When a motorcyclist is hit by a car, commercial truck, or any other vehicle, the aftermath can be catastrophic. Given the little protection they have, the rider may suffer life-threatening injuries that take a lifetime to treat. And in the worst cases, the rider may die. What follows a motorcycle accident is a series of physical, financial, and emotional trauma. And without the necessary assistance, the victim may have a harrowing experience.
One of the best ways that motorcycle accident victims can move on with life after suffering serious harm is by filing a claim for compensation. This allows victims to secure monetary compensation for injuries and losses suffered as a result of the crash. Unfortunately, not all motorcycle accidents qualify for compensation. It’s important that you speak to an experienced Galveston motorcycle accident lawyer about your viable options.
At Lone Star Injury Attorneys, our experienced accident lawyers have handled similar cases before and achieved record-breaking verdicts and compensation for our clients. We are consistently rated highly in offering aggressive and client-focused legal representation. Most importantly, we deliver results, securing top dollar compensation for injured victims. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in recent times, you may qualify for compensation.
There’s no legal hindrance that stops you from filing a motorcycle accident claim on your own. However, history shows that many victims who opt for self-representation end up losing their case to mistakes that would have otherwise been avoided by hiring an attorney. Alternatively, they may settle their case for less. For this reason, you don’t have to gamble with your rightful compensation when our skilled lawyers are ready to mount an aggressive case against the party at fault for your motorcycle accident injuries.
Our process is fast, efficient, and all-inclusive. We ensure that you are incorporated in every step we make, making you part and parcel of the legal process. Our major steps include documentation, investigations, and negotiations.
First, your attorney will gather all the necessary documents concerning your motorcycle accident case before engaging the insurance company or going to court. Preparing documents is essential in establishing liability and proving that you suffered damages from the accident. Your attorney will gather medical records, financial bills related to the damages you suffered as well as insurance policy information. Apart from helping prove that you suffered losses and harm due to the accident, these documents will help your lawyer understand the full extent of harm suffered, and the compensation you deserve.
Carrying out detailed investigations about an accident is vital. Here, your Galveston motorcycle accident lawyer will look into the details and events surrounding your accident. Depending on your case, your attorney may hire an expert to reconstruct the events leading to the motorbike crash. He or she may look into security camera footage, police reports, and dashcam footage, as well as talk to witnesses to help build your case.
After preparing all necessary legal documents and establishing fault, your attorney will kick start the compensation recovery process. Very often, the first step is always negotiating with the defendant or their insurance company. Most plaintiffs secure compensation through negotiations out of court. Your attorney will use the medical records and other evidence in the case to calculate the actual value of your losses when engaging in back-and-forth negotiations with the insurance company. If this phase fails to bring the intended result, which is fair compensation, we are ready and prepared to present the strongest case possible in court.
Anyone injured in a motorcycle accident is entitled to compensation for all damages suffered as a result of the accident. However, there must be a direct relationship between the accident and the losses incurred. For example, you cannot file a claim for compensation for an injury that existed before the accident occurred, unless that injury was aggravated by the accident. Again, you must also prove that the Defendant’s negligence was largely to blame for the accident. In other words, you must show that the defendant was more than 50% at fault for the accident.
Damages available in a motorcycle accident claim take into account the economic and non-economic losses that you incur. Your compensation will cover:
A seasoned lawyer could help you fight for all of these damages following a severe motorcycle crash.
Without legal representation from a qualified and seasoned Galveston motorcycle accident lawyer, you could lose out on the compensation you are entitled to. The legal process of filing a compensation claim is very confusing for an average person and can be frustrating to take on yourself. On top of that, most insurance companies act unreasonably, denying injured persons their rightful settlement. At Lone Star Injury Attorneys, we respect motorcyclists, and we always stand up for them when involved in an accident. To talk to us, please call our offices right away to schedule a free consultation.