If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Greenwood, IN, we can help. Call the Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. at (317) 636-7777 today for a free consultation and case analysis. Important legal decisions need to be made immediately to ensure that your case can proceed in a purposeful manner. Miscalculations at the outset can seriously damage your pursuit of financial compensation. For these reasons, we recommend contacting a motorcycle accident lawyer in Greenwood, IN right away to ensure you get started on the right foot.
Let Us Handle Settlement Negotiations
An insurance company may have already offered you an out-of-court settlement, but these early offers typically serve the best interests of the insurance companies rather than the victim. Insurance companies want to pay as little as possible to their clients. They know that once you accept a settlement offer, they can no longer be held liable for future medical expenses or other costs related to your accident.
Your lawyer can negotiate with the insurance company and push for a settlement that fairly compensates you for your injuries. Our motorcycle accident lawyers know what they are doing and can help you pursue the recovery you deserve.
Your lawyer can help you demonstrate that another party or parties were negligent in causing your accident. We do this by demonstrating a violation of the liable party’s duty of care toward you and connecting this breach with the resulting accident that caused your injuries, losses, and other expenses.
In all vehicle accidents—including motorcycle accidents—we first visit the accident scene, take pictures, interview eyewitnesses, and read police reports to determine if the driver that hit you broke any traffic laws, including speeding, running red lights, failing to yield, sudden lane changes, or driving while impaired or distracted.
The other driver may not be the only liable party. We will investigate whether the local municipality failed to maintain safe, unobstructed roads, or if a manufacturer or mechanic produced or installed defective parts. If your accident involved a bus, truck, or other vehicle owned by a company rather than an individual, the company may be found liable, too.
Motorcycle Accidents Involve Unique Legal Issues
Randall Sevenish, the founding partner of our firm, is himself a longtime motorcycle driver. He previously had worked as a police officer and has a vast knowledge of motorcycle safety issues.
Statistics reported by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicate that low visibility at night is often a factor in motorcycle accidents. The driver that hit you may claim they did not see you.
This is not a valid defense. Our team will make a careful examination of evidence to show that other drivers should have seen you for reasons that may include:
- You took reasonable precautions to make yourself visible to other motorists while driving at night
- You wore highly reflective clothing
- Your helmet or bike panels were adorned with reflective tape
- You installed LED headlamps and taillights to increase your visibility
- You installed safety features such as ‘brake light flashers’ and ‘headlight modulators’ that control how often these lights flash and blink
- You were riding with exhaust pipes loud enough to be heard, alerting other drivers that you were riding in proximity
Other drivers have a responsibility to be on the lookout for other vehicles. Your motorcycle accident lawyer in Greenwood, IN can help you hold the liable driver accountable and recover the compensation to which you are entitled.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Personal injury cases can be complicated, especially if multiple parties are involved. There may be several insurance companies representing individuals, private companies or public municipalities that are facing various levels of liability in your case.
That’s why it is important to hire an attorney who has litigated on behalf of many clients in situations like yours. We are proud of the results we have achieved for the victims of personal injuries.
Even after collecting all the evidence we need to build a strong case, we may not be able to reach a fair settlement. If that happens, we will continue to fight for you by filing a personal injury lawsuit that will be heard in court and decided by a jury.
Potentially Recoverable Damages
While every case is different, if you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, our team can help you recover compensation for damages like:
- Emergency transportation
- Hospital and doctors’ fees
- Ongoing medical care costs
- Prescription medication and mobility aids
- Lost wages from time spent away from work
- Diminished earning capacity, if your injuries affect your ability to work in the future
If a loved one passed away after a motorcycle accident, we can also file a wrongful death claim to recover funeral and burial costs, loss of future income, and other damages.
Call Today to Get Started
Our firm only accepts personal injury cases. We have argued in court against insurance company lawyers many, many times. We know how they think. We know how the legal system works. We will protect your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Best of all, our firm works on a contingency fee basis: you pay no legal fees unless and until you settle your case or receive a favorable judgment. Call a motorcycle accident lawyer in Greenwood, IN from the Sevenish Law Firm, P.C, at (317) 636-7777 to get started with a free consultation. You have a limited time under IN § 34-11-2-4.