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Motorcycle Accidents

Factors that can Affect Your Motorcycle Accident Claim

The events following a motorcycle accident can leave you in a state of confusion, defeat, or despair. Riding a motorcycle is one of the most freeing activities, and having that freedom stripped away from you can feel devastating. The team of injury lawyers at Metier Law Firm wants to help you get back to riding in no time! 

Helmet on Road after Motorcycle Accident
Metier Law Firm

By Metier Law Firm

3 min read
The events following a motorcycle accident can leave you in a state of confusion, defeat, or despair. Riding a motorcycle is one of the most freeing activities, and having that freedom stripped away from you can feel devastating. The team of injury lawyers at Metier Law Firm wants to help you get back to riding in no time! 

Collisions involving motorcycles oftentimes lead to more severe injuries than those involving cars, trucks, or SUVs. Due to the small size of motorcycles, drivers sometimes have a harder time seeing bikers on the road. It’s imperative, and is actually a law in all 5 states we serve, that bikers must wear protection like helmets to mitigate the risk of serious injury. 

The most important action following a motorcycle accident is determining compensation for your damages. Several factors may attempt to mitigate your returns, that is why you need a dedicated motorcycle accident lawyer to help guide you through all the complex legal steps!

Metier Law Firm operates in 5 states, including Colorado, Nebraska, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. Statutes and laws vary from state to state, but all states impose liability on drivers causing motorcycle crashes resulting from
  • Lane splitting
  • Driver negligence
  • Impaired driving
Non-driver-related factors can cause motorcycle accidents as well, including hazardous road conditions, or even defects or issues with your motorcycle. These driver error factors can all contribute to your motorcycle accident claim. Working with a trusted source at Metier Law Firm ensures you won’t miss any potential relief that could be thrown your way!

Types of Damages Resulting from a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accidents can cause physical, mental, and economic damages. The damages endured can prove to even be catastrophic in some cases. From minor injuries like scrapes or bruises, to more serious ones like traumatic brain injuries, suffering from any severity of personal injury can cause you mental turmoil and time away from work. Motorcycle accident injuries may also lead to a full array of economic expenses including:
  • Hospital expenses
  • Potential surgical expenses
  • Lost wages from time away recovering
  • Recovery expenses (including medical bills and pharmaceuticals)
Besides economic damages, a lot of the damages sustained in a motorcycle accident include non-economic damages. Non-economic damages can be difficult in assigning a monetary value due to their complexity. Working with an experienced Metier Law motorcycle accident attorney can help you get compensated for your losses and mitigate these complexities. Common types of non-economic motorcycle crash damages include:
  • Emotional distress
  • Chronic pain
  • Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
We never want to see motorcycle riders go through any of these circumstances. Working with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer at Metier Law Firm means you have our complete dedication and commitment to your recovery. 

Evidence Available to Support Your Motorcycle Accident Claim

Gather Evidence & Take Pictures if You've Been in a Motorcycle Accident
Make sure following your motorcycle crash that you provide all documentation of the scene, including photos of your property damage, injuries, opposing party’s vehicle, etc. In order to get the most in returns, injured riders need to provide the most detailed information, which the team at Metier Law Firm can help with! Other available evidence to support your accident claim include:
  • Witness statements
  • Medical documentation
  • Crash investigation data
  • Lost income estimates
  • Proof of defective or faulty part from your motorcycle
It is imperative you file your claim for compensation as soon as possible following your motorcycle crash. The longer you wait before filing a claim in any of the 5 states we serve, the less likely the court will hear your case, and the less likely you will be able to seek compensation. The at-fault party may also use your delayed filing as a primary defense for their claim. 

Contact a Trusted Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Metier Law Firm

Having a dedicated motorcycle crash injury lawyer on your side will only benefit your case. Our team will help you in understanding your rights, connect you with great medical and healthcare providers, help you gather case evidence, and help you negotiate with insurance companies. Why wait? If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Colorado, Nebraska, Oregon, Washington, or Wyoming; contact the Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyers today at Metier Law Firm for a free case evaluation!

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