Following a motorcycle accident you are probably feeling physically unwell and mentally burdened. It can be difficult to know how to handle insurance companies (both yours and the other driver’s) or how much your accident will be worth in the end. Speaking with a motorcycle accident attorney could help you get the greatest financial recovery available.
How Can A Motorcycle Accident Attorney Help with Accident Injuries?
A lot of victims wind up forgoing quality healthcare because they are unsure if they will ultimately be able to afford it. The entire process is difficult and confusing, which is why you deserve to have expert representation. If you have not already, contact us today about representation.
We can handle the logistical and legal burdens of your case which will free you up to heal.
Motorcycles offer their riders very little physical protection in a crash. As a result, even though California requires all motorcyclists and their passengers to wear helmets, traumatic brain injuries are commonly reported from motorcycle accidents. These injuries can cause devastating effects, from memory loss and sensory processing issues to cognitive impairment and diminished motor control. Some brain injuries may require extensive long-term treatment, and victims may need constant in-home care after suffering these injuries.
Traumatic brain injuries are just one type of injury a motorcycle accident can cause. Some of the other most commonly reported motorcycle accident injuries include:
Broken bones, many of which will require surgical correction and may lead to chronic pain, diminished range of motion, and nerve damage. Some broken bones can also cause additional injuries, such as punctured internal organs, and it’s common for severe bone fractures to cause long-term complications for the victim.
Spinal injuries, which could cause permanent paralysis and prevent the victim from living independently in the future. In addition, this type of injury is costly to treat and highly traumatizing, causing substantial psychological distress for the victim.
Internal organ injuries, which can be life-threatening without immediate medical treatment. Some internal organ injuries can pose long-term medical complications and require extensive ongoing treatment to fully address.
Soft tissue injuries. Muscles, tendons, and ligaments injured in a motorcycle collision can be excruciating and require surgical treatment.
“Road rash,” or friction burns caused by sliding along the road surface after falling from a bike. This type of injury can not only be extremely painful but also result in permanent scarring.
Many motorcycle accidents cause multiple injuries, and the victim may face a very long road to recovery. Unfortunately, full recovery is impossible in some cases, and the victim develops permanent disabilities and medical complications from their motorcycle accident.
Steps We Will Take With Your Motorcycle Accident Case:
Every case is different, but there are some key steps that we take with almost every motorcycle accident client. Understanding the steps we will take as your attorney is a good way to get more comfortable with the entire personal injury process.
Determine Liability. Our first step will be to determine who was behaving negligently and ultimately, who caused your accident. In many cases, liability can be shared but that does not mean that you must forgo damages. Our first step in every case will be determining exactly where the blame lies.
Determine Damages. Based on the specifics of your accident, you may be entitled to damages for your medical bills, lost wages, lost property, pain and suffering, and punitive damages. We will help you to determine which damages you should seek.
File a Claim With Insurance. Insurance companies are not on your side. We will handle 100% of the communication with insurance companies. We are very experienced with their antics and will push them to pay you what you deserve and nothing less.
Help You Get back on Your Feet. If you need a temporary vehicle, we will arrange it for you. If you need medical care, we can set you up with high quality healthcare providers. It is important to us that you get back to normal life as quickly as possible, and so we take on the burden of that ourselves.
Legal Tip. Never take the first settlement offered from an insurance company. They are trained and instructed to pay victims less than they deserve. If you have already been offered a settlement, call us to discuss it.
Free To Get Your Case Started. We accept accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that there will be no cost to you unless we recover an accident settlement on your behalf. Our Accident Attorney at Chris and Frank Accident Attorneys will aggressively fight for you until justice is served, whether it is through an accident settlement or a trial. Our dedicated and caring team of attorneys will be available to you 24/7.
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Sometimes, you can do everything right and still wind up in a accident. But regardless of what caused an accident or personal injury our legal team is here to help you make it right again. We are here to support you.