After you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, taking legal action against the liable party can seem intimidating. However, in order to heal from your injuries with as little stress as possible, having a reputable motorcycle accident attorney on your side could make all the difference.
With the right motorcycle accident lawyer advocating for you, you should be able to rebuild your life and recuperate while your lawyer handles all of the major legal details of your case. Here is more about why retaining a lawyer for your motorcycle accident claim may be in your best interests.
How Will a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at GKBM Help You?
After being involved in a motorcycle accident, having an attorney on your side could make a significant difference in your ability to pursue your case.
Having a motorcycle accident attorney at GKBM advocating for you means you can heal from your injuries while we focus on holding the culpable party accountable to the fullest extent of the law. Some of our most important tasks and responsibilities after taking on your motorcycle accident claim include:
Establishing Fault for Your Motorcycle Accident
Arguably the most important responsibility of any motorcycle accident claim is establishing liability. For the vast majority of motorcycle accident victims, filing a claim with the insurance company is not enough.
Since Arkansas is a fault state for insurance purposes, you need to file a claim with the liable party’s insurance provider to recover compensation through an insurance claim. In order to do this, liability must be established.
Obtaining Powerful Supporting Evidence
The burden of proof in motorcycle accident claims is based on a preponderance of the evidence. This is a way of saying your lawyer will need to prove to the court that the defendant’s actions were more likely than not responsible for causing your motorcycle accident or resulting injuries.
Your attorney will need to gather compelling evidence to support your case, such as:
- Video surveillance of the motorcycle accident
- Photos of your motorcycle accident injuries
- The other involved party’s clinical blood alcohol test resDashcamh cam footage or black box data
- Witness statements and expert testimony
- Reports from police and accident Reconstructionists
Quantifying Your Motorcycle Accident Damages
Another key responsibility your attorney will have in making your life easier following a motorcycle accident is calculating the value of your claim. However, every person’s motorcycle accident is different. The ways your life has been affected by your injuries will vary on a case-by-case basis.
You may be shocked to discover that you are entitled to more than just your economic damages. Some of the types of economic damages you could be awarded in your motorcycle accident claim include:
- Lost wages
- Vehicle repairs
- Motorcycle replacement costs
- Hospital bills
- Prescription medications
- Ambulance fees
- Costs of medical equipment
- Future medical care
- Reduced earning potential
- Loss of household services
However, there are unquantified non-economic damages you could also be entitled to. Your lawyer will need to discuss their impact at great lengths to calculate their worth. Examples of non-economic damages awarded in motorcycle accident lawsuits include:
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Mental anguish
- Shame and embarrassment
- Fear and anticipation
- Inconvenience and indignity
- Skin scarring and disfigurement
- Damage to your professional reputation
- Damage to your personal reputation
- Physical pain and suffering
- Psychological distress
Since it may be difficult or impossible for you to understand how much your motorcycle accident claim is worth alone, having an experienced attorney on your side who will ensure you are compensated fairly for your damages could make a difference in your ability to move forward with your life.
Handling the Insurance and Civil Claims
When you are healing from your injuries, presenting your case at trial and negotiating with massive insurance corporations can be overwhelming and intimidating. When you have a zealous legal advocate fighting for your rights, you can sit back while we negotiate with the insurer on your behalf.
Instead of worrying about being tricked into settling for less than your claim is worth or being taken advantage of in your greatest time of year, your attorney can show the insurance company that you mean business following your motorcycle accident. Your lawyer will also be prepared to bring your case to trial if it means maximizing the compensation you are awarded.
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Is It Worth Hiring a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
Hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer to take on your case is almost always worth the effort. Since there are no upfront or out-of-pocket expenses to you, this is a risk-free way for you to seek justice after everything you have been through.
Fortunately, when you work with GKBM on your motorcycle accident claim, you can work on contingency and get started on your motorcycle accident insurance and civil claims as soon as today.
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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Your lawyer will need to conduct an in-depth investigation into your motorcycle accident to determine who is responsible for causing your injuries. Motorcycle accidents can be caused in a number of ways. Some common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Road rage
- Dangerous roads
- Poor weather conditions
- Defective motorcycle parts
- Defective motor vehicle parts
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drowsy driving
- Aggressive driving
- Reckless driving
Negligent drivers, agencies responsible for road safety and maintenance, and companies responsible for the design and manufacture of motor vehicle parts could all be held accountable or full for your damages. Since there are so many ways in which motorcycle accidents can occur, your lawyer will need to thoroughly investigate to prove liability and negligence.
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After everything you have been through, you do not have to go into the motorcycle accident claims process alone. Retain the legal support and advice of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney at Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC and maximize your opportunities for total recovery of your damages.
Find out more about what to expect from the motorcycle accident claims process and how much your damages could be worth when you contact our office for a no-cost, risk-free consultation. You can get started as soon as today when you fill out our quick contact form or call our office.