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Do I Need a Lawyer After a Motorcycle Accident?

Posted by Inna Gorin | Feb 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

On the crowded streets and highways in Los Angeles County, motorcycle accidents often leave victims with severe or catastrophic injuries.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are thousands of individuals hurt in motorcycle accidents every year.

Why You Need a Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

In a significant amount of these accidents, the motorcycle driver who suffered injuries was an innocent victim following all traffic laws and safety precautions. In other words, they did nothing wrong to cause the motorcycle accident.

They were not negligent, impaired, or driving erratically. If you have sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident, you will probably wonder whether you should contact a Los Angeles injury lawyer.

Suppose, by chance; you were already contacted by the other driver's insurance company who offered you some money for your injuries and damages to your motorcycle. In that case, you might conclude that hiring a motorcycle accident injury attorney is not necessary.

You might also think that since the insurance company decided to call you quickly and offer a settlement, why would I need to hire an attorney when I can handle this myself? This is precisely what the insurance company wants you to think.

Why? By offering you a quick settlement, the insurance company frequently attempts to settle your case for the least amount possible. You are not their top priority.

Their main concern is their profits. Therefore, you should always retain an injury lawyer after a motorcycle accident, regardless of the circumstances and statements from the insurance adjuster.

There are numerous ways that an attorney can help you. Having an experienced injury attorney guide you through the personal injury claims process will make it more manageable. Still, it will typically result in obtaining the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to claims process will not only make it much easier, but it will typically result in getting the total amount of payment you are entitled to.

This includes monetary compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, property damages, and other losses.

Suppose you have been injured in a motorcycle collision due to another driver's negligence. In that case, you should call a Los Angeles motorcycle accident injury attorney at Injury Justice Law Firm LLP.

Our lawyers will closely review the facts and circumstances surrounding the accident to determine your options for compensation for your losses.

You don't pay any fees unless we win your case. Let's take a closer look below at specific ways a lawyer at our law firm can assist you.

Our Injury Lawyers will Determine Whether You Have a Legal Claim

It's essential to note that not every motorcycle accident in Los Angeles gives you the legal right to compensation.

When you contact our injury law firm, our lawyers will thoroughly examine the specific details of your motorcycle accident. They will let you know whether you have a valid legal claim and whom you may be able to recover compensation.

Whether or not you are entitled to recover compensation will depend on whether you can prove that another party was at fault in your motorcycle accident.

In addition, under California's comparative negligence standard, if you were partially at fault for the accident, it could reduce your recovery in proportion to your degree of responsibility.

It's a common tactic by many insurance company adjusters to get you engaged in conservation that is specifically designed to get you to admit full or partial responsibility for the motorcycle accident.

This is one of the main reasons you should say as little as possible when contacted by an insurance company.

When you hire A Los Angeles motorcycle accident injury lawyer at our law firm, we will handle all the conversations with the insurance adjuster.

This can ensure you won't make any incriminating statements that could impact your legal right to recover compensation.

Hiring Our Injury Law Firm Will Allow You to Focus on Recovery

If you have sustained severe injuries in a motorcycle accident, your primary concern at the moment is to focus on your physical recovery. In some cases, if you have suffered a catastrophic injury, the recovery period could take a substantial amount of time.

It would help if you did not have to deal with an insurance company representative who uses every trick in their book to minimize the amount they have to pay you.

While the insurance adjuster may sound sympathetic and caring, you must remember that their main goal is to settle your case quickly and for the least possible.

When you hire a Los Angeles motorcycle injury lawyer at our law firm, we will investigate your claim and handle all the communication with the insurance company on your behalf. This will allow you to dedicate yourself to recovering from your injuries.

Our Injury Attorneys Will Negotiate a Fair Settlement Offer

In Los Angeles County, most personal injury cases are resolved through the settlement process.

This is where an insurance company and the injured motorcycle victim reach an agreement to cover the victim's damages. In theory, this agreed amount is supposed to approximate the amount that the case would receive in a trial.

Therefore, negotiating a fair settlement requires knowledge of how much a victim's case is worth. This is the critical moment why an experienced injury lawyer is needed.

Our Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyers will thoroughly review the economic and non-economic losses you have sustained.

In this manner, it can ensure that any settlement offer from the insurance company you decide to accept will accurately reflect the actual value of your accident case.

Suppose by chance the at-fault driver's insurance company is unwilling to make you a reasonable settlement offer. In that case, our lawyers will not hesitate to file a personal injury lawsuit in court and take your case to trial, if necessary.

Again, it's essential to note that the vast majority of motorcycle accident injury cases in Los Angeles County will settle without a trial.

Contact Our Injury Lawyers for Help

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident anywhere in LA County, contact the skilled Los Angeles motorcycle accident injury lawyers at Injury Justice Law Firm LLP.

Our attorneys have extensive experience handling motorcycle accident cases and understand how to build a robust case and fight for your rights to recover the financial compensation you are entitled to.

In many accident cases, victims are legally entitled to compensation for their injuries. This includes medical bills, lost wages, physical and emotional pain, suffering, loss of quality of life, property damage, and other relevant losses.

The first step in learning how our lawyers may help you is to contact our office for a free case evaluation by our legal team. Call our injury law firm at 310-734-7974.

About the Author

Inna Gorin

Inna Gorin, the founding Partner of Injury Justice Law Firm modeled the Firm after her ideals and principles of what skilled, aggressive and tenacious representation of individual clients should embody. Ms. Gorin's mission is to level the playing field, and provide her clients with the same level...

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