Types of Motorcycle Accidents in Omaha

In Omaha, Nebraska alone we had 8,405 total motorized vehicle accidents throughout 2011, while Nebraska as a whole had 574 total motorcycle accidents according to the Nebraska Department of Roads.

The definition of a motorcycle is a two or three wheeled vehicle designed to travel long distances, race, off-road, cruise, or navigate through congested traffic. A motorcycle is one of the most affordable transportation options throughout the entire world. Reports indicate that there are over 200 million motorcyclists throughout the entire world.

The motorcycle accident attorneys at Inkelaar Law have great sympathy for individuals injured in motorcycle accidents and will work with each client to achieve the proper settlement amount they deserve. As a token of our appreciation, our attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis, so we will not charge you for any of our services unless we obtain a winning verdict or settlement and you recover.

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Types of Motorcycles

Since the 1860s when the first steam powered motorcycle was created, motorcycle manufacturers have created many different types of motorcycles. These types of motorcycles would be created to serve different purposes from leisurely riding and enjoying the open road to racing other motorcycles on a track.

Some types of motorcycles include:

  • Chopper Bikes
  • Crotch Rocket
  • Cruiser Bikes
  • Dual-Sport Bikes
  • Mopeds
  • Motorcycle Ambulances
  • Motorcycle Taxis
  • Off-Road Motorcycles
  • Police Motorcycles
  • Scooters Sport Touring Bikes
  • Standard Motorcycles
  • Street Motorcycles
  • Touring Motorcycles
  • Vespa

These types of motorcycles, upon others, offer riders an enormous array of options while choosing which type of bike they would like. Of course, prior to riding any of these motorcycles all riders must possess the proper licenses and insurance, while recognizing some of the dangers of riding these motorcycles.

Reasons for Motorcycle Collisions

It is unfortunate that many passenger vehicle drivers fail to recognize motorcyclists across our Omaha roadways; however riders can take certain precautions to avoid becoming involved in an accident. Accidents may also be avoided by motorcyclists abiding by all rules of the road and also practicing defensive driving techniques, which are taught in most motorcycle licensing programs.

Some reasons for motorcycle collisions include:

  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Blind Spots
  • Construction zones
  • Driver distractions
  • Driver Inexperience
  • DWI / DUI
  • Failure to Yield the Right of Way
  • Fixed Object Collision
  • Lane Splitting
  • Mechanical Errors
  • Performing Stunts
  • Road hazards
  • Speeding
  • Texting and Riding
  • Unsafe Lane Changing

Furthermore, the Nebraska Department of Roads has reported that 36 percent of all fatal motorcycle collisions were alcohol related, while the average blood alcohol concentration was .84, which is ten times over the legal limit to operate a vehicle on our roadways. Of course, alcohol is a contributing factor in many motorcycle accident injuries as well.

Types of Motorcyclist Injuries

When a passenger vehicle accident occurs, the structure and many safety devices are used to protect its occupants. However, when a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, they have little to no protection from the outside environment, which leaves riders extremely vulnerable to injuries caused by the outside environment and other vehicles.

Some types of motorcyclist injuries include:

  • Back and Neck Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Burns
  • Dislocated Joints
  • Facial Injuries
  • Femoral Fracture
  • Internal Injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Loss of Limb
  • Patella Fracture
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Riders Arm
  • Road Rash
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Tibial Fracture
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Wrist Injuries

These injuries may range in severity, thus it is important to visit a medical professional following any type of accident injury. By visiting a medical professional, it will not only assure all injuries are properly cared for, but also provide individuals with medical documents which can be used in the court of law.

Types Accident Compensation Benefits

When an individual becomes injured following a motorcycle accident, or any type of accident for that matter, there are certain compensation benefits which they may be able to receive. These compensation benefits will not change the events that happened, however they will assist individuals in paying for the damages that were caused by another person.

Some types of accident compensation benefits include:

  • Disfigurement
  • Existing Medical Expenses
  • Funeral Expenses
  • Future Medical Expenses
  • Hospital Costs
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Loss of Earning Capacity
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life
  • Loss of Future Income
  • Lost Income
  • Mental and/or Physical Impairments
  • Mental Anguish
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Rehabilitation Expenses
  • Special Equipment Needed
  • Therapy Expenses
  • Wrongful Death

In order to achieve any of these compensation benefits, an individual must prove that all injuries were caused by the negligent actions of another individual. Therefore, it is recommended to seek the professional advice and guidance of an experienced attorney.

Need Help? Contact our Nebraska Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

At Inkelaar Law, our attorneys believe that if you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, due to the negligent actions of another individual, the victim may be entitled to compensation benefits for their losses and damages. Our attorneys have won millions in successful verdicts and settlements over the years and will work relentlessly for you to obtain the maximum compensation benefits available.

Our law firm has experience assisting injured victims throughout Omaha and across Nebraska. With our main offices located in Omaha, and Lincoln, we are able to provide our services to the surrounding areas and the entire state.

Some of the local Omaha areas our attorneys serve include:

  • Arlington
  • Bennington
  • Chalco
  • Elkhorn
  • Gretna
  • La Vista
  • Millard
  • Ralston
  • Springfield
  • Yutan

For more information about our law firm, or if you believe you have a case, we invite you to contact us at 1-877-537-4665 today where a member of our intake team will collect critical information about your motorbike accident. At this time your information will be relayed to one of our attorneys ready to handle your specific accident injury case.

Begin here by completing the Free Case Evaluation form at the upper right of this page. It is completely free and all information will remain confidential to our attorneys.