Motorcycle Accident FAQs
Most frequent questions and answers
Call the police right away so that they can investigate what happened. The police car accident report is a key piece of evidence in your claim. Stay at the scene and exchange insurance information and contact information with the other driver(s) involved. Get contact information for any witnesses, as well. Keep your comments to anyone at the scene brief, sticking to the facts of what happened. Even an innocuous “I’m sorry” could later be construed as admitting fault for the crash.
An attorney can investigate what happened, find evidence to prove that your injuries were caused by another driver or other negligent party, and advocate for the full compensation you need and deserve for all your accident-related losses, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. Your attorney will deal with the insurance company on your behalf and make sure your rights are protected throughout the claims process while you focus on healing. The insurance companies have lawyers representing their interests, and you need a lawyer, too.
Most injury law firms, including ours, work on a contingency fee basis. That means you don’t pay anything to your attorney out of pocket. Instead, if the attorney secures a financial recovery for you, you pay a percentage of the recovery as an attorney’s fee. If you don’t win, you don’t have to pay your lawyer a cent. In other words, the attorney takes on the expenses of litigating the case and the risk that the case may not be successful. The goal of a contingency fee arrangement is to make sure you can get a fair shot at the compensation you need regardless of your ability to pay.
Motor vehicle accidents happen for many different reasons. Some of the most common causes of crashes include:
- Distracted driving
- Speeding drivers
- Texting drivers
- Drunk drivers
- Asleep at the wheel drivers
Drivers who claim they simply didn’t see you on your motorcycle do not get a free pass. If someone caused your crash, they should be held responsible for their actions. That’s our job and we’re proud to do it.