July 2, 2020
Why You Need an Attorney for a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle accidents are unique in that the injuries are almost catastrophic to the rider. Bikers do not have the same type of protection that cars and trucks provide their passengers. In 2016, the fatality rate for motorcycle accidents was nearly 6 time that of car accidents.
With numbers like that, you shouldn’t take any chances when it comes to protecting yourself, both on the road or in the courtroom. Don’t wait until an accident happens to find an attorney who can help. Below are just a few main reasons to look for a lawyer.
An Attorney Already Knows the Process
After an accident, while contacting an attorney may seem like the last thing you want to do, it should be one of the first things on your list. Getting a lawyer on your side from the beginning will help:
- Get an investigation conducted
- Collect relevant evidence
- Make a claim for all injuries and damages
- Represent you in the case
- Handle the insurance company
You need a lawyer to navigate the complex legal documents associated with a claim. The last thing you want is a pile of paperwork on your kitchen table that you do not understand. Avoid the headaches and allow a professional to do the heavy thinking and planning for you.
The Attorney Can Help Establish Fault
Obviously, no one wants to admit fault when dealing with a crash of any sort. The good news is that this responsibility does not have to fall on your shoulders. It is not your job to collect statements and evidence to determine exactly what happened in the accident, so don’t take on that stress. An attorney can help establish fault and build a case for you.
The Attorney is Working for You
Beware of dealing with the insurance company. The adjuster is not on your side. In fact, their job is to pay you as little, as possible, for your injuries. Hiring a lawyer for your case means that when they win, you win. An attorney will work to get exactly what you are owed. Often, people don’t realize that compensation isn’t limited to just medical bills. It can also cover property damage, pain and suffering and lost wages, which you might miss if handling the case yourself.
You Can Focus on Healing
Your main job right now should be to recover. Adding unnecessary stress by trying to sort out legal matters on your own will only make matters worse. Deal with your medical appointments and therapy and leave the headaches to someone who handles claims like yours day in and day out. Let an attorney deal with the lawsuit and focus on becoming your best self again.
At Amicus Legal Group, we have years of helping victims deal with the insurance companies and their attorneys on motorcycle accident claims. For more information, give us a call at (888) 588-1777 and let us see how we can help.