Key Factors That Can Affect Your Motorcycle Accident Claim
If another motorist’s negligence causes you to be injured in a motorcycle accident, obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled with an injury claim is likely critical to your ability to fully recover. While each claim is unique based on the accident details involved, there are some key factors that tend to play an important role in every motorcycle accident case. To help ensure you obtain a favorable case resolution, consult with an experienced St. Petersburg motorcycle accident attorney today.
Bias Against Motorcyclists
When you’re on your bike, you have just as much legal right to ride as any other motorist does. While you are more difficult to see and more vulnerable to the immense impact of any ensuing accident, all motorists are responsible for sharing our roads safely with all who travel on them, and this includes motorcyclists like you.
There tends to be a bias against motorcyclists (regardless of whether or not they, generally, or you, specifically, have done anything to deserve this bias) that can translate to less robust accident claim compensation. A dedicated personal injury attorney with extensive experience in motorcycle claims will help protect your settlement from such a bias by focusing on the clear facts of your claim.
Fault and Your Claim
Another driver caused you to be injured in a motorcycle accident, but the other driver’s insurance company is invested in disproving his or her fault (negligence) in the matter. Ultimately, fault in motorcycle accident claims is based on the physical evidence involved, any eyewitness testimony, and the police report. The right personal injury attorney will set about crafting a solid evidence-based claim that supports your rights. Further, even if you share some of the fault in the accident, it doesn’t preclude you from bringing a successful motorcycle accident claim.
Your motorcycle accident settlement (or court award) will be based on the damages you’ve suffered, which are likely to include the following:
- Medical Costs – The doctor bills that have been piling up since your motorcycle accident are a testament to the medical expenses you have incurred. If your injuries are serious, these expenses can extend into your future.
- Lost Earnings – If you have been laid low by your injury, you will very likely face lost hours on the job – and subsequent lost wages.
- Pain and Suffering – Motorcycle accidents tend to be violent, terrifying accidents that not only lead to immense physical pain and suffering but also cause serious emotional pain and suffering that should not be ignored.
Look to an Experienced St. Petersburg Motorcycle Accident Attorney for the Legal Guidance You Need
The accomplished St. Petersburg motorcycle accident lawyers at Tragos, Sartes & Tragos are well versed at successfully defending our clients’ rights, and we are also here to help you. Our resourceful legal team is committed to skillfully advocating on behalf of your rightful compensation, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at (727) 441-9030 for more information today.