Let A Motorcycle Lawyer Help You
Our motorcycle lawyers have seen countless cases from people just like you. If you’re a motorcycle rider and you were recently hit because another driver was not paying attention, you are not alone. Sadly, it’s usually the motorcycle rider who ends up with serious, life-altering injuries when it’s the other driver who was unable or unwilling to safely operate their vehicle.
If this has happened to you, you may have reason to seek a personal injury claim. You may feel overwhelmed and uncertain what to do next. That’s why we’re here: you need an experienced motorcycle accident attorney by your side who knows your rights and can help you navigate the legal system. The right lawyer can help you figure out next steps and what to expect moving forward. Don’t wait — take action today by hiring a motorcycle attorney near you. This could be the only chance you have to get maximum compensation for your injuries.
Do I need a motorcycle accident attorney?
Working with a motorcycle accident attorney is in your best interest even if you’re covered by insurance and you are certain you were not at fault in the accident. You never know what events could unfold next in your case — you could be talked about negatively by a key witness, or the other party could claim that you are at fault. The other party’s insurance company could ask you for a recorded statement, which can complicate your case more than you’d expect. To respond wisely and take the smartest next step, you need to understand your rights and work with someone who knows what’s happening.
When you choose Team Green, you’ll be working with an Indiana motorcycle accident attorney with many years of experience in cases very similar to yours. Your lawyer will work on your behalf to create a case that represents you fairly.
Here are some steps your motorcycle attorney may take when you contact us about your motorcycle accident.
- In a free case review, our compassionate team will listen to the story from your point of view and give you an honest review of what we think we can help with.
- Once we agree to work together, we will conduct a comprehensive review of the motorcycle accident scene and obtain holds on the vehicles if needed to make sure they don’t get destroyed or lost.
- Work with a person called a reconstruction specialist to recreate the collision for a thorough understanding of exactly what happened.
- Research whether the other driver was properly licensed and eligible to be behind the wheel.
- Ensure you are in prompt contact with the right people, such as your insurance company or doctor.
- Make sure you take the right pictures and notes regarding your accident.
Motorcycle Accidents By the Numbers
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the fatality rate for motorcycle drivers or passengers “was more than 6 times the fatality rate for passenger car occupants and almost 9 times the fatality rate for light-truck occupants.” That means it’s much more likely that a motorcycle driver or passenger will incur fatal injuries in a collision than a driver or passenger in a car or truck. But victims of motorcycle accidents will have a much more difficult time defending themselves in court because they are often assumed to be “reckless” or “risky” as drivers — regardless of the facts that say the vehicle driver is often at fault in collisions with motorcycles.
That’s why you need an experienced motorcycle lawyer working for you. At Team Green, we have lawyers who not only work motorcycle accident cases, but who actually own and ride their own motorcycles. That means we get it — we know what it’s like to be out on the road, and we’re here to help. Having the right lawyer on your side can help you make sure you get the best possible outcome in your personal injury claim.
Team Green is a different kind of law firm. We’re not going to make you promises we can’t deliver on. This is our promise to you: we will guide you through the legal process, working with you through straight talk and personal attention, and we’ll work for you with smart, aggressive representation to get the settlement or judgment you deserve. Other lawyers show their case results on their websites, but not only does that imply results they can’t guarantee — it’s against the Indiana Rules of Professional Conduct (Rule 7.1  (2)). But you should know that the results of one successful case does not tell us what will happen with you. We will work with you to set realistic expectations of the timeline and money that could be recovered for your unique case.
Frequently Asked Questions For Motorcycle Attorneys
Before you sign anything regarding your motorcycle accident claim, you should have it reviewed by a personal injury lawyer to help you decide whether it will be in the best interest of your case to sign. Insurance companies will sometimes offer an initial settlement that only reflects a small portion of the claim’s fair value. If you put your signature on it, you may be giving away your rights to a larger or different claim.
Regardless of whether or not you were wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, you are still eligible by Indiana state law to file a motorcycle accident claim. If the other driver is determined to have caused the crash, you will be eligible to seek financial compensation for your injuries and/or losses.
If you were a passenger on a motorcycle and were involved in a crash, you have the right to sue the driver if he or she carelessly or negligently caused the accident. If the driver was insured, his or her coverage should compensate you for your injuries.
What are my options if I receive compensation from the other driver’s insurance, but it doesn’t completely cover my losses?
If the driver involved in your accident is uninsured or has limited insurance, or if you were involved in a motorcycle hit and run accident and the other driver is unknown, you may still be eligible for compensation through your own insurance company through the underinsured or uninsured motorist segment of your policy.
In Indiana, by law you could have up to 100% coverage of your medical expenses — including future medical treatment expenses. Indiana laws also allow for you to be compensated for all losses, or “made whole” after an accident. If you’ve been involved in an accident, you should be compensated completely for any time you missed at work, any work you may miss in the future because of the accident, as well as any reduction of your earning potential because of your injuries. You may also be eligible for compensation due to the emotional distress or pain and suffering caused by the accident. When you work with Team Green, we’ll work to help you receive full and fair compensation.