Motorcycle Accidents

When another person injures you in a motorcycle accident, or you lose a loved one in a fatal motorcycle accident, Ohio laws provide a legal process for you to recover compensation from the at-fault person. At the Cleveland personal injury law firm of Caravona & Berg, LLC, we help clients throughout the state navigate the complicated system to ensure you get justice and receive the full compensation you deserve. Our extensive experience enables us to handle all types of motorcycle accident cases, including high-value claims with catastrophic life-long or life-ending injuries and sophisticated, complex legal and factual issues.

Our Experience and Commitment to Clients

The law practice at Caravona & Berg focuses exclusively on representing injured individuals and their families in personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and workers’ compensation cases. We have decades of experience in motorcycle accidents and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Our record of securing jury verdicts and settlements attests to our success.

We attribute our success to excelling at what we do by working harder and preparing more thoroughly than the opponent, in addition to building trust in our client relationships. Every client knows that we do everything within our power to achieve a just and fair result for them. We draw on our in-depth understanding of the law and the tools provided by the legal system for recovering compensation for our clients.

In communicating with clients, we have a compassionate, straightforward approach. We firmly believe that honest, forthright communication is the only way to build a strong working relationship with a client. Our approach includes listening carefully to all your concerns, answering all your questions, and making certain you have reasonable expectations about the legal process.

Unlike some attorneys who settle every claim to increase case volume and turnover, we do not hesitate to take a case to trial when an insurance company is not willing to offer fair compensation to a client. We never charge you to talk with us about your accident. If you retain us to represent you, we charge fees on a contingent basis, so you pay us nothing unless we recover compensation for you.

Motorcycle Accidents in Ohio

A motorcycle accident often causes devastating, life-altering injuries or death for the rider. Severe and complicated trauma like brain injury, complex bone fractures, and spinal cord injuries are common. Recovering full compensation for these injuries from the person who caused the accident requires specialized knowledge about not only the applicable laws but also about the types of injuries a motorcyclist suffers in an accident. At Caravona & Berg, we have the experience to handle all types of motorcycle accidents to secure a full financial recovery, including those requiring advanced skills.

In most motorcycle accident claims, an insurance company is responsible for paying compensation to an individual injured by the company’s policyholder. Insurance companies are in business solely to make money. They profit by paying as little as possible on a claim, or by denying a claim and paying nothing. If you discuss the accident with an adjuster, you can inadvertently make statements that undermine your claim. For those reasons, it is never in your best interest to talk directly with an insurance company’s adjuster. When you count on Caravona & Berg to represent you, we are not fooled by insurance company tactics and tools for minimizing compensation for injured victims.

In a motorcycle accident case, the insurance company is likely to try to blame the accident on the rider. We know the defense strategies our opponents use in accident claims, and we know how to overcome and counter them. Through detailed investigation and analysis, we find out who was responsible for the accident. Then we take the necessary action to get the full compensation you deserve.

Wrongful Death Claims in Fatal Motorcycle Accidents

If you lost a loved one in a fatal motorcycle accident caused by another driver, an Ohio statute provides the right to bring a wrongful death action if death occurred due to another person’s wrongful act, neglect, or default, when certain legal requirements are met. The law provides for specific items of compensation that may be recovered in a wrongful death case. They include financial losses from the death, such as medical, funeral, and burial expenses. Certain family members may also be able to recover damages for additional losses caused by the death.

In Ohio, the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate must file the wrongful death action. Our team at Caravona & Berg has substantial experience with wrongful death cases and can help with all aspects of the claim, including establishing an estate for the purposes of pursuing compensation.

The statute imposes a two-year statute of limitations on wrongful death claims, which means the action must be filed within two years of the death, so it’s essential to contact us as soon as possible after you lose a loved one in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else. We understand that it is important for you to have time to grieve, so we carry as much of the responsibility as possible for pursuing the legal action and work hard to recover the full compensation you deserve. We want you and your family members to be able focus on helping each other through the bereavement process.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Caravona & Berg

If you have a potential motorcycle accident or wrongful death claim, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation to talk with us about your case by calling 216.696.6500, sending an email to, or using the online contact form. From our Cleveland location, we help clients throughout the State of Ohio.