Motorcycle Injury Attorney
When an accident involves a motorcycle, the consequences are often more serious than other types of accidents. A motorcycle rider is more vulnerable than someone in a car and riders often suffers serious injuries or are killed as a result of the accident.
Unfortunately, we know that there is a bias both on and off the road against motorcycle riders that sometimes affects the outcome of a case. That’s why it’s important to hire a lawyer who understands the challenges faced by a motorcycle injury victim and who will aggressively fight to protect your legal rights whether in negotiations with the insurance company or in front of a jury.
Remember, motorcycles have the same right to be on the road as cars and trucks and they are also afforded the same legal protections. It is the responsibility of every driver to act responsibly, pay attention, and drive safely in order to avoid causing an accident.
Don’t wait, it’s important to act fast.
It’s important to seek out help as soon as possible after your accident. Once you’ve addressed your immediate medical needs, contact Attorney Bagen and give him the details of your accident. You’ll receive a free case evaluation where he will explain your rights and let you know what the possible outcomes may be if you take legal action. The faster you take action and contact Attorney Bagen, the more likely it is that important physical evidence will be preserved as well as details provided by witnesses before they begin to forget. (Check out this blog post on keeping an injury diary)
Yes, you need an attorney.
Many of us would rather not file a lawsuit and hope to a friendly agreement with the insurance company. Unfortunately, we often see insurance companies play the usual games that give them an advantage and leave you wishing you had sought professional advice.
You may receive a call from the other driver’s insurance company in which they will sympathize with your injury and promise to get you fair compensation. In reality, they are hoping that you will let your guard down so they can record a statement which may ultimately help their case. When they do finally offer you an unfairly low settlement, time will have passed and your ability to fight back will be diminished or eliminated.
It’s better to leave all communication up to your attorney, but if they do get you on the phone, politely let them know that you are being represented and they will hear from your attorney. Under no circumstances should you allow them to record a statement or drag you into a detailed conversation of any type. Keep it short and let your attorney take it from there.
In a motorcycle accident, it is particularly important to conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances that led up to and caused the crash. Many times, due to the bias faced by riders, it’s as if the motorcycle rider has to prove the accident wasn’t his fault. Having an experienced lawyer help from the very beginning means that you are more likely to be able to obtain the necessary evidence to support your claim.
At the scene of a crash, the first thing to do is make sure everyone is safe, call the police and make sure everyone involved has received the medical care they need. After all the injured parties have been cared for, if possible, collect as much information as you can. Photograph the scene, take notes, sketch out the direction and position of each vehicle and take down contact information of any witnesses.
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