Motorcycles are thrilling to ride, but it is important for riders to realize that they are at risk of suffering severe or fatal injuries if they are involved in an accident.
Injured bikers will likely face significant challenges in their recovery, including the pain of injuries and recovery and the financial stress created by medical bills, lost wages, and other losses. When a crash was the fault of another driver, that person’s insurance company should be held responsible for covering all of the bills that the victim has incurred or will incur because of their injuries.
Did you suffer serious injuries or was your loved one killed in a motorcycle accident in the greater Atlanta area? You should not wait to seek legal representation for help recovering all of the damages you need and deserve.
The record of success for The Champion Firm, P.C. includes a number of six-figure and seven-figure settlements and verdicts. We can discuss all of your legal options when you call us or contact us online to set up a free consultation.
Compensation in Motorcycle Accident Claims
If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident caused by the reckless or careless actions of another driver, parts or vehicle manufacturer, government entity, or another party, you could be eligible for significant compensation. Through an injury claim, you could be able to recover damages including those for:
- Medical bills
- Travel costs for treatment
- Lost wages for time missed from work
- Loss of future income (if disabled)
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- And more
If you lost a close relative in a crash, you could be eligible to pursue a wrongful death claim against the party responsible for the accident. They could be liable for funeral and burial costs, loss of support, and other damages.
How to Maximize Your Motorcycle Crash Settlement
When you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, there are a few steps you can take that could significantly help your injury claim. One of the first things you should do is identify any eyewitnesses to the crash and get their contact information. Their statements could be extremely valuable later on.
Be sure to contact law enforcement right away to have them conduct an investigation and create an official police report.
Another vital step you can take is to photograph everything involved in the accident scene before the wreckage is cleaned up. Try to take pictures from lots of different angles and distances.
If you can’t do these things yourself because of your need for medical care, see if you can get somebody you trust to do them for you.
When to Contact a Lawyer After a Motorcycle Crash
If someone else’s negligence caused a motorcycle accident that left you severely injured or killed someone you love, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.
In every state, there is a time limit to file civil claims, known as the statute of limitations. For personal injury and wrongful death claims in Georgia, victims or surviving family members have two years from the date of the accident to file their claim.
Because an injury case takes time to investigate and develop, it is vital to hire an attorney as soon as possible to make sure that you do not miss any important deadlines. Failure to file an injury claim within the set period almost always will result in the court’s refusal to hear your case.
How Can The Champion Firm Help Me?
The Champion Firm, P.C. is prepared to work to help you aggressively pursue compensation for all of your past, present, and future expenses. Call us or contact us online to take advantage of a free consultation.