It’s important to get fully compensated after experiencing injuries in a motorcycle crash, but doing so can be an uphill battle. Get the help you need by working with a Caldwell motorcycle accident lawyer.

Riding a motorcycle is a uniquely thrilling experience. Whether you enjoy traveling the open road, camaraderie with other riders, or the fuel efficiency of motorcycles, there are many advantages to traveling on two wheels instead of four.

However, there are hazards specific to motorcycle riding. While most motorcyclists are cautious and maintain a heightened awareness of other vehicles on the road, other motorists do not always extend the same courtesy to motorcycles. If an accident occurs, motorcyclists are five times more likely to suffer injuries than other motorists.

If another driver caused your motorcycle accident, you shouldn’t bear the financial burden of your recovery alone. A Caldwell motorcycle accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates will work to get you the full compensation you’re owed.


Determining Fault in Motorcycle Wrecks

The first step in your personal injury claim is going over the details of your case to determine fault. This will involve examining police reports, pictures of the scene, eyewitness accounts, and any other evidence that may be available.

Unfortunately, insurance companies like to paint motorcyclists as reckless. This negative stereotype has more to do with cultural bias than fact, however, and an insurance company will likely exploit this narrative in an attempt to reduce your settlement amount.

Your Caldwell motorcycle accident lawyer will expose this unfair stereotype for what it is and fight against it to get you the compensation you’re owed. Our firm will work to hold the negligent parties accountable, regardless of who was at fault:

  • A drunk, drowsy, or distracted driver
  • A driver who “didn’t see” you while making a turn or changing lanes
  • The manufacturer of a defective motorcycle part
  • The government agency responsible for not fixing unsafe road conditions

Idaho follows the doctrine of comparative negligence. This means that your settlement amount will be reduced by the percentage of negligence you are found liable for. It’s important to seek legal help soon after the accident, when the events are still fresh in your mind and evidence is readily available.


Know Your Crash Claim’s Value

Your Caldwell motorcycle accident lawyer will know that the effects of an accident can be felt long after the initial impact. A collision may leave you with medical bills that keep coming. The physical and emotional pain can last for months—even years—and make you forget what “normal” feels like.

If another driver caused your wreck, you shouldn’t have to face the aftermath alone. Unfortunately, the pervasive negative stereotypes of bikers may mean that you’re fighting an uphill battle with the insurance company in an attempt to get the settlement you deserve.

Our firm will be an invaluable legal ally who will work to bust the “dangerous motorcyclist” myth. Your attorney will get you a settlement that represents all the losses you’re facing after your accident. These may include any of the following:

  • Motorcycle repair or replacement
  • Current and future medical bills
  • Lost wages and reduced income-earning ability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical or emotional therapy
  • Decreased quality of life
  • Disfigurement and emotional distress


Contact a Caldwell Motorcycle Crash Attorney

A motorcycle wreck may leave you facing tremendous obstacles, but you don’t have to face them alone. Contact a Caldwell motorcycle accident lawyer with Craig Swapp & Associates today. Call 1-800-404-9000 or use the online contact form below to arrange your free consultation.

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