Catastrophic Motorcycle Accidents
Sadly, it’s very rare that a motorcycle accident does not result in an injury. Even a minor motorcycle accident can be catastrophic. Serious injury usually occurs in even what may seem to be a minor accident or “fender-bender” because the motorcycle goes down and the driver and/or rider is thrown to the ground. Nearly every case will give you need for a motorcycle crash attorney.
If you have been in a motorcycle accident, and as soon as you have you have received proper medical attention, it is critical to contact a motorcycle accident lawyer immediately. Poder Legal has a motorcycle accident lawyer available for you to contact day or night, 24/7, with bilingual representation. Call Today: 800-977-0150
Poder Legal has a 99% success rate in getting our clients just and fair compensation.
If you have have suffered any injury from a motorcycle accident and required (and continue to require) medical treatment, a motorcycle accident attorney at Poder Legal will work to get these medical costs recovered. You also may be eligible for ‘general damages’ for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, and inconveniences due to the injuries. Additionally, in some cases, there may be ‘punitive damages’, which are intended to punish the wrongdoer when their actions were reckless and/or intentional.
Additionally, in motorcycle accident cases, you are often entitled to recover the damage to your motorcycle, as well as the ‘loss of use’ of that motorcycle for the time you are without the use of the motorcycle because it was being repaired or otherwise unusable.
Your best interests and the best interests of the insurance company are not always the same. It is in fact illegal for a non-attorney (such as an insurance company employee) to provide you with legal advice. Yet, very often this insurance company employee will provide advice that is not what is best for you. After any accident, you should always speak to a personal injury lawyer, and specifically a motorcycle accident lawyer, to get accurate and experienced legal advice regarding your case and your rights.
It is not recommended to try and go this alone. Dealing with your insurance company and other parties can be difficult, especially if you’re not familiar with all of your rights and are not sure about the legal workings and “mumbo-jumbo” of the insurance claim process. Once Poder Legal takes your case, a motorcycle crash attorney will begin putting together the required information and immediately inform the insurance companies to direct all contact to our office. We will do everything in our power to lessen your stress so you may concentrate on getting healthy again, both physically and emotionally.
If you are in a motorcycle accident, please do the following:
- Immediately get medical attention for yourself and ensure anyone else injured in the motorcycle accident receives medical attention as necessary. Often, after an accident, shock or adrenaline will keep the victim from recognizing pain for quite a while. It is important to receive proper medical attention from a medical professional as soon as possible.
- Make a complete record from the scene of the motorcycle accident. Get the contact information and insurance information from anyone else involved in the accident. If there were witnesses, note down their names and contact information. Use a camera or smart phone to take pictures (or video as needed) of the motorcycle accident scene. Document damage to the motorcycle(s) and/or other vehicles, positions of all vehicles, skid marks, and any other items or angles that may be useful for your legal team and insurance company.
- Obtain a copy of the police report and/or the accident report. It’s important for your motorcycle crash attorney to have as much information and documentation as possible to ensure they can defend your rights. The police and accident reports are helpful in reconstructing the circumstances and factors in the motorcycle accident as well as potentially establishing responsibility.
- Regardless of the details of the motorcycle accident, please do not claim responsibility. You may feel the accident is your fault and if people are injured it may cause you to react with a feeling of guilt. DO NOT claim responsibility for the accident. Very often there are factors that caused the accident you are not aware of. It’s critical that you contact a motorcycle accident lawyer before making any statements of blame or responsibility as they could be held against you and cause major damage your case and your rights to compensation. Even if new information comes to light after the motorcycle accident that shows it was not your fault, these statements can create difficulties.