At Schulman, Roth and Associates, we have the motorcycle accident lawyer that you need to successfully handle your case. Our motorcycle accident attorneys are well equipped with the resources, knowledge, and experience needed to productively navigate any litigation involving serious or even fatal motorcycle accidents. Our team is skilled at thoroughly preparing motorcycle accident cases for trial, gathering relevant supportive and persuasive evidence during our comprehensive investigations, as well as only accepting settlement arrangements should they be in our client’s best interest. In the instance that settlement negotiation attempts fail, you can rest assured that our professional trial lawyers will be strategically prepared to take the case to court and recover suitable damages for your losses.
What is a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
A motorcycle accident lawyer is a type of personal injury attorney that specializes in dealing with cases that involve motorcycle accidents. This includes handling the aftermath of the accident that typically follows such an incident. Regardless of whether the accident is severe or minor, you can count on our experienced motorcycle lawyers to understand the consequences that generally arise from this type of collision.
Motorcycle lawyers have a certain special interest in motorcycles and therefore are experts when it comes to the mechanical parts, different types of products, and the functionality of the various types of motorcycles available on the market.
In the United States, motorcycle accidents are the leading cause of roadway fatalities. Car accidents are more prominent than motorcycle accidents, yes. However, the result of motorcycle accidents is in most cases, more devastating. When you compare the number of serious injuries and fatalities between passenger vehicles and motorcycles – that of motorcycles is more than double that of passenger vehicles. When motorcycle accidents do occur, the result is (as previously mentioned) often times serious injury. Injuries that occur as a result of a motorcycle accident usually include brain or head injuries. This type of injury requires an extensive present and future medical treatment. Also, the results are almost always time-consuming and incredibly costly. Due to the consumption of time and funds as a result of the injuries sustained – including costs incurred, medical visits in the long and short-run, and lost wages – victims need help in recovering damages owed to them. This is where a motorcycle accident lawyer becomes beneficial.
Our Motorcycle Lawyers Are Here to Help
At Allen Schulman and Associates our motorcycle lawyers are experienced in handling a vast array of motorcycle accident cases. Examples of such cases that we are skilled in representing include rear-end accidents, hit and runs, limited visibility crashes, failure to yield, stop sign infraction collisions, defective parts, and manufactured products, as well as driving under the influence accidents.
The ultimate goal of our attorneys when handling motorcycle accident litigation is to win damages owed to our clients who have sustained serious injuries while operating a motorcycle, at the fault of a separate negligent party. We also represent victims of accidents in which the plaintiff was involved in a crash at the fault of a motorcyclist. Accidents of this nature generally involve fault of the motorcyclist for speeding, following too closely, inexperienced riding, and driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
The Motorcycle Lawsuit Process
The process of a motorcycle lawsuit begins like most other litigation – with an investigation. Upon hire, our team will go to work diligently investigating all areas of the claim. These areas include collecting evidence, which will help to prove that the fault of the crash was due to the other party’s negligence. The other party involved in the accident might be found to have been acting negligently if they were speeding, failing to yield or use proper traffic signals, driving recklessly, or driving under the influence. That is, in addition to many other factors that might contribute.
Your motorcycle accident lawyer will gather evidence in favor of the party’s negligence through such actions as collecting witness statements, reviewing original police photographs and reports, analyzing other available documentation – such as medical records – and even meeting with experts who can help to recreate the accident.
Your motorcycle attorney will evaluate the findings in the investigation to determine potential types of compensable damages that you incurred as a direct result of the accident. The amount of which the damages might equate to will need to be significant enough to compensate you for the losses that you suffered as a result of the other party’s negligence. These ‘damages’ might include repayment for:
- Lost wages, due to permanent or temporary lost ability to work
- The total cost of medical treatments in the past, present, and future
- Property damages
- Punitive damages
- Pain and suffering
Of course, damages are certainly not limited to the few mentioned above.
Make a Claim and Negotiate
Once the investigation is complete and the evaluation and findings have been discussed, your motorcycle accident lawyer will go to work creating a claim against the liable party, of which will be the basis of your lawsuit. With this claim, the attorney will approach the negligent party (and their insurer) to attempt and reach an agreement on settlement compensation to be paid to you. If a settlement agreement cannot be reached, your case will proceed to the courtroom where your motorcycle accident lawyer will represent you and your case. At this point, your attorney will further prepare your case for trial, during which time more negotiation attempts might exist. Which would, if agreed upon, prevent your case from seeing the courtroom.
Schulman, Roth and Associates Are Here for You
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you might be entitled to receive compensatory damages for your suffering.