Motorcycle Accidents: What Every Rider Needs to Know and How an Attorney Can Assist


Motorcycle accidents are on the rise, and we all know, those accidents can be particularly dangerous and have serious consequences. That’s why it’s important for every rider to be aware of key information regarding motorcycle accidents and understand how an attorney can assist in such situations.

Here are the Top 10 Ways an Attorney Can Help After a Motorcycle Accident:

  1. Legal Guidance: An attorney experienced in motorcycle accidents can guide you through the complex legal process. They will explain your rights, educate you about applicable laws, and help you understand the potential legal options available to you.
  2. Investigation: Attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident. They will gather evidence such as accident reports, witness statements, photographs, and any available surveillance footage. This investigation helps establish liability and build a strong case on your behalf.
  3. Determining Liability: Determining who is at fault in a motorcycle accident can be challenging. An attorney will analyze the circumstances, review the evidence, and work with accident reconstruction experts if necessary to determine liability. This is crucial for pursuing a successful claim or lawsuit.
  4. Insurance Communication: Dealing with insurance companies can be complex and overwhelming. An attorney can handle all communication with insurance adjusters on your behalf, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you are not taken advantage of during the claims process.
  5. Evaluation of Damages: A motorcycle accident can result in various damages, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. An attorney will evaluate your damages comprehensively to determine the full extent of your losses and seek fair compensation on your behalf.
  6. Negotiation and Settlement: Attorneys are skilled negotiators who can advocate for your best interests during settlement discussions with insurance companies or the opposing party. They will strive to reach a fair settlement that adequately compensates you for your damages and losses.
  7. Court Representation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, an attorney can represent you in court. They will present your case before a judge or jury, argue on your behalf, and provide strong advocacy to pursue the compensation you deserve.
  8. Legal Deadlines and Procedures: Motorcycle accident cases have specific legal deadlines known as the statute of limitations. An attorney will ensure that all necessary paperwork is filed within the required time frame and that all legal procedures are followed correctly.
  9. Experience and Expertise: An attorney who specializes in motorcycle accidents has experience handling similar cases and understands the unique challenges they present. They will leverage their knowledge, expertise, and legal strategies to maximize your chances of a favorable outcome.
  10. Peace of Mind: Engaging an attorney after a motorcycle accident can provide you with peace of mind. Knowing that a dedicated legal professional is handling your case allows you to focus on your recovery and well-being, while they handle the legal complexities on your behalf.

Remember, this information is a general overview, and every motorcycle accident case is unique. So, it’s crucial to consult with a qualified attorney who can provide personalized advice based on the specific details of your situation.

Gallagher & Hagopian attorneys have more than 75 years of combined litigation experience. The firm has obtained over $300 million for its clients and is ready to help you get the compensation you need to get your life back on track.

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