The Insurance Information Institute says there were about 4,976 deaths due to motorcycle crashes last year. That figure is up by 8.3 percent, from the numbers recorded last 2014. So if you drive a motorcycle, you’re at a higher risk of getting into accident. And if you get into one, make sure you hire a motorcycle accident attorney to help you.
Offer you legal options
Trials are often complex and drag on. That means more time, energy and money spent on your part. A good motorcycle accident attorney can provide you with a number of legal options, though, some of which can help you avoid a long and complicated trial. These include mediation and arbitration.
Deal with lawyers
During the litigation process, the other side’s lawyers will do his best to undermine your testimony or find a chink in your story. Your lawyer can work with you to make sure you stand up during the trial. Experienced lawyers also know how to effectively deal with or shut down other lawyers trying to shake you up on the stand.
Manage insurance companies
Most insurance companies aren’t going to be happy to pay for those costs. So they’ll send representatives who will make you a settlement offer that could be half of what you’re entitled to, or maybe even less. If you’re on your own, you could end up getting pressured into signing that agreement. By hiring a motorcycle accident attorney, you have someone who can effectively deal with the insurance companies so they can stop haranguing you. Your lawyer can also keep you from saying yes to an unfair settlement offer.
Negotiate for your compensation
Your lawyer knows what damages you qualify for. So he’ll have pretty good idea of how much compensation you should get and will do his utmost to make sure you receive financial compensation that’s well within that ballpark.
So don’t stay afraid or frustrated for too long after an accident. Hire a lawyer to help your case.Add to favorites