During the year 2008 an estimated 96,000 bikers suffered an injury while operating a motorcycle. Given that eighty percent (80%) of all reported motorcycle accidents result in some type of injury or even in death you, as a biker, may find yourself in need of a motorcycle accident attorney at one time or another. The thrill of the open road on a clear day can be very enticing, however, it is important to know that there are a number of hazards on those same roads such as distracted drivers, unsafe road conditions and more often than not simply being unseen by other drivers and being in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a motorcycle accident, you need someone who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. With the many intricacies of the various motorcycle related laws, as well as the convoluted insurance procedures you need an experienced motorcycle accident attorney to assist you through this difficult time.
A skilled motorcycle accident attorney can help you achieve the settlement you are entitled to, which will offset your losses. The first step in beginning a successful case is to conduct a thorough investigation of the events that lead up to and essentially caused the accident. Your motorcycle accident attorney will seek out the evidence needed to support your claims, such as acquiring medical bills and records, statements for lost wages, if any, obtaining photographs of the scene, locating witnesses, if any, request inspections of vehicle or vehicles involved in the accident as well as for safety equipment used by the biker (i.e. helmet(s), gloves and any other gear worn or used to protect the biker), determine fault for the cause of the accident, and retain experts to testify on your behalf. Once the motorcycle accident attorney has all of the necessary information he/she can then begin to compile an appropriate claim to submit to the insurance company. From this point forward your motorcycle accident attorney will attempt to negotiate a fair and reasonable settlement for your losses. However, if a settlement cannot be reached your motorcycle accident attorney can then discuss with you the possibility of filing a lawsuit and what is entailed with litigating your case should the need arise.
Whether you are in an accident involving another vehicle or an accident involving faulty safety equipment or unsafe road conditions let a motorcycle accident attorney guide you through the numerous details of your insurance claim and legal matters. Your main focus should be on your recovery or attending to your recovering loved one, not battling for compensation. Do yourself a favor and hire an experienced motorcycle accident attorney that will bear the burden of dissecting facts from fiction and recover the money you so clearly deserve. Contact the experienced attorneys at The Law Offices of Ledger & Associates at 800-300-0001 for a free evaluation of your motorcycle accident claim.