Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a Georgia motorcycle accident? Contact the attorneys at Princenthal, May & Wilson, LLC, today.
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle wreck here in Georgia, you may be wondering what are some things you need to do right away to protect your interests. One of the first things you need to do is speak to several attorneys to find the right one. When you’re looking for the right attorney for a motorcycle wreck in Georgia, you want a lawyer who handles personal injury cases, not other areas of law. You want a lawyer who not only handles personal injury cases, but who has experience handling motorcycle wrecks. You also want a lawyer who will go to trial, not just settle all their cases.
You want to hire that lawyer quickly, too. Evidence tends to disappear. Get the vehicles that were involved, and get those inspected by the right type of experts. Nowadays, vehicles have all sorts of electronic data that can be downloaded. You want an attorney who knows what to look for, who can hire the right types of experts, and who has the resources to hire those experts to collect that data before it disappears. You want attorneys who will gather witnesses or locate witnesses, get statements from those witnesses, and you want to do that quickly. These are the types of things you want to do to protect your interests if you’ve been seriously injured in a motorcycle wreck here in Georgia.
Common Mistakes After a Motorcycle Accident
One of the first mistakes people often make after a motorcycle accident is that they don’t call an attorney right away. It is important to hire an attorney early on in the process of recovery; the earlier, the better. As your attorney, we will get out there immediately and get evidence quickly, before it disappears, so that we can prove that the other driver was the one who really caused this wreck. Getting an accident reconstructionist out to the scene right away, getting investigators out there to find witnesses, and locating video as well as security cameras in nearby businesses are just some of the techniques we can use when working your case. We will get the evidence you need before it disappears to prove that the other driver was the one, in fact, who caused your wreck.
Another mistake that often occurs after motorcycle accidents is that people hire lawyers who are not personal injury lawyers. There is a lot of knowledge that’s required to properly pursue a personal injury claim. When attorneys don’t have that knowledge, they may not be able to recover a fair amount for their clients. Finally, don’t make the common mistake of hiring a lawyer who handles personal injury claims and settles them all over the phone. You want a lawyer who will go to the courthouse and actually try the case, thereby bringing value to your case. The insurance companies know the attorneys who will go to trial to get the maximum value, and that affects how much they offer to settle. At the end of the day, you want a trial lawyer who handles personal injury, and you want to hire that lawyer quickly.
Hiring a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Victims of motorcycle accidents often think they can hire any lawyer who handles any type of personal injury case. Motorcycle collisions bring different types of considerations to bear than other types of personal injury cases. Oftentimes, people have a negative perception about people who ride. That affects how motorcycle wreck cases are handled. You need an attorney who is aware of that perception and knows how to combat it.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a Georgia motorcycle accident? Contact the experienced Georgia motorcycle accident attorneys at Princenthal, May & Wilson, LLC, today for a free consultation and case evaluation.