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Cleveland Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Personalized Legal Representation for Seriously Injured Bikers

Motorcyclists are subjected to a certain amount of risk when they share the road with larger vehicles, such as cars, trucks, and buses. Because bikers are relatively unprotected—even when wearing helmets and safety gear—they tend to suffer far more serious injuries and a higher fatality rate than other types of motorists. Unfortunately, many motorcycle accidents are caused by the negligence of other drivers.

If you were injured or your loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident and you believe someone else was at fault, The Mellino Law Firm can help. Our skilled Cleveland motorcycle accident attorneys have more than three decades of experience; we have the resources and knowledge to aggressively advocate for you. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, and we are committed to holding negligent parties accountable.

Were you injured in a serious motorcycle collision? Contact us online or by phone at (440) 276-3535 to schedule a free, confidential case evaluation today.

How Negligence Leads to Motorcycle Accidents

As previously mentioned, negligence is often a leading factor in motorcycle accidents. Automobile drivers don’t always check for bikers, who may be more difficult to spot than other types of motorists. However, failing to see a motorcycle is not an excuse for a collision. On the contrary, it often points to carelessness on the part of the automobile driver.

Other common causes of motorcycle accidents that can be attributed to negligence include:

  • Distracted driving, including cellphone use
  • Speeding
  • Following too closely (“tailgating”)
  • Reckless and/or aggressive driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol
  • Changing lanes across a motorcyclist’s path
  • Turning into the path of an oncoming motorcyclist
  • Running red lights/stop signs
  • Dangerous or defective road conditions
  • Unsafe road design
  • Faulty safety equipment, such as motorcycle helmets
  • Defective motorcycle parts

The specific circumstances involved in your accident will determine who is liable for your injuries and how much your case may be worth. It is best to discuss your options with an experienced personal injury attorney.

Common Injuries in Motorcycle Collisions

Motorcycle collisions often result in devastating injuries for bikers. Both motorcycle operators and passengers are likely to be thrown from the motorcycle when they collide with or are hit by other vehicles.

Motorcyclists involved in accidents often suffer:

  • Serious cuts, scrapes, bruises, and lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Accidental amputations
  • Neck, back, and spinal cord injuries
  • Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal organ damage

These and other catastrophic injuries have serious physical, emotional, and financial implications. Victims will require extensive medical treatment, both immediate and ongoing. They will likely have to take time off work to receive care and, in severe cases, may not be able to return to work at all. This can quickly become incredibly costly and the emotional repercussions are immense.

Why You Need an Experienced Attorney

Motorcycle accident claims can be very complex. You will need to prove that someone else—another driver, a parts manufacturer, or another party—was responsible for the accident and that this accident led to your injuries. At The Mellino Law Firm, we can handle every aspect of your claim so that you can focus on getting the crucial care you need. Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Cleveland can answer your questions and help you throughout each step of the legal process.

Contact us today at (440) 276-3535 for a complimentary case evaluation.

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  • I couldn’t be happier with my experience at the Mellino Law Firm. Everyone in the office took great care of us and went above and beyond.

    - Floyd L.

  • I truly was amazed to watch you work at trial. It was a work of art and I was thankful that you were on my side.

    - Milt M.

  • Your kindness, understanding, and immense compassion truly helped our family get through this terrible event. Your willingness to know each of us in a personal way created a warm, pleasant environment. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

    - The W Family

  • My family and I were very pleased to be represented by Mellino Law. They are extremely professional, experienced and conscientious. But, most of all, the entire staff is very caring & compassionate.

    - Jewell Renee S.

  • You were always available to answer any concerns that we had. During the trial, your expertise, knowledge, and professionalism made you stand out in our eyes as “the best” lawyer out there.

    - Rita and Rich R.

  • Mr. Mellino and his staff are very responsive, have a wealth of knowledge, exceptional analytical capabilities, and excellent communications skills.

    - Briggette S.

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Why Choose The Mellino Law Firm

  • Tens of millions of dollars recovered
  • Over 30 Years of Experience
  • Free Case Evaluations
  • Successful Results Against Many HealthCare Systems Including University Hospital & Cleveland Clinic
  • Recognized by multiple peer review organizations as one of the best law firms in the country

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