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Motorcycle Accident Injury FAQ
Motorcycle Accident Injury FAQ
Motorcycle accidents can result in painful and costly injuries. Fortunately, with the help of a motorcycle accident lawyer, you can seek compensation to help pay for certain accident-related expenses if someone else was responsible for your accident.
If you have questions about your motorcycle accident injury and the claims process, you're not alone. Most people have a minimal knowledge about motorcycle accident law. This article will provide you with answers to some of the more frequently asked questions.Connect with a local Motorcycle Accidents Lawyer
What Type Of Compensation Can I Seek In A Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit
There are several types of compensation you can seek as a result of injuries and damage sustained in a motorcycle accident, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Repair or replacement of damaged property
To recover money through a lawsuit, the accident must have been someone else's fault.
How Much Does A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Cost
Many motorcycle accident lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis. This means you only pay attorney's fees after your case results in a settlement or a judgment in your favor. If no settlement or favorable judgment is reached, you do not pay attorney's fees. You should negotiate a reasonable fee percentage at the time the lawyer is hired.
What If I Can't Perform My Old Job After My Injury
If your injuries temporarily or permanently disable you from performing your job duties, you can try to find a similarly-paying position. If you are unable to find such a position and have to take on a lower-paying job, you can seek compensation for the loss in wages.
What Information Should I Get From The Other Driver Or Drivers
If you do not need to seek immediate medical attention after your accident, exchange insurance and contact information with others involved in the accident. You will want to provide this information to your insurance company so it can investigate the accident to determine liability.
Do I Have To Have Motorcycle Accident Insurance
Because motorcycle accidents and injuries are common, nearly every state requires motorcyclists to have minimal comprehensive insurance coverage. Not only can this help compensate you in the event of an accident, but it can also compensate others if you were at fault.
What Records Should I Maintain After A Motorcycle Accident
You should take a picture of the accident scene if possible. In addition, retain all copies of medical bills and repair bills. If the police were called to the scene and filed a report, you will want to request a copy of the police report.
Should I Settle My Motorcycle Accident Claim Or Go To Trial
The decision to agree to a settlement or to go to trial depends on a variety of factors specific to your case. You should discuss the pros and cons of settling with your motorcycle accident lawyer.