‘What Questions Should I Be Asking After A Motorcycle Accident?’
A motorcycle accident is a jarring, disorienting and life-changing event for most people. Unfortunately, injuries tend to be serious to catastrophic or fatal. We are experienced, dedicated personal injury attorneys helping the injured and bereaved put the pieces back together.
At a free initial consultation, you may have many questions to ask or you may not know what to ask: We can help supply the questions and many of the answers as you pursue compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Therapy and rehabilitation
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- After a fatality: Loss of companionship; final medical bills; end-of-life expenses
Now for the questions you may or should ask in the near future.
‘What Will I Need To Know?’
- Was the accident a hit-and-run? If so, how might this affect my case?
Law enforcement agents should make a good faith effort to find the missing negligent motorist. At Minnillo & Jenkins Co., LPA, we have often succeeded at solving tough cases through collaboration with private investigators. You may be able to find relief through your own uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance coverage or other resources that are not obvious to you yet.
- What if there was there no actual physical collision?
No-impact accidents can be challenging cases. Eyewitness testimony can be essential. Even if another driver is never found, you can count on our law firm to pursue justice for you.
- Do I, the motorcyclist, have enough insurance to cover expenses? If not, what can I do?
Unfortunately, many motorcyclists do not carry enough insurance to cover expenses of a catastrophic injury. We work to hold other negligent parties responsible and pursue other available avenues of compensation.
- Might people’s biases against motorcycle use and motorcyclists affect the outcome of my case?
Some first responders, insurers, judges and juries tend to blame bikers automatically even when other motorists are responsible. We stand firmly in support of our clients’ rights to pursue fair compensation.
- If I end up living with long-term disabilities because of this accident, what are some ways to cope with these losses?
As we prepare your case, we may consult with life-care planners. You may need special equipment at home, a special modified van, vocational retraining and the services of personal care attendants. We will build these provisions into your injury claim or lawsuit. If you are eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or other sources of support, we can help you pursue these.
- How long might my case take to resolve? How will my family cope in the meantime?
It may take months or even years to solve your case through negotiations, mediation or trial. Meanwhile, however, we can help ensure you have access to medical care. You may have short-term disability insurance through your employer that can help, along with other resources.
The Most Important Question: ‘How Can I Move My Recovery Forward?’
Our goal is to maximize your recovery. Let us know about your situation so we can explain how we can help now and over the long term. Contact us through this website to schedule an initial consultation. We represent injured bikers on a contingency basis.