You’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, and it wasn’t your fault. Someone else’s negligence caused the accident, and now you’re left trying to put the pieces back together. You have legitimate questions and worries.
- “Who is going to pay all these medical bills?”
- “How am I going to pay my own bills after being off work to heal?”
- “Should I sue the person who caused the accident to try to get compensated for all of these costs?”
You have every right to be concerned, and you are entitled to compensation for all of the costs involved in your medical treatment and lost wages, as well as compensation for the frustration, emotional stress, and pain that you’re going through. This is a difficult time in your life. Luckily, we can help.
Anytime someone is injured in an accident, they have the right to file a claim against the at-fault party’s insurer. This claim sets into motion a series of events that will ultimately result in compensation for all of your damages – if you follow protocol and procedure, and make sure you don’t say the wrong things to the wrong people. You’re entitled to compensation for things like:
- Lost wages due to time taken off work to heal from your injuries.
- Medical bills from treatments, therapy, medical aids, and medical supplies necessary to help you heal.
- Pain and suffering.
There are two basic types of damages in a motorcycle accident case: economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are those with a specific value attached to them, such as medical bills and lost wages. Economic damages are easily calculated because a set dollar amount is attached to them. Non-economic damages are those that do not have a set value. These would be things like pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium. None of these examples can have a specific value attached to them, so determining what these are worth as damages can be difficult, and is better left in the knowledgeable hands of a personal injury attorney. Otherwise, the compensation you receive may be far less than you truly deserve.
That’s why it’s vital to your financial future to have an experienced personal injury attorney representing you. For instance, did you know that anything you say to the other party’s insurance adjuster will be used against you if they can find a way to do so? That’s right…the third-party insurance company is not on your side, so don’t talk to the other party’s insurance adjuster. If they ask you to give a statement, respectfully decline.
Similarly, you should be careful about what you say to your own insurance company. You must report the accident to establish a claim but, again, keep in mind that even your own insurance company isn’t in the business of paying claims out fairly if they can avoid it.
When you are represented by the attorneys at Marathon Law after your motorcycle accident, we’ll collect all the details of your accident and injuries. Most importantly, we’ll communicate directly with your insurance company and the other party’s insurance company to make sure there are no slip-ups that could be used later to reduce the value of your claim.
Additionally, we’ll obtain a copy of the police report, medical records, and doctors’ reports.e’ll interview you to make sure we’re intimately familiar with what happened to you and the circumstances surrounding the accident and your resulting injuries. If there are photographs of the accident or other pieces of important evidence, we will work with you to obtain and protect this evidence as we prepare your case. We will be able to give you an educated estimate on what your case will be worth.
When you are searching for an attorney to represent your motorcycle accident claim, you want an attorney who is not only experienced in Colorado personal injury law but is specifically knowledgeable about Colorado motorcycle laws as well. It is only with this extensive knowledge and experience that your attorney will be able to negotiate successfully with the insurer to get the most compensation for you.
Your attorney will first try to get the other party’s insurance company to settle the case outside of court for a fair amount. Very often, cases like these do not go to trial because if your evidence is strong enough, the insurer will have no choice but to compensate you for the damages you’ve suffered, and a settlement check will be issued. If a fair settlement is unable to be reached, we at Marathon Law are well-prepared to represent you in court.
You might also be wondering – “How can I afford to hire an attorney right now?” The good news is that you will not pay anything out-of-pocket for our legal representation. We are paid on a contingency basis, which means that we get paid a percentage of the compensation we can secure for you. This means that if we are not able to recover damages for you, we get paid nothing, and you don’t owe us a penny. Here’s an example: You are represented by Marathon Law, and we are able to secure a $200,000 settlement with the insurance company. Out of that $200,000, you pay us 33%, or $66,000. The remaining $134,000 is paid to any medical providers who treated you as a result of the accident and you keep the rest.
Once we’ve exhausted the limits of the other party’s insurance policy, we can always look at bringing an uninsured/underinsured motorist claim against your own insurance policy.
Call us to set up a consultation. We can help put your mind at ease, and take this burden off your shoulders so that you can concentrate on healing from your injuries and getting back to your day-to-day life. Don’t try to negotiate with the insurance company\ies yourself, and don’t rely on the services of an inexperienced attorney. The outcome is far too important to your life.
You can contact Marathon Law at 303-704-1222 or through our contact page. We look forward to discussing your case and fighting for your rights.