Stillwater Motorcycle Accident Attorney
The moments after your motorcycle accident were probably blurred by shock. This is a scary situation and no one who hasn’t gone through it knows how you feel. At Murray Law Firm, we want to say that we are so sorry that this happened to you. You might be in great pain, possibly in the hospital recovering from surgery, and looking how your life may forever be changed. We don’t want to you have to deal with the insurance companies by yourself. They will try to do everything in their power to keep you from getting the compensation you deserve. Our Stillwater motorcycle accident attorney James Murray is here to help you in this difficult time.
Getting the Right Attorney on Your Case
The 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.
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Lastly, the right attorney will be dedicated to your case. If they are willing to go all the way to trial, they are going to be able to get you more compensation than someone who wants to get you a lower settlement so that they can just run you through the mill. The insurance companies know which attorney is going to be prepared for trial and which ones are going to cave and take a settlement.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
In motorcycle accidents, you are at risk for a lot of serious injuries due to the fact that you are not protected by the metal framework of a vehicle. While many people are biased against motorcyclist, it is entirely unfair. They will say that, simply because you ride a motorcycle, you are knowingly putting yourself at a risk for injury. It is unreasonable bias that you and your attorney may have to put up with, especially if your case goes to trial and you have to face a jury of people who have this bias. That is why you want an attorney with a lot of experience.
Some common motorcycle injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Road burn
- Internal bleeding
- Neck and spine injury
If your loved one passed away from a motorcycle accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death case and you should contact an experienced Stillwater motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible.
Motorcycle Accident 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, have to have physical therapy, etc. all of that will be included while we determine your case value.
Contact Our Stillwater Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
Dedicated Stillwater motorcycle accident attorney James Murray will be there for you through your whole legal process. If you want our dedicated support, please call our Stillwater office today for a free consultation. You don’t have to settle for a low settlement offer, let us take your case as far as it needs to go to get you the compensation you deserve.