How an Attorney Helps You After a Motorcycle Accident
The injuries you suffer after a motorcycle accident are generally more severe. From scrapes and bruises to fractures and dislocations, not to mention open wounds that can get easily infected, these injuries will require extensive medical attention, treatment, hospitalization, and even rehabilitation. The last thing you’d want to worry about is your personal injury lawsuit. An accident lawyer can help you with that. The attorney can take on your case, build it, and manage it while you focus on your full recovery.Establish the Validity of Your Claim
You have to understand that proving who’s at fault in a motorcycle accident is a lot trickier than establishing the blame in a car accident. That is why not all victims of motorcycle accidents may be entitled to a form of compensation. An accident attorney will gather as much evidence as possible including testimonies from witnesses to help determine whether you have the right to receive compensation for your injuries and suffering.Protect Your Legal Rights
Insurers will always attempt to put the blame of the accident on you. They will try to say that it is your fault that the crash occurred or you are partly to blame. An accident attorney knows the many dirty tactics that insurers will use to undermine your case. This is an effort to minimize the cost of going into a settlement while also managing the inherent risks of potentially bringing the case to court. It is for this reason that you should never talk to them or you can limit your communication. This is to avoid giving them enough reason to discredit you and put the blame squarely on your shoulders. As a general rule, your accident attorney will be the one to do the talking, so you get to preserve your legal rights.Negotiate a Just Settlement
As already mentioned, the insurer will try to put the blame on you to help limit the amount that they are going to offer as a settlement for your damages. Your accident attorney knows this very well and will do everything he can to negotiate a more just settlement. The lawyer will examine the case even further and determine the value of the compensation that you should get, typically basing it on past cases of similar nature that have been decided on favorably by the courts. The attorney will also consider both the general and specific losses you’ve sustained to come up with a just settlement figure.
Helping you find justice for the injuries and sufferings you’ve endured because of a motorcycle accident is the main task of an accident attorney. Make the call if ever you’re involved in such an accident. Call me for free, friendly advice at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400.
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Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 10.6.20]