Why A Motorcycle Accident Attorney Is Important?

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Motorcycle Accident Attorney

For all the rider lads out there, let me start by my much loved quote by Lucinda Williams: “A Flawless man? A poet on a motorbike”.

That’s correct! For me and my biker pals, riding is art and it changes the soul. The thrilling experience, the exciting quest and the adventurous experience, is plenty to keep us going on and on till the sunset.

The Catch

Bike riding is a lot of fun. But it comes at the price of great risk. I say this since I lately saw two friends survive and another lost through a terrible accident. I put pen to paper today in the living memory of my best friends.

We have lost a lot of lives to road accidents. Actually, almost 80% of the crashes wind up in injury or death. Not to overlook, about 5000 bikers die each year in the U.S.

Think through the high risk issue and you will know you need a motorcycle accident attorney. And let’s face it – fixing your bike is the last thing on your list with concerns when it comes to your well-being.

Don’t Ride too fast

The first law, as excellently quoted, is “Never fly wilder than your guardian angel can fly”. So before you start to ride, always have a protecting gear on. My list contains water-resistant body suit, helmet, pads and hand-gloves.

What to do next?

Call 911 the instant you can and report the accident. They will send first aid incase if someone is hurt.

Then, when you are in good hands, call your attorney. And don’t be nervous about it even if it’s your liability you crashed. There are laws for you own safety.

This is where you kick the load from your shoulders. And remember to report it ASAP, since the rate of recovery is greater when the crash is stated earlier. Likewise, contingent on the State you live in, the local laws and the insurance company needs the crash report before the expiration of a particular time period.

While you must take time to heal, the lawyer will do the effort for you.

Your Attorney will do all the legal process for you, which contains: gathering the evidence, filing the forms in the court and will leave you to rest. The regular fee that they bill is negotiable and around 25-30% of the payment amount.

You can think through the above tips in case you are in suffering and questioning what will happen. But always remember the rule, “Security is a cheap and excellent insurance policy”.

 

By: Zed Tanner

 

18 Comments
  1. Brivo

    May 10, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Minors are typically held to a different standard of care than adults. For example, a minor’s negligence may be evaluated against what reasonably careful person of the same age, mental capacity

  2. Borris D

    May 11, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    A defendant may be liable even where an injury has multiple proximate causes, and whether those causes occur at the same time or in combination. A plaintiff may be able to bring a cause of action against two or more defendants by proving that the acts of each were proximate causes of the plaintiff’s injury, even where the defendants’ negligent acts were distinct.

    • STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS

      May 12, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      For ethical reasons, lawyers cannot lend money to their clients.
      For clients who require funds during the litigation process, whether to meet their personal expenses, to pay their attorneys, or to pay for medical care and treatment, it is necessary to find other funding options.

  3. Hipp

    May 12, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    The plaintiff may be able to bring an action against both drivers – the one who cut her off and the one who rear-ended her – on the basis that their negligent acts, although independent, were both proximate causes of her injuries.

  4. Iriman

    May 13, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    For example, a person driving a car has a general duty to conduct the car in a safe and responsible manner. If a driver runs through a red light, the driver violates that duty.

  5. Ringo

    May 14, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    As it is foreseeable that running a red light can result in a car crash, and that people are likely to be injured in such a collision, the driver will be liable in negligence for any injuries that in fact result to others in a collision resulting from the running of the red light.

    • STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS

      May 22, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      A significant number of litigation funding companies have arisen, which offer funding packages commonly described as a “lawsuit loan”. Ideally, this form of litigation funding will provide you with sufficient money to get to the conclusion of your case, when you finally receive your share of the ultimate verdict or settlement.

  6. ROverr

    May 15, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Imagine a situation where a plaintiff is driving down the road, and is suddenly cut off by a person who runs through a stop sign on a side street.

  7. Vencenzo

    May 16, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Gross negligence means conduct or a failure to act that is so reckless that it demonstrates a substantial lack of concern for whether an injury will result.

  8. Foster

    May 17, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    It is sometimes necessary to establish “gross negligence” as opposed to “ordinary negligence” in order to overcome a legal impediment to a lawsuit. For example, a government employee who is on the job may be immune from liability for ordinary negligence, but may remain liable for gross negligence.

  9. Willer

    May 18, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Similarly, where a plaintiff signs a release (as may be required, for example, before entering a sports competition),

    • STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS

      May 30, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      If the injured person has a good credit history, it may be possible to obtain a personal loan at a reasonable rate of interest. A personal loan is an unsecured loan or line of credit, offered on account of the applicant’s good credit history and possibly their relationship with the lending institution.

  10. Slammy

    May 20, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    The plaintiff slams on her brakes, and is able to avoid striking that car. However, the plaintiff is rear-ended by another driver who was not paying attention to the events in front of his car.

  11. Crank

    May 22, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    For public policy reasons many jurisdictions will apply the release only to conduct which constitutes “ordinary negligence” and not to acts of “gross negligence”. The reason for this is quite simple:

    • STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS

      November 19, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      These advances are typically offered as “non-recourse” financing, meaning that you will never have to repay more than your share of the recovery, and if your case is dismissed or a jury finds for the defendant you don’t have to repay anything.
      However, the fees associated with litigation funding of this type are high, so you should take great care in selecting a litigation funding company, and should both consult your own lawyer and ask appropriate questions before signing a contract with any company.

  12. Turny

    May 23, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    It is not good public policy to allow a defendant to escape liability for reckless indifference to the safety of others, particularly in contexts where the defendant is responsible for creating unsafe conditions, or is profiting from their existence.

  13. Sam

    June 27, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    I missed this somehow, but is very very informative.
    Thx
    Cheers, Sam

  14. DierdreSLandberg

    July 19, 2015 at 3:12 pm

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