Anniston Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

If you were hurt in a motorcycle crash in Anniston, a lawyer can represent you in a claim or lawsuit.

A motorcycle accident can cause among the most serious types of injuries in any crash. You may be left with life-changing injuries that will cause you effects for a long time to come. If you are legally entitled to financial compensation, you must get every dollar you deserve. First, you must overcome the insurance company and the barriers that they will put in your way. Call Steve Morris Law to get started on your motorcycle accident case and learn how we can help you.

Relevant Motorcycle Laws in Anniston

Here are some motorcycle laws to be aware of in Alabama:

  • A motorcycle rider needs a special license to operate a bike.
  • All motorcycle riders must wear a helmet, regardless of age.
  • Motorcyclists may not split lanes.
  • You have the right to control a lane in traffic, just as a car would.
  • You can share a lane with another biker.
  • You must carry a minimum amount of insurance coverage to ride a motorcycle in Alabama.

Common Injuries in a Motorcycle Accident in Anniston

Motorcyclists are four times likelier than drivers to suffer a serious injury in a crash because there is little to protect them from the impact.

Common motorcycle accident injuries include:

  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Internal injuries and organ damage
  • Road rash
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

No matter what type of injury you have suffered, you are entitled to full and fair compensation if you can prove that the accident was someone else’s fault.

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident in Anniston

Your best courses of action are framed in terms of what you should and should not do:

  • You should see a doctor and get the medical treatment that you need, following up on all treatment recommendations and taking all medications.
  • You should contact an experienced attorney who can handle your case from beginning to end, bringing their legal expertise to the table for you.
  • You should not speak publicly about the accident or post anything on social media.
  • You should not speak to the insurance company when they are trying to talk to you.

How Large Will My Motorcycle Accident Settlement Be?

There is no legal rule that says that motorcycle accident settlements must be larger than those you would receive in a car accident. The relevant legal rule is that you have the right to be paid for all the harm that you have suffered in any type of accident.

Some types of accidents lead to greater harm than others. For example, truck accidents usually lead to higher settlement because you would be more seriously injured. The same thing goes for motorcycle accidents. Because there is little to protect you from direct impact with a car or the road, you could suffer severe injuries.

The value of your motorcycle accident settlement is tied to the extent of your injuries. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, you would generally be entitled to more money than you would get if you sustained a broken leg. If you have endured severe injuries, you are also dealing with greater post-accident impacts.

The elements of your motorcycle accident compensation are as follows:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Property damage
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Embarrassment and humiliation

If a loved one died in a motorcycle accident, the family could be entitled to wrongful death damages if it can show that someone else was to blame for what happened.

It is hard to say how much the “average” motorcycle accident case is worth because you are anything but average. We would need to review your situation and learn more about you before we can give you a more exact estimate.

How Steve Morris Law Can Help You

If it seems like an insurance company is making it difficult when you file a motorcycle accident claim, it is because they actually do. They know how much they will have to pay you, and they will do what is necessary to avoid it. Thus, the insurance company likes to blame the motorcyclist for the accident, unless there is strong evidence to the contrary. We will defend you from unfair allegations and tell your side of the story.

It is difficult to both investigate your own accident and estimate your damages accurately. You do not have the legal expertise to gather evidence in a way that could persuade an insurance company to pay you. Besides, you are also dealing with your own physical injuries that keep you from being at your best.

At Steve Morris Law, we will handle all the details of your case. We are both your counselor and your voice when you need to deal with the insurance company. Moreover, we are your protector — both in terms of your legal rights and when someone else is pointing a finger at you.

Contact an Anniston Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today

You must take affirmative steps to get a settlement check after a motorcycle accident. The insurance company is certainly not going to put money in your pocket — unless it means they can get out of paying you much more.

To learn more about your legal options and pathways to financial compensation, contact Steve Morris Law today. You can reach us through our website or when you call us at 256-357-9211. The consultation is free, and we are not paid unless you win.

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