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I’ve Been Hurt in a Motorcycle Accident – Do I Need a Lawyer?

Motorcycle accidents are often catastrophic and involve traumatic injuries. In addition to physical injuries, those involved are often left with emotional trauma that can impact their entire life. Navigating the aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be challenging, particularly if you are strained financially from hospital bills. Many times, hiring an attorney is the right choice when pursuing damages for your injuries. Trying to settle a motorcycle accident injury claim by yourself is risky since insurance companies do whatever they can to make you accept a low settlement. Turn to the Horwitz Law Group for dependable guidance. 

Steps to Take Right After the Accident

The moments after a motorcycle accident are crucial. You should take several steps after an accident to safeguard your well-being and your rights:

  • Visit a Doctor. It can be easy to overlook your physical health after an accident, particularly if your injuries don’t appear immediately obvious. Getting a physical examination can reveal the true nature of your injuries, which can support your claim. 
  • Do Not Sign Anything. Before you sign any documents agreeing to anything, talk to an attorney. If you don’t know the terms and conditions, you may inadvertently reduce the chances of compensation. 
  • Don’t Let Insurance Companies Record You. You should exercise your right to deny being recorded. Agreeing to the recording may mean slipping up and saying something that the insurance company will use to limit your compensation. 
  • File a Police Report. This step is very important. Failing to file a police report can lower your odds of earning compensation. This report is essential to preserving details of the accident that may be forgotten in the midst of everything else. 

Insurance companies commonly attempt to intimidate individuals making a claim. They may use various tactics to get you to stop pursuing the damages you deserve. By following these steps, you make it more likely to achieve a better settlement. 

What Can a Lawyer Do For Me?

Most people are not familiar with traffic accidents and the law. Trying to file your claim against an insurance company by yourself often leads to a less-than-ideal settlement. Insurance companies are notoriously capable of forcing people to settle for a smaller claim. Hiring an attorney means receiving important advice as you progress through each step. 

An attorney prioritizes your best interests. We will carefully analyze the situation to strategize how we can help you earn the maximum compensation possible. First, we’ll talk to you at a consultation, where you can discuss any questions or concerns. Then, we may have the accident scene investigated for evidence in your favor, as well as represent you in court. We can also help you fill out paperwork and document evidence that can be used to support your claim. These are often necessary components of a successful case, which is why professional legal help is recommended. 

Talk to a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

If you were involved in a motorcycle accident and wish to pursue compensation for your injuries, call the Horwitz Law Group for a consultation. We can help you understand the claims process and answer your questions. 



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