Mobile Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident and aren’t sure how to secure the compensation you need to cover your injuries, contact a Mobile motorcycle crash lawyer.
A motorcycle accident can be a truly traumatizing experience. Because motorcyclists aren’t afforded the same physical protections as someone traveling in a motor vehicle, they face an increased risk for severe injuries and death. When the carelessness or negligence of another person has put your life on the line, you shouldn’t be expected to cover the costs of your injuries.
At the Henry Dailey Law Firm, we value accountability and will do what it takes to ensure that the people responsible for your injuries compensate you for all you’ve been through. Get in touch with a Mobile motorcycle accident lawyer at our firm to find out more about how we can help.
The Dishonest Insurance Company
As if insurance companies weren’t already self-serving enough, they really make a bad name for themselves in the way they handle claims submitted by motorcyclists.
Bikers face an inaccurate stigma that unfairly marks them as reckless drivers who live life on the edge. The bikers who treat the road as if they own it are the minority, which leaves those who are respectable motorists in a tough position when submitting claims to the insurance company.
Insurance adjusters have one primary goal: to make payouts to victims as minimal as possible. They couldn’t care less if you are a deserving claimant or not—to them, your accident is an inconvenience because it could impact their profit margins.
They will do anything they can to lower the amount they are required to settle for, even if that means dragging your good name through the mud by utilizing daredevil biker stereotypes to build their case against you.
Your Mobile motorcycle wreck lawyer won’t allow them to tarnish your reputation for their own gain. We will work to ensure that the facts are brought forth so they have no other option but to reasonably settle your claim.
Whose Fault Was Your Mobile Motorcycle Wreck?
Blame can be placed on any number of individuals in Mobile motorcycle accidents. Probably the most common liable party is the driver of the other vehicle involved in your crash. Distracted driving, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, fatigued driving, and driving aggressively are all potential ways the other driver could have caused your motorcycle crash.
The other driver isn’t always the person at fault, however. More often than they should, vehicle parts malfunction, putting the lives of drivers in jeopardy. In motorcycle accidents in which a faulty or defective part has been installed and not replaced, we will look to the manufacturer or technician of the vehicle to determine their level of blame for your injuries.
Ways Your Injuries Could Impact Your Life
A devastating motorcycle crash can impact almost all areas of your life. You can expect to see massive medical expenses if you’ve been seriously injured. The cost of healthcare in the United States is considerable—in fact, many injury victims end up bankrupt due to their medical expenses if they fail to recover adequate compensation.
Your inability to work, whether it’s temporary or permanent, potentially has the most dire consequences. Luckily, we will be able to include your loss of income and future earning potential when we calculate how much your Mobile motorcycle accident claim is worth.
Suffering a motorcycle crash injury can influence other aspects of your life that don’t surround money. If you are no longer able to play golf, run marathons, or participate in some other activity you loved before the accident, we can sue for loss of enjoyment of life. If you are no longer able to enjoy a loving relationship with your spouse, we can include loss of consortium in your claim.
We will calculate the full impact your injuries will have on your life by adding the monetary value of your economic damages and the estimated worth of non-economic damages like pain and suffering and emotional distress to come to a fair compensation request for your Mobile motorcycle accident claim.
Mobile Motorcycle Accident FAQ
If you have a question, it’s safe to assume we’ve heard it from our clients before. We’re always happy to answer our clients’ questions because we want them to fully understand their cases and legal options. Below, we’ve answered some common questions we receive about motorcycle accident claims in Mobile.
What can I do if my motorcycle was the only vehicle involved in the crash?
Being involved in a single-vehicle crash doesn’t necessarily render you ineligible to file a personal injury claim if the wreck wasn’t your fault. Defective vehicle parts or issues with the roads could have contributed to the accident. We will examine fault when we first begin working on your case and advise you accordingly.
Do I have a case if a pothole caused my motorcycle accident?
You might. Government road authorities have an obligation to maintain safe and secure roadways, so in instances when you were in an accident caused by a pothole, road debris, or another hazard a government agency is responsible for, we can name the agency as liable in your claim. Keep in mind that the statute of limitations for claims against the government is only six months.
Do I need to go to court?
It’s possible. We are usually able to obtain a fair and reasonable settlement by negotiating with the insurer. Sometimes, however, the insurance company is rigid in its opinion of your case and will refuse to make you an offer or continue negotiating. This is when it may become necessary to go to court so you are able to receive the compensation you truly deserve.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Alabama?
In Alabama, you generally have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim for compensation against the liable party. This rule, called the statute of limitations, is strict. Filing after the deadline will likely end with your claim being thrown out.
Should I accept the first offer from the insurance company?
The first offer the insurance adjuster makes you won’t be the best, and it very likely won’t be anywhere near the amount you are entitled to. You can accept the offer, but chances are that, with a little negotiating or arguing your case in front of a judge, you could walk away with a great deal more than the insurance company has initially offered you.
I felt fine after my motorcycle but was recently diagnosed with an injury. Can I still file a claim?
The two-year personal injury statute of limitations can be extended to start the clock the date of an official diagnosis of your injury if you were previously unaware of it. It will be important that your treating physician makes it clear in his or her documentation of your injury that it stems directly from your involvement in your Mobile motorcycle accident.
Contact a Mobile Motorcycle Accident Attorney
When a motorcycle crash leaves you with significant injuries and you don’t know where to turn, call a lawyer at the Henry Dailey Law Firm. A qualified attorney from our firm will always prioritize your needs over those of everyone else. That way, you can win the compensation you deserve and focus on your recovery.
You can schedule a no-cost claim evaluation with a Mobile motorcycle accident lawyer today by calling 205-995-2412 or simply filling out the contact form we’ve provided at the bottom of this page.