There are several reasons why you may decide that you should hire a motorcycle accident lawyer for a minor accident. You could face issues with an insurance company or find out that injuries you thought to be minor are actually more serious than you initially believed. In short, the motorcycle accident that involved you or a loved one may not be minor at all as time passes and a clearer understanding of your circumstances emerge.
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Motorcyclists Are Statistically Likely to Be Injured
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident, then it is statistically unlikely that you emerged from the collision uninjured. 80% of motorcycle accidents result in either injury or death to the rider, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). To avoid injury completely is to be a part of the statistical minority.
Assuming that you or your loved one were injured in your motorcycle collision, then you may not be fully aware of how serious your injuries are if:
- You have not received medical attention.
- You have not received multiple medical opinions about your injury.
- You have not monitored, or simply have not noticed, new symptoms that could be a sign of previously-undiagnosed injury.
The Mayo Clinic explains that symptoms of injuries such as a traumatic brain injury may not become apparent until multiple weeks after the injury happens. If you experience the symptoms of a brain injury and find them debilitating, then an accident you initially believed was minor may become one that you consider serious.
A Lawyer Will Seek Financial Recovery for You
The possibility that you have yet-to-be-discovered injury symptoms may lead to you seeking compensation for your losses. Even if you do not come to experience symptoms beyond what you have now, there are numerous arguments for why you should hire a motorcycle accident lawyer, even for a minor accident.
For one, you may be counting on insurance to cover your losses. The issue may not be so simple, however, as the at-fault driver’s insurance company may:
- Claim that you are at fault for your accident
- Claim that all of your losses are not covered
- Attempt to get you to admit liability
You may not want to exhaust the energy or time necessary to deal with these tactics or an insurance claim in general. A lawyer can help you with your claim.
Your motorcycle accident could be more expensive than you first realized, and a lawsuit may be the only way for you to recover the amount or type of compensation that covers your losses.
Call a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
Lawyers will be prepared to complete an insurance claim or lawsuit on your behalf, whether the person who has suffered losses is you or your loved one.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at (954) 525-0050 for a free consultation. You worry about getting better. We take care of everything else.