Maybe you’ve heard the expression that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” It is important to take photographs of your injuries as soon as possible before they start to heal or fade. You should also take photographs of prescribed treatments.
These photographs will be used to support your claim because they demonstrate your injuries and pain and suffering.
The most common cause for motorcycle accidents is driver inattention by the other vehicle’s driver. Other causes include speeding, driver inexperience and poor weather or road conditions.
Based on our years of experience in handling these types of claims, we can put a value on your case. We make this determination based on several factors including:
- The fault of the other driver
- The type and extent of your injuries (mild, moderate or severe)
- Amount of medical treatment and likelihood of future medical treatment
- Disabilities (temporary or permanent)
- Lost wages for missed work and the consideration of future lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
First, seek medical attention. Next, find a skilled attorney that has experience with motorcycle accident claims. Your lawyer will investigate your case to determine the responsible party as well as assess your damages. A claim will be made against the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
No. You should not discuss your claim with the insurance company until you consult with your lawyer. Frequently, the insurance company will try to get you to agree to give a recorded statement, which can put you at a disadvantage. Many insurance companies count on victims not to get an attorney.
An experienced motorcycle accident attorney will interview participants and bystanders who may have witnessed your motorcycle crash. These interviews will include you and any passenger, the other driver and any passengers, any bystanders or eyewitnesses. Other valuable information can be learned from the police and ambulance personnel who were called to the scene.
An experienced motorcycle accident attorney will investigate your motorcycle accident to get the best evidence available to pursue your claim. A motorcycle accident reconstructionist can help prove the other driver’s fault. A motorcycle reconstructionist can cost thousands of dollars, so it is necessary for you to hire a law firm with the resources to work with such an expert.
Yes. If you have been a victim in a motorcycle accident, you need a motorcycle accident lawyer because the insurance companies have their own experienced adjusters and lawyers.
Insurance companies want to pay you the least amount to settle your case. Experienced law firms like Douglas, Leonard & Garvey can fight for you and help you get the compensation you deserve.
We work on a contingency fee arrangement, which means your fees are paid out of compensation awarded in your case.