When a motorcyclist is hit by a car, truck, or another large vehicle, the results can be catastrophic. With little protection from the impact, the motorcycle rider may suffer life-threatening injuries that take months or years to heal. The aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be a harrowing time, physically and financially. As the injured victim, you have the right to seek compensation. To get full compensation for your injuries, you will need an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer on your side.
Your choice of law firm matters. The motorcycle accident lawyers at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys have more than 60 years of experience representing injured victims. Our award-winning personal injury attorneys have recovered large settlements and verdicts for injured motorcyclists. We have consistently been recognized as the Best Lawyers in America and are board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Most importantly, we get results.
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How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
Our motorcycle accident attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not pay a fee unless we win your case. If our lawyer is unable to successfully resolve your case, you will not owe a fee for our services. Furthermore, you will not pay anything upfront or out of your own pocket. This way, the cost will not stand in the way of your access to the best possible legal representation. It will give you the opportunity to not worry about how to pay legal fees in addition to your medical bills, repair costs, and other expenses you are dealing with because of the motorcycle accident. Once the case is settled or reaches a verdict, our fees will be deducted from our recovery.
The initial consultation is absolutely free, so you risk nothing by speaking with our motorcycle accident lawyer about your case.
What Does a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Do?
A motorcycle accident lawyer is a personal injury lawyer that can help you file a lawsuit to recover losses following a motorcycle crash, such as:
- Current and future medical bills
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Lost wages or lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional anguish
- Altered quality of life
In the worst cases, a motorcycle accident lawyer can help victims’ families pursue wrongful death claims against at-fault drivers.
Here is how a motorcycle accident lawyer can help with your claim:
Investigate the Motorcycle Accident
After any type of accident, a thorough investigation is needed to find the root cause of the crash and who can be held at fault for the accident. Using expert witnesses, accident reconstructionists, and private investigators, we will discover who was responsible so your motorcycle accident claim is well supported.
Negotiate With the Insurance Company
Once we determine how much your motorcycle accident case may be worth, we will begin the negotiation process with the insurance company. Sometimes, the negotiations can be settled within a few weeks or months; other times, it may take longer, especially if the case is complicated and you have suffered catastrophic injuries.
Motorcycle insurance requirements vary by state. In most states, the minimum coverage is $25,000 bodily injury per person, $50,000 per accident, and $10,000 in property damage. Needless to say, the minimum coverage for injuries is unlikely to cover the cost of your medical treatment if you suffered any common motorcycle accident injuries such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, broken bones, road rash, and even death.
Represent Your Claim in Court
Sometimes, a settlement agreement cannot be reached outside the courtroom. If this happens, then our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys are prepared to take your case to trial. Negotiations will continue until the trial has begun.
While many personal injury lawyers prefer to settle out of court, Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys is always ready to take your case to trial if that’s what it takes to get justice for you.
Why Should I Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
By their very nature, motorcycle accidents frequently result in serious injury, which will often result in a complex personal injury claim that is difficult to handle on your own. Such injuries often come with costly medical bills, loss of income or inability to work, and physical as well as psychological pain and suffering. While the insurance company may make a settlement offer, their offer is unlikely to cover all of your losses. People with legal representation typically receive far greater compensation than those who do not.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 5,579 motorcyclists in the United States were involved in a fatal traffic accident in 2020. Thanks to the size and weight of other vehicles on the road, motorcyclists face a greater risk of serious injury and death. In fact, they are 29 times more likely to die in a motor vehicle crash and four times more likely to be injured than a car driver or passenger.
Typically, the insurance company settlement offer will only include expenses that an injury victim has currently, and may not account for future expenses or pain and suffering.