Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a third party’s recklessness or negligence, this is the information you will need to secure compensation. For any questions that need answering regarding your case, feel free to contact our expert motorcycle accident lawyers by calling (310) 882-6336.
Why do I need a motorcycle accident attorney?
Do not accept the initial settlement that the insurance company offers you without consulting an attorney first. This may bring a swift and simple end to your case, but it may not provide you with the necessary compensation for your damages, medical bills, etc.
Insurance companies are business; like all other businesses, insurance companies prioritize their profits. The insurance adjuster is not doing what is in your best interest. We at The Colony Law highly recommend that you pursue legal representation from a qualified motorcycle accident attorney.
How long should I wait before filing my claim?
The statute of limitations for victims of motorcycle accidents is typically two years, but this may vary depending on the details and nature of your claim. In fact, you may only have 180 days from the date of the accident to file your personal injury claim. Again, it is highly advised that you speak with an experienced personal injury attorney from The Colony Law before the merit of your claim decreases.
What documents do I need to provide my lawyer?
The more information you provide your lawyer, the better. Just like your doctor, they cannot help you if you lie to them. Do not hold anything back from them, as they are trying to achieve an optimal outcome for your case. Provide police and medical reports, key eye witness statements, insurance information, relevant photographs and video footage, relevant documentation, and medical bills pertaining to your accident/injuries.
What damages are available to me following a motorcycle accident?
The following types of damages may be available to you, depending on the details of your accident: medical expenses, wages lost during recovery, and pain and suffering. You may also wish to pursue punitive damages if you were hit by an impaired/reckless driver. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney is capable of shedding light on your potential recovery.
States determine damages based on a comparative negligence standard. This means that the court will review your case and assign a percentage of fault to each party that was involved.
Immediately following a motorcycle accident, perform the following steps immediately to protect your health:
Check for injuries
Even minor injuries that are left untreated may lead to major health issues, and it is impossible to determine the true extent of injuries suffered without proper examination. Adrenaline may mask the full extent of one’s injuries after an accident, so it is wise to seek medical attention.
Alert Emergency services
Dial 911 immediately if anybody is hurt. Ask the police for an official report of what happened.
Document the Accident
Make sure to get the contact and insurance information from the
driver. Any witnesses will also be important to speak with. Write down everything you can remember, including time, location, road conditions, etc. and take photographs of the scene.
Mind what you say
. Do not admit fault for the situation or even apologize. Give the police clear and concise details about the incident. After the scene is taken care of, call our firm.