evaluation.
Lifelong Injuries from a Motorcycle Crash
After a motorcycle accident, you are left to deal with injuries and pain. As you suffer and move through the recovery process, you may wonder if you will heal completely. So many times, bikers assume that their physicians and therapists will be able to restore them completely. But often, injuries linger and may result in impaired movement for a lifetime.
Lifelong injuries affect your ability to function and can cause your employment to suffer. You may no longer be able to work at your previous job. For example, if you were a construction worker and you sustain a serious shoulder injury, you may have future impaired movement and limited ability to lift heavy materials. This can make it impossible to return to your job. You may be forced to accept a job that is less physically strenuous and may not pay as much.
This impaired ability to work can affect your family financially for the rest of your life. Beyond just covering medical bills and pain and suffering, we believe that your total compensation package should compensate for your inability to work, loss of employment, and loss of future earnings. The insurance companies often neglect to consider these important factors. We fight for your rights under Wyoming law.
When you speak with a motorcycle accident attorney from the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, you can rest assured knowing that we put your needs first. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you deserve quality representation. We will work to help you receive justice and get the compensation that you deserve.
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Fatalities in Motorcycle Accidents
As severe as some motorcycle accident injuries may be, clearly the worst result in fatalities. No one would ride a motorcycle if they knew an accident would claim their life, but it happens every day across the United States. The families of these lost motorcycle accident victims face complete and total devastation. They have lost a spouse, a parent, a child, a brother or sister. No amount of money will ever replace all that they have lost.
No one will be able to heal that permanent void in their life. For the rest of their life they will miss out on time with their loved one. Their minds will be filled with memories, but also with questions and thoughts of what could have been if only the motorcycle crash had not occurred.
Aside from the pain and tremendous emotional loss, many of the motorcycle accident victims were providers for their families. They went to work each day to provide an income, to pay bills, and to secure a future for their children. Without their income, families often face financial devastation. We do not believe this should occur, ever.
Dealing with the Insurance Adjuster After Your Motorcycle Accident
At the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, we fight diligently to regain some semblance of normalcy for families who have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident. Our role is to ensure that the financial needs of the family are covered, both during this time of healing but also into the future. This can mean using strong tactics against the insurance company.
Insurance adjusters do not want to pay out hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars after an accident. But we understand that the compensation you receive after the loss of a loved one can help eliminate your worries with regards to your financial future.
We work diligently, going up against the insurance company so that you can heal emotionally. While your family is left putting the pieces together and regrouping after losing a loved one, we will help prepare for your future. We believe in doing what is right, and want to see you cared for both now and decades from now.
It can be difficult to handle the insurance adjuster on your own following your motorcycle accident. Often, they call in the days following your crash, eager to get you to settle your case. They will offer you a few hundred to a few thousand dollars in an effort to get you to accept a small amount of compensation and close your case. Their hope is you will accept this offer rather than proceed with a claim against them.
Do not feel bullied into accepting this lowball offer. You rightfully deserve fair and just compensation for your motorcycle accident claims. For years you have faithfully paid your insurance premiums, as you should. You should be compensated fairly, in a way that takes the full extent of your injuries, your pain and suffering, lost wages, and all damages into account. It simply is not right to do otherwise.
At the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, we work to hold the insurance company accountable. We believe they owe you what is right – and that by giving you less money than you deserve, they are not holding up their obligations to you. You deserve what is right, what is fair under the law.
Often, the best way to deal with a pushy insurance adjuster is simply to refer them to your attorney. A motorcycle accident attorney with our law firm will talk to and deal with the adjuster so that you do not have to. We will not allow you to be pushed into settling your case for an amount that is unfair to you. We want you to have the money you need not just to cover your medical bills but also to compensate you for the full extent of your losses.
If you are being pushed to accept a motorcycle accident settlement, contact the Law Firm of Kass & Moses today. We will fight for your rights, doing our job by ensuring that you are treated right. You deserve what is fair under the law, and you should accept no less. When you contact us, you can refer the insurance company to us.
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Motorcycle Accident Lawyers on Head Injuries
Head injuries frequently occur as a result of motorcycle accidents. In the state of Wyoming, only motorcycle riders and passengers under the age of 18 are required to wear a helmet. Some motorcycle riders choose to wear a helmet to reduce their risk of concussion and traumatic brain injury if they are involved in a motorcycle crash while others choose to go without.
Although we personally wear helmets when we ride, we believe that the choice is yours. Unfortunately, concussions and brain injuries can occur even if you are wearing a helmet (though helmets do generally reduce the severity of these injuries).
Concussions and traumatic brain injury are especially concerning as they bruise and stress the nerves and blood vessels of the brain. This results in a loss of typical brain function. Usually, this resolves as the brain heals. Some severe damage, however, is permanent. And while one concussion usually does not cause permanent damage, multiple concussions can alter the brain. Such changes have been shown to increase your risk of neurological diseases and even suicide.
Signs of head injury after a motorcycle accident include a loss of consciousness (no matter how brief), confusion, headache, nausea and vomiting, and a difficulty focusing. After the shock of a motorcycle crash, bikers often feel a bit confused for a moment or two as they take in what has just occurred. But if this confusion does not pass immediately, you should be assessed for head injuries. In fact, anyone involved in a motorcycle accident should be thoroughly checked for head injuries by a physician.
A diagnosis of a concussion usually means that you will need to rest for a period of time. Weeks, and sometimes even months, are required to heal from these injuries. This can mean time away from work, and few of us can afford to go weeks or months without a paycheck. We will fight to get you compensation that includes lost wages, as well as pain and suffering.
For some people who have suffered traumatic brain injury, full recovery is not possible. Brain damage can impair your ability to work or even go about day to day activities. In such cases, it is important to provide for future and ongoing medical care. In addition, in a case with permanent brain damage, we would fight for coverage for the loss in income, whether temporary or permanent. We try to consider all of the consequences of your crash.
It is important that head injuries be assessed as soon as possible after a motorcycle crash. Often, recovery requires allowing the brain to rest. This means time off of work, resting, with little activity. As any accident lawyer in Wyoming will tell you, one of the important factors of your motorcycle claim is lost wages. You are entitled to fair compensation for your injuries. Our motorcycle injury lawyers have decades of experience representing injured bikers, and we ride, too!
It is important to reach out to us as soon as possible after your motorcycle accident. It can take a while to navigate the legal system and seek fair compensation for you. Insurance companies take their time, hoping that the more they drag their feet, the more eager you will be to accept a settlement. We work hard to force the hand of the insurance adjuster, to provide you compensation in a time-sensitive manner.
Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Serving Laramie, Casper, Cheyenne, and Beyond
Part of riding protected means using appropriate gear and riding safely. This means wearing an approved helmet and gear that helps protect your body in a crash. We encourage bikers to use lights and reflectors on their bikes, to aid being seen. Riding safely is an important concern. Regular attendance at motorcycle safety courses is important. Even experienced bikers can always learn, and these veterans are priceless in sharing their skills with new riders. These courses truly are a give and take situation.
Another aspect of safety is the importance of being prepared to handle yourself in the event of a crash. Most of us feel we can competently call for assistance, seek medical attention, and speak with the police. But many people feel apprehensive when speaking with the insurance company after a crash. If you are feeling intimidated by the insurance company, let an experienced Wyoming motorcycle lawyer take over. When you contact the team of attorneys at the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, you will speak with a Wyoming motorcycle accident lawyer prepared to answer all your questions. We will help navigate the legal maze and get you fair and just compensation for your losses. We will take your motorcycle accident claim seriously and will fight for your rights to just compensation.
We urge anyone who has been involved in a motorcycle accident to seek medical treatment immediately. Usually, emergency medical technicians are called to the scene of the accident. They can assess you for injuries that need to be treated immediately, and will usually advise that you be transported to the emergency room for care.
It is important to have your injuries treated by a physician as soon as possible after your Wyoming motorcycle accident. Neglecting treatment or not getting appropriate care is a sure sign to the insurance company that your injuries are not that serious. If you do not take your medical care seriously, you can expect the insurance company will not take it seriously either.
In addition to an emergency room visit, it is crucial that you follow up on aftercare and seek care should any pain or problems arise after your motorcycle accident. Serious injuries are usually apparent immediately after your crash, but sometimes pain and injuries do not present themselves for a day or two after a crash. You may notice that you go to reach for something and feel a sharp pain, or that you feel pain when getting out of bed in the morning.
Follow up on any pain you experience with a doctor. Try to worry less about medical bills and more about getting proper care for your injuries. Also, if your doctor recommends follow-up or aftercare, or ongoing therapy, it is important to follow his or her advice. Not only will your injuries heal better, but you will demonstrate to the insurance adjuster that you are serious about recovery and that your pain and suffering is legitimate.
Most motorcycle accident lawyers will proceed with a personal injury lawsuit only if your injuries are severe. At the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, we recognize that sometimes less severe injuries can have a permanent impact on your life. When you contact us for a free consultation, we will discuss your abilities to achieve compensation for your injuries. You will speak with an experienced lawyer who has represented hundreds of injured bikers.
Do not allow just any law firm to represent your case. Seek out a firm that has represented hundreds of motorcyclists that have suffered injuries in crashes. Many car accident lawyers, for example, simply do not recognize the rights of bikers. As you may have seen from your crash, police officers and insurance adjusters are often biased against bikers. We are not. Speak with a motorcycle accident attorney who is also a licensed motorcycle rider. Contact the Law Firm of Kass & Moses at 1-800-MOTORCYCLE today.
When you contact our law firm, you will receive a free, no obligation phone consultation. We will discuss the details of your case with you and provide you with an evaluation of what compensation we can help you receive. In just one phone call we will be able to answer your basic questions. From there, we will set up an appointment to meet with you. Often, we can come to your home and meet with you there, at your convenience.
We understand that the time after motorcycle accidents can be hectic. From doctors appointments and time away from work to the chaos of trying to manage phone calls from insurance adjusters, we want to help ease your frustrations. When you deal with us, we do everything we can to support you. Our goal is to make this difficult time as easy to manage as possible.
Wyoming motorcycle accidents can be complex. When a motorcycle accident occurs, everyone has their own side of the story. We work for you, to ensure that the insurance adjuster listens and takes action based on your account of things. Sometimes we involve accident recreation specialists when there is confusion about how a crash occurred. We do everything we can to make sure you receive justice.
Wyoming Motorcycle Law
Requirements for legally riding a motorcycle vary from state to state. The Kass & Moses team can confidently answer your questions about the specifics of Wyoming’s motorcycle laws. Below are a few rules of the road that every local rider should keep in mind:
- Minors operating or riding as a passenger on a motorcycle are required to wear an appropriate helmet.
- Motorcycles carrying a passenger should have a seat and footrest for that passenger.
- Motorcycles shall not overtake another motorcycle in the same lane. A motorcycle can, however, overtake a motorcycle in the same lane.
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