Ogden Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Make certain that you receive a comprehensive settlement for your motorcycle crash by working with an Ogden motorcycle accident lawyer.
As a motorcycle rider, you have several unfair stereotypes working against you in the event of a collision. Motorcyclists have an unfair reputation for being reckless, breaking the law, and causing accidents. This is often simply untrue. The challenge you face as a motorcycle rider is that if you have been hurt in an accident, this bias could work against you and cause you to be blamed for the crash, costing you your opportunity to collect financial compensation.
To prevent this, you need an experienced Ogden motorcycle accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates on your side. We can become your advocate, ensuring that you are treated fairly and that all of the facts are examined, allowing you to bring your personal injury claim to a successful resolution.
The Cause of Your Motorbike Crash Needs to Be Determined
For an Ogden motorcycle accident lawyer to file a lawsuit on your behalf, someone else needs to have caused your motorcycle crash. This doesn’t mean that you must have zero responsibility, but it does mean that someone else must have been more to blame than you. For example, if you were not wearing a helmet, you would bear some responsibility for any head injuries, but the other party could be to blame for the actual accident.
Determining the cause of your accident will help us identify the negligent party. Some common reasons for motorcycle crashes are as follows:
- Other drivers being distracted, fatigued, or intoxicated
- Reckless driving and speeding
- Part or tire malfunction
- Dangerous road conditions due to a lack of maintenance
In most cases, another driver or rider will be at fault, but in the case of a bad part or defective bike, the manufacturer is likely to blame. Likewise, a government entity could be sued if they failed to maintain the roads to safe standards.
Valuing Your Motorcycle Wreck
Many people want to know what their personal injury claim is worth right away. While understandable, it is important to take your time with this. If you guess and settle your claim too quickly, you could be shooting yourself in the foot. Once your case settles, you cannot go back for more money, so if it turns out that you are unable to recover and can’t return to work, you won’t be able to ask for additional lost wages after already accepting a settlement.
To prevent this, we will work closely with your doctor to determine if you are likely to fully recover and, if not, what your medical needs and quality of life will be. With this information in hand, we can estimate what the future financial impact of your injuries will be.
Your Ogden motorcycle accident lawyer can also seek compensation for any other accident-related expenses and losses:
- Medical expenses
- Transportation costs
- Medication and medical devices
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Recent and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment in life
Sometimes a jury will also award punitive damages to punish the negligent party.
An Ogden Motorcycle Crash Attorney Can Help
To learn more about your legal options, ask questions, or determine who was at fault, speak with an Ogden motorcycle accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates. Our experience can be put to work on your behalf. Scheduling an appointment is as easy as completing the contact form below or calling 1-800-404-9000.