Don’t Let A Motorcycle Accident Ruin Your Life
Never take on an insurance company alone. The Lawboss is here to help.
Accidents involving motorcycles are often devastating. A motorcycle accident can cause severe and long-term effects. Because motorcyclists have little protection and are left vulnerable during collisions, accidents can easily be fatal.
Even at low speeds, a motorcycle accident can leave the rider with serious injuries that affect the rest of their life. When this happens, our legal team is committed to work hard to help you recover physically and financially.
If you have been the victim of a motorcycle accident, it is important to make sure you have the means to recover from your injuries. Call 1-800-LAWBOSS and speak with our legal team to find out how we can help. We are available 24/7 to discuss your case.
Q: What are some common injuries caused by motorcycle accidents?
A: Motorcycle injuries can often be the most traumatic because the motorcyclist is the most vulnerable.
While any car accident can cause serious injuries, the stakes are much higher when it comes to motorcycle accidents because the drivers are left unprotected from other cars on the road. This can result in injuries such as:
- Head and brain injuries, which can cause lifelong problems
- Internal injuries caused by blunt force trauma
- Cuts, lacerations and road rash which can cause permanent scarring
- Spinal cord injury and paralysis
- Broken bones
- Loss of limbs
- In the worst cases, these life-altering injuries require lifelong medical care and can prevent you from working. A personal injury attorney can help you seek compensation for the medical expenses that your injury will incur.
Q: What are some frequent causes of motorcycle accidents?
A: Motorcyclists have a much higher chance of experiencing an accident because they are exposed to far more dangers than other motorists.
There are several circumstances that could lead to motorcycle accidents. Some common causes include:
- Poor road conditions, which are especially dangerous to motorcyclists
- Car drivers failing to check blind spots
- Cars speeding or driving recklessly
- Drunk drivers
- Motorcycle defects
Whether your motorcycle accident was due to a negligent driver, a mechanical issue, or dangerous road conditions, a personal injury attorney can assist you in maximizing compensation for your damages.
Q: What damages are recoverable after a motorcycle wreck?
A: An attorney will uncover all available sources to get you maximum compensation.
Nothing can make up for the emotional and physical trauma that a motorcycle accident can cause; however, you may be able to recover both economic and non-economic damages after an accident, including:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages due to injury
An attorney can help you determine which damages you may be entitled to and will work to make sure that you recover them. Oftentimes, people who handle their accident claim on their own miss out on certain damages that are recoverable.
Q: Why do I need an attorney after a motorcycle accident?
A: Not only will a personal injury lawyer help you get the proper medical treatment, they are your advocate for facilitating your financial compensation.
After a motorcycle accident, you can file a claim yourself, but it may not be in your best interest. Due the stigma that motorcyclists are reckless or careless, insurance companies may try to pin the blame on you and deny your claim—even if you were not at fault.
Hiring a motorcycle accident attorney or personal injury attorney can give you the peace of mind you need when going up against big insurance companies. The attorney serves as your advocate, using their knowledge and experience in personal injury law to help get you the best offer possible for your motorcycle accident.
Q: Should I call the insurance company before I hire a law firm?
A: You should not call your insurance company first. Your lawyer will expedite the process with your insurance company and that of the party at fault.
If you speak to the insurance company after your accident, they may try to make you a low offer and convince you that it is the best one you will get. However, the insurance company does not have your best interest in mind—they only look out for their shareholders. Instead, call an experienced lawyer who can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf and work to get you a bigger offer.
Q: How am I supposed to afford a personal injury attorney?
A: Consulting with an attorney is actually affordable and in your best interest. You are not charged a fee if your attorney is unable to reach a settlement for you.
Many people are hesitant to hire an attorney because they don’t want to be stuck with legal fees that they cannot afford. Fortunately, most motorcycle accident attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. In other words, your attorney will take a percentage of any settlement or money awarded to you. If you do not get a settlement or award, then you do not pay a fee.