How to Negotiate a Motorcycle Accident Claim in Dallas
Today, there are about 75 percent more motorcycles registered than there were 10 years ago. With more motorcyclists on the road in Dallas, more accidents are bound to happen. In 2008 alone, motorcycle fatalities reached 5,290, or 14 percent, of crash fatalities. Statistics regarding motorcycle accident-related injuries are even higher: approximately 80 percent of crashes injure motorcyclists.
After you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and your bike lies in shambles, it is important that you receive the compensation you deserve. Your accident was traumatic and painful enough, and you shouldn't have to deal with stressful factors such as exorbitant medical fees and bike repairs to add to your distress.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle crash, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with a skilled Dallas motorcycle accident lawyer.
How Will a Motorcycle Injury Lawyer Help Me?
After a motorcycle accident, it is important that you secure a qualified personal injury attorney on your side so that your insurance company provides you with a fair settlement offer. When such big stakes are present, you need an advocate on your side. You don't want your claim to be dismissed or minimized by your insurance provider. Without representation, you pose no threat of litigation and thus can be easily walked over by your insurance company. Why should you take a chance when your health and happiness are on the line?
When you begin filing your claim, it is important that you have a number of key documents:
- Medical records;
- Itemized bills;
- Wage loss documents;
- Payroll documents;
- Liability information;
- Witness statements;
- Photographs of property damage and the accident site; and
- Other demonstrative evidence to show the extent of your suffering.
These pieces of evidence are all things we can help you obtain, and upon examining them, we can help you build the best case possible. Also, if we can save you time, energy, money, and stress by helping you settle your case out of court, then we will strive to do so first. We are a source you can trust and depend upon during the days ahead.
What Are My Legal Options?
When dealing with a motorcycle accident and a victim's personal injuries, there are many forms of action we can take to try and settle the case early:
- Mediation: A process in which we use a retired judge or mediator in an attempt to resolve your case
- Arbitration: An alternative to litigation
- Litigation: Filing a complaint and taking matters to court.
We can examine the details of your case and guide you through the process, so that you make the wisest decisions and pursue the best options.
Common Injuries from Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle wrecks are particularly dangerous because the operator does not have the protection of a normal motor vehicle. A number of catastrophic injuries can result from a wreck, including brain or spinal cord injury, loss of limbs, or internal bleeding. Other less-severe but still serious injuries include fractures, concussions, crushing, tissue damage, cuts and lacerations, and severe shock.
Experienced Dallas Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
A driver's lack of awareness can result in terrible loss for you. About two-thirds of motorcycle crashes occur when a motorcyclist crashes into the side of a bigger vehicle that failed to yield right of way or pulled out in front of the biker. Because motorcycles are less stable and less visible, they are more commonly involved in crashes than other vehicles, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
When a motorcycle accident injures you or a loved one, your family has the right to pursue justice and compensation. At Zinda Law Group, our motorcycle injury lawyers have decades of experience and have successfully negotiated compensation for our clients.
Call Zinda Law Group today at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with a knowledgeable Dallas motorcycle accident lawyer. Meetings with attorneys by appointment only.