Key facts to check before starting your motorcycle accident claim

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Before starting your motorcycle accident claim, there are key facts you need to check.

Starting any type of personal injury claim requires you to get the right facts and figures. Otherwise any miscalculations or incorrect information can significantly reduce the amount of compensation you could win.  

Before approaching a motorcycle accident lawyer, these are the key facts you have to check.

The name of the driver who caused the accident

If it’s possible, at the scene of the accident, you need to get the name and contact information of the driver responsible for the collision. If you were knocked unconscious and sent to hospital after the accident, the police should have contact information for the driver.

This information can then be passed onto your lawyer. It’s beneficial to check if the contact name and phone number are correct to ensure you haven’t been given fake details.

Cost of property damage

How much was the cost of the damage done to your motorcycle? Can you get it fixed or will you have to buy a replacement? It’s important to check the final cost of property damages because your lawyer will want exact figures when calculating how much compensation you can claim.

Cost of injuries

Being involved in a motorcycle accident can cause serious and life-changing injuries. Injuries can be mild sprains and bruises to amputations and major spinal cord injuries. On a bike, you don’t have the defense that a modern car offers. On a motorcycle, you have to rely on your crash helmet and the leathers you’re wearing.

So when you’ve had an accident on your motorcycle, you have to get an exact calculation of what the injuries have cost you. Along with medical bills, taking time off work can be a major financial cost too. Get the correct figures so your lawyer can work out how much compensation you can claim for.

Key details about the accident

Where did the accident take place? On what date? What happened? Who was involved? Lawyers will want key facts about what happened. Writing a complete account that details what happened will be beneficial for your attorney and get your claim started faster.

The experience of your lawyer

While you might want to go with a lawyer you’ve used before, it’s more beneficial if you find a lawyer who has experience with motorcycle accident claims. Motorcycle accident claims are not the same as car accident claims so it’s in your best interests to find an attorney who understands how these cases work.

Start your motorcycle accident claim with our experienced legal team

At Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, our team of personal injury attorneys have experience working on motorcycle accident claims. We have been helping Mississippi citizens for over 35 years and during that time we’ve won excellent results for our clients.

Talk to us about your case and we can start your personal injury claim. Simply complete this form and our team will contact you:

Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.

Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.

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