Motorcycle Accidents: Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal Injury Lawyer for Motorcycle Accidents
If you, a friend or a loved one has been in a no-fault motorcycle accident, you’ll want to speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Simply stated, a no-fault accident is one that was caused by another driver. If the motorcyclist was struck by a driver that ran a red light or stop sign, was texting while driving or was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they may be eligible to collect thousands of dollars in damages.
First things first
Anytime someone has been in an accident, the first thing they should do is to seek immediate medical care. This is true regardless as to whether the accident victim feels as if they were OK. In some cases, injuries may not emerge for several days (or in some cases, several weeks or years.) For example, some symptoms of traumatic brain injuries may not be apparent right away. Seeking immediate medical care will ensure the accident victim is evaluated and checked out by a doctor.
The victim will also want to document everything related to their medical care, such as ambulance transport, out-of-pocket expenses for doctor’s visits and prescriptions, emergency room fees and/or surgical fees.
Beware of the at-fault driver’s insurance company
In the days after the accident, it’s likely the at-fault driver’s insurance company will call to get your side of the story. However, you’ll want to remember that the insurance carrier is not looking out for your best interests. The insurance adjuster has one job: maximize profits and minimize losses. During this conversation, you’ll want to be very careful with what you say. If you decide to follow a claim, anything you say could potentially be used against you.
Speak with a motorcycle accident lawyer
If you or someone you care for has been injured in a motorcycle accident, it’s best to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer right away. Not only can the attorney help you understand whether you have a case, they can help you understand what your case might be worth.
There are many things that are factored into the valuation of a personal injury lawsuit, such as out of pocket expenses, lost income, loss of enjoyment of life (ie: a marathon runner who is unable to run for a year or more due to knee injury), and more. For more information on how personal injury lawsuits work, call our office today to speak with an experienced attorney.