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Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to many of the questions that you may have regarding motorcycle accidents and injury. If you have a question that is not covered below, please contact us.

What should I do in the event of a motorcycle accident?
Why hire a motorcycle accident personal injury attorney?
What does it cost to hire a motorcycle personal injury attorney?
What is the best way to avoid a motorcycle accident?
How can I protect myself financially in a motorcycle accident?

What should I do in the event of a motorcycle accident?
  • Contact Police: Call 911 for Police, and Ambulance, if needed. Give a brief statement to the police officer giving your side of the accident. Admit nothing, sign nothing. Even if you think you were in the wrong, the other driver may be equally responsible. Make certain that a Police Report is filed.
  • Identify the Driver: Obtain the other driver's name, address, and the registration number of the vehicle driven. Ask to see their driver's license and the name of the insurance company and the policy number.
  • Witnesses: Get as much information as possible from everyone who observed the accident. Their name, telephone number at home and work, and their address is important. If possible, get their tag number. If they will, have the witnesses write down a statement of what they observed regarding the accident.
  • If you are the injured party, seek medical treatment immediately. Maintain records of all medical services provided and the bills for those services.
  • Contact your Insurance Agency as required. Do not speak to the other driver's Insurance Company!
  • Hire a Motorcycle Accident Personal Injury Attorney.

Why hire a motorcycle accident personal injury attorney?
  • It is always beneficial to hire an attorney who can settle your motorcycle damage case and who understands motorcycle values. Motorcycle Accident Investigation, Litigation, and Reconstruction require an attorney with experience.
  • A Motorcycle Personal Injury Attorney is best qualified to obtain the maximum recovery for your damages. He will expedite the investigation of the accident: obtain a police report, get photographs of your injuries, take statements from witnesses, obtain information regarding the insurance coverage of all parties involved, and request medical and medical billing records as they are available.
  • A Motorcycle Personal Injury Attorney will consider many factors in determining the maximum recovery of your case:
    1. The value of your motorcycle, accessories, and personal items.
    2. The cost of all medical treatment presently, and the consideration of future medical treatment.
    3. The payment of lost wages and benefits, and the consideration of any future loss of earnings.
    4. An Attorney has the experience to evaluate the compensation for past and future pain and suffering, and possibly, permanent disability value
  • A Motorcycle Personal Injury Attorney will come to you if you are unable to come to the office because of your injuries.

What does it cost to hire a motorcycle personal injury attorney?

We offer free legal consultations.

We do not charge for your motorcycle damage recovery, and personal injury fees are on a contingency basis (a percentage of the recovery). In other words, we don't get paid unless you do.

What is the best way to avoid a motorcycle accident?

The Hurt Report states that 92% of Motorcycle Riders involved in accidents were self-taught or learned from friends or family. Rider Education is the single best weapon of defense against motorcycle accidents. Most states have a Rider Education Program, as well as private schools such as Atlanta Motorcycle Schools in Georgia (www.jkminc.com). Rider Education is not just for the beginner, but also for all riders-no matter how long you have been riding.

How can I protect myself financially in a motorcycle accident?

In many areas, almost 30% of the drivers are uninsured! It is important to protect yourself by purchasing uninsured motorist coverage. This type of coverage pays for medical expenses, property damage (motorcycle, accessories, and clothing), and for pain and suffering and/or disability to the extent of your policy.

Underinsured motorist coverage begins when the other driver's insurance is depleted. Should you be injured to the extent that you are in the hospital for several weeks or you miss work for an extended length of time, and experience great pain, suffering, and/or disability, underinsured motorist insurance picks up to pay for these damages to the policy's limits. It will also cover the damage to your motorcycle up to your policy limits beyond the coverage of the other driver's insurance.

Uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance is the most important coverage a motorcyclist can purchase, and should be purchased in the highest limits of coverage possible. You should consult your insurance agent for this type of insurance and ask about any exclusion on this type of policy.

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