A motorcycle accident lawyer can do a variety of things on behalf of their client. In short, they can handle all aspects of an accident claim or personal injury lawsuit against a negligent party. A motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm can:
- Protect your legal rights
- Communicate with the at-fault party’s insurance company for you
- Collect evidence to use in your case
- Calculate the value of your damages
- Negotiate for a settlement
It can be challenging to coordinate an insurance claim or lawsuit while recovering from injuries. A motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm can give you time to recover while we focus on your case.
Dealing With Insurance Companies
Handling the at-fault party’s insurance company can prove extremely stressful after an accident. In theory, if another driver is at fault for your crash, their insurance company should make you “whole” again. This means that you are generally entitled to recover adequate compensation for your accident-related injuries, expenses, and anguish.
Damages in motorcycle accidents can be considerable. Victims who are permanently disabled after a motorcycle crash can face high medical costs and even higher income losses. Victim’s earnings could be reduced for the rest of their lives.
However, insurers may drag their heels when it comes to offering adequate settlements. An insurance company may also try to take advantage of your needs and offer a lowball settlement, hoping you will accept. Doing so can leave you with out-of-pocket expenses, as accepting a settlement offer typically requires you to sign away your rights for further legal recourse.
Let Your Lawyer Handle the Insurers
A motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm can communicate with the insurance companies for you and make sure they are playing by the rules. We can also negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf after filing your claim and take your case to trial if they refuse to make you a fair settlement offer.
Without comprehensive evidence proving the at-fault party’s negligence and responsibility for an accident, a victim may not be able to recover damages. While some motorcycle accident claims can be easier to prove than others—for example, when a drunk driver rear-ends a motorcycle—others can be complex and challenging.
There could also be several potential at-fault parties in a motorcycle accident case, including but not limited to:
- A negligent driver
- A local government body, if a road fault contributed to the accident
- A business, if the negligent driver was an employee at work
- A car or motorcycle manufacturer, if a vehicle defect played a part in the crash
The Insurance Information Institute (III) reports that alcohol is a “major factor” in motorcycle accidents. If the motorcycle driver in your accident was intoxicated and caused your accident as a result, we could pursue them for compensation.
Obtaining Crucial Evidence
A motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm can analyze your claim fully and identify all liable parties. They will also know where to look for obtaining the crucial evidence proving negligence and fault, which can include:
- Police accident reports
- Traffic camera recordings
- Photographs of the accident scene
- Witness statements
- Testimony of accident reconstruction experts
Assess a Victim’s Damages Comprehensively
Not knowing what a claim is worth can make it difficult for an accident victim to recover a suitable settlement. Our motorcycle accident lawyers know how to calculate damages adequately, including expected future medical costs and other expenses victims could be facing. We can consult with your medical providers in order to arrive at a figure for any future treatments and other needs you might have as a result of the accident.
One of the most important tasks of a motorcycle accident attorney can be calculating non-economic damages correctly. These types of damages can include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of life quality
Unlike medical bills and other expenses, non-economic damages do not come with a dollar value. However, a motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm can ensure that non-economic damages, as well as economic damages, are calculated correctly in your claim.
The Attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices Can Work for You
We can handle your motorcycle claim from beginning to end, fighting for compensation on your behalf while you can concentrate on getting better. To learn more about what a motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm can do for you, call us at (888) 522-6291. A member of our team is standing by to provide you with a free consultation on your case.