If you have an accident on your motorcycle you can contact a general lawyer that deals in accidents or you can call a lawyer that specializes in motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle accident lawyers deal exclusively with losses and injuries suffered by someone that was involved in a motorcycle accident. This type of lawyer practices in the area of negligence law. When riding a motorcycle or are a passenger on one there are safety risks that are unique to this particular type of transportation. Motorcycle accident lawyers have the education and knowledge to deal with the legal issues particular to this mode of transportation. After a motorcycle accident the lawyer will have a consultation with you. They will also start to gather the facts about the accident. The lawyer will also evaluate the weaknesses and strengths of the case with you and also explain the steps that are involved in a negligence case and how the legal process works.
If the other insurance company refuses to pay or make a decent offer to settle the case out of court then the lawyer starts to prepare for a trial. Motorcycle accident lawyers will do research on any legal issues that are involved and gets the police and medical reports. If there were any witnesses to the accident the lawyer will contact them and have them give a deposition as to what they saw. They also retain crash investigators who will look at the evidence from the crash and analyze the evidence. Evidence can also include the vehicles involved in the accident. The lawyer may also retain experts to review any medical records along with testifying about the extent of your injuries. The lawyer may also retain experts who will review documents in order to make a determination about what caused the accident.
Motorcycle accident lawyers will attempt settlement negotiations before the trial with the defendant’s lawyer. Your lawyer will discuss with you any offers that the defendant’s lawyers and whether they are good enough to call off the trial. When it goes to trial your lawyer will try to prove that the defendant was at fault because they were negligent. If you win at the trial you could be compensated for any physical injuries you have and any damage to your motorcycle. Some of the damages can include the expense to repair your motorcycle or to replace it, medical bills for any injuries you suffered, and any other expenses that have occurred because of the accident. Your lawyer would have to present all the evidence that is available to show the extent of damages caused.