| Added On January 6, 2014
A traumatic motorcycle accident can shake up even the strongest rider. Unfortunately, part of what makes riding motorcycles so enjoyable – the freedom of the wide, open sky and clear road in front of you – also means you don’t have the protection someone in a car does when an accident occurs.
Luckily, as experienced motorcycle accident attorneys here at The Ledger Law Firm –with a few avid riders on our team as well – we will spell out exactly what you need to do. We understand the last thing you can think about right after a motorcycle accident is the logistics. We are here to do that for you.
Step 1: First and foremost, call The Ledger Law Firm as soon as you can. We cannot stress that enough. The sooner we are able to speak with you, the better able we are to make sure you receive the largest monetary award possible for your injuries. For example, you may not know to not wash the clothes you were wearing when the accident happened as we may need them as evidence. Physical evidence can often make or break a case, and we will guide you on what to hold on to.
Step 2: We could stop right there, since once your claim in our hands we will let you know exactly what you need to do as well as anything we need from you after that. But, since we also want you to understand the steps involved, so Step 2 is to make sure you get a detailed medical evaluation.
After a motorcycle accident, you want written documentation by a medical professional on the full extent of your injuries. You may think you feel fine now, but when a shocking trauma like a bike accident occurs, sometimes the adrenaline coursing through your veins can make you feel better than you really do. In addition, people often don’t feel the full effects of injuries like whiplash until days, even weeks later. Why make it harder on yourself down the road? Make sure a qualified medical practitioner thoroughly assesses your injuries as soon as possible.
Step 3: Once again, if you’ve already contacted us, Step 3, which is to communicate with your insurance company, is in our hands, not yours. And as knowledgeable and experienced motorcycle accident attorneys, you want us speaking with your insurance agent on your behalf. We know exactly what to say, whereas you may unknowingly say something to your agent that could negatively affect the outcome of your case.
In many cases, insurance agents try to settle cases quickly to avoid having to pay out future expenses. But, if you settle too quickly, you may lose out on potential money from the effects the accident will have on your future lifestyle and ability to ride. We are experts at speaking with insurance companies on our clients’ behalf. Let us do the work.
We at The Ledger Law Firm will handle the legalities of your personal injury claim and get you the highest compensation possible for the pain and suffering you experienced from your motorcycle accident. We understand how to make sure your medical costs are covered, your bike is fixed, any damaged items like your helmet, boots or cell phone are replaced, any lost wages are reimbursed, and so on.
We take care of the paperwork so that you, the injured victim, receive the monetary award you deserve while having time to focus all your attention on your recovery. (Not to mention checking out the latest Ducati.)