Choosing the Right Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents occur all too often. Every year, over 100,000 motorcycles are involved in crashes throughout the United States. Nearly 5,000 people die each year as a result of these crashes. If you ride a motorcycle, safe driving is absolutely your best line of defense. Adhering to traffic laws, maintaining a proper speed, and wearing a helmet and protective clothing can greatly reduce your risk of being injured or killed in a motorcycle accident. Sometimes, however, things go wrong, and accidents happen. If you or a loved one is involved in a motorcycle accident, it is of upmost importance that you seek professional advice or representation. Furthermore, it is crucial that you find the right attorney to suit your needs.
Protecting your legal rights
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, there are a number of steps which you must take immediately to protect your legal rights. Firstly, contact the local police department immediately to report the accident. Wait on the scene until authorities respond and, if you can, take photographs of the scene, the street, and any damage or other evidence. Exchange driver’s license numbers, car registration information, insurance information, and contact information with any other drivers involved in the crash. Do not discuss matters of fault with anyone. If there are witnesses present, ask them for their contact information as well.
Finding the right attorney
Once you have properly dealt with the scene, reported your accident to authorities, and filed a report with your insurance company, your next course of action is to find the right motorcycle accident attorney to ensure that all of your rights are being fought for to the full extent of the law. You may have to fight to establish proper fault for your accident. You may also have to fight for proper compensation for any injuries or damages incurred as a result of the accident.
You want an aggressive, experienced attorney in your corner to ensure that all of your demands are met. Make sure that your attorney specializes in motorcycle accidents, and has a proven track record in securing proper compensation from insurance companies. Whether your accident was minor, or life altering, you deserve for your rights to be fully observed. An experienced attorney will be able to communicate for you in an effective, professional manner – this greatly increases your chance of receiving full compensation for all injuries and damages. Do not waste another minute without expert legal representation.
Hopefully, you will never be in a position in which you need the legal services of a motorcycle accident attorney, but in the event that you do, please give Hoag Law Firm a call or complete your online Free Case Evaluation. A free consultation can help you understand your rights. With honest advice and an experienced attorney at your side, you can recover the largest possible settlement, and get back to living your life.