Every year, thousands of motorbike accidents take place. Riders are often labeled as “speeders,” but it’s not uncommon for passenger-vehicle drivers to be responsible for these collisions. Regardless of the circumstances, it is important that you take steps after a wreck to protect your interests and minimize your liability.
If you or someone you love was involved in a crash that another person caused, you deserve to be fairly compensated. An attorney can fight on your behalf and help you pursue a fair settlement. If you are based in Long Beach, consider speaking to The Law Office of Michael D. Waks about your case.
There are many reasons why consulting a lawyer is a smart step after a crash. In fact, as soon as you leave the clinic—or your condition stabilizes—you should schedule a free consultation right away so time-sensitive evidence can be gathered, and while eyewitnesses still recall essential details about the wreck.
Below, we have listed some of the biggest reasons to hire an attorney after a motorcycle crash:
They negotiate on your behalf
Insurance adjusters are seasoned negotiators. They are always looking for reasons to pay claimants a little as possible. They might assert, for example, that you were partially liable or that your injury was caused by something else. An attorney can use proven strategies to fight for the maximum amount of compensation. Seasoned lawyers have experience of dealing with insurance companies, and they know the tactics and strategies used by insurance adjusters to protect their employers. The best attorneys know how to predict disputes before they arise, and they are therefore able to counter them with strong evidence and compelling arguments.
They can represent you in court
You cannot expect the insurance company to offer a fair settlement, but it is often possible to reach a settlement through negotiations. When this does not happen, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit and eventually proceed all the way to trial. In this scenario, having a seasoned litigator by your side is invaluable. A talented trial attorney will understand the proceedings and will know the most effective strategies to use given the circumstances of your case.
You get to focus on your medical recovery
In many accidents, the injuries sustained are minor and are healed in almost no time, but in some cases, bikers are severely harmed and need a significant amount of time for recovery. You may have been admitted into the hospital for an extended stay. If so, you’re probably facing an uphill climb to medical recovery that might involve rehabilitation, medications, home and vehicle modifications, surgeries, and more. In these circumstances, it is important that you do not have to focus on complex legal matters. An attorney can handle all the technical aspects of your case so you can pay attention to what’s most important—your health and your family.