Having fought on the behalf of seriously injured motorcyclists for over a decade, I know how unique motorcycle accident cases are. While I also represent victims injured in auto accidents as well as other kinds of accidents, I have discovered that motorcycle cases have distinctive characteristics and cannot be adequately fought with just any kind of attorney. It is of the utmost importance to hire the best attorney for your case, but that is certainly not an easy task unless you know exactly what to look for. Due to the unique circumstances and lingo involved in motorcycle accident cases, a very specific lawyer is required to handle these types of cases. Here are two of the most important traits to look for when choosing an attorney for your case:
Experience Fighting Motorcycle Cases. For the most part, juries come into motorcycle accident cases with a bias against the motorcyclist. The insurance companies know this, and will try to make liability an issue if the case goes to court. To level the playing field against this strategy, you need to have a savvy lawyer with experience fighting motorcycle accident cases. It is important for the lawyer to make your side of the story and the facts involved as clear as possible for the jury. The damages from a motorcycle accident make for another unique aspect of the case. Injuries are usually much more substantial, as is the pain and suffering that comes with them. To find an attorney with the experience you need, first you should narrow it down to those who specialize in personal injury cases. After you have done that, you can narrow the search even further by researching lawyers in your area online. When you schedule a meeting with one of them, be sure to ask about their experience in motorcycle accident cases.
Experience on a Motorcycle. You need a lawyer who understands exactly what you are going through. This means someone who has experience on a motorcycle and knows the thrills and fear that come along with riding one. I have no doubt that my many years of riding a motorcycle have made me better prepared to represent motorcycle accident victims. I can paint a better picture to the insurance companies and jury because I know what it feels like to be on a motorcycle. There is lingo that is specific to motorcycles, and it is crucial for an attorney to understand what it means and how to use it. An attorney that has experience on a motorcycle can sympathize with what you are going through and use their knowledge to get you the money you deserve.