Motorcycle Accident attorneys can work with investigators to obtain witness statements, photographs and any necessary information to help with your injury case.
We recommend following these guidelines after a Motorcycle Accident:
- Before anything else, seek medical attention if you have been hurt or call 911.
- Get to a safe place to prevent added damage or injury.
- Collect the following information: insurance and contact information of people involved in the accident, pictures/videos of vehicles involved, documentation of fault, and whatever else that can be used for evidence.
- File a police report with arriving officer or incident report by calling 911.
Yes, your health insurance should be your primary coverage for any injury including motorcycle accidents. You may have additional medical coverage through your own motorcycle insurance.
As for the motorcycle repairs, you would use your motorcycle collision insurance coverage or claim through the responsible party who caused the motorcycle accident.
A motorcycle accident lawsuit can widely vary as no two accidents are the same. A motorcycle accident can take a few days after the accident to settle, or years depending on the facts of the motorcycle accident. Not all motorcycle accidents have to go through lawsuits because you can settle your claim prior to a lawsuit. If you do file a lawsuit, expect everything to move more slowly as both parties follow the rules of the court, but you can settle prior to a lawsuit being filed.
Sometimes a lawsuit is not necessary for your motorcycle accident. A motorcycle accident attorney is an attorney who specializes in motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle accident attorneys know of specific laws that are related to motorcycle accidents including the motorcycle repairs and the injuries related to motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle accident lawyers should be free of cost upfront and their fees are paid through the percentage of your settlement recovery.
A “good settlement” or decent settlement for your motorcycle accident is when your medical bills are covered, including future medical costs, wage loss/loss of earnings, pain and suffering (inconvenience of the accident), and any out of pocket costs related to the accident (medications, ice/heat packs, non-covered medical treatment & consultations), and costs related to damages to your motorcycle and personal belongings from the accident, such as helmet, gear, jacket, boots, bags, phones.
The average settlement for a motorcycle accident can range from a few hundred of dollars to millions. The motorcycle accident settlement depends a lot on the facts of the motorcycle accidents such as who caused the accident, the injuries sustained, how much coverage is available on the insurance coverages (at-fault party, your personal auto insurance policy, homeowner insurance, assets available from the at-fault party). A motorcycle accident lawyer should be able to look into all the factors of your case.