What happens after you decide to pursue a claim for a motorcycle accident
After you have hired an attorney and have decided to pursue a claim, medical documentation will be extremely important. You will want to see a physician on a regular basis to document your injuries and show that you were truly injured as a result of the accident. You will probably see these physicians once a week to start and then less often as you begin to heal. Your attorney will work on gathering all of this medical documentation and will begin preparing a demand packet on your behalf. Once you have completed treatment, your attorney will send in all of your records and bills with the hope that the insurance company for the at fault party will give an offer that can get the case resolved. If an offer comes in and it is not something that both you and your attorney believe is fair and decide to not accept it, you will begin talking about actually filing a lawsuit against the responsible party. A complaint will be prepared and filed by your attorney in the county where the accident happened. After the complaint has been filed and an answer has been received, you will then go through the discovery process and have an opportunity to learn more about what happened and you will learn more information about the other party who was at fault. They will also get to learn more about you and the incident. You should understand that typically when a lawsuit is filed, the attorney fees may go up, and the costs associated with the case may be higher than they were in pre-litigation. This means that the amount that ultimately goes into your pocket might be smaller even though the settlement might be higher in litigation. You should make sure that your attorney explains this to you and that you fully understand before deciding to move forward with the filing of a lawsuit in your motorcycle accident case.
Should you contact an attorney for your motorcycle accident?
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident and sustained injuries through no fault of your own, contact an attorney as soon as you can. The sooner you contact an attorney, the better your chances of a successful recovery. The attorney will handle negotiations and all contact with the insurance company. They will be able to walk you through the complicated legal landscape and ensure that you get the best settlement possible. The attorneys at the Lopez Law Group are standing by to assist you with your motorcycle accident claim. Contact us today at 727-933-0015. Our consultations on these types of cases are always free of charge, and we can determine whether or not you have a viable claim to move forward with. Remember, the sooner you get in touch with an attorney the better. The longer you wait, the older the claim gets, and the harder it becomes to prove damages and facts. Call us today to begin your motorcycle accident injury claim!