What Does a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Do?
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The days and weeks following a motorcycle accident can be extremely stressful. During a time when you should be able to focus on your recovery, you have the added stress of medical bills, lost wages, and calls from insurance companies trying to pressure you into accepting low settlement offers.
A lawyer can help during this difficult time, but many people hesitate to contact a law firm because they do not fully understand what motorcycle accident lawyers do. In reality, a motorcycle accident lawyer can mean the difference between paying out-of-pocket for damages incurred in the accident.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident due to someone else’s negligence, it is in your best interests to reach out to a motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible. Schedule a free case review today. Contact Phillips Law Group 24/7 at 1-800-706-3000 or complete our free case evaluation form.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help After Your Motorcycle Accident
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be considering whether you should consult with a lawyer or try to handle the claim on your own. There are many benefits to having a motorcycle accident lawyer on your side, especially if you sustained serious injuries in the collision.
You may be wondering what a motorcycle accident attorney does. The following are some specific ways a lawyer can help you following a motorcycle accident.
Following a motorcycle accident, victims may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what steps to take next. Your motorcycle accident lawyer will answer your questions and address any concerns that you may have.
Most clients will have questions not just during the initial consultation but throughout the duration of the case. Your attorney will ensure your questions are answered promptly and accurately under the law.
Explain your rights
For most victims, this is their first time being involved in a motorcycle accident. They may be unsure of their legal rights and how the claims process works. A lawyer can help guide you through the unknown and handle the details of your case.
In Arizona and Nevada, if someone was injured due to another’s negligence, that person has the right to seek compensation for damages. Your lawyer will help you defend your right to compensation by filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
Conduct an investigation
Your personal injury lawyer will conduct an independent investigation into the motorcycle accident. The goal is to thoroughly understand why and how the accident occurred as well as who is liable for damages.
As part of the investigation, your lawyer may:
- Speak to eyewitnesses
- Request copies of police reports
- Examine medical records
- Hire accident reconstructionists, engineers, and other experts
- Obtain copies of cell phone records
- Research a person’s driving history
- Look for dash cam or video surveillance footage of the accident
A motorcycle accident attorney knows what information needs to be gathered to build a solid case. His or her goal is to demonstrate how the accident occurred, who is to blame, and why the at-fault party is liable for damages.
Calculate the value of your claim
Tragically, motorcycle accident victims are often left with severe injuries and require extensive medical care. The result can be financially devastating as medical bills pile up and wages are lost from being unable to return to work.
The insurance company may try to pressure you into accepting a fast and low settlement offer. For this reason, it is important to have a lawyer on your side who will know how to accurately calculate the value of your losses.
Damages that you are eligible to recover compensation for may include:
- Medical expenses: These can include ambulance rides, hospitalization, diagnostic tests, hospitalizations, physical therapy, prescriptions, at-home healthcare, and more.
- Lost income: In addition to missed salary, you could also be compensated for used vacation and sick leave, pension contributions, missed promotions, and more.
- Pain and suffering: These damages are awarded to compensate for the physical and emotional pain a victim has faced as a result of the motorcycle accident. Unlike medical bills and lost wages, these types of damages cannot be easily quantified. A lawyer will use videos, photos, medical records, and testimony to convey how a person’s life has been affected by physical injuries and emotional trauma from the accident.
- Wrongful death: If you have suffered the catastrophic loss of a loved one in a motorcycle accident, your lawyer may be able to help you recover compensation for burial costs, funeral expenses, loss of support, medical bills incurred, and other collision-related damages.
Negotiate a settlement
As a motorcycle accident victim, you have the right to negotiate a settlement amount with the insurance company. However, when you have an attorney on your side, he or she will ensure that the insurance adjusters are not using manipulative tactics to pressure you into accepting a lower compensation amount than you deserve.
At Phillips Law Group, our personal injury lawyers are skilled negotiators. We are familiar with the tactics that insurance companies use to try to deny the payout of a claim, and we will not back down until our clients are offered a just and fair settlement amount.
Represent you in court
The majority of motorcycle accident cases are settled through negotiations with the insurance company and the other party. However, in some situations, the insurance company will refuse to cooperate and provide the victim with fair compensation. As a result, the next step is to take the at-fault party to court.
When we take on your case, the personal injury attorneys at Phillips Law Group will represent you through each stage of the lawsuit process. We can ensure that all documents are filed on time, conduct interviews, and hold depositions. Before taking your case to trial, we will try to negotiate a settlement along the way. However, if needed, we are trial-ready and prepared to represent you in court.
Keep you updated
As your lawyers, we will handle all of the details of your claim while you focus on your recovery. However, we understand that our clients are anxious about recovering compensation and want to know how their cases are progressing. That’s why we provide our clients with regular updates on their cases and are available to answer your questions throughout the duration of the process.
If your motorcycle accident case needs to be presented in court, we will help you prepare. Our legal team will make sure you are thoroughly informed before your court date, and we will do all we can to help you feel less apprehensive about appearing before a judge or jury.
Speak to a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
A motorcycle accident lawyer can make all the difference in your financial recovery after your accident. You can find out more about what a motorcycle accident lawyer does by speaking with a member of our legal team.
Keep in mind that there is a statute of limitations on motorcycle accident cases, and you may have a limited amount of time to file a claim or lawsuit. It is important to act quickly if you are interested in recovering compensation for your losses. Don’t lose precious time figuring out the legal process on your own! A personal injury attorney can ensure that all necessary documents are filed correctly and on time.
Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation on your motorcycle accident case. We take clients on a contingency fee basis and will not charge for our legal services until you obtain compensation first.
Call 1-800-706-3000 or complete the free case evaluation form today to book an appointment.
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