Not every accident leads to a personal injury case. There are a few requirements that must be reviewed prior to determining if you have a case. An experienced attorney can review these with you and The Miley Legal Group does offer FREE case evaluations, but here are a few things that are common in most personal injury cases.
Liability is an Important Part of a Motorcycle Wreck Case
Were you the victim of the accident? Or, does someone hold liability. The easiest way to determine this is from the police report. In general law enforcement will make a determination of who is at fault for the accident. There is a lot to the concept of liability, so even though a report has made the determination, it still needs to be able to hold up in a court of law.
Using an example, as a motorcycle rider, you have certain responsibilities under the law. These include following road signs, speed limits, etc… If those are not followed and an accident is caused, then there is fault. In most cases, the at fault driver is breaking the law and their negligence caused the accident.
The Amount of Injuries after a Motorcycle Crash are Important
Another determination that should be considered is the severity of your injuries or damages. It is important to note that a number of accident cases can be settled without an attorney when there are no medical injuries involved. If you just have damages to your bike, then it can be handled as a property claim. However, with motorcycles in general, most accidents have significant injuries and need an attorney to navigate the process.
Keep in mind that there are a variety of applicable damages with a motorcycle accident. Types of damages generally fall into two categories, special and general. Special damages consist of economic damages (wages), medical bills, property damages and other damages that you can place a specific number on. General damages are pain and suffering type damages that make it more difficult to place a number on. This is where an experienced attorney can help. An attorney that has dealt with a number of accident cases will have a better idea of what general damages are fair.
Let Your Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Review Your Claim
If you have any doubt, contact our office for a case evaluation. Our cases evaluations are free and you are never under any obligation. Even if you agree not to hire The Miley Legal Group, we will guide you in the right direction for your case.