Your compensation lawsuit may be resolved by either a trial sentence or settlement agreement. In either case, it might be worth hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer to help resolve your lawsuit in your preferred manner. A motorcycle accident lawyer may be able to help:
- Prove who was liable in the motorcycle accident
- Collect evidence to support your case
- Calculate the monetary value of your lawsuit
- Meet the deadline for your case
- Negotiate a financial settlement
Our Legal Team Can Help Establish the Value of Your Case
You do not have to fight for financial recovery on your own. A personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you seek financial recovery from the liable party in your motorcycle accident. If necessary, they can also represent you in court.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motorcycle accidents accounted for $3 billion in economic losses and $21 billion in comprehensive damages in 2016. While your case might not be in the billion-dollar category, our legal team can help you figure out how much your case is worth by calculating your damages. A lawyer from our firm may be able to help you recover the following types of financial damages:
- Injury-related medical expenses
- Injury-related loss of wages and income
- Property damage or destruction
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Short- and long-term physical impairments
Our legal team can take an objective look at the financial expenses and losses associated with your accident and ensure your lawsuit is not undervalued or underpaid.
Our Team Can Help You Prove the Cause of Your Motorcycle Accident
The Insurance Information Institute (III) recommends filing a motorcycle accident report with the local police after the accident as soon as possible. Your accident report may contain important contact and insurance information, which can help you and your lawyer identify who might be held liable for compensating you. If your injuries are severe or cause you to lose consciousness, having these details in your accident report can be valuable.
The crash report might also provide other information, such as:
- The date and location of the accident
- Any factors that contributed to the at-fault driver’s fault, including distractions or traffic law violations
- Maneuvers made by the at-fault driver
Your lawyer might request your accident report to prove the at-fault driver’s negligence and your right to financial recovery. Comply with this request right away or authorize your lawyer to request the report on your behalf if your injuries prevent you from doing so.
Building a Comprehensive Evidence File
Your official motorcycle accident report is only one part of your evidence file. Our team may use additional pieces of evidence to support your case:
- Photos of the accident on your smartphone
- Residential or commercial video surveillance
- Medical records and reports, including physical therapy and rehabilitation reports
- Proof of your income losses, including direct deposit receipts, business tax records, and salary history records
- Mechanic’s estimates and authoritative guides that indicate the value of replacing your motorcycle
A motorcycle accident lawyer can help you collect this evidence, calculate the value of your injuries and their related expenses, and present this information to the at-fault party or their insurance company.
File Your Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit by Its Deadline
If you decide to work with one of our motorcycle accident lawyers, we can also keep track of your case’s filing deadline according to state law. The statute of limitations determines your filing deadline and may point out certain factors that might alter the timeline.
A member of our personal injury team can help you understand how this statute affects your case and why it is important to comply with its terms. We can also explain the consequences of missing the filing deadline. As our client, we will notify you when this deadline is approaching so that your case can be filed on time.
Reaching a Settlement in Your Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit
You might be able to settle your case without ever having to go to court. A lawyer from our legal team may be able to negotiate a financial settlement with the insurance company or liable party outside of court, which may help you avoid a trial case. While the final decision on settlement negotiations is yours, your lawyer may help you weigh the merits of each offer you receive and arrive at a final decision that leads to a favorable compensation package.
Get Support for Your Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit Today with One of Our Lawyers
If you or someone you love has never dealt with personal injury law and are interested in pursuing compensation, it may be worth hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer to support you on your legal journey. They can provide information to help you make legal decisions throughout your case. Get a free consultation with the client intake team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers by calling (337) 777-7777.