Idaho Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Idaho is home to many motorcycle riders, but, unfortunately, some drivers in our state forget to share the road with them. If you’ve been injured because of the carelessness of another driver, an Idaho motorcycle crash attorney can help you get compensation for your injuries.
The freedom of the open road and the wind in your face are hard to beat, but riding a motorcycle around other drivers can be dangerous. Motorcycle accidents can be some of the most expensive vehicle crashes because riders have so little physical protection.
When you try to secure compensation for your injuries, insurance companies will often try to use the stereotype of the “reckless motorcycle rider” against you without any grounds to do so, making it difficult to get the proper compensation from the at-fault driver and other parties.
If you’ve been injured, you deserve compensation for your medical bills and related costs, and an Idaho motorcycle accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates can help you get it.
Insurance companies do their best to turn a profit, and if that means shortchanging a motorcycle accident victim, they likely won’t hesitate. The insurer may offer you a settlement that in no way covers your medical and property damage costs.
Insurance companies also won’t hesitate to use false stereotypes about motorcycle riders. They’ll be quick to say the accident was at least partly your fault because motorcycle riders don’t obey the rules of the road.
Don’t accept a subpar offer. Let your Idaho motorcycle collision attorney handle the negotiations and cut through the false stereotypes for you.
Understanding Comparative Responsibility
If your motorcycle accident is found to have been even partially your fault, you’re likely to get less compensation than you need—or none at all. That’s because Idaho adheres to the doctrine of comparative responsibility.
Comparative responsibility holds that whichever percentage of the accident was your fault will be subtracted from the total compensation you’re awarded. For instance, if you’re found to be 15 percent responsible for your motorcycle accident, then you’ll only receive 85 percent of the compensation you’re awarded.
Your motorcycle accident lawyer will perform detailed inspections of all the evidence to help prove that you weren’t responsible.
If you’re like most motorcycle accident victims, your chief concern is how valuable your claim is. You need to know how much compensation you might receive so you can know when you can get your life back on track.
Your attorney will work closely with your medical professionals to determine the extent, costs, and potential future expenses of your injuries, many of which may not manifest until later in life.
Some of the damages you can ask to be compensated for include the following:
- Medical costs, both immediate and predicted
- Income loss from missing work or from a diminished ability to work the same position or the same hours
- Modifications to your vehicle, home, and office for any new or exacerbated disabilities
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Physical rehabilitation and emotional therapy
- Loss in quality of life, including relationship changes and other loss of consortium damages
- Wrongful death, which includes several other compensatory damages
Reach Out to an Attorney
At Craig Swapp & Associates, our primary goal is for you to get the compensation you deserve after you’ve been injured in an Idaho motorcycle crash. We’ll cut through the arguments and stereotypes the other side will try to use and give you the best chance for success.
To speak with an Idaho motorcycle accident lawyer, call 1-800-404-9000 or head to the bottom of this page to fill out our online contact form.