If you have been injured while on a motorcycle due to a motorcycle accident, chances are you may have sustained life-altering injuries. If the other driver was the cause of the accident, a La Grange motorcycle accident lawyer can help hold the responsible party accountable. Talk to an experienced personal injury attorney about your legal options.
When a motorcycle accident occurs, there are two issues you should first discuss with a lawyer. Those two issues are:
The first issue is Negligence. Negligence means that the person causing your injury acted in an irresponsible manner; such as driving while distracted, driving while impaired, driving while texting, or actions outside what is considered safe and allowed by the law. If a person’s actions are considered to be negligent, then you may have a viable injury case against the negligent driver’s insurer. Once negligence is established, you move on to establish damages.
Damages need to be identified, organized, and documented. You must consider medical bills, future medical bills, lost wages, loss of future income, pain and suffering, loss of property, future health issues, and the loss of future opportunities (new jobs, promotions). This information is vital to establishing the amount of damages awarded. If you misidentify any damages related to the negligent action, you miss an opportunity to recover that associated money in a negotiation or court of law. A thorough review is critical.
While using the information related to negligence and damages in your motorcycle accident, your LaGrange lawyer will work with you to create a case review. Information will be collected from insurance companies related to policy coverage, assignment of fault, and the collection of evidence. Your attorney will analyze the stated policy amounts and consider the impact of uninsured, or underinsured motorist issues; thereby relieving you of the complexities of the required process. At the end of the review, you will understand the strength of your case and know how to best proceed.
After review, you and your lawyer will decide if your next step leads to an attempted settlement negotiation or trial. Settlements are essentially an agreement between the injured person and the insurance company that requires payment to the injured party for an agreed-upon amount. This is the preferred outcome of any case because the injured party receives their settlement money more quickly, and they are relieved of the stress associated with trial.
Settlements involve intense negotiations with insurance companies. These companies hire and train professional negotiators, and will take extreme measures to try to devalue your injury claim. No matter if you believe that you are entitled to damages beyond a reasonable doubt, insurance companies are known to try various tactics to discredit a victim’s case. You need someone to represent you in this negotiation process that has experience, and knows how to manage a negotiation.
A trial is sometimes necessary, but can take a considerable amount of time. There is a complex method strictly adhered to by the Courts, who run on deadlines and procedure. One mistake, one missed deadline, can bring your case to a stunning end. A professional LaGrange lawyer has the knowledge to confidently respond to, and comply with, all requirements of the court, benefiting your chance for success, and acquiring a fair settlement for your losses and motorcycle wreck injuries.
Your motorbike accident attorney represents you with one thing in mind, and that is to secure a settlement that recovers damages and prepares you for the future. Meagher Injury Lawyers only accepts an attorney fee if we win your case. No up-front money is required. You pay nothing until your case is brought to a successful conclusion.
Trying to recover damages can be very complex. If your case is important to you, then it is highly recommended you engage an experienced, highly qualified, LaGrange motorcycle accident lawyer. Attorney Tate Meagher is an advocate for each of his clients and is focused on maximizing results. When involved in an accident: don’t wait, call Tate