Georgia Motorcycle Injury Attorneys
DATE_FORMAT_LC2Getting in a motorcycle accident presents special legal issues, in addition to the pain and complications that come with any automobile accident. Due to the unique circumstances of motorcycle accidents, many victims try to represent themselves when seeking compensation, and find themselves unable to negotiate effectively with the insurance company. This is why motorcycle accident victims need an experienced Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Attorney. Qualified legal representation such Evans & Strickland, LLC is the key to protecting your rights and getting fair compensation as a motorcycle accident victim.
The attorneys at Evans & Strickland, LLC have the knowledge to represent you, protect your rights, and get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damage from a motorcycle accident.
What you need to know
The law requires that the person or company responsible for causing an accident pay for your motorcycle accident injuries and motorcycle repairs. Many victims of motorcycle accidents in Atlanta try to handle their own cases, without the help of an Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyer. Many believe that the services of a motorcycle accident lawyer will be too costly, and that the insurance companies will settle the claim promptly and fairly.
Unfortunately, not all insurance claims are handled this way, which is why enlisting a Georgia accident lawyer is an important step. Negotiating alone or waiting for the insurance company to settle the claim can be costly, time-consuming, and ultimately may even be fruitless. Avoid mistakes that could reduce the amount you are awarded or lead to the denial of your claim; if you are in a car accident, contact Evans & Strickland, LLC, your Atlanta motorcycle accident attorney.
As experienced Atlanta, Georgia motorcycle injury lawyers, we can help you recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses like car rentals and repairs. As Atlanta accident lawyers, the attorneys and staff at Evans & Strickland, LLC is highly experienced in the field of insurance and injury law. Our dedicated lawyers, client managers, and investigators have the resources and knowledge to help you recover for your injuries and damages after car, motorcycle, truck, or drunk driver accidents.
What to do if you are in an accident
A motorcycle accident can be a traumatic and overwhelming event. Before you suffer an accident, learn the procedures that can help you negotiate through this difficult experience. The following are tips on what to consider if an accident occurs:
Stop immediately and be safe. Stay calm, and do what you can within reason to avoid blocking traffic. Be careful not to place yourself, your family, or other victims in a position where they may be hit by a passing vehicle or further harmed. Especially at night, make sure that other vehicles can see the accident scene and avoid it.
Check to see if anyone is injured. Give as much comfort and aid as is appropriate, but try not to move any person who is injured, if possible.
Remember that most victims of an accident will be confused and/or in shock by this sudden event and may act irrationally. Those in the accident may not be thinking clearly.
Call 911 immediately for help and fully cooperate with police officers and emergency personnel. Provide the information necessary to explain what happened, but do not give your opinions, such as assuming you are guilty or at fault.
Get the names, addresses, and phone numbers of all witnesses, if possible. Make a mental note of what witnesses say, like "That black car was flying."
Immediately go to the hospital, if you think you are injured or in pain, or if emergency personnel or others at the scene think you should go. They are the professionals on the scene who may be better able to evaluate your condition.
Seek treatment from a doctor or other health care provider of your choice immediately, if you are hurt, in addition to going to the hospital. Do not allow the insurance company to choose your doctor. Report all injuries to your doctor, even those that seem minor. Sometimes an injury that does not initially seem to be severe is a serious injury that can cause lifelong pain and suffering. So it is important to advise the doctor of all medical concerns.
Take many pictures of all bodily injuries, particularly wounds, bruises, any medical devices, and hospital visits that are required. Remember, you need a record of all that you suffered to allow others to know the seriousness of your injuries.
Take pictures of wrecked motorcycle and cars, victims, witnesses, the entire accident scene, and anything else that is relevant, if possible.
Inform your insurance company of the motorcycle collision, as soon as it is practically possible. Again, before signing or giving any recorded statements, consult a Georgia motor vehicle injury lawyer.
Do not sign anything from an insurance adjuster, if one shows up at the scene, at the hospital, or at your home. Also, do not give any statements to the adjuster without consulting a Georgia accident lawyer.
Keep complete records of accident-related experiences and expenses. A written record of details such as how you were feeling, sleep that you are missing, time you cannot spend with your family, pain levels ranging from 1 to 10, receipts for prescriptions, household services like cleaning or lawn mowing, mileage for traveling for treatments, car rentals, etc. These documents are valuable tools in presenting a personal injury claim to an insurance adjuster, or to a judge and jury in court.
Call Evans & Strickland, LLC. Our Georgia injury attorneys and client managers have helped thousands of clients get the money they deserved for their injuries.
Can any lawyer handle my case? While any lawyer who is licensed to practice in Georgia can represent you, not all attorneys have specific experience with motorcycle accidents, automobile accidents, truck accidents, drunk driver accidents, or injury cases. A family lawyer may have a strong background in writing Wills and handling estate or elder law and a business attorney may be good at handling business cases, but have little experience with accident cases. Ask an attorney how many injury cases they have handled. If it is not thousands, they may not have the experience needed. Exercise your right to qualified legal counsel, and obtain a Georgia accident attorney who has the training and trial experience to represent your best interests.
Is it true that the best lawyers in law firms never handle the small cases? While this may be true at other law firms, at Evans & Strickland, LLC, we believe in a team concept where the attorneys and staff works together to represent our clients. More than one person will work with you, and all members of our staff are trained in their fields, from our ambassadors to our client managers and attorneys. We are committed to our cultural values of Care, Quality, and Respect and pride ourselves on staying personally involved in our cases. We are available to speak with you and handle your case every step of the way.
How much will Evans & Strickland, LLC charge to represent me? At Evans & Strickland, LLC, we believe that our clients should only pay for results. That is why we only get a fee and recover your costs if we recover for you. If, in the unlikely event, there is no recovery, you do not owe us for the fees and costs we incurred. Additionally, there is no charge for your first visit or telephone call. We will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and you have no financial obligation. If we agree to represent you, we are paid a percentage of your recovery. Different Georgia motor vehicle injury attorneys may use different pay structures. Make sure you are fully informed before hiring another attorney.
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