Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Athens, GA
Hiring a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Athens
Motorcycle accidents often leave victims with serious and life-threatening injuries. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another driver you have the right to compensation.
Our legal team has decades of expertise with motorcycle accident injury claims and will work tirelessly and compassionately on your behalf.
Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers understand the challenges you face following a motorcycle accident, from physical injuries to emotional trauma as well as negotiating with the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
Allow us to handle the legal paperwork and negotiations with the at-fault driver’s insurance company so you can concentrate on your recovery.
Harry Brown, Jr., DC, JD
Do You Need A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
Motorcycle accidents often leave riders with serious, life-threatening injuries. How do you handle your accident claim while you are injured? Do you know what all you can be compensated for? How do you know if it’s a fair amount of compensation the insurance company is offering?
After a motorcycle accident in Athens, the insurance companies want to pay you the least amount possible. Lawyers want to settle as quickly as possible. As the victim, where does this leave you?
The Brown Firm’s focus is on customer service. Being injured in a motorcycle accident is difficult enough; you need an attorney who has your back. We take the time to spend with our clients, to help them through the process. You are not just a claim number to us; you are a victim we fight to help.
Managing Attorney Harry Brown, Jr., DC, JD, is more than just a typical trial lawyer. He was also a chiropractor treating accident injuries for 10 years. This gives him the ability to see accident injuries and the healthcare industry in a way other personal injury lawyers don’t.
The understanding of the healthcare and insurance companies helps secure maximum compensation for injured motorcycle accident victims like you.
With Harry Brown’s experience, he brings that empathy to his practice. Along with all the attorneys at The Brown Firm, he prioritizes skill, compassion, and empathy in every case his law firm takes on.
With over $100 million won for clients, are you ready to take the following steps for a free consultation with The Brown Firm? Click below, or continue reading to see how we can help you.
Why You Need A Lawyer for Athens Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits
Protect Your Rights
Motorcycle accidents differ from traditional car accidents due to the lack of protection that a motorcycle offers a rider. Accidents with motorcycle riders are more likely to end with devastating, severe injuries such as broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and sometimes death.
If you are injured, having an attorney to protect your right to compensation is critical. You can focus on healing and recovering from the accident and we can focus on getting you compensation.
You can trust us to communicate effectively with insurance companies and adjusters and to protect your rights. If an insurance adjuster or a company representative reaches out to you after an accident, do not sign any documents or give a statement. You should always first consult with a motorcycle accident attorney.
Build A Strong Case
An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can help with your motorcycle accident claim. The following are some of an attorney’s steps to ensure maximum compensation.
Gather Evidence: Essential evidence needs to be gathered, such as photos of the accident scene, the police report, witness testimony, and any other concrete evidence for the case. If necessary, our lawyers have access to accident recreation specialists.
Prove Fault: Using the evidence gathered, the attorney will need to prove the other driver was at fault. There are special circumstances, such as if you are not wearing a helmet when the attorney will have to prove minimum comparative negligence.
Negotiate With Insurance Companies: Insurance companies will try to offer the least amount possible. The Brown Firm’s negotiation skills will ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
If the insurance company does not offer fair compensation, the Athens motorcycle accident lawyers at The Brown Firm will take the case to trial. We fight until you get paid a fair settlement.
Get You Compensation
When you are involved in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to the following compensation for economic and non-economic damages and possibly punitive damages. We explain these types of damages below:
Economic Damages: These are monetary damages that have specific financial amounts associated with them. Economic damages include medical costs, lost wages, and property damage.
Non-Economic Damages: These damages have no quantifiable amounts associated with them. Examples of non-economic damages include pain and suffering, emotional suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium.
Punitive Damages: If the at-fault party’s negligence was extreme, punitive damages could be added to your motorcycle accident claim. An example of a situation is if the at-fault driver was intoxicated, which caused the accident. In this case, punitive damages would be added to the claim, which is additional compensation applied to punish negligent driving.
We Understand Motorcycle Accident Injuries In A Way Most Attorneys Don't
The Brown Firm sets itself apart from other law firms with its medical understanding and exceptional customer service. Working with our legal team gives you access to not only the best motorcycle accident lawyers in the country but also medical knowledge that most lawyers lack.
Harry Brown, a chiropractor and motorcycle accident attorney, understands the devastation that a traumatic event like a motorcycle crash can do to bones and muscles. When a client complains of back discomfort or headaches, he recognizes that it could be a sign of something far more serious.
Harry is also aware of the financial impact of your injuries on the medical expenditures associated with your motorcycle accident claim. He’s helped patients who have suffered a range of serious injuries as a result of a motorcycle accident, and he uses his chiropractic and physical therapy expertise to help them.
Insurance companies usually underestimate the severity of injuries sustained in a motorcycle collision, and the injured person’s lawyer frequently misunderstands them. When dealing with insurance companies who want to pay as little as possible and downplay injuries, even well-intentioned attorneys don’t always know what to look for.
The truth is that some injuries don’t show up right away. Your body produces compounds like adrenaline to improve energy and lessen pain in stressful situations, making you less likely to detect minor injuries.
Our Law Firm understands Motorcycle Injury Accidents to the fullest extent, from the medical aspect to the legal aspect.
The Most Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents often cause many injuries due to the lack of protection around the body. The injuries may range in severity from mild to catastrophic. Head injuries are common and vary in severity from a minor concussion to a permanent brain injury, especially if a helmet was not worn.
loss of limbs
internal organ damage
spinal cord damage
Types of Evidence to Collect at the Motorcycle Accident Scene
After a motorcycle accident, if you are able to, collecting evidence will help your motorcycle accident case.
Pictures of Accident Scene
Other Drivers Information
Seek Medical Attention
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Many different things can cause motorcycle accidents. The most common is human error. This can be a human error of the motorcyclists or another driver.
Other passenger vehicles and commercial trucks on the road have to exercise reasonable care to avoid motorcycle accidents, but you should also take every precaution. As a motorcyclist, you should take precautions such as wearing motorcycle helmets and protective gear, not driving in inclement weather and using your headlight to improve motorcycle visibility.
Failure to yield
Low visibility conditions
Bad road conditions
Ready to Talk to a Lawyer Who Has Your Back?
Trust The Brown Firm With the Heavy Lifting and the Small Details
Our motorcycle accident attorneys will work tirelessly on your case until the at-fault party pays you the maximum amount of money. While we are aggressive with insurance companies, we are compassionate with our customers.
Because you’re already carrying so much, let us handle the heavy lifting.
No detail is too little for our motorcycle accident lawyers. We can also help you understand your medical expenses, calculate property damage, and get to a doctor’s appointment.
Motorcycle Accident FAQs
Our Athens Motorcycle Accident Lawyers have compiled a list of frequently asked questions.
Are Fatal Motorcycle Accidents Handled Differently?
A fatal motorcycle accident will be slightly different. In this case, a wrongful death claim can be added to the settlement. In this case, a family member or other survivor can acquire compensation for the accident. Unfortunately, motorcycle fatalities are all too common due to the nature of the accident and the lack of protection for the motorcyclist.
The wrongful death lawsuit claim for compensation will include funeral costs, burial expenses, loss of consortium, loss of inheritance, and loss of future wages.
How Long Will It Take To Get My Motorcycle Accident Settlement?
The length of time that it takes to settle a motorcycle accident injury lawsuit depends on many different factors.
First, it depends on how soon you contact an experienced attorney after your accident, and they can begin their investigation. Every state has a statute of limitations for motorcycle accident claims, but it is encouraged to call as soon as possible while evidence is still fresh and accessible.
Second, the seriousness of the accident and the extent of the injuries can cause the length of time to increase. Often, insurance companies will want the injured persons to finish treatment and recover so that the medical expenses are all accounted for before they settle.
Finally, it depends on the size of the settlement and how backed up the courts are at the time. If you are willing to accept a smaller settlement, then your case can usually be resolved in a few weeks or months. If you are going after a larger settlement, it may take longer and could end up going to trial, resulting in an even longer legal process.
How Much Does a Athens Motorcycle Accident Attorney Cost?
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident in Athens, the type of attorney you can hire to represent you is a Personal Injury Lawyer. These personal injury attorneys specialize in helping the victims of accidents caused by someone else's negligence get financial compensation.
Thankfully, these attorneys work on what is called a Contingency Fee Basis. A Contingency basis means that you do not pay any legal fees upfront, and your attorneys only collect a fee in the form of a small percentage of your final settlement.
What Should I Say if an Insurance Company Calls After my Motorcycle Accident?
Nothing! If an insurance company contacts you, do not say anything related to your case to them.
The main reason they are contacting you is to get you to make a statement about your accident, which depending on what you say, can be used against you to lower the value of your settlement.
Although you may have to speak with them eventually, you should always consult with an experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney.
They will explain exactly what you can and cannot say to them to protect the value of your case.
Get Legal Advice From an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney
You don’t have to go it alone after a motorcycle accident. We can discuss anything from your medical expenses to how your injuries have affected your earning potential during a free case evaluation.
Because we work on a contingency basis, you will only pay The Brown Firm if we win your case. Personal injury law is all about defending the injured and doing everything possible to assist you in getting back to your normal life.
Our skilled motorcycle accident attorneys will be there for you every step of the way if you or a loved one has been injured and needed assistance. Please complete the form below to schedule a free motorcycle accident consultation.
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