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5 Reasons You Must Consult a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer After an Accident
Data from the Department of Transportation shows that on average, over 50% of fatal motorcycle accidents were collisions with cars. Historical data also shows that motorcycle accidents are far more likely to result in a fatality or multiple fatalities. Riding a motorcycle can be a great experience, hitting the open road. But if you’re not careful, it can also be extremely dangerous.
It’s easy to read these statistics and see how seriously you need to hire an attorney to represent you following a motorcycle accident. The insurance company is likely going to pressure you to settle because they know that if you hire an attorney you have the best chance of getting the most compensation from your accident. With that said, here are 5 reasons to call the best lawyer after a motorcycle accident.
Stay Objective Throughout the Case
It can be hard for you to get better if you’re also worrying about settlement deadlines, talking to insurance companies, and all that comes with a lawsuit following an accident. One of the best reasons to work with a lawyer is that they can stay objective and pragmatic throughout the case while you heal emotionally and physically.
Focus on Getting Better
You’re able to focus on your own life and getting better while the attorney worries about their strategy for winning your case. You’ll likely have a lot of doctors’ appointments to get to and physical therapy sessions to deal with, so having an attorney take some of that burden off your shoulders can be majorly helpful.
Get the Best Possible Settlement
Historically, people involved in accidents who hire attorneys to represent them and guide them through the next steps are far more likely to get larger and fairer settlements than those that either choose to represent themselves in their suit or settle right away out of court. Give yourself the best chance by working with an experienced legal team.
Negotiate with Insurance Companies
One of the most emotionally and mentally painful aspects of being involved in a motorcycle accident isn’t actually part of the accident itself. One of the most draining parts about being in an accident is working with the insurance companies afterwards. They’re going to try to get you as little money back as they can and they probably won’t be too friendly with you while they do it. An attorney takes this load off your shoulders and works with the insurance company for you.
They Get Paid Only When You Do
Most accident attorneys are paid on a contingency fee basis, which means they get paid out of your settlement. Therefore, they’re as motivated as you are to make sure you get the best possible settlement that you can.
One of the best things that you can do immediately following a motorcycle accident is to call a qualified and experienced lawyer who can help you navigate your next steps. You’re likely already suffering physically, emotionally, and mentally after the accident. An attorney can help you by letting you get better while they get to work on the case.