January 28, 2014
Hurt in a Motorcycle Accident? Consult a Personal Injury Attorney
Being in a motorcycle accident frequently results in the cyclist sustaining serious injuries. This is due to the lack of protection around the motorcycle, as well as the types of clothing and protective gear the cyclist is wearing. Most people wear helmets to protect their heads, but the rest of their bodies are left exposed and unprotected. Even if they wear jeans and jackets, the impact of being thrown from their bikes does result in broken bones and spinal damage.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else, you could have certain legal rights to sue them for monetary compensation. This type of claim is a civil suit filed through a personal injury attorney. The amount you can seek is based upon the extent of your injuries, as well as other factors your lawyer will discuss during your free consultation. Some attorneys meet with you wherever it is convenient, if you are unable to come to their office — including your hospital room or home.
When selecting a personal injury attorney to review your motorcycle accident and determine whether you have grounds for filing a case, you should look for one that works on a contingency basis. What this means is the lawyer does not charge you any retainer fees or other charges up front. They only get paid if they are able to win your case through a settlement or verdict in your favor, in the event your case goes to court.