If you experienced a motorcycle accident and suffered injuries as well as motorcycle damage, you might be wondering how to choose a lawyer to represent you. Some of the steps you could take to find a good motorcycle accident lawyer might include:
- Listing the criteria your attorney should possess, such as relevant experience
- Taking advantage of free consultations
- Asking your most pressing questions at the consultation
- Discussing the attorney’s fee structure
While finding the right attorney for you can be somewhat tricky, it may be worth spending some time on the search so that you feel confident in your choice.
What to Ask at the First Consultation
Most law firms offer free consultations to prospective clients. When heading into an initial consultation, you will want to make a list of all of your concerns and questions. Questions you could ask can include:
- What is your law firm’s track record with motorcycle accident claims?
- Have you won motorcycle accident lawsuits at trial?
- Do you charge upfront fees or work on a “no win, no fee” basis?
- Which costs will be my responsibility if I lose the case?
- What percentage do you take if you win a claim?
You can also discuss any expectations a lawyer might have regarding your involvement in your claim.
Arriving at the first consultation well-prepared and armed with a set of questions can help you avoid any unwelcome surprises later on.
Listen to Your Feelings When It Comes to Choosing an Attorney
Hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer is undoubtedly first and foremost a decision of the head rather than the heart. You will want to work with someone who has experience handling motorcycle accident claims and a proven track record of positive client testimonials.
However, do not underestimate the role of your heart and feelings in deciding who is the right attorney for your claim. While there can potentially be many adequate (or even good) personal injury lawyers, they may not all inspire trust or confidence in you.
What the Law Firm Says and How They Act Will Help You Decide
When you meet with a potential attorney or team member of a law firm for the first time, pay close attention. Did they listen to your concerns, and did you get the feeling that they answered your questions openly and honestly? If not, they may not be a good fit for you.
If you felt that an attorney or team member seemed disinterested, unenthusiastic, or did not take the time to address your concerns fully, you may want to keep looking. They may handle your claim in the same unenthusiastic way. When it comes to choosing the right attorney for YOU, your gut feeling and intuition can help with making a sound decision.
A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer from Our Firm Can Fight for Compensation for You
The consequences of a serious motorcycle accident can potentially ruin a victim’s life. Victims who suffered catastrophic injuries in a motorcycle crash could incur steep medical costs and income losses. A disabling or permanent injury could potentially also have a negative impact on a victim’s future earning capacity.
A motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm can protect your rights and help you build a case that requests adequate compensation for your damages. The Legal Information Institute (LII) specifies that damages “compensate the injured party for loss or injury.” Our services include helping you secure these damages, and the following other actions:
Collecting Evidence of Negligence
Demonstrating the responsible party’s negligence is one of the most important services we provide our clients. We will research the facts of your accident, identify all potential at-fault parties, and work hard to prove how their negligence caused your injuries.
Requesting Adequate Compensation
We can help you identify and seek various damages, which can potentially include:
- All medical costs, including hospital stays and surgeries
- Costs for rehabilitation therapies
- Costs of medical devices, such as a prosthesis or a wheelchair
- Future medical bills
- Over-the-counter and prescription medication costs
- Repair or replacement of your motorcycle
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
You may also be entitled to other types of compensation in your specific motorcycle accident claim.
Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices Can Help With Your Claim
Suffering serious injuries in an accident that happened due to the carelessness of another individual can be frustrating. However, Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices
can be there for you every step of the way when it comes to fighting for your rights and the compensation you may deserve.
We Can Address Your Concerns
One of the things you might be worried about is if your case might turn into a lawsuit. This can feel intimidating, but consider that the American Bar Association (ABA) states that most cases are settled before they reach court.
Contact Our Attorneys Today
To learn if a motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm could be a good fit for you, call us today at (888) 522-6291. A member of our team is standing by to provide you with a free consultation.