When Do You Need to Hire a Motorcycle Attorney?
When operating a motorcycle, safety should always be a driver’s top priority. Over the last decade, the number of motorcycles on the road has increased steadily, and subsequently the number of motorcycle accidents have risen as well. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that just under 5,000 motorcyclists were killed on the road in 2018. When a motorcyclist gets in an accident, the NHTSA reports that they are more than 28 times as likely to die than someone in a car. 19% of all traffic fatalities in the United States involve motorcycles.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, it may be prudent to get legal help with filing, processing, and fighting to win your claim. Get the legal representation you need for your case today — don’t wait! Hire Fredson Statmore Bitterman LLC for personal injury lawyers in New Jersey with more than 50 years experience helping clients all around the state recover full and fair compensation for all sorts of auto accident injury claims, including those for concussions, broken bones, and more.
Why You Need a Motorcycle Attorney
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be wondering if you actually need to hire a lawyer. So, before we get into talking about some preventive safety tips, let’s discuss why you might need a motorcycle accident attorney.
#1:You Suffered Serious or Permanent Injuries
If you have suffered a serious injury from a motorcycle accident, you will likely be spending a great deal of time recovering, and may have significant restrictions in your daily life as to what you are able to do while you are healing. It’s important that, anytime you suffer a serious injury that so dramatically impacts your everyday life, you have a personal injury attorney working for you to navigate any and all negotiations with the insurance company and ensure that you are getting the compensation you deserve for the resulting injuries, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost work and income. Contact Fredson Statmore Bitterman LLC today to pursue the justice you deserve.
As the result of a motorcycle accident, you also could suffer a permanent injury like a broken back or brain damage, which could lead to greater challenges living a normal life after the accident. In such situations, you may not be able to return to work, or you may have a limited capacity to do the things you previously enjoyed doing. You may require financial assistance and may wish to file for Disability benefits in this situation. When it comes to getting the compensation you need to live the best life you can after a permanent injury, hiring a personal injury attorney like Fredson Statmore Bitterman LLC can make the difference between getting not enough and being able to lead a happier, less stressful life going forward.
#2: The Insurance Company is Acting Unfairly or Denies Your Claim
It is not unheard of for insurance companies to use dirty tactics to reduce your compensation amount after filing an insurance claim for a personal injury. They may fight you tooth-and-nail over things like medical costs, demand that you provide mountains of evidence, or try and pin your injury on a pre-existing condition so they can get out of having to pay you as much (or anything at all, if they get their way!). Over time, these tactics are designed to wear you down and get you to submit, just to get the whole thing over with.
If the insurance company is trying to grind you down with endless demands and paperwork, you absolutely need to hire an attorney to watch your back and take your case on for you. You have enough to worry about with your recovery; hire an attorney to work aggressively to get you the best compensation results possible for your case. Fredson Statmore Bitterman LLC works entirely on commission, so you don’t have to pay us a nickel until we successfully get your case settled. Even in situations where it seems like the insurance company is making a fair offer, it is still a good idea to reach out to a personal injury lawyer like us for a free consultation to get a better understanding of exactly how much you deserve and what you should expect throughout the claims process.
After getting in a motorcycle accident, the last thing you want to deal with is an insurance company playing hardball. If they end up denying your claim for compensation, you may not know what to do next. Sometimes, you have little recourse — like in cases where the insurance company’s policy explicitly does not cover what occurred. However, sometimes a claim may be denied for arguably illegitimate reasons. In cases like those, a personal injury attorney will be able to help you make an appeal and pursue the funds you deserve.
When To Contact a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
You should contact a motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible after an accident. The sooner you contact the lawyer, the stronger your case can be, as they will be able to provide you with advice and guidance through the initial phases of your case, all the way through to the end. Contacting an attorney as soon as possible is crucial because:
- You will remember what happened much better; it will be fresh in your mind. The sooner you call, the sooner you can walk us through exactly what happened in the accident. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that you will struggle to accurately remember what happened, reducing the reliability of your statement and subsequently your overall credibility in the case.
- The longer you wait, the longer it takes to collect witness statements, and the more inaccurate those statements become, as they start forgetting all the details. The sooner witnesses are contacted and their statements are collected, the more accurate those statements tend to be.
- Your lawyer will be able to do a better job collecting evidence, like taking pictures and getting potential security camera footage before it is erased or lost.
- You will get your funds in your hands sooner. The sooner you contact a personal injury lawyer after your motorcycle accident, the sooner you will be able to get compensated for your medical expenses, missed time from work, and other expenses. The sooner you contact us, the sooner you get your funds.
Call a New Jersey Motorcycle Attorney to Get Your Questions Answered
After you have been in a motorcycle accident, it’s important to get answers to your legal questions fast. Contact Fredson Statmore Bitterman LLC for help getting the full and fair compensation you deserve. We have over 50 years of experience helping people after motor vehicle accidents in and around New Jersey, and we are confident we will at the very least be able to provide you answers to some important legal questions surrounding your situation. Want to learn more about what a motorcycle injury attorney can do to help you recover the funds you deserve? Reach out to us today!