Motorcycle accidents increase at an alarming rate
We have a team of highly experienced lawyers on standby to help you if your are involved in a Motorcycle Accidents, we will follow appropriate measures to help prove who was at fault, maximizing benefits for you for your immediate needs and for those that may present themselves in the future as a direct result of the accident.
You may be unaware that in a lawsuit involving personal injury, not only is it within your right to recover for immediate damages you sustained, you may also be entitled to adequate compensation for the same damages that affect the life or the lives of your loved ones for many years down the road.
Having an intimate knowledge of insurance coverage's and practices is what allows us to help you receive maximum benefits. Often we find combinations of insurance benefits are best suited. It does not matter which part you played if you were the unfortunate victim of a Motorcycle Accident. What does matter is that you retain a lawyer familiar with all the complex provisions of Insurance Law.
Sound advice if you are involved
in a motorcycle collision
Every year motorcycle riding becomes more popular, and in recent years a new population of older affluent riders has emerged. Unfortunately the number of serious injury or fatal motorcycle accidents is also growing at an alarming rate. Speeding is the leading cause of cyclist deaths, and almost half of the fatal accidents show alcohol involvement.
Another reason for the increase in accidents is because riders of advanced age may not possess the physical strength and reaction skills required for safe operation. Regardless of age all motorcyclists and their passengers are more vulnerable to weather and road hazards. Motorcycles are also less visible to other drivers and are far less crashworthy compared to vehicles that enclose the driver and passengers. When motorcyclists are involved in an accident they have little protection from the physical forces of the collision, so even a minor accident may cause tragic personal injury.
If you do have an accident we recommend you immediately seek medical treatment for your injuries and follow carefully the advice of your physician. You should keep a detailed record of all of your accident related expenses and make sure you save all of your receipts. We also recommend you have both vehicle and health insurance coverage with the highest amounts of coverage you can afford.
Compensation for Your Injuries
in a Motorcycle Accident
If you are injured and it is not your fault you may deserve compensation for your injuries, but a settlement or verdict in your favor will take time and you must bear the cost of your medical care in the interim. It is likely the other person’s insurance company will contact you and ask to record your statement of what happened. Before making any statement to the insurance company or signing anything, you should contact us immediately.
You will need an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. Remember everything you say and do after an accident may affect the validity of your case and the amount of compensation you may be due. How much money you are entitled to recover is never easy to answer because every case is different and many angles and points must be evaluated before a settlement or judgment is reached.
Our first actions on your behalf is to take the steps necessary to reach a liability determination, which means determining if you were or were not responsible for causing the accident. Making this liability determination is often not an easy process. Statistics show a larger percentage of motorcycle accidents are caused by the driver of the other vehicle, but there are many accidents where both parties bear some responsibility for the cause. When this happens we do a comparative responsibility study to show each party’s share of liability.
Many points of evidence are considered in this study, and since no two accidents are alike these points of evidence differ in each case. After completing the responsibility study we perform a compensation evaluation with the objective of getting you the highest amount of compensation you deserve. Some of the factors we evaluate in our compensation evaluation are:
- Property damage: We determine the total value of all property damaged or destroyed in the accident.
- Serious Personal Injuries: Severe injuries are common in motorcycle accidents. How much compensation you deserve depends on the severity of the accident. How much is your future lifestyle compromised, both physically and financially? Are you permanently disabled, or worse did the accident cause a wrongful death. These questions must be answered.
- Wage Loss: How much money did you lose because of your inability to work after the accident?
- Physical and mental stress: If you are severely injured you and all of your family undergo enormous physical and mental stress. We will be by your side to make sure these damages are counted in so you’ll get all the money you deserve for this anguish.
- Medical expenses: Serious personal injury means you have significant medical expenses and the guilty party should be made to pay for these expenses.
Do you need a lawyer?
Many studies show substantially larger settlements are awarded when the accident victim is represented by an experienced personal injury lawyer. Remember we work on a contingent fee basis which means there is no cash flow risk to you.
So, call us immediately if you or a friend or loved one gets injured. We will stand by your side fighting aggressively to get you all the money you deserve.