If you or a loved one sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident, you may be looking for a lawyer. Before you see a lawyer for an initial consultation, you should know what questions to ask. Some of the best questions to ask when choosing a motorcycle accident lawyer include those about your case’s validity and value, as well as the lawyer’s experience with cases similar to yours.
Such questions will help you determine how capable and dedicated the lawyer will be. Here are some of the best questions to ask when choosing a motorcycle accident lawyer.
Do I Have a Valid Case?
Before you spend any time and trouble filing a motorcycle accident claim, you’ll want to know whether your case is valid and has merit. This is something a lawyer should be able to tell you right away. The lawyer should talk about the other party’s liability and the general damages you may be able to collect.
When the lawyer answers your question, pay attention to not only what they say, but also how they say it. The lawyer should indicate concern for your situation, capability with cases like yours, and confidence about how your case will go.
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What is the Value of My Claim?
A lawyer can’t give you an exact dollar value for your claim, but they can give you an estimate of your damages’ value. Even if you have non-financial damages, like pain and suffering, the lawyer should still be able to determine their general worth.
The lawyer can list the damages you’ll seek and go over their value with you. For a motorcycle accident, you may be able to claim damages like:
- Medical and care costs, including future expected costs
- Lost wages, including any lost wages in the future and lost earning potential you suffer
- Property costs, such as the cost of repairing or replacing your motorcycle
- Pain and suffering
You may be able to claim some other damages, too, such as disfigurement or disability if your injuries are long-lasting and affect your appearance or mobility.
Wrongful Death Damages
You may have lost a family member in a tragic motorcycle accident. In this case, you may claim wrongful death damages, such as funeral expenses and loss of consortium. The lawyer will attribute monetary values to your non-financial losses.
How Do You Handle Your Cases?
You want an attorney who will handle your case with diligence and determination, building your case carefully and persistently and standing up for you resolutely. To get an idea of how the attorney will handle your case, ask them how they’ve handled prior cases. The attorney should be able to tell you that they:
- Build their clients’ cases with evidence from multiple credible sources, including traffic camera footage, dash camera footage, accident reports, and more
- Bolster their clients’ cases with witness and expert statements, such as testimonies from medical experts and accident reconstructionists
- Protect their clients against any tactics the other party’s insurer uses against them, such as asking for a recorded statement
- Negotiate in good faith with the other party’s insurer, aiming for a favorable but fair pretrial settlement for their clients
- Argue their clients’ cases to a judge and jury without hesitation if it will help them obtain their due compensation
Our Firm’s Attorneys
The attorneys at our firm welcome the questions we’ve listed and any others you may have. Many of our attorneys are experienced litigators, so they have no trouble arguing a case to a court. Our attorneys are also skilled negotiators, and many of them have extensive experience in motorcycle accident cases. You can be confident in their ability to handle your case.
Can You Tell Me About Your Relevant Experience and Previous Case Results?
This question is a great follow-up to the one above. It will give you a good idea of how successful the lawyer is and how successful your case may be.
Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers was established in 1993, and we have over 400 years of combined legal experience. Our firm’s lawyers have excellent case results and have recovered over $1 billion in settlements for our clients.
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What Can I Expect for Fees?
Some attorneys charge up-front or hourly. These fees can add up and become very costly, so you may want to avoid them altogether.
At Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers, we don’t charge any upfront or hourly fees or costs. Instead, we work on a contingency basis, so you won’t pay any fees unless we win your case for you. You won’t even pay for an initial consultation with our firm.
Choose a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer from Our Firm
Our lawyers have the capability and dedication you want in a legal team. During your free consultation, we’ll tell you more about our motorcycle accident lawyers and answer any questions you have.
Call Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers today for your free consultation with a member of our team.