There’s nothing like the thrill of riding a motorcycle. It’s the ultimate sense of freedom, but riding can have a dark side. Riding can make you more vulnerable when an accident occurs. Motorcycle accidents can impact your emotional, physical, and financial health and that of your loved ones. If you’ve been a victim of a motorcycle accident, you could benefit from the help of a Danville motorcycle accident lawyer.
Typical Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
When motorcyclists collide with larger vehicles, they usually come out on the losing end, often suffering catastrophic physical injuries. At Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers, we have a history of helping people just like you. Here are the most common reasons for a motorcycle crash in Danville:
- negligent, reckless, or distracted driving
- driving over the limit or high on drugs
- defects, such as potholes, in the road
- the motorcycle itself malfunctions or is defective while driving
- not paying attention and failing to signal or yield
- a motorist attempts to share the same lane with the motorcyclist
How Soon Should a Motorcycle Accident Victim Speak to a Lawyer
The short answer is ASAP. A seasoned personal injury lawyer should have the experience to protect your rights and do their best to defend you every step of the way.
The sooner you speak to a lawyer, the sooner your case can be professionally and legally assessed. Don’t risk forgetting crucial details of what happened. Your lawyer may need this information, and they need it while it’s still fresh in your mind. A lawyer can also to speak to the medical care providers who examined and treated you, the policeman on the scene, and any eyewitnesses.
Your Lawyer Can Help You Talk to the Insurance Company
It is a good idea to have legal representation to protect yourself. Before you speak to an insurance agent for the at-fault driver or municipality, please speak with one of our lawyers. It’s important to know that if you talk directly with the insurance company for the at-fault driver or city, they may attempt to blame you.
Danville Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit can vary from state to state. For instance, in Ohio, you have two years from the accident date to file a claim. But in Kentucky, you have just one year.
Our injury lawyers may need time to build your case. We can gather the evidence to back up the injury demand letter. This letter spells out your injuries and the evidence which supports the dollar amount we feel you have coming to you.
What a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Do For You
At Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers, we’ve seen the damage a motorcycle accident can cause. We listen with compassion. Our law firm can take the lead while working to heal from the physical, emotional, and mental trauma. We can shield you from predatory insurance companies and give you a voice in court.
Prepare Your Case
- Determine who the at-fault driver or municipality is (when a damaged road caused your accident)
- Gathers evidence and investigates to get pertinent information to build your case
- Interviews witnesses and medical professionals about your injuries
- Files the required paperwork with the insurer for the at-fault person or municipality
If we can’t settle with the insurance company, we’re not afraid to take your case to court. Your story deserves to be heard.
Work With an Insurance Adjuster
Our attorneys at Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers always seek to settle a motorcycle accident case out of court first, which means staying in contact with the insurance adjuster.
The insurance adjuster may be easy to work with, and the settlement, including negotiations, may go smoothly. But if the insurance adjuster thinks the amount of money your lawyer requests is too high, the insurance adjuster may drag their feet.
This manipulation tactic is utilized to frustrate you to the point where you want to give up and settle instead of fighting for what you deserve. Your lawyer can help you navigate manipulative tactics.
Take Your Claim to Court
If your claim stalls too long, your lawyer may suggest filing a lawsuit. Filing a lawsuit tends to get the opposing side’s attention. Taking someone to court can be a lengthy and costly process, but ultimately, it may be the only way to get the money you have coming to you.
Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers has handled these types of cases for years. We know what insurance companies like to throw at unsuspecting accident victims. We can protect our clients, and insurers know we mean business.
We can get our motorcycle accident clients their compensation—and we have the track record to prove it.
As a motorcycle accident victim, you legally have a right to recover damages for pain and suffering.
Some other things you can seek compensation for:
- Any medical costs you’ve incurred resulting from the accident
- Loss of income because you can’t work
- Reduced wages because your earning capabilities have been diminished
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
- Mental health care
- Physical therapy
Even if you don’t have many physical injuries, you can still file a claim. The emotional trauma from your accident shouldn’t be ignored. A motorcycle accident lawyer can clarify any confusion concerning your rights.
If you’ve lost a loved one due to a motorcycle accident, family members have the legal right to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Call For a Free Consultation
At Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers, you can speak with a motorcycle accident lawyer for free with no obligation to retain the lawyer. Contact us online for a free consultation where an attorney can assess your case.