If you and the at-fault driver are unable to agree to a settlement amount after a motorcycle accident, you might have to file a lawsuit against them to continue your pursuit of compensation. Alternatively, if the at-fault driver does not have insurance coverage, you might have to go to court for financial compensation after a motorcycle accident. According to the American Bar Association (ABA), very few motorcycle accident lawsuits actually do go to court.
If your case does, a personal injury lawyer from our firm can help:
- Prepare your court case
- Assign a value to your lawsuit based on your damages
- Make sure you file your case by its legal deadline
A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer from Our Team Can Begin Working On Your Case
If your motorcycle accident lawsuit ends up going to court, you can hire a personal injury lawyer from our firm to guide you and direct your case. Our legal team can help you gather evidence, which we may be able to use to support your case.
When you are ready to seek compensation by going to court, your lawyer can help you navigate the process and make sure your lawsuit is filed on time. Your lawyer can also ensure that your lawsuit complies with all applicable personal injury laws.
Our Lawyers Can Help You Assign a Value to Your Damages
Once you decide to work with our legal team, we can begin calculating your damages. The following are some main categories of damages that we may assess in your case.
Injuries and Their Costs
Because the injuries you sustain in a motorcycle accident might be costly and extensive, we may request your full range of medical records and bills. These documents may help us establish the costs of your treatment plan. Because your injuries might require treatments and referrals from many physicians and facilities, it might take time to get all of the necessary records and bills.
Do not hesitate to request assistance compiling and organizing the plethora of medical records and bills that result from a motorcycle accident. Our team can ensure that you do not overlook any medical expenses that may entitle you to compensation.
Your Intangible Damages
While your medical records might be used to attest to the cost of your physical recovery, they might also prove useful in assigning a value to your pain and suffering. Intangible damages may include:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Psychological trauma
- Mental and emotional anguish
- Long-term physical disabilities
The value of your intangible damages might be based on the severity of your physical trauma, how long your damages might affect you, and how much they interrupt your preferred lifestyle. Our legal team can help you understand the value of your intangible damages and ensure they are included in your compensation lawsuit.
Property Repair or Replacement
Whether you go to court to recover the costs of a motorcycle accident or seek compensation from your insurance policy, you might be entitled to compensation for the cost of repairing or replacing your damaged or destroyed motorcycle.
If it can be restored to its pre-accident condition, your lawsuit may include recovery of the costs of repair and restoration. If these costs would exceed your motorcycle’s pre-accident worth, your lawsuit may simply compensate you for its value.
Interviews and Depositions
When building your case argument, our team may try to retrieve statements from people who can testify on the cause of the accident. We may be able to locate and interview:
- Any witnesses to the accident
- The at-fault driver
- Any necessary expert witnesses, such as accident reconstruction analysts
Conducting these interviews and gathering evidence are done prior to going to court. After these preparations, your lawyer may present appropriate testimony and supporting evidence to the court. Other supporting evidence may include your accident report, salary history, and medical records.
Let Us Help You Pursue an Out-of-court Settlement
Your motorcycle accident lawsuit might have more than one available option for financial recovery. While a monetary settlement might be possible, if you do have to go to court for a motorcycle accident, you do not have to go alone. Contact the motorcycle accident team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers by calling (337) 777-7777 to find out how hard we can fight to defend your potential right to compensation.