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What Does a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Do?

If a motorcycle accident has injured you or a loved one, you may consider filing an insurance claim against the motorist who caused the accident. You want to know exactly what a motorcycle accident lawyer does?

Well, the answer to that question is motorcycle accident attorney will know what information he/she has to gather to build a strong motorcycle accident claim. They will work to gather pictures from the scene, get copies of reports, take eyewitness statements, get medical records, and more. The goal is to show how the motorcycle crash happened, who was at fault, and why the liable party is responsible for your damages.

What Should You Do After a Motorcycle Accident?

If a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of another driver injures you, there are a few things you should do at the scene if you can.

Call the police. You will want a copy of the police report for your insurance company and your personal injury lawyer.

Of course, tell the police officer what happened. Tell the truth but make it short.
Certainly, exchange insurance and contact information with the other drivers involved in the accident. If the driver of the car isn’t the owner of the car, get the owner’s information too.
Additionally, take a picture of the other driver’s insurance card and driver’s license and email or text it to yourself.

If there were passengers or other witnesses, get their contact information. It may be difficult to contact them in the future if you don’t get their contact information at the scene.
Importantly, take pictures of the other car(s) involved in the accident, including license plate numbers. In addition, take pictures of any property damage, skid marks, traffic signals, and area conditions.

If the accident happened at an intersection, take pictures of the traffic lights and/or signage.
Remember, do not admit fault to anyone. Even if you truly believe you’re at fault, facts may come out later that show you were mistaken.

What Will Happen When You Meet Your Personal Injury Attorneys the First Time?

If you are meeting your motorcycle accident attorney for the first time, there are a few things you can do to make the meeting go smoother.

Remember, this is the beginning of your attorney-client relationship.

For instance, bring any photos you took of the accident scene.

Additionally, bring any police reports about the accident.

Bring any medical records you have. Include medical bills that have been sent to you to date.

Likewise, make a list of your doctors, their names, addresses and phone numbers.

Similarly, bring the contact information you exchanged with anyone at the accident scene. Of course, this will be helpful to your attorney if he wants to interview those people in the future.

What Will the Attorney Do Next?

Your attorney will investigate the accident.

For instance, he’ll visit the accident scene. In addition, he’ll review the police reports and any witness statements.

He may have an investigator interview witnesses to the accident.

He will review your medical reports. Many motorcycle accident victims have serious injuries. Consequently, he may have a doctor examine you who has experience testifying as an expert witness for an accident victim.

With car accidents, the versions of how the accident happened from witnesses and drivers may be very different. Therefore, your attorney may hire an accident reconstruction expert. That expert can review the police reports. Additionally, he will review reports of damages to the vehicles in the accident.

He will visit the accident scene. Likewise, he will examine skid marks (or pictures of them) if they existed.

In that manner, he can ”reconstruct” how the accident occurred. Therefore, he can give his expert opinion about which negligent drivers caused the accident.

Your Motorcycle Accident Attorney Will Try to Settle Your Case

After completing his investigation, your attorney will try to settle your case.

Filing an insurance claim generally leads to settlement negotiations. During those negotiations, your attorney will try to reach an out-of-court agreement for a monetary settlement.
Your attorney will determine what a proper settlement will look like based on his investigation and the value of your damages.

The settlement value of a case depends on various factors. Who caused the accident? Were you partially at fault? Can you prove the other driver solely caused the accident?

Similarly, how bad are your injuries? Are the settlement offers from the insurance company fair?

All This Time, We Prepare Your Case for Trial

We treat every personal injury case as one that is going to be tried before a jury. Indeed, we let insurance companies for negligent drivers that we will be ready to try the case.

Therefore, if the insurance company will not make a reasonable settlement offer, we will be ready to take the case to trial.

What Does a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Do?

Now you know.

If a motorcycle accident has injured you, a close friend or a loved one because of another driver’s negligence, you need experienced motorcycle accident injury attorneys. We will investigate the accident and determine who was at fault for your injuries.

Additionally, we will pursue all at-fault parties as we prepare your insurance claim for your injuries and economic losses. Then, we will negotiate a settlement with the insurance companies that fully compensates you.

And, by the way, we negotiate with insurance companies almost every day.

However, if the insurance company is not willing to settle your motorcycle accident case at a reasonable amount, we will prepare the case for trial.

Of course, the case can still settle. But, as every experienced lawyer knows, sometimes the at-fault party’s insurance companies don’t make the best settlement offers unless their backs are against the wall.

Lastly, we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us at our Hammond office at 219-200-2000 or online at alexmendozalaw.com for a free consultation.

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