Motorcyclists are inherently more exposed than other types of drivers. This makes them more vulnerable to serious injuries in the event of an accident, especially if another motorist is driving negligently.
You deserve to recover just compensation when you sustain injuries in a motorcycle collision, and our team at Mayfield Law, LLC, is prepared to help. Our seasoned Brunswick motorcycle accident lawyer knows how to effectively communicate and negotiate on your behalf: Alex Mayfield previously represented some of the largest insurance companies in the country and regularly utilizes this insider knowledge to benefit our firm’s clients.
We always fight to recover the maximum compensation available in every case, and we will leverage our resources to protect your interests every step of the way.
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You may require emergency medical attention in the immediate aftermath of a motorcycle accident, especially if you are hit head-on by another vehicle. If you are well enough to stay at the scene, you should make every effort to call the police (as required by state law), take photos of the site, and collect the contact information of everyone involved.
Do not worry if you have to go to the hospital: You will almost certainly be able to get the information you need from the official police report. Over the next few days, you will need to take several additional steps to protect your rights and ability to collect maximum compensation.
In the days after being injured in a Georgia motorcycle accident, you should:
- Report the accident to the at-fault party’s insurance company. In most cases, you must file a claim as soon as reasonably possible. Keep to the facts.
- Do not speak to an insurance adjuster or the defense’s legal team. The at-fault party’s insurance company will likely reach out to ask questions or request a statement. A legal representative of the at-fault party may also attempt to contact you. Anything you say, even the most innocuous comment, can be used against you, so it is best to say as little as possible. Explain you will not be answering any questions and that your own legal representation will call them back.
- See a doctor. If you did not initially go to the hospital, do not assume you did not suffer any injuries. Some injuries will not be immediately detectable, and you should get a full medical evaluation as soon as you can after the crash. Doing so links any injuries to the accident. After receiving a diagnosis, keep a copy of the medical report and closely follow any treatment plan.
- Contact our Brunswick motorcycle accident attorney. After evaluating the circumstances of your case, we will walk you through your rights and advise whether you have a strong claim. If you choose to move forward, we will immediately get to work on your case and begin negotiating with the insurance adjuster and/or the at-fault party’s lawyer.
It is almost never in your best interest to take the first settlement offered by the insurance company. Insurance companies are looking to pay out as little as possible and do not care if all of your injury-related expenses are covered. We may be able to negotiate a just settlement, but if a fair resolution cannot be reached, we are always ready to go to court.
You will have a limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit. Georgia enforces a statute of limitations of two years for motorcycle accident claims.
If your loved one died in a motorcycle accident, you will have up to two years from the date of their passing to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
What Damages Could Be Recovered in a Motorcycle Accident Claim?
Our Brunswick motorcycle accident lawyer may be able to help you recover compensation for many types of damages in a personal injury claim, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Permanent reductions in earning capacity
- Property damage
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
In an effort to avoid liability, the defense will likely argue you were partially or completely responsible for causing the accident. The jury will assign a percentage of “fault” to each party, and Georgia’s modified comparative negligence laws will come into play. The more “at fault” you are, the less you can recover. If the court decides you are at least 50% responsible for an accident, you will not be able to recover anything.
Do not face the insurance company or the negligent driver’s legal team without a capable legal advocate by your side. At Mayfield Law, LLC, we are committed to providing dependable guidance and fighting to recover the compensation you need and deserve.
We encourage you to get in touch and review all of your legal options if you or a loved one has suffered any type of harm in a motorcycle accident.
We understand that each client and every case is unique. We work with you to efficiently and effectively develop the proper course of action for your particular case.
At Mayfield Law, you have direct access to your attorney. You will constantly be provided with honesty and transparency into your case, and we will work to ensure that your goals are met.
When you work with our team, you can rest assured that you will not only have an attorney, but also an advocate who will tirelessly work to secure the best possible outcome on your case.
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