How Can a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Help You?
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How Can a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Help You?

Motorcyclists are one group that is particularly vulnerable to serious injury and loss after a traffic accident. After a crash, riders might see their expenses start to pile up as they lose their ability to work. An injured motorcyclist can face financial ruin after an accident.

A Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer will work to ensure the best possible outcome for your case. If you have suffered an injury or a loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident, contact an attorney immediately.

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How Can a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Help Me?

A motorcycle accident attorney can help an injury victim get the most out of their case. Lawyers work to help their clients get their lives back to normal after an injury. Some of the most important ways that a motorcycle accident lawyer can help you include the following:

Answer Questions and Advise

Your motorcycle accident lawyer will answer your legal questions so you are fully informed about how the law applies to your case.

Use Their Experience To Your Advantage

There is no substitute for experience. An attorney with experience handling cases like yours knows what issues to look out for and whether you are at risk of losing out on compensation.

Estimate The Value of Your Case

Often, accident victims do not know the true extent of their damages. People also tend to downplay their experiences to avoid being perceived in a certain way. You must be honest with your care team and your attorney about how you feel and how your injuries have affected your life. Downplaying your harm only hurts you down the road.

Your attorney can identify each of your losses. Your attorney can argue for the best settlement offer or judgment award with the most accurate information.

Negotiate a Settlement

Many accident cases begin with negotiations between you and the other driver’s insurance company. Insurance adjusters are focused on protecting the company’s bottom line, even if you get cheated out of a proper settlement in the process. Let an experienced advocate communicate with the insurance company on your behalf to ensure that you do not leave any money on the table during negotiations.

Investigate Your Case

Sometimes, liability is in question after a motorcycle accident. Especially if there is a question of liability, you need an attorney to ensure that you do not take the blame for an accident you did not cause. Your legal team will use its resources to investigate the cause of the accident.

Represent You In Court

Many cases end during the negotiation phase, but others continue to trial. If you and your attorney cannot reach a satisfactory settlement agreement with the insurance company, a court will resolve your claim. The idea of going into a courtroom alone and trying to persuade a judge or jury that you deserve to be paid back for your losses is scary.  Having an attorney, as someone who “speaks the language, helps you increase your odds of a successful outcome.

Ensure You Comply With Procedural Rules and Respond to Communication

Civil lawsuits come with many procedural rules and documents. You will be required to comply with each rule and every form of communication. Having an attorney manage deadlines and intercept communications from adverse parties can help you focus solely on your physical recovery.

Give You Peace of Mind

Just knowing that someone with experience dealing with insurance companies and courtrooms can greatly relieve your stress after a motorcycle accident. Hiring a personal injury attorney means you can relax, focus on your recovery, and let an attorney handle the legal side of your claim.

Motorcycle Accident Injuries Can be Serious and Costly

Each accident is different, so there is no standard list of injuries that happen in a motorcycle crash. However, due to their lack of protection, motorcyclists tend to suffer severe injuries that require extensive medical care and might even cause permanent disabilities and disfigurement.

Some motorcycle accident victims have experienced the following injuries:

Bandaged injury from motorcycle accident showing visible trauma.

  • Road rash
  • Brain injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Broken bones and lacerations
  • Amputation
  • Facial and dental injuries
  • Muscle damage and soft tissue injuries
  • Bruises
  • Paralysis
  • Nerve and blood vessel damage
  • Internal bleeding and organ damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Emotional trauma and PTSD
  • Wrongful death

You deserve to collect compensation after an accident, no matter the type of injury. If you have suffered an injury, talk to an attorney about your rights after a crash.

What Damages Are Available After a Motorcycle Accident?

The types of damages available after a motorcycle accident vary based on the details of the crash. Generally, there are two categories of damages- economic and non-economic. They are explained in greater detail below.

Economic Damages

Economic losses include the tangible damage an accident victim suffers because of the crash. For example, medical expenses, lost income, lost earning capacity, loss of consortium, and property damages are all economic. Economic losses are usually straightforward; however, an attorney can pinpoint each of your losses and collect evidence to prove them.

Non-Economic Damages

Legal justice concept with lawyer providing case counseling, mediation, and legal advice.Non-economic damages include intangible losses a victim might suffer after a motorcycle accident. These damages are usually more difficult to prove than others. Some examples of non-economic damages include pain and suffering, emotional trauma, mental anguish, reduced quality of life, and loss of enjoyment of life. Working with an attorney is the best way to determine if you have non-economic damages.

Your attorney can help you understand your rights to financial recovery for non-economic damages. A motorcycle accident lawyer will also collect the proof you need to seek compensation for non-economic damages.

Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today

Contact a Pennsylvania personal injury attorney immediately if you have suffered an injury or a loved one was killed in a crash. You do not have to pursue the compensation you deserve after an accident alone. Find your legal team and start protecting your legal rights now!

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