Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit Ohio

Post By Corey Heit

Cycling is a great way to travel the country. Many riders enjoy the open road and even go as far as traveling from the East Coast to the West on their bikes.

But how motorcycle laws vary from state to state can affect your travel. Here are some of the motorcycle accident lawsuit currently in effect in Ohio.

Ohio Motorcycle lawsuit overview

  • Riders traveling in Ohio are not required to wear head protection. That is unless they are under the age of 18 or are considered a ‘novice’ motorcyclist. This designation is indicated on an individual’s motorcycle license. Those operating a motorcycle must also wear a helmet if they are using a temporary instruction permit.
  • Motorcyclists must wear eye protection unless they have a windscreen
  • It is illegal for riders to operate their motorcycle if they are not sitting in astride the saddle, which means one leg to each side of the bike. There also cannot be more riders than those who can sit on a permanent, fixed seat. In short, you may not have more riders than the motorcycle is built for.
  • A footrest and side saddle are necessary for any additional riders; however, there is no age restrictions for passengers.

Ohio Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit

Ohio currently ranks as the state with the fourth most registered motorcycle riders according to the World Atlas, and with more motorcyclists, comes more accidents.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in Ohio, it is important to remain calm and call the police. After the responding law enforcement officer has made the accident report, it is imperative to call a motorcycle accident lawyer in Columbus, Ohio. The legal professionals at Heit Law can assist you with making sure you get the treatment you need.

Fault in a motorcycle accident is determined much like it is in all vehicular crashes. The negligent party is held responsible for causing the crash.

However, automobile operators have an increased responsibility to ensure motorcyclists are safe on the road. This means that most incidents involving a motorcycle-vehicle crash are the fault of the automobile driver.

To determine fault in a motorcycle-vehicle crash, the motorcyclist must prove the following:

  • The driver had a duty to exercise caution around a motorcyclist using the roadway
  • The operator of the vehicle violated this duty that put the rider or others around at risk
  • This driver’s negligence then directly resulted in the vehicle-motorcycle crash

Do not try to fight for a settlement on your own. Hire a qualified motorcycle accident lawyer in Westerville, Ohio. At Heit Law, we understand the complexities of vehicular crashes and can get the money you deserve.

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Do not wait to seek legal representation after a motorcycle accident. Our experienced personal injury lawyers offer a free consultation where you can get honest answers to your questions and learn more about your legal options. I handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. You don’t pay attorney fees unless we win. You can reach us by phone at 614-898-5300 , toll free from anywhere in Ohio at 877-898-HEIT (4348) or contact via email to schedule a free initial consultation.

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