- September 1, 2023
- Car Accidents
Riding a motorcycle is a great way to experience the open road and feel free. Everything might be going fine when suddenly a reckless driver pulls out in front of you. The attorneys at the Denton Law Firm have the knowledge, experience, and skill to help you with your personal injury claim. We understand your challenges and are here to make things easier.
You are not alone in these situations. Motorcycle accidents account for 14% of all fatalities, even though they are .6% of all registered vehicles. The odds of fatalities are higher with motorcycles than other types of accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, you are 29 times more likely to die in a motorcycle than in a car accident.
These figures show greater odds of being injured or killed in a motorcycle accident. The challenge is dealing with the lost income, medical bills, and future expenses. You are unsure of what to do or where to go for help.
The most logical solution is to file a personal injury claim against the other driver and their insurance company. They have a legal responsibility to follow the rules of the road and ensure you are safe or they are liable for your injuries.
But going after the other driver and their insurance company for damages can be challenging. Tort and personal injury laws are complex, and you need a skilled attorney that will help guide you. We will help you to decide the best course of action. One possible option is filing a personal injury claim against those responsible for the accident. We use this as a last resort and prefer to work out an agreement that covers your lost income, future expenses, and medical bills.
How Long Does It Take for a Motorcycle Accident Claim to Settle?
There is no established time for settling a motorcycle claim, but various factors determine the length, including these:
Medical treatment: The extent, time, and duration of your recovery significantly determine how fast the claim is settled. Personal injury cases are settled once you improve or reach maximum medical improvement before finalizing the claim. We want to get you the most accurate assessment of damages to meet your future medical needs and costs.
Investigation: An investigation will begin by looking at the causes of the accident and gathering evidence. The process of investigating takes time to follow the facts and unravel the complexities of your case.
The insurance company’s response: The insurance company’s response will affect how fast the negotiations progress. Insurance companies will often try to offer you a lowball settlement, and we must reject these offers to get the correct amount for you.
Negotiations: Negotiating a settlement takes time and requires assessing the damage, gathering evidence, and going through a back-and-forth process. It shows the insurance company that we are willing to go to trial but want to avoid these situations.
Representation at all legal proceedings: Your attorney will represent and look out for you to ensure your rights are respected. We will represent you during the negotiations and throughout every legal proceeding. Our attorneys use their knowledge, skill, and experience to create favorable outcomes for you. We are results driven and care about what happens to you and your family. Motorcycle accidents are confusing; you need someone to stand up and fight for you.
Predicting the exact time when your claim will settle is challenging. Sometimes, a settlement could be reached in a few months, while other cases could take several years. We recommend contacting a skilled attorney about your situation to get accurate information.
Who Can Be Sued in a Motorcycle Accident Case?
A common misconception is that you have few options in motorcycle accident cases. Nothing is further from the truth; you have the right to bring legal action against numerous parties who could be responsible, such as:
The at-fault driver: The negligent driver is responsible for their reckless behavior, and you have the right to sue them for damages. They have a legal obligation to look out for the safety of other people when driving.
The manufacturer: Defects on the motorcycle or any of its components could contribute to the accident. You can sue the manufacturer in a product liability claim if a defect contributed to your accident and injuries.
Government entities: The government entities are liable for poorly maintained roads, faulty traffic signals, and inadequate signage. You could take legal action against a municipality, local or state government for damages.
Employers: Employers are legally responsible for ensuring that their employees drive safely if that is part of their job. If you are injured, the employer is liable for the damages caused by their employee driving the vehicle.
Bars and restaurants: Drunk driving is a significant cause of accidents, accounting for 31% of all fatalities. The bar or restaurant serving the drunk driver is legally obligated not to let them drive if intoxicated.
Third parties: Other parties, such as maintenance contractors, car rental, and road construction companies, could also be liable for your injuries.
We recommend speaking with a skilled attorney about your motorcycle accident. Your attorney will objectively assess the case and review the options we can pursue. Motorcycle accidents are serious; you need an experienced lawyer to stand up and fight for you.
Why Choose Us?
The aftermath of motorcycle accidents is confusing, and you need a skilled attorney to guide you. You have rights, and we will ensure they are respected by standing up to those responsible. Our team will only stop once we get favorable results that reflect your lost income, medical expenses, and future needs. We work tirelessly to bring you the maximum settlement under the law.
Your attorney will review your situation and discuss the different options we could pursue. Speaking with a skilled attorney about your case gives you nothing to lose and everything to gain. Everything we discuss is confidential, and you will get objective legal advice you can use.
Contact our expert motorcycle accident lawyers today: 828-333-5996.