Have you or a loved one recently been injured in a motorcycle accident. Here is some basic motorcycle accident information that will guide you on your way toward receiving full compensation for your injuries. Most importantly, you will need an experienced motorcycle accident attorney for your claim to be successful. Call our office today for a free consultation.
Basic Motorcycle Accident Information | Compensation
If you are seeking compensation, you should know that the insurance companies do not want to give you the compensation that you deserve. They probably want to keep you from getting compensation altogether. They will do that by trying to pin the blame on you. Your attorney should be ready to push back and fight to lessen your fault.
If you are determined to be at fault for 50% or more, then you will not be able to get compensation. Therefore, you need to truly trust your attorney’s abilities to protect your rights. You will be able to get compensation for your claim if you are found to be 49% or less at fault. The way it works is this: If you are 10% at fault, you will be barred from getting that 10% of the claim awards. For example, if you get $20,000 for your claim, you can get 90% of that, or $18,000. This is called modified comparative negligence.
The value of your claim is determined by the severity of your injuries and how long you will be suffering from them. If you cannot return to work, need surgery, need physical therapy, etc. all of that will be included while we determine your case value.
Basic Motorcycle Accident Information | Getting the Right Attorney
he right attorney for you will be an experienced Stillwater motorcycle accident attorney. You want someone who has handled these cases before and knows what they’re doing. If you feel confident that who you are going to hire is competent, it will make for a better situation. You don’t want to go with someone who you think seems inexperienced and unsure. They probably aren’t going to be the right fit for you.
Being able to get along with the attorney also has a great deal to do with picking the right person. You are going to be working with your attorney for some time and if you feel that you can only tolerate them or that you even dislike them, that is going to be an all-around unpleasant situation. You should like the attorney who you hire. If you feel like they are ignoring your calls or shirking you off onto a layperson in their office, you need to find a new attorney to hire.
Contact our experienced Stillwater motorcycle accident attorney today. We have a proven track record of dedicated and passionate legal representation. Call our office for a free consultation.