Motorcycle claims tend to involve serious injuries, costly medical bills and extended lost wages. Below are some important guidelines to help ensure you win your motorcycle accident claim:
· Collect and keep evidence. To be successful on your claim, you must be able to prove it. In fact, the burden of proof is on the plaintiff to prove liability and damages. Thus, it is imperative that you collect and keep all proof of your injuries and anything that establishes that the other party is at fault. Examples of common forms of evidence include your medical bills, photos of the scene of the accident, police reports, proof of lost wages, and the testimony of witnesses. You can never collect too much evidence.
· Follow doctor’s orders. If you fail to follow your treatment plan, the insurance company will likely use it against you. Thus, it is important to go to your doctor’s appointments, participate in any necessary therapies or treatments, and forbear from any activities that your physician says are off limits. Thus, if your doctor says you can only perform light activities, do not try to lift heavy objects.
· Contact an attorney. Without the assistance of a lawyer, it is likely that your motorcycle accident claim will be denied. In order to recover the maximum compensation available to you, it is essential to retain an attorney experienced in handling motorcycle accident claims. We can assist you through the legal process, step by step, and we will fight for your best interests.
In all personal injury cases, including motorcycle crashes, the amount of your recovery is directly linked to your damages. In other words, the more severe your injury, the greater your amount of compensable damages are likely to be. We can assess your past, present and future damages which may include lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault you have the right to receive compensation. The attorneys of Murphy & Garner, LLC, have over 32 years of experience serving accident victims in western Georgia and the surrounding area. We will fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation at (866) 942-0552 or (678) 563-1584.