Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Drivers often deny liability after an accident with a motorcycle – and an insurance company will evaluate your claim based upon their client’s statement. That’s when to hire an attorney. It is possible to get justice after a motorcycle accident. And an experienced law firm makes all the difference. Our motorcycle accident lawyers and staff work hard to build up your claim — so, you get the compensation necessary to recover.
We have a proven track record of safeguarding the interests of our clients injured in motorcycle accidents. Some members of our team are seasoned motorcycle riders who understand the danger posed by negligent drivers.
COMMON MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES
Due to the fact that motorcyclists have little protection from other vehicles, injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident can be serious and life-threatening. Common motorcycle injuries may include the following:
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Spinal cord injuries
Loss of limbs
DO I HAVE A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CLAIM?
Seeking legal counsel and guidance is the only guaranteed method of determining if you have a personal injury case. However, here are some of the criteria needed to establish a valid lawsuit:
– Prove you have suffered actual injury/harm
– Prove the other party is at fault
– Prove your injury was the result of the accident
There is no easy formula for measuring responsibility in an accident. Experienced motorcycle accident lawyers take a great deal of time weighing the various facts of the case to come to a conclusion on liability and damages.
Even if you may be partly responsible for the accident, it’s still possible for you to be awarded compensation based on the degree of fault attributed to you. The overall figure or amount will vary. Your settlement can cover damages including but not limited to:
– Past and Future Wages Lost
– Medical Care
– Property loss
– Pain and Suffering
– Emotional Distress
– Loss of Enjoyment of Life
In most states, motorcycle riders and passengers under the age of 18 are required to wear a helmet.
State helmet laws often allow two types of helmets (either must meet US Department of Transportation standards) – three-quarter face or full-face.
Helmets should fit snugly all the way around the motorcyclist’s head. Helmets must be free of defects, like cracks, loose padding, or frayed straps.
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT FAQS
Q: Do I need a motorcycle accident lawyer if I have been in a motorcycle accident?
A: Distracted and careless drivers may not see a motorcyclist until it is too late. When a distracted or careless driver causes a serious accident, the driver must be held accountable. After a motorcycle crash, getting the compensation you deserve, even if your injuries are severe, may be difficult. Insurance companies profit by paying motorcycle crash victims as little as they can. It is common for at-fault drivers to blame motorcyclists and for insurance companies to believe their policyholders. Don’t accept a settlement offer from an insurance company without consulting a top motorcycle attorney first.
Q: How much will it cost to hire a motorcycle accident lawyer?
A: We charge on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not collect a fee unless we win your case. If we are unable to produce results for you, you will not owe us anything for our services. You will not pay anything up front or out of your own pocket. Studies were done by insurance companies indicating that accident victims with attorneys received, on average, 40% more money than victims without lawyers. Learn More.
Q: What should I do after a motorcycle accident?
A: The most important thing to do is to seek medical attention for your injuries. Here are some additional steps to take:
Get a copy of the police report
Take photos of damages to your vehicle and your injuries
Keep a record of your physical symptoms, medical visits, treatments, tests, and medications
Keep a record of days missed from work
Never give a statement or supply information to anyone other than your own doctor and your insurance company – you are not obligated to speak with the other driver’s insurance company
Do not accept a settlement offer from an insurance company until you have consulted with a Sweet James personal injury lawyer.
Q: What Kinds of Compensation Can I Recover?
A: Sweet James accident injury attorneys may be able to help you recover compensation for the following:
Past and Future Medical Expenses Directly related to your accident.
Pain and Suffering.
Loss of Consortium. As a result of wrongful death: the surviving spouse may be awarded compensation for the loss of services, assistance, aid, society, and companionship of his or her loved one. Surviving parents may be awarded compensation for the loss of love, affection and companionship of their minor children. Minor children may be awarded compensation for the loss of services, assistance, aid, society and companionship of their parents.
HOW CAN A SWEET JAMES MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY HELP ME?
There can be many factors that will need to be examined in order to determine the causes and effects of a motorcycle accident. Insurance companies know that it’s almost impossible to undertake this task alone, and attempting to manage your legal issues by yourself can make you very vulnerable.
Insurance adjusters may try and take advantage of you to avoid paying out the proper sum of damages.
As unfair as it may appear, there are clever defenses they can use to mitigate the harm you have suffered and deprive you of the money you are entitled to obtain after your accident. A motorcycle injury attorney experienced in handling motorcycle accident claims can stop this from happening.
At Sweet James, we are unwavering in our commitment to excellence and handle all our legal disputes carefully. When dealing with your motorcycle accident claim, our firm will make use of all the available resources to get you the money you need to balance your life again.