When do I need a motorcycle accident attorney?

 When do I need a motorcycle accident attorney?


You have the right to file your own personal injury claim and represent yourself. Representing yourself could be the way to go if you have been in a minor accident; In such cases, it may not make sense to pay an attorney to represent you. However, there are many situations where hiring a motorcycle accident attorney is to your advantage. Before making this important decision, consider the following questions.

Was your accident due to negligent care on the road?
If your motorcycle accident is the result of broken traffic lights, negligent road maintenance, or lack of traffic signals, this may help your case or allow you to sue the municipality in charge of road maintenance. If this applies to you, you should contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney.
Pedestrians involved?
If your accident involved a pedestrian, you should contact an attorney immediately.

Is the police report correct?

If the police report is incorrect or incomplete, you should contact an attorney. If you have not received a police report and do not know how to obtain a copy, you should definitely contact an attorney.
Do insurance companies have your best interests in mind?
Insurance companies may tell you that you don't need a lawyer, but you should keep in mind that they have their own best interests at heart. In most cases, your insurance company's interests align with yours, but this is not always the case. Also, the opposing insurance company will never look out for your best interest. They have years of experience and know many tricks that can be used against you. You may need to obtain an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who can see through the statements made by insurance companies.

Did you or another party sustain a serious injury?

If you or another party has suffered a serious injury as a result of a motorcycle accident, you should contact an attorney. Make sure you are checked out by a doctor after your accident, sometimes serious injuries are not immediately apparent after an accident.
Are you going to court?
Although it is possible to represent yourself in court, it can be difficult to understand all of the proceedings. It is especially important that you contact an attorney if the opposing insurance company or someone else involved in the accident has purchased legal services.
Do you have insurance?
If you are uninsured or underinsured, you should contact an attorney for help.

Is your case contested?

If your case is contested, you should contact an attorney. You need all the advantages; you need someone to fight in your corner.

Do you have time to take care of your own case?

Dealing with your own case is a time-consuming process that can force you to take time off work or even distract you from your recovery. If you don't have time to handle your own case, you should contact a motorcycle accident attorney.

Can you afford to lose?

Paying for medical bills, damages, or getting your bike back on the road can be expensive. If you cannot afford to lose the case, you should retain an attorney on a contingency fee basis. When an attorney agrees to fight for you on a contingency fee basis, you won't have to pay unless you win!

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