Maybe it’s the freedom of the open road that calls to you, or that adrenaline rush you get when you rev up your motorcycle. Whatever your personal motivation is for owning a motorcycle, these thrills can on occasion become dangerous.
Motorcycle accidents can result in serious physical, financial, emotional, and psychological setbacks for you and your family. If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact one of our experienced motorcycle crash attorneys, and let us help you get on the road to recovery. Don’t delay, call Sweet Law Group today at (800) 203-3061.
Motorcyclists are at an Unfair Disadvantage
Motorcyclists are much more likely to be injured in a vehicle accident because of their decreased visibility and protection. When compared to occupants of cars on a per mile driven basis, motorcyclists are five times more likely to be injured in an accident and more than 26 times more likely to die upon impact.
Despite their reduced visibility relative to cars because of their smaller size, motorists’ constantly fail to notice motorcyclists on the road. Motorcycle and scooter riders have the same legal rights as those enjoyed by car and truck drivers, but unfortunately, prejudice and negative attitudes exist against motorcycle riders. Police officers and even adjusters are predisposed to find motorcyclists at fault when involved in a collision.
What an Experienced Motorcycle Lawyer can Do for You
Considering all the facts, it is imperative to contact one of our experienced motorcycle injury attorneys as soon as possible, following your accident. Failure to do so can result in the loss of evidence crucial to your case, and the rightful compensation that you deserve. We at Sweet Law Group can aggressively represent your claim and defend your rights.
Damages Recoverable in Motorcycle Accident Claims
There are many damages that can be recoverable from a motorcycle accident including:
- Medical costs (past & future), including those covered by insurance or payed out of pocket
- Pain & suffering
- Lost earnings–recoverable even when you receive disability payments or use sick leave or PTO
- Mental anguish, PTSD, depression, anxiety
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of spousal relations
- Property damage
- Punitive damages in extreme cases (If the driver was drunk or the accident was a hit-and-run)
- Other types of damages
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Why You Need a Motorcycle Attorney
The other driver’s insurance company will try and promise that they will pay you adequate compensation after they finish their investigation. Do not be misled. This is merely an attempt for them to help build their case against you, either by delaying conducting their own investigation or by using your recorded statement against you.
In delaying their own investigation, adjusters make money off of claims that have not settled yet because they buy time in not having to pay out immediately. Generally, what happens is that they will make you an offer for pennies on every dollar resulting in an unfairly low settlement. Also, in procuring a recorded statement from you, the other party’s insurance company cleverly disguises misleading questions to have you second-guess your version of events. Eventually, pinning liability on you.
Do not let them take advantage of you, and leave all communications in the hands of our experienced motorcycle accident injury attorneys at Sweet Law Group.
We serve multiple cities and states nationwide, and are proud to represent the Bay Area motorcycling community. Contact us today by calling (800) 203-3061 for a free, no-obligation consultation.