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The personal injury trial attorneys at Hupy and Abraham will be fierce advocates in your time of need. With offices across Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa, and representing clients hurt by all types of motorcycle crashes, we are available where you need us and when you need us.

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  • I broke my ribs in a recent Milwaukee motorcycle accident. I’ll heal, but in the meantime I am in too much pain to go to work and my medical expenses are really piling up. Is my injury serious enough for me to contact a Milwaukee motorcycle accident attorney?

    Yes, your injury may be serious enough to warrant a phone call to a Milwaukee motorcycle accident lawyer. Motorcycle accident injuries are unique and dependent on many factors. If broken ribs have kept you out of work, have caused you to incur medical bills or other expenses, or have resulted in significant physical pain or emotional suffering then you should contact an experienced Milwaukee motorcycle accident attorney to learn more about your rights.

    It is true that others may have suffered more significant physical injuries than you did in your accident. However, that does not change the fact that you the law protects you if you have been injured by someone else’s negligence. In order to determine if you have a legal case, your Milwaukee motorcycle lawyers are going to consider not only your physical injuries but also whether another driver’s negligence caused you to suffer those physical injuries.

    For more information about your legal rights and possible financial recovery, we encourage you to contact us directly at 1-800-800-5678 or 414-223-4800 and to read our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims. You shouldn’t have to suffer alone for the mistakes made by others and our lawyers would be pleased to provide you with a free consultation.

  • I was hurt in a Milwaukee motorcycle accident this weekend. I don’t know what I should do next. Should I wait until Monday to find out my rights?

    No. If you, or a loved one, is physically able to start protecting your rights then the time to do it is now. You do not have to wait until Monday to call an experienced Milwaukee motorcycle accident lawyer and you do not have to wait until Monday to read our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims.

    That said, your first priority should be your physical recovery. You should get medical attention over the weekend if you have been injured.

    If you do not have the time, the energy, or the ability to talk to a lawyer in the first 48 hours following your accident, it is important to know that you are not precluded from contacting a lawyer in the future. You can always pick up the phone on Monday and contact an experienced Milwaukee motorcycle attorney.

    The world may slow down, but it does not stop on Saturdays and Sundays. It may take a little more effort to get the care that you need since regular business hours may not be kept. However, you do not need to spend the weekend wondering what to do or waiting to get help.

    For more information, our Milwaukee motorcycle accident attorneys encourage you to contact us directly via our website or by calling 1-800-800-5678 or 414-223-4800. We will work hard to make sure that your rights are protected and that you get the recovery that you deserve.

  • What is the best way to stay warm while motorcycling in Wisconsin during the winter time?

    If you decide to ride your motorcycle during the winter months, you have made an excellent choice. Although many riders fear the cold and put their motorcycles away in the garage for the winter, you don’t have to. The key to having a pleasant ride during the winter cold is to be dressed appropriately for the weather. Just staying warm can help to prevent a Madison motorcycle accident.

    In recent years there have been great innovations in motorcycle riding gear. One of the best developments to improve the comfort of a rider during cold months is electric riding gear. Electric riding gear attaches to the bike's electrical system and adds heat where you need it. Three essential electric articles you should have for your winter ride is:

    • Gloves. Gloves are key to comfort and safety during cold rides. When your hands get cold, your manual dexterity and precision lessen. This can make it more difficult to operate the brake, clutch, and throttle.
    • Vest. Many riders opt for only electric gloves and skimp on buying a heated vest. That’s a poor decision. A heated vest can lower the riding comfort temperature by 20 degrees. This means that if you are comfortable riding at 55 degrees, using an electric vest will allow you to be comfortable at 35 degrees.
    • Chaps. Once you have the gloves and vest, you should invest in a pair of electric chaps. Keeping your legs warmed while you ride can reduce the risk of hypothermia and can help you maintain concentration on the road instead of your discomfort.

    Riding with safety and warmth in mind can save you from an accident. Just as you would not ride on a bright sunny day without sunglasses, and you would not ride in the rain without weather-resistant clothing, you should be prepared against the chill when you ride in winter.

    If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free case evaluation, contact an experienced Wisconsin motorcycle accident attorney at Hupy and Abraham. Call 800-800-5678 today and ask how you can receive a FREE copy of our injury law firm’s book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims.

  • I was injured in a Wisconsin motorcycle accident. The crash occurred when a deer ran into the road. I was unable to stop. I know that I can’t file an injury claim against the deer. Can I file a claim against my own insurance?

    Wisconsin is ranked seventh in the nation for deer-auto accidents. While there are no rankings for Wisconsin deer-motorcycle accidents, these are not uncommon. Deer are hard to see. If they are spooked by the sound of an oncoming vehicle, they may run into the road. There may be nothing a motorcyclist can do to avoid a crash. Many deer-motorcycle accidents are quite serious and result in extensive injuries. The victim may be left with thousands of dollars in medical bills.

    You are right: you cannot expect a deer to pay your medical expenses. And there’s a good chance that your own insurance company won’t pay the bills. In Wisconsin, drivers are only required to carry liability insurance. Unless you have additional no-fault or personal injury protection coverage, your insurance company may not offer much help.

    If you do carry PIP or no-fault coverage, your insurance company should cover your medical bills up to the limit of your policy. But you must make your claim in a timely manner.

    To learn more about Wisconsin motorcycle accident injury claims, request a free copy of The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims. If you’d like to discuss your claim with a Milwaukee motorcycle accident attorney, contact Hupy and Abraham at 800-800-5678.

  • My motorcycle passenger is drunk. Should I allow that person to get on my bike with me if I’m riding in Milwaukee?

    Motorcycle passengers, unlike passengers in other vehicles, contribute to the safe driving of the vehicle. You count on your passenger to hold on, to know when to shift his or her weight, and to avoid distracting you or making sudden movements that could result in a Milwaukee motorcycle accident.

    Accordingly, it is important to think twice about allowing a passenger who has been drinking to get on your bike. The result of a drunken passenger could be a serious crash that results in injuries or fatalities. It may be safer to find another way for your passenger to get to his or her destination.

    If a motorcycle driver or passenger who was drinking has injured you, then you may have the right to recover damages for your injuries. Damages may include compensation for your past, current and future medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, out-of-pocket costs, lost income, physical pain, emotional suffering, and other financial consequences of your Milwaukee motorcycle accident injuries.

    Of course, insurers may not readily hand over fair and adequate damages to you. Instead, you and your Milwaukee motorcycle accident lawyer may need to fight for your just recovery. You can get started on your possible recovery today by contacting a Milwaukee motorcycle accident attorney at 1-800-800-5678 or 414-223-4800 and by finding out more about your rights in our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims.

  • How can I recover from a broken hip after a Wausau motorcycle crash?

    As you well know, a broken hip can be a significant injury. Depending on the severity of the break, your age, and your general health you may require surgery, a hospital stay, in-patient rehabilitation, and outpatient rehabilitation services. During this time, you may be unable to work, unable to participate in your usual activities, and you may be in a lot of pain. Thus, your recovery may include medical treatment, physical therapy, and financial damages.

    Your doctor will recommend the best course of treatment and work together with your physical therapist to help you recover from your physical injuries as soon as possible. Similarly, a Wausau motorcycle accident lawyer will work with you, your doctor, and insurance companies to help you get the financial recovery that you deserve after your accident.

    Generally, damages for a motorcycle accident broken hip may include compensation for all of your medical expenses, hospitalizations, physical therapy, other rehabilitative therapy, lost income, out-of-pocket expenses, and pain and suffering. The amount first offered to you by an insurance company may not be sufficient to cover all of the expenses and pain that you have already incurred and that you are likely to incur in the future.

    Accordingly, your Wausau motorcycle accident attorney will fight hard to get you the fair recovery that you deserve. For more information, please contact an experienced Wisconsin motorcycle crash lawyer today at 1-800-800-5678 or 715-298-4400 and please download a FREE copy of our book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims.

  • I will be participating in a group ride. Are there special safety rules for group motorcycle riding?

    For many, motorcycling riding is an individual activity, and participating in an organized motorcycle rally or riding with a group of friends can be a fun change of pace. However, because there are so many people involved, there are more risks in group riding. By following these safety tips from out Appleton motorcycle attorneys, you can a fun and safe group ride.

    Be prepared

    • Plan the ride in advance.
    • Arrive at the meeting on time.
    • Arrive at with a full gas tank.
    • Hold a riders’ meeting before getting on the bikes. Discuss the route and stops for fuel, food and rest, and what to do if a rider is separated from the group.
    • If you are in a large group, break into groups of manageable size, about five to seven riders.
    • Assign experienced riders as lead and sweep/tail.
    • The leader should have a feel for the group’s riding style and individual weaknesses.
    • Make sure that at least one rider has a cell phone, tool kit, and first aid kit.
    • Review motorcycle hand signals.

    Ride in formation

    Safety experts recommend a staggered riding formation where alternating riders use opposite thirds of the lane and are spaced at least two bike lengths apart. This allows a space cushion between the motorcycles so riders have the time and space needed to maneuver around hazards. If visibility is poor or there are road hazards, riding single file may be safer. Avoid riding side-by-side. Always follow traffic laws.

    As Appleton motorcycle injury lawyers, we know that riding safely isn’t always enough. Many accidents are caused by drivers who simply don’t see or watch for motorcycles. That’s why we offer free “Watch for Motorcycles” stickers on our website. 

    To learn what to do after a Wisconsin motorcycle accident, request a free copy of The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims. To schedule a free appointment with an Appleton motorcycle injury attorney, contact Hupy and Abraham at (800) 800-5678

  • My doctor says I need rehabilitation therapy and that I can’t return to work after my Milwaukee motorcycle accident pelvic injury. How am I going to afford this?

    The news that you need extensive physical therapy, occupational therapy, and/or some other type of rehabilitation therapy can be frightening when you are out of work. You know that you need to do what the doctor tells you so that you can recover to the maximum extent possible, but how are you going to pay for rehabilitation bills when you are struggling to pay your daily living expenses?

    If someone else caused your motorcycle accident injuries then that person, or that person’s insurance company, may be responsible for paying for your injuries. Your injuries may include income that you have lost because you have been unable to work, medical expenses, and rehabilitation therapies ordered by your doctor. Additionally, you may be able to be compensated for your out-of-pocket costs and your pain and suffering.

    The person who caused your injuries, or the insurance company responsible for paying for your injuries, may not just hand over the money that you deserve after an accident. Instead, you may need to contact an experienced Milwaukee motorcycle crash lawyer to discuss your rights and to fight for your fair and just recovery.

    For more information about your potential recovery, we encourage you to contact our Milwaukee motorcycle accident law firm today at 1-800-800-5678 or locally at 414-223-4800. We also encourage you to learn more about what to do after an accident in our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims.

  • What are the benefits of using an attorney for my Milwaukee motorcycle accident settlement?

    Riding a motorcycle has its risks. One of those risks is being involved in a Wisconsin motorcycle accident and being injured. Motorcycle accidents generally cause more injuries than any other type of transportation. Because of these injuries, a high percentage of accidents will end up in a settlement with an insurance company.

    Many riders think that reaching a settlement with an insurance company is as easy as calling them and wait for their check. This is not the case. Insurance companies are not in the business of paying generously. To reach the settlement that you deserve it is important to use a Wisconsin motorcycle crash lawyer who is experienced in the area. Some benefits of using one of these lawyers are:

    • Negotiations. Using an attorney will relieve you from the stress of having to negotiate your payout. An experienced lawyer will know what your case is worth and aim for that amount.
    • Dealing with the adjusters. Your attorney will be able to deal directly with the insurance adjusters. Many adjusters take advantage of the fact that victims are unaware of legal terms and what they are entitled to.
    • Higher payout. An experienced Wisconsin motorcycle wreck attorney will generally be able to get you a higher pay out than if you try to do it alone.
    • Guidance. An attorney can guide you through the settlement process. He can answer any questions you may have.

    If you have been involved in an accident, you need to rely on an attorney who will get you the compensation you deserve. Contact one of the experienced attorneys at Hupy and Abraham for a free consultation. Call 800-800-5678 today to have your legal questions answered.

  • Are the Wisconsin motorcycle helmet laws as effective as helmet laws in other states?

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released information about helmet laws in each state. According to the CDC, Wisconsin ranks 46th in the nation for lives saved and economic costs saved due to helmet use.

    When compared to other states in the region, both Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa had an estimated 4 lives and $8 million saved by helmet use for every 100,000 registered motorcycles. In comparison, Michigan saw 27 lives and $55 million saved, Ohio saw 7 lives and $14 million saved, and Indiana saw 6 lives and $11 million saved.

    Accordingly, in June 2012 the CDC recommended that Wisconsin consider adopting a universal helmet law. Currently, not all riders are required to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle in Wisconsin.

    If you have been hurt in an accident then it is important to contact an experienced Milwaukee motorcycle accident lawyer regardless of whether or not you were wearing a helmet.

    Your Milwaukee motorcycle accident attorney will fight hard for your fair and just recovery of damages which may include past and future medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost income, out of pocket costs and pain and suffering.

    For more information, please call our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers in Milwaukee today at 1-800-800-5678 or 414-223-4800. We also invite you to learn more about your rights and about what to do after a motorcycle crash in our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims.