My name is Arlene, and two years ago, I was involved in a car accident that wasn't my fault. I had some injuries that required a hospital stay, and I was unable to return to work for several weeks. I didn't know how I was going to pay my bills, and it was very stressful for me. My friend told me that I needed to hire an accident and personal injury attorney so I could recover my lost wages and medical costs. I was so glad that I hired the attorney, and my stress level immediately went down. Through the attorney, I was able to get a settlement, and I was no longer in financial trouble. I am writing this blog to let everyone know the importance of hiring an attorney after an accident. It's my wish that this blog will help others who are in similar situations.
Although attorneys don't talk about specializing in certain fields of law the way doctors refer to themselves as specialist, attorneys do have certain areas of law they focus on in their practice. In the area of personal injury, there are lawyers who have a lot of experience with motorcycle accidents. If you have been in an accident while riding your motorcycle, it is important to consult with an attorney with experience in this area. The following are three reasons for doing so.
The accidents are different
Accidents involving motorcycles can be significantly different in several ways. Motorcycles, for example, are more likely to be sideswiped than a car. Because of their size, they are more difficult to see and can get lost in a driver's blind spot. Another common accident is when a car is making a left turn and fails to yield to the oncoming motorcycle. Some drivers have difficulty in judging the speed of a motorcycle, and they do not give themselves enough time to make the turn. An attorney with experience will understand the many situations where it is the car that is at fault and not the bike rider.
The injuries are different
This fact is important to understand to determine the amount of compensation a motorcyclist should be entitled to. As a motorcycle rider, you are not enclosed in a vehicle, so you are likely to be thrown from your bike and hit the ground. There are many injuries that can happen when you hit the ground, some of them different while others simply more severe than those experienced by a car driver. More broken bones and skin injuries are two examples. An attorney with experience in motorcycle injuries will know how much compensation you are entitled to for both the short-term and the long-term recovery from your accident.
A jury trial is different
Although not legally different, if your case goes to trial, there can be an issue with the jury. Juries can be biased against a motorcycle rider. Most of the jurists will be car drivers. It is common for car drivers to have experienced a near miss with motorcycle, or observed radical behavior of a motorcycle rider. For this reason, car drivers assume that a motorcyclist was at fault. However, an attorney with experience going to trial representing motorcyclists will have the ability to break down the juries preconceived notions and present the case in a way, that makes it clear it was the car driver that was at fault.
If you have been in an accident with a car while riding your motorcycle, you should speak to a personal injury attorney like Teresa P Williams. In addition, you need to make sure that they have a lot of experience with this type of case.