Finding the Best Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Riding a motorcycle is completely different because your entire body is fully exposed. In case of a motorcycle collision, the cyclists are the ones who receive the brunt of injuries, regardless of whether it was their fault or not. Compared to other vehicles operating on the roads, motorcycles are less visible because of their size—they are significantly more likely to be involved in accidents. Accidents happen when other road users with heavy machinery do not check their blind spots while switching lanes or don’t pay full attention at crossroads. Motorcycle collisions are always serious despite having protective equipment; they can sometimes be fatal.
If you or your close friends are involved in a motorcycle accident, you might be entitled to compensation, depending on the situation and intensity of the accident. Sometimes you might be compensated by the driver’s insurance or your motorcycle insurance company, depending on the occurrence of the accident. Evaluating who was at fault for the accident might be confusing, and that’s why you need trained and well-experienced motorcycle accident lawyers. These attorneys will ensure you are fully compensated for all the losses incurred.
Tips for Finding the Best Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Without an attorney, your case might still win, and the insurance company will likely offer to pay for the medical expenses and the repair of your motorcycle. But there are usually a lot more items to be taken care of. Finding the best attorney will help ensure that lost wages plus pain and suffering are also included in the negotiation. If it’s your first time being involved in a motorcycle accident, you will find a lot of opinions that can be very overwhelming in determining the best lawyer for your case. To mitigate all the confusion, these are factors that you should consider:
· Get a referral. Ask people within your network that were in such a condition before if they can refer an attorney. If you ride, chances are you will know others who have been in similar situations. Inquire from them about the attorney they used and whether they can recommend them.
· Review the track record of the firms. This will help you determine their winning rate by finding out how many cases led to settlement and the ones that have been lost.
· Do they work on contingency fees as most personal injury attorneys do? This implies they are only compensated after the settlement of the case—there will be no fee out of your pocket for you to retain the motorcycle accident lawyer. Before the onset of the case, the attorney needs to explain to you the fee structure, and then you sign an agreement form that will hold throughout the case.
We Are Here to Help
Accidents are a side effect of life, and they happen when least expected. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should promptly seek legal help. The motorcycle accident lawyers at the Law Offices of G. Koppell & Associates are determined to ensure justice and fair settlements for their clients. They will help investigate your motorcycle accident, calculate the damages, negotiate with the insurance company, represent your claims in a court of law and ensure you are well compensated. Call us at (212) 867-3838 for a FREE consultation or use our online contact form. You can also visit our offices at 99 Park Ave, Suite 1100, New York, NY 10016.
Based in New York, we serve all of NYC, Yonkers, Nassau, Westchester, and the surrounding communities.
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