If you’re reading this, that means you and your bike got into a fight with something larger. First of all, congratulations for still being alive. Each year, over 30,000 deaths occur due to motor vehicle accidents, and in general, a bike and its passenger do not fare well in situations involving larger cars, slow-to-brake tractor trailers, or slippery roads.
After you’ve taken the time to nominally recover and reach out to your loved ones, you might want to consider hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer. We are aware that PI lawyer outfits have kind of a shady reputation, but don’t be put off by all the sleezy PI attorney commercials you see on TV. A good personal injury lawyer who understands your case can help you get your life back on track, and a motorcycle accident lawyer with specific experience dealing with accidents involving bikes can probably assist you in the following ways:
1.They can explain the law to you.Even if you think the accident was your fault, there are different regulations governing right of way when bikes or specialty tractor trailers are involved. A motorcycle accident lawyer probably has these memorized, and can devote their full time to the “discovery” process. This basically means that they can thoroughly review all the evidence, including any footage or police reports taken at the scene, which means there’s a high chance they’ll find something relevant to your situation that you missed.
2. They can navigate the paperwork. Hospital bills, police questioning, insurance claims, and any lawsuit you might want to file against the other party involved all must be handled through a complex bureaucracy. A lot of the time, people hire a car accident lawyer simply because they can’t keep all the paperwork straight and don’t want to miss an opportunity or be penalized by missing a filing deadline. Finally…
3. They might win you compensation. A motorcyle accident lawyer can use their diligence, experience, and organizational skills to win you money. If you were injured on your bike, please at least call one firm that offers free consultations and ask what your options might be. Nearly 100% of personal injury lawsuits are settled out of court, so the whole thing might not even involve a drawn out trial.
You’ve been through something terrible that has probably disrupted your life in a serious way. But if you hire a serious lawyer, you will be that much closer to getting things back to normal and maybe even coming out ahead.