Ohio Supreme Court declines appeal of $2.7M verdict for fatal motorcycle accident

On February 22, the Ohio Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of a $2.7 million verdict awarded to victims of a fatal trike motorcycle crash. Elk & Elk attorneys Gary Cowan and Kimberly Young represented the family of the Ohio man killed in the accident and his surviving spouse, who suffered severe injuries. Continue reading “Ohio Supreme Court declines appeal of $2.7M verdict for fatal motorcycle accident”

How is My Motorcycle Case Different?

Ohio attorney Art Elk puts his passion for motorcycles and his knowledge of personal injury law together to help victims of motorcycle accidents.

If someone mentions a motor vehicle accident, many people tend to imagine an automobile being involved in a wreck with another automobile.

However, if you’ve been involved in an accident in which you were riding a motorcycle, you may wonder, “Does that make my case any different?”

Actually, it does. Motorcycle accidents frequently have catastrophic outcomes, as riders are much more vulnerable. In addition, cases involving a motorcycle require a specialized approach from the very beginning. Reconstructing the scene of a motorcycle accident includes a very special set of dynamics. We hire experts who understand the differences between an accident involving a motorcycle versus those involving an automobile or truck.

A motorcycle accident attorney must also be prepared to handle the public’s perception of motorcyclists. Obviously, you want an experienced attorney who understands motorcycle accidents, but retaining a lawyer who also rides can make a big difference.

Our attorneys understand the unfavorable manner in which some people regard bikers—believing them to be loud and unruly. Such people may quickly assume the motorcyclist is at fault without knowing any of the facts. That’s why it’s important to get the investigation started immediately. We want to talk to witnesses firsthand – while memories are still fresh – and work to uncover the truth. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, you should seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney.

To learn more about personal injury law, I encourage you to watch the video above and to explore our educational website at www.elkandelk.com. If you have legal questions, please call us at 1-800-ELK-OHIO. I welcome your call.

Art Elk