Motorcycle Accidents

Your Quality of Life May Depend on the Skill of Your Lawyer

"Anyone would be hard-pressed to find an attorney or staff that could fill the shoes of Rittgers & Rittgers law firm."

- Darrell R., motorcycle accident victim

Motorcycle injury cases should never be treated like typical auto accident claims. Trauma suffered by motorcyclists and their passengers is much more likely to result in lifelong health problems or wrongful death. Your quality of life — and your family's well-being -- may depend on your successful recovery of compensation for the total harm the motorcycle crash has caused you.

Ohio Motorcycle Accidents Infograph from Rittgers & Rittgers

Want to know more? Read our free White Paper: The Attorney You Choose Impacts the Settlement or Verdict of Your Motorcycle Accident Case .

To recover maximum compensation in an Ohio motorcycle accident, a victim or family needs to prove more than the fault of another person — which can be surprisingly difficult. The victim, or plaintiff, must provide convincing evidence regarding the extent to which the crash has impacted his or her life. While damages for past medical expenses and lost wages may be relatively straightforward, future costs and noneconomic harms are difficult to value and prove.

The attorneys at Rittgers & Rittgers have an excellent track record of getting motorcycle accident victims and their families compensated for all damages recoverable under Ohio law. We treat our clients like they are our own family members. We help bikers overcome the unfair biases they routinely face. We are not afraid to take your case to trial if the at-fault motorist and insurer refuse to pay the full value of your claim.

For a consultation with one of the motorcycle accident attorneys at Rittgers & Rittgers, call 513-932-2115 or contact us online. We are available 24/7.

Proving Fault: Overcoming Denials of Responsibility

Our job as motorcycle accident attorneys is to help our clients prove how an accident happened and hold the at-fault driver and his or her insurance company accountable. Too often, the reason motorcycles are cut off or hit is because other drivers do not look for motorcycles. Even in situations where the car driver's negligence is obvious, defendants and insurers will lowball the claim or completely deny wrongdoing.

At Rittgers & Rittgers, we will use our network of resources to strengthen your motorcycle injury claim:

  • We will use experts for accident reconstruction.
  • We will use our network of reliable medical expert witnesses to prove the extent and effect of your injuries.
  • We will leverage our success as trial lawyers to help ensure that you receive a fair settlement offer. If your claim is not treated fairly, the opposition knows that we will gladly take your case to trial if that is what it takes to get you fully compensated.
  • We understand there is an unfair bias against motorcyclists. We excel at eliminating this bias on a case-by-case basis so our clients can get what they are rightfully owed.

Free Resources for Motorcycle Crash Victims and Families

Because Rittgers & Rittgers routinely helps injured Ohio motorcyclists, we assembled a variety of resources to educate bikers after an accident:

Cincinnati Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Were you recently in a crash? Read our free eBook, Guiding You Through An Ohio Motorcycle Accident.

A Record of Success and Satisfied Clients

Rittgers & Rittgers is a family-founded law firm serving southwestern Ohio and Greater Cincinnati. We deliberately keep our staff small and customer-focused. Read what our clients have to say about our attorneys.

Although our firm is selectively small, we have the accolades and accomplishments of a large law firm, including:

  • The highest professional and ethical rating possible under Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating* system for some of our staff
  • Several attorneys recognized as Ohio Super Lawyers, an honor given to less than 5 percent of Ohio attorneys
  • Numerous multimillion-dollar recoveries
  • Numerous successful arguments before the Ohio Supreme Court
  • Experience handling high-profile cases, including those with national media coverage

We provide consultations to motorcycle accident victims and their families. To claim yours, call 513-932-2115 or email us. Available 24/7.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

5/5

"I cannot sing the praises of Charlie Rittgers (and the entire practice) enough. From beginning to end his experience, knowledge of both the law and the process, professionalism, thoroughness, and genuine care for his client (me) were second to none. Charlie's skill, experience, and background made him a no-brainer for me when choosing counsel, but what ended up defining my experience was the way he treated me throughout the entire process. I've been acquainted with Charlie for years (friends of friends, seeing him out and about), but he treated me like a friend and took great care to make sure I was "okay", not just in terms of the outcome of my case but also my stress & anxiety as it related to the ordeal. He seemed to genuinely care about my well-being, and wasn't just going through the motions. I sent him many long, bulleted emails with questions and concerns, and he painstakingly answered every single one with the reassurance that I was not bugging him. He spoke with me kindly and treated me like a peer, not a "less-than". I felt (and feel) like I can trust him to do right by me, and at no point did I feel like anything he did or advice he gave was self-serving, which is more than I can say for a lot of lawyers. I've had many other experiences with attorneys over the years (personal relationships. being involved in others' divorce proceedings, contract law, business matters, two of my best friends are attorneys, etc) and I've seen a lot of attorney-client relationships be very matter-of-fact, poorly managed, cold, and even patronizing or dismissive. I understand that sometimes this is by design, but for me that would have made an already stressful experience infinitely worse. I couldn't be happier with my choice to hire Charlie and his team to represent me, and would recommend him to anyone."

Date published: 10/19/2016