Motorcyclists tend to be more at risk for accidents than ordinary passenger vehicles. This is due to their lightweight, speed, and limitations on handling and control for motorcycles. While all drivers of passenger vehicles need to be careful around motorcyclists, motorcyclists must exercise a duty of care around others as well.
Negligent motorcycle riders can cause serious accidents on the road, which can lead to irreversible injuries and severe damages. After your accident, you shouldn’t have to pay for your damages out of your own pocket. Instead, let our Smyrna negligent motorcycle rider accident lawyers help you fight for compensation. Call us at (404) 341-6555.
What Our Lawyers Can Do for You
When it comes to pursuing compensation for any accident, you need to prove several key factors:
- The at-fault party owed you a duty of care.
- Through negligent actions, the duty of care you were owed wasn’t fulfilled.
- Because of this, an accident occurred which you were a part of.
- The resulting accident left you with injuries and damages.
We can help you prove these factors by:
- Gathering evidence for your claim.
- Building a strong case backed by expert testimony and witness statements.
- Help ensure all of the deadlines for your claim get met.
- Answer any of your legal questions quickly, honestly, and compassionately.
- Fight on your behalf during negotiations or trial.
You want to ensure that you get the best settlement possible. While you can fight for your claim on your own, we recommend that you reach out to one of our negligent motorcycle rider accident attorneys instead.
Our Lawyers Can Help You Win Your Claim
When it comes to handling insurance companies, many people who decide to negotiate for their claim on their own severely underestimate just how hard it will be without legal representation. If you don’t have a strong background in personal injury law, you will find that going against a large insurance company for compensation will feel hopeless. Insurance companies often have strong lawyers, experts, and resources on their side to go against your claim.
You don’t have to face them alone. With a strong lawyer by your side, most insurance companies will hesitate to pressure you into settling for less. Instead, you can get right down to negotiations and will most likely avoid a trial altogether.
Insurance Companies Will Try to Get You to Settle for Less
Don’t ever agree to the initial settlement offered by the insurance companies. Remember, their goals aren’t to get you the best settlement possible. They are trying to get you to settle early on their terms with the promise of fast compensation.
Most insurance adjusters will also try to call you immediately after an accident to persuade you not to obtain a lawyer. They will state that lawyers will cost you too much money and stall your ability to get compensation. What they’re trying to do is get you to admit fault to an accident that you weren’t responsible for or try and get you to settle before you even know the true extent of your damages.
A lawyer can help stop all of this from happening. Most insurance companies won’t bother with all of these tactics since they mainly exploit vulnerable personal injury victims to get them to receive inadequate compensation.
Only Two Years to File in Georgia
The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) § 9-3-33 states that you have only two years to file your claim. Two years isn’t a lot of time to get started. While rushing to file your claim isn’t good for you either, you should take advantage of the little time that you have to build a solid case.
The longer you wait to build your case, the harder it can become to win compensation. Evidence deteriorates over time. You should always aim to strengthen your case as much as possible to hold the negligent motorcycle rider responsible for your accident liable for your damages.
Get Your Free Consultation Today
Our law firm offers free consultations to all prospective clients. Our negligent motorcycle rider accident lawyers in Smyrna are ready to assist. We hear all cases at no risk or obligation to you. Call us today at (404) 341-6555 to schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers.