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1) Hiring The Right 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.
2) Don’t Make These Mistakes
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.
3) Case Timeline
If you’ve been seriously injured, you may be out of work or have medical bills piling up, and you may want to know how long it will take until your case gets settled or resolved at a trial. Each case is different. Some cases can get resolved very quickly, in a just a manner of weeks. Other cases could go on for years. It’s going to depend on the facts and specifics of your case. You want to make sure you have a lawyer who’s knowledgeable about Georgia motorcycle wrecks here in Georgia and has the experience necessary to maximize your recovery and fully compensate you for your injuries. You want an attorney who’s willing to go the distance with you, and who’s not going to settle your case cheaply or quickly just to close it out and collect his or her fee.
4) Injured as a Passenger
If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle wreck as a passenger, you may be wondering if you have a claim against either the driver of the other vehicle involved or the person driving the bike that you were on. It’s very likely that you do have a claim against one or both of those people. You are entitled to have an attorney look into this and represent you in regard to any claims.
You should speak with an attorney who has experience handling serious motorcycle wrecks in Georgia, not just any lawyer who represents people in different types of personal injury cases. You want someone who handles motorcycle wreck cases and has the knowledge, experience, and resources to pursue those claims for you.
5) What to Do After the Injury
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.
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