Injured in Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle accidents have proven to be some of the most serious accidents that occur on the roadway today. Due to the fact that motorcyclists are not fully protected while riding their bikes in addition to their unmatched size with the other vehicles they tend to be in accidents with (compact cars, trucks, etc.), the odds are that such accidents end in serious injury or even death.
The motorcycle accident lawyers at Contrada & Associates have helped many injured victims through the legal process. Since many motorcycle accidents are caused by another vehicle on the road, the injured motorcyclist is able to pursue a personal injury claim.
Personal Injury: Motorcycle Accident
When an individual is injured on a motorcyclist, the type of legal claim that is filed is for personal injury. The injured victim should almost always go to the emergency room following the accident. In almost every incident there is injury, although for some people it can be masked by adrenaline that kicks in after a crash. Seeking medical care helps to protect the physical health of the individual and it also documents the injuries that were sustained in the accident.
After the injuries have been treated in an emergency room, our personal injury lawyers recommend that injured motorcycle accident victims contact a lawyer. Hiring a lawyer to work on your behalf from the beginning in such accidents can greatly affect the outcome of your settlement, particularly if photographs and measurements need to be taken at the scene to verify that you were not at fault.
Contrada & Associates works to help injured individuals receive the compensation that is warranted for the injuries that are sustained. There are several things that are affected by an injury, including the medical bills that must be dealt with in addition to effects on other areas of life. For example, if a 40-year-old male was injured in a motorcycle accident due to the fault of another driver and suffered injury, the following things could occur due to the injury:
- Medical bills
- Time off work/lost wages
- Missed family vacations, weddings, etc.
- Inability to attend child’s sporting events
- Emotional trauma/distress
Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or your loved one was involved in a motorcycle accident that resulted in injury, it is important to contact a personal injury lawyer. The sooner that you hire a lawyer to represent you, the easier the legal process becomes. If you do not have a lawyer, you can expect to receive calls from the insurance company requesting statements regarding the accident.
There are several things that a personal injury victim can unknowingly do following an accident that jeopardizes their case. Contacting a personal injury lawyer soon after the accident prevents you from making statements that could hurt your claim, or possibly signing documents that you shouldn’t. Call Contrada & Associates at 419.841.4400 to review your accident with our personal injury lawyers and learn what your legal options are.