If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident where other parties are involved, and you or other parties have been injured or your vehicles have suffered damages, hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer to help deal with insurance companies and navigate through the legal system will be worth it. An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer or personal injury attorney will be well-versed in motorcycle laws at both the state and local levels, they will understand your state’s personal injury laws, and they can help you recover monetary compensation for injuries including: medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering, motorcycle damage, and other accident related costs.
You should see a doctor immediately after an accident so that your injuries and the events of the accident may be documented. Further, it’s important to see a doctor so that a treatment and pain management plan may be developed, so that you are on the road to recovery. If you haven’t seen a doctor yet, do yourself a favor and get in to see your doctor as soon as possible.
The amount that you will receive depends on your injuries, the damages in the case, your medical bills, the other person’s faults for the accident, how egregious is their conduct or behavior in causing your injury, it’s also going to vary depending on the venue of the case. There are certain venues where the award of damages are more liberal or more conservative in comparison to other venues.
The role of the insurance company is to try to minimize the compensation for your injuries. They are going to look out for their own interests. So, you want to have competent representation so that the insurance company doesn’t manipulate or intimidate you into settling your claim for very little.
In situations where you were to get into an accident and the other person does not have insurance, we would look for uninsured motorist coverage. If uninsured motorist coverage is unavailable, we would consider filing suit and obtaining a judgment against the defendant.
In California, which is a comparative negligence state, even if you are responsible in part for the accident, you can still be compensated. However, the amount of your compensation is going to be reduced by the amount of your fault in causing the accident.
A picture is worth more than a thousand words. Photos leave a lasting impression. Seeing the photos of the vehicle damage, injuries, and accident scene makes the severity of the accident clear for everyone and eliminates the need for guesswork, interpretation, and imagination. Having photos will carry a great deal of weight with a jury.