Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
While it is true that all accidents involving motor vehicles have the potential to cause death or serious injury, people who drive or ride on a motorcycle face even greater risks. They are extremely vulnerable in a collision with a truck, bus, car, or other vehicle with more than two wheels. This is easy to understand when you consider that the typical car weighs more than 4,000 pounds.
Unfortunately, motorcyclists often sustain some of the most serious and life-altering types of personal injuries such as traumatic brain injury, paralysis, and multiple broken bones. Hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer early on can help you obtain the financial compensation you need as you recover. Recovering from an accident is stressful enough but it can feel overwhelming when you have bills to pay and don’t know when or if you will be able to return to work. Morrison & Hughes understands your dilemma and will aggressively pursue your right to a fair financial settlement.
What You Can Expect from a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
While you would like to think the insurance company for the responsible party wouldn’t fight your right to fair compensation, this usually isn’t the case. In fact, a common tactic is for insurance agents to intentionally make you a low offer hoping that your circumstances are desperate enough to compel you to accept it. They realize that turning down the settlement offer means that you have little to no funds available to help pay medical costs and make up for missing time from work.
You have the legal right to refuse the offer and hire a motorcycle accident attorney to help you fight for better financial compensation. However, it’s up to you to find a lawyer and file a personal injury case as soon as possible. In most cases, an insurance agent won’t make you a better offer unless legally challenged. The benefit of working with a motorcycle accident attorney from our law firm is that we have years of experience negotiating settlements and representing injured clients in court if reaching a settlement becomes impossible.
Motorcycle accidents often produce differing reports from both drivers. Your motorcycle accident lawyer will investigate how your accident happened so you can prove that the other party bears liability for it. This may involve working with an accident reconstruction specialist. If you don’t know who hit you, it will be necessary to file a claim against your own insurance company to obtain the funds you need to meet expenses while you recover. The law requires insurance carriers to offer financial protection from uninsured motorists and hit-and-run accidents.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Georgia allows injured people two years from the date of their accident to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. Typically, people who go this route receive a larger payout than those who attempted to represent themselves or accept the insurance company’s first offer. We invite you to contact Morrison & Hughes at 404-800-5297 to request your free legal consultation today. A motorcycle accident attorney will listen to the facts of your case and advise you on whether you should move forward with filing a lawsuit.