Most accidents involving an automobile and a motorcycle or bicycle results in serious injuries. Bike and motorcycle riders are nowhere near as protected by their vehicles as someone in a car even with a helmet. It’s always a good idea to wear one, and it’s the law in many locations. However, that doesn’t prevent serious bodily injury from occurring. When you’re involved in an accident of this nature, your entire life changes. Even if your injuries aren’t as serious as they could be, you still need medical attention. Don’t make the mistake of forgoing the doctor thinking you’re fine following an accident on your motorcycle or bicycle. Upland Motorcycle/Bicycle Accident Lawyers see this happen all the time, and the results are devastating.
When you’re involved in this type of accident, you may not be in a position to make decisions. Your injuries might prevent you from being able to take account of what happened and act on it. Our job at El Dabe Law Firm is to help you put together the pieces of your accident and see if you have a case. If someone else’s negligence is to blame for your accident, you might be entitled to compensation to cover the cost of your medical bills, pain and suffering and much more.
What Injuries Could Compensation Cover?
Any injury you suffer as a result of your accident has the potential to receive compensation from either the insurance company at fault or the at fault driver. There is no one size fits all injury when someone is involved in an accident on their bicycle or motorcycle due to another driver. You could walk away from the scene with a serious road rash and a few bruises, you might not be able to walk at all. Many of these accidents are catastrophic in that they result in death. Your family can even seek medical compensation if anyone is diagnosed with mental or emotional health issues associated with your death. Other common injuries you might sustain in a motorcycle/bicycle accident include:
- Lost limbs
- Head trauma
- Brain injuries
- Back injuries
- Neck injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Loss of fingers or toes
- Road rash
In addition to the physical injuries often associated with these accidents, pain and suffering is another consideration. This might include the pain and suffering you experience being stuck in a hospital recovering and unable to work to earn money to care for your family. It also includes the mental anguish associated with being involved in a serious accident. Some accident victims experience depression, anxiety, fear and many other emotional issues as a result, and it affects their entire lives.
Why Hire an Attorney?
The simple fact is an attorney from El Dabe Law Firm is going to do all the work for you so that you can focus on your recovery. To be more precise, however, we know the law. Many accident victims see a quick payout from the insurance company of the at fault driver and take it without hesitation. We advise you not to do this. Insurance companies want to pay you as quickly as possible to avoid paying more in the long run. If you accept their payout for your injuries and damages right away and later find out you are suffering from injuries far more severe than you originally thought, you could be in financial trouble.
With legal help from our attorneys, your financial future is in better hands. It’s not uncommon to feel conflicted over hiring an attorney, but we tend to receive more money for our clients than insurance companies initially offer. You’re suffering enough trauma as it is. There is no need for you to suffer financially as well as with your health. We work to negotiate a better payout for you so you’re not stuck paying the medical bills that someone else caused you to incur. If our negotiations with the insurance company do not work, we handle lawsuit proceedings. We work so you don’t have to worry about doing anything other than focusing on your recovery. This is a delicate time in your life, and our attorneys want to help.