Do I really need to hire an attorney to handle my motorcycle accident case?

Do I really need to hire an attorney to handle my motorcycle accident case?

The fact that the insurance adjuster for the at-fault driver hopes you don’t hire an attorney to represent you should give you your answer. The reality most motorcycle accident victims face is that, no matter how extensive their injuries are, the insurance companies will try to get away with paying as little as possible. Having an attorney working for you, especially one who has experience specifically with motorcycle accidents, will only strengthen your case and raise your settlement offer.

How a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Help

By hiring an experienced motorcycle accident injury attorney, you can be sure you have someone on your side who understands the aspects of your case that are unique to being a biker. Some of these benefits include:

  • Understanding bias. People make all kinds of negative assumptions about bikers, and these biases can affect the outcome of a claim when witnesses, judges, police officers, insurance adjusters, and other attorneys hold stereotypes about bikers that cloud their judgment.
  • Being aware of contributing factors. An attorney who has investigated motorcycle accidents knows that there are many driver behaviors that lead to motorcycle collisions, including being drowsy behind the wheel, texting while driving, and speeding. He will also look for obstacles or conditions of the road that may have contributed to the crash—hazards that may not pose a threat to cars and might be overlooked by another attorney or an insurance adjuster.
  • Knowing how extensive injuries can be. A motorcycle accident attorney has seen the worst a motorcycle crash can do and understands what is necessary for a recovery. He knows that the kinds of catastrophic injuries that result from bike crashes require years of therapy and rehabilitation and that victims need a substantial settlement to cover the costs.

While any personal injury attorney will likely take your case, you will need the knowledge of an attorney who has represented bikers in claims like yours.

William Enoch Andrews Is the Right Call to Make

As an avid biker himself with over 10 years in private practice in Salt Lake City, William Enoch Andrews takes only accident injury cases and has successfully represented many victims of motorcycle crashes. He will first see to your medical treatment, then investigate your crash to get you the best possible settlement. Click the link on this page to connect to his office now.