A motorcycle accident can bring serious, painful consequences. The injuries can be minor to life-threatening. Not only must the injured party worry about physical damages, but they also must live with the emotional and mental toll. These accidents can lead to anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Even worse, dealing with all the expenses, paperwork, and insurance companies can be overwhelming. For this reason, you shouldn’t hesitate to hire a motorcycle accident lawyer.1. Motorcycle Accident Cases can be Complex
Motorcycle accident cases aren’t as straightforward as traditional car accidents. The process is similar — you’ll need to prove negligence to receive compensation for your property damages and/or physical injuries. That said, dealing with insurance companies in these cases can be much more challenging.
They may insist that your injuries are not as impactful on your life as you say. They may also suggest that your injuries existed before the accident, calling them a pre-existing conditions. Or they may insinuate that you were the reason for the accident — not the other party. These are all standard techniques insurance companies use to save money.
However, when you have legal counsel, the attorney will communicate — and negotiate — with the insurance companies on your behalf. They will also provide legal advice for every part of the case to help deliver satisfactory results.2. Filing a Claim Can be Confusing on Your Own
You (or your loved one who was the victim of a motorcycle accident) will have to file multiple claims. The first is with the at-fault party’s insurance company. The accident likely damaged your motorcycle, which means you’ll need to file a property damages claim.
If you suffered injuries from the accident, then you’ll need to file a personal injury claim too. This claim is necessary to receive a settlement to cover the medical bills, lost wages, and other medical expenses associated with your injuries.
The only way to win the settlement is to prove the other party was negligent. This isn’t easy on your own because you’ll need to investigate the details of your accident. You may not be in the best physical health to do so or have the right resources to investigate thoroughly.
You need to hire a motorcycle accident lawyer for this reason. They have the resources and appropriate expertise to conduct a detailed accident investigation. The attorney will also take charge of the claim filing process, ensuring all necessary details are accounted for and support your case. If your claim proceeds to trial, you should have a skilled accident lawyer representing you. The lawyer will strive to convince a jury that the other party is at fault for your accident.3. Insurance Companies Are Not Thinking of You
Often, motorcycle accident victims suffer from severe, life-long injuries. These injuries can dramatically reduce their quality of life. Additionally, the damages from these accidents are quite serious, and insurance companies want to avoid paying the appropriate compensation.
Because insurance companies are not invested in your best interests, they may not offer fair compensation for your needs. It’s not uncommon for insurance companies to stall a claim or to try and convince the victim to settle out of court.
By settling out of court, the victim may receive lower compensation than if they proceeded to trial. As a motorcycle accident victim, you deserve the maximum compensation for your situation. Hiring an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer is critical.
We have many resources and knowledge to gather the most prominent details of your case. This includes the exact costs of your medical bills and (future) lost wages while you recover. As motorcycle accident lawyers, we know how important it can be to ensure all your current and future expenses are covered.4. You Can Focus on Recovering
If you’ve suffered injuries from the accident, your health is the most important thing to focus on for now. You should have as much time as you need to get better, without worrying about the claims process, investigating the accident, or spending countless hours on the phone with insurance companies.
Managing all of this on your own may cause further stress. Rather than forcing yourself to do everything, you can hire a motorcycle accident lawyer for legal support.5. Attorneys May Win You a Bigger Settlement
Hiring an attorney may increase your chances of receiving a larger settlement. Motorcycle accident lawyers understand the complexities of these cases. They have seen it all before and can handle insurance companies. Attorneys also know how to calculate compensation for your injuries and damages. A skilled attorney knows that compensation shouldn’t just cover your medical bills, but also the lost wages, future hospital visits, and prescriptions too. In some cases, victims can also receive compensation for pain and suffering.
Without an attorney, victims may accept significantly lower compensation without realizing it. An attorney will seek damages for all facets of your injuries, increasing your potential payout.Contact Us for a Free Consultation
The aftermath of an accident may be one of the most financially stressful times of your life. While you cope, it may be beneficial to hire a motorcycle accident lawyer to represent you. An attorney knows the legal system and can build your case. They will communicate with medical experts, witnesses to the accident, and the insurance team on your behalf. Most importantly, they will help you every step of the way.
After an accident, you need legal assistance quickly. Our law firm thoroughly investigates your case to help you win the most compensation.
Call Saavedra Law Firm for a free consultation at (602) 753-8917. With us, you pay absolutely nothing unless we win your case.