Motorcycle Accidents

Fact: Motorcyclists face a notable danger from accidents occurring at intersections.

Motorcycle accidents and the process of recovery that follows can be incredibly complex and overwhelming. These incidents often result in severe injuries and emotional trauma, leaving motorcycle accident victims and their families grappling with a myriad of physical, financial, and legal challenges. From the immediate aftermath of the accident to long-term rehabilitation and potential legal proceedings, navigating the path to recovery requires careful attention to detail, extensive support systems, and a deep understanding of the unique circumstances surrounding motorcycle accidents. With their complex nature and far-reaching consequences, it is crucial to recognize the profound impact these accidents can have on individuals’ lives and the importance of comprehensive support in their journey towards healing and rebuilding.

Litner + Deganian will alleviate the legal burden and advocate tirelessly on your behalf ensuring you receive fair compensation while you focus on healing and rebuilding your life.

Have you been involved in a motorcycle accident? Here’s what to do:

If you find yourself involved in a motorcycle accident, taking immediate steps is crucial to safeguard your well-being and protect your interests. By following a few essential measures, you can ensure your safety, gather necessary evidence, and lay the groundwork for potential insurance claims or legal actions.

  • Seek medical attention: Your health and safety are top priorities. Even if you don’t believe your injuries are severe, it’s crucial for an injured motorist to seek medical evaluation to identify any hidden injuries or potential complications. Follow the advice and treatment plan provided by medical professionals.
  • Contact the authorities: Call the police or appropriate law enforcement agency to report the accident. This report will be extremely helpful in documenting the accident for appropriate parties including insurance companies and attorneys.
  • Document the scene: If you can do so safely, gather evidence from the roadways and accident scene. Take photographs of the vehicles involved, the surrounding environment, and any visible damages. This documentation can be valuable later when filing insurance claims or pursuing legal action.
  • Exchange information: Obtain the contact, insurance, and vehicle details of all parties involved in the accident, including drivers, passengers, and witnesses. Share your own information as well. Be polite and cooperative while interacting with others.
  • Notify your insurance company: Report the accident to your insurance provider as soon as possible. Provide them with accurate and detailed information about the incident. Follow their instructions regarding the claims process.
  • Preserve evidence: Preserve any evidence related to the accident, such as medical records, photographs, witness statements, and repair estimates. These can be crucial in building your case if you decide to pursue legal action.
  • Consult with a motorcycle accident attorney: Consider seeking legal advice from a reputable personal injury lawyer who specializes in motorcycle accidents. They can provide guidance on your rights, help assess the strength of your case, handle communication with insurance companies and other parties involved, and most importantly – get you on the road to recovery.
Man holding motorcycle helmet.

How necessary is a motorcycle accident lawyer?

Having an experienced and knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorney by your side is crucial in navigating the complexities of legal proceedings. Their expertise in handling similar cases, understanding of relevant laws, and ability to negotiate with insurance companies can significantly increase your chances of obtaining fair compensation and achieving a favorable outcome.

  • Legal expertise: Motorcycle claims require specialized legal knowledge. A lawyer with extensive experience in this area can help navigate the legal system and ensure that your case is handled properly.
  • Investigation: A personal injury attorney can assist in the accident investigation by leveraging their expertise to gather evidence, consult with experts, and build a strong case to establish liability.
  • Negotiation: An attorney can provide assistance in negotiations with insurance companies, utilizing their knowledge and experience to advocate for your best interests and maximize your chances of obtaining a fair settlement for your motorcycle accident injuries.
  • Court representation: A personal injury lawyer is essential if a motorcycle accident case goes to court, providing the expertise and advocacy needed to navigate legal complexities and secure a favorable outcome.

Our process

We’re here to get you on the road to recovery. We treat all clients as our neighbors and are transparent throughout the entire process. Here’s what to expect after a motorcycle accident:

First, the attorney will meet with you to discuss the circumstances surrounding you or a loved one’s motorcycle accident to determine the potential legal options and point you in the right direction for any other services you may need.

Next, the attorney will proceed with investigating the accident, which may involve collecting evidence, analyzing medical records and police reports, consulting with experts, and reconstructing the scene, including any potential property damage and road conditions.

Based on the findings, the personal injury attorney will negotiate with the insurance company to seek fair compensation for the motorist’s injuries and damages. If a settlement cannot be reached, the attorney may proceed to file a lawsuit and provide legal representation in court, presenting the case, cross-examining witnesses, and advocating for the client’s rights. Throughout the process, the attorney will provide guidance, support, and legal representation, aiming to achieve the best possible outcome for their client.

Lastly, we don’t believe in charging for the consultation and in getting paid for something that ultimately doesn’t benefit you—so we don’t get paid until you do.

What makes us different?

We’re motorcyclists too – and understand the dangers that often come with that. We keep things clear and realistic when it comes to your settlement. And, if you ask us, there are never enough of your questions to go around…so keep them coming. Most importantly: We’ll wait until you collect money before we do.

With an extensive track record of successful motorcycle accident cases behind us, there isn’t a case we’re not fully equipped to handle. Here’s a quick glance at some of our latest:

$1.3 million settlement for a seriously injured biker struck by a car

$300, 000 settlement for a motorcyclist client who was cut off resulting in serious injuries

$210, 000 settlement for a victim of a hit-and-run motorcycle accident

$100, 000 for a motorcyclist riding with their daughter who was cut off by another motorist

The proof is in the settlements

Motorcycle accidents can take a toll on one’s mental, physical, and economic well-being, draining resources and causing significant hardships in terms of emotional trauma, physical injuries, and financial burdens.

At Litner + Deganian, our experienced team of personal injury attorneys is equipped to handle even the most complex motorcycle accident cases, providing compassionate support and expert legal guidance every step of the way. We’re prepared to do what’s best for you—even if that means turning down a settlement offer and taking the case straight to trial.

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