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When you are injured in an accident, choosing the right motorcycle accident attorney can be a daunting task. Before you settle on a lawyer, there are several factors to consider when deciding which law firm or attorney will best suit your needs.
Specialty and Experience
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, make sure that your attorney specializes in accident and personal injury law. It is essential to choose an attorney who has had success with winning cases that are similar to yours. Lawyers who are well-versed in this area often have extensive experience in dealing with insurance companies and claims adjustors, and will know exactly what course to take to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Choosing a motorcycle accident attorney with a proven track record in his or her chosen field of law can mean the difference between winning or losing your case. Ask friends, family members and fellow bikers whom they would recommend and compile a list of potential attorneys. Visit their websites and call around. Don’t be afraid to ask the following questions:
It is important to take the time to find an attorney who will be a good fit for your personality. An attentive, competent attorney will listen to your concerns, clearly communicate details and suggestions about your case and give you the personalized attention you need. Establishing a rapport can make it much easier to work together and discuss your case. It is also a good idea to clarify who will be spending the most time on your case to make sure you are comfortable with that person.
Negotiating with insurance companies and filing lawsuits may take a significant amount of time and can end up being very costly for some clients. Motorcycle accident attorneys often provide their services on a contingency basis, which means that you do not pay anything unless your attorney recovers money for you. Make sure you understand how your lawyer’s fees are calculated and exactly what percentage you will owe when your case is settled. This will help to prevent unwanted surprises when your case is completed.
According to the NHTSA, in 2015 88,000 motorcyclists were injured and 4,976 people died in motorcycle accidents. Choosing an excellent motorcycle accident attorney who will support you through the process and help you get the compensation you deserve can make a difficult time easier for you and your family, allowing you to focus on what matters—healing and getting back on the road.
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