We strongly recommend motorcycle accident victims work with a dedicated personal injury attorney to recover compensation for their injuries and other damages. Accident victims who attempt to file on their own may recover less in damages.
Should I File a Motorcycle Accident Claim Without a Lawyer?
After a motorcycle accident, you may be overwhelmed by doctor’s appointments and in severe physical pain. The insurance company may be pressuring you to settle without a lawyer, saying you will have to give a lawyer a portion of your settlement for no reason.
While you can file a motorcycle accident claim without an attorney (pro se representation), we strongly advise working with a personal injury lawyer. The insurance companies are working to protect their profits; they are not concerned about the damages you suffered or what your future might look like.
How a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Help
The value of working with an attorney cannot be understated. In many cases, the damages a lawyer recovers will far surpass the cost of legal fees.
A lawyer who has spent years fighting for the rights of accident victims understands the long term impact a devastating motorcycle accident can have on your life. They are prepared to fight aggressively for the full amount of your damages.
Before you consider filing your motorcycle accident claim alone, consider the following benefits of working with a dedicated legal team.
- Your lawyer will research your accident and search for additional insurance policies or other at-fault parties. For example, an employer who should have ensured a vehicle was safe to drive.
- A legal team can calculate the full scope of damages you experienced, which can result in much higher compensation. For example, you may recover compensation for the pain and suffering you endured.
- Your attorney will ensure your claim meets the statute of limitations and adheres to any other deadlines.
- Your legal team takes on communication with all other third-parties, such as other legal teams, the insurance company, medical companies, and more. This lets you stay focused on healing.
- A trial-tested legal team is willing and able to take your case to court, which makes the insurance companies more likely to negotiate a full settlement.
Choosing to file a motorcycle accident claim without an attorney can cost you thousands of dollars in compensation. Do not risk your financial future; work with a personal injury lawyer who is dedicated to fighting for your rights.
Damages You May Be Eligible to Recover After Your Motorcycle Accident
A motorcycle accident may leave you with scars, medical bills, long-term pain, and an uncertain financial future. You should not have to pay for an accident caused by another party’s failure to drive safely.
Depending on the details of your motorcycle case, your lawyer may pursue the following damages.
Medical Treatment Costs
You may be eligible to claim the cost of any medical treatment you receive as a result of your crash. Medical treatment may include the cost of surgery, ambulance transportation, hospitalization, ongoing care, and physical therapy.
If you miss days at work due to your crash, you may recover the wages you lost. If your accident makes it impossible to perform your duties even after healing, you may recover the long-term loss of income.
Pain and Suffering
Your legal team may also pursue pain and suffering damages, which compensate accident victims for the physical and psychological pain caused by the accident. These damages may cover fear, stress, inconvenience, PTSD, and physical pain.
Wrongful Death Claims
If a motorcycle accident results in the death of a family member or loved one, the heirs or spouse of the victim may be eligible to recover wrongful death benefits. These damages may cover the cost of burial, lost income, and other losses.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
If you sustained injuries after a motorcycle accident, your future is at risk. Even after healing from physical injuries, you could face thousands of dollars in medical bills, lost wages, and other losses
While you are not required to use an attorney to file a motorcycle claim, it is in your best interest to seek legal advice from a personal injury attorney who understands the impact this motorcycle crash had on your life.
The team at Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. is committed to fighting passionately for the rights of motorcycle accident victims. Contact our team today at (317) 636-7777 for a free review of your claim before the statute of limitations under Indiana law passes.