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Do you need a lawyer to handle your motorcycle accident?

Riding a motorcycle is always exhilarating, but at times it can be equally daunting. There’s nothing like the freedom of the open road. Yet, it’s also a reason some grimly say, “It’s not a matter of ‘if’ a motorcyclist will be involved in a crash, only a matter of ‘when.’”

It’s true that 80,000 motorcyclists are injured each year. However, responsible riders know this is largely because automobile negligence than the inherent unsafety of bikes. You might be an excellent motorcycle rider who follows all the best motorcycle safety tips. You may ride safely only to be injured in a motorcycle crash by one inattentive driver.

That’s why motorcyclists always need extra protection—both on the road and off.

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Just as riding in packs increases safety and visibility, enlisting a legal team of motorcycle accident attorneys to navigate medical, insurance, and litigation challenges after a motorcycle accident often improves your chances to heal and find justice.

If you’ve been in a motorcycle collision, these quick questions may clarify whether you need a motorcycle-specific personal injury lawyer:

How badly were you hurt?

Hopefully, you escaped with bruising or a mild road rash. If you suffered broken bones, internal damage, or a traumatic brain injury from a motorcycle crash, you should probably seek representation from a motorcycle accident attorney. More severe or catastrophic injuries mean additional complications, stiffer legal battles, and higher stakes for your finances and future. Don’t take a chance if you’ve been seriously hurt – consult with a motorcycle accident attorney.

How clear is the liability?

Even though the motorcycle accident was caused by a careless cager, they might spin a different story. Unless you followed our earlier tip and had a helmet camera recording your ride, insurance companies will exploit disputed facts and try to blame you for the motorcycle crash. You need an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer ready to fight back.

Do you have access to medical treatment?

Many healthcare providers decline to treat motorcycle accident victims. This is in hopes of avoiding insurance complications or litigation entanglements. Having the right motorcycle crash attorney on your side can overcome such reluctance. A motorcycle accident attorney can direct you to conscientious professionals willing to help.

Are health insurance companies involved?

Health insurance is a great safety net during medical emergencies. However, it is often a nightmare to deal with down the line. Once an insurer has covered any bills, they’ll interfere with settlements and try to seize a portion of your settlement money. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney knows how to maximize your personal recovery.

If you’re still reading, it probably means you not only need an attorney for your accident, but you specifically need a motorcycle accident attorney. Choosing a motorcycle lawyer who doesn’t have the right expertise isn’t much better than going it alone. After all, you wouldn’t hire a plumber to tune up your bike!

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The differences between handling motorcycle and auto cases can be as distinct as, well, riding a motorcycle is from driving a car. At Snellings Law, we have the right experience. Our team of motorcycle accident attorneys knows how to dissect the fact patterns, explain the injuries, and turn around unfair jury perceptions about riders. 

At the very least, call us for a free consultation. We’ll listen to your story, walk you through the process, answer any questions, and then provide a fair assessment of whether you need a motorcycle attorney. As honest brokers who are only paid when we help you recover, we’ll give you a straight answer. Contact us via any of the methods below.

Always keep the rubber side down, but we’re here to help if something goes wrong.

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