Let the Our Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Handle Your Motorcycle Injury Claim
Motorcycles are a common sight on the roads and are susceptible to the same dangerous accidents that involve other motor vehicles every year. Motorcycle accidents are generally considered to be much more dangerous than car accidents and have an extremely high chance of causing motorcycle rider fatalities. Motorcyclists that manage to survive being involved in an accident typically do not come away unscathed.
Severe injuries that cause permanent damage are the norm when it comes to motorcycle accidents. It is very common for these injuries to disfigure, disable, and generally change a person’s life for the worst. Those that find themselves involved in motorcycle accidents can do everything right and follow every traffic rule yet still have to struggle with the consequences of someone’s negligence that caused their motorcycle accident injuries. The lawyers of Turnbull, Holcomb & LeMoine understand how frustrating this can be and have helped many harmed this way to find compensation from those that were responsible for their motorcycle accident and injuries.
If you or a loved one was involved in a motorcycle crash due to another’s negligence, contact Turnbull, Holcomb & LeMoine today at (205) 831-5040 or contact us online for a free case evaluation, or to discuss your rights and options further.
Motorcycle Accident Claims
Seeking compensation for the damages inflicted by a motorcycle accident will usually consist of filing a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. The claims process is often portrayed as simple and straightforward where the at-fault party’s insurance company pays out the proper amount to cover those injured in an accident but the reality is much more complex.
Insurance Companies Will Try to Limit Your Compensation
In a perfect world, insurance companies would pay out what an injured party needs when they file a claim to get compensation for injuries caused by that insurance company’s client. Instead, insurance companies do everything they legally can to limit the amount of compensation sought out by injured motorcyclists.
The insurance company’s primary motivation is profit and to keep profits high, they keep payments on claims low much to the chagrin of many an injured party. They often try to accomplish this by taking advantage of a claimant’s lack of knowledge when it comes to their rights and the claims process. This is why it is imperative that those wishing to file a claim after a motorcycle accident seek out the assistance of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney.
Can I Handle a Motorcycle Accident Claim on My Own?
You may hear about handling a motorcycle accident claim on your own as an option and in rare cases, you may want to do this. However, most that are attempting to seek compensation for motorcycle accident injuries caused by someone else’s negligence will want to get an attorney. Otherwise, you run a high risk of losing a significant amount of potential compensation through a settlement.
It is technically possible to handle a claim on your own. There is no rule that you absolutely need to have an attorney. In cases where a motorcyclist doesn’t have severe injuries, foregoing hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer might be in your best interest since the stakes are so low, and hiring an attorney may be overkill for what the case is actually worth. Unfortunately, most motorcycle accidents tend to cause very severe damage to riders, and bringing in an attorney is necessary.
Why Should I Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
Hiring an attorney can seem daunting but it is an essential step to take in order to give yourself the best chance possible at recovering the compensation you need to cover damages you suffered in an accident. With what is at stake, you owe it to yourself to call in a professional that can provide the abilities and resources needed to put you on even footing with the insurance company.
Turnbull, Holcomb & LeMoine can provide skills and knowledge that can maximize the compensation you can potentially receive from a settlement or case award. Our firm has experience accumulated after many successful cases and a willingness to leave no stone unturned in order to make sure our clients are satisfied.
What Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Can do For Your Case
- Organize and analyze the key evidence and records of your case.
- Present the evidence to prove liability and damages.
- Communicate with the other driver’s insurer.
- Obtain the necessary evidence with respect to fault for the accident.
- Gather your medical records and bills.
- Communicate with your healthcare providers to obtain missing records.
- Work with your doctors to make sure they provide the medical information you need so that you can prove damages in your claim.
- Negotiate to potentially reduce the amount of the bills you owe.
- Network with investigators and experts to help strengthen your case.
- Negotiate a settlement with the insurance company to get you the compensation you deserve.
Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits
In the event that a settlement cannot be reached with the insurance company then you may need to consider filing a lawsuit and bring your case to court. Due to the fact that motorcycle accidents cause such severe injuries which increase their values greatly, insurance companies are much more willing to fight a case to this point since they stand to lose so much.
Cases that progress to this point need an attorney since the trial process has its own set of complexities and nuances that only those with experience will know how to navigate. There is also the matter of the trial itself where having an attorney to represent you is essential if you want any chance of a positive outcome.