You love your motorcycle. You love especially the freedom that comes with riding. This does not make you any less safety-conscious than a motor vehicle operator. You take the lessons given at the various motorcycle safety courses seriously, which has made you an alert and conscientious biker.
Most motorcycle accidents are not caused by bikers. They are usually caused by the inattention, negligence, or recklessness of the person driving the larger vehicle. If you have been injured in such a crash, then you should seek compensation.
The Seriousness of a Motorcycle Accident
As a bike rider, you are much more vulnerable in an accident. You have no protection against the chassis of a motor vehicle, SUV, or truck. And you will most likely be injured in a collision.
If you have suffered broken bones, nerve damage, or internal injuries as a result of the accident, you may be on your back for weeks. If the accident has led to more severe injuries such as spinal cord or brain trauma, it could change your life entirely. You will not only have to deal with ever-increasing medical bills; you may have to give up your livelihood and change the way you live.
This can put tremendous strain and stress on your family. You should not have to shoulder the burden alone. The person whose negligence caused the accident should be held accountable.
Why You Need an Attorney
As you are recovering from your accident, you should consult with a motorcycle injury lawyer. Putting your life back together after a motorcycle accident can be difficult. However, you should start by getting justice from the people who put you in such a terrible state.
During your initial consultation your lawyer will ask you to recall the events that preceded the accident. They will also ask about your health and the prospects for your recovery. Your attorney will use these statements as the basis for a future lawsuit.
Getting Fair Compensation
You need not file a lawsuit straightaway. The insurance company that represents the person who hit you may offer you a low-dollar figure at the outset. You should not accept it until your lawyer has had a chance to review their offer. Indeed, you should have no direct communications with the person who hit you, their lawyers, or insurance representatives. You should direct all such persons to your attorney. You should also direct all emails and mail correspondence to your lawyer who will respond for you.
If the sum offered by the insurance company covers your medical bills and lost wages and compensates you for your pain and suffering, then your lawyer may advise you to take it. However, if the accident caused life-altering injuries, then you will need to demand more. Such cases need not go to trial. Your lawyer will be able to gather enough evidence and expert testimony to compel the respondent to pay you fair compensation. Most insurers would rather negotiate this sum directly than chance a jury decision.