Georgetown, Delaware Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Fights for Your Rights
Our lawyers come to your defense if you’ve been injured in a crash
If you are a motorcyclist that has been involved in an accident, the last thing you need is the worry and stress that comes with fighting for compensation after you’ve been injured. Insurance companies stereotype motorcycle riders as reckless and irresponsible, but the lawyers at the Law Offices of Edward C. Gill, P.A. understand that the majority of motorcycle riders are careful, responsible riders and are often victims of negligent drivers. Our lawyers will stand up for your rights and get you the compensation that you are entitled to.
We’re here to guide you through what is often a complicated process. Whether you are claiming wrongful death for a loved one, need us to get your medical costs covered, or just need professional advice on your situation, our lawyers are here to back you up.
Why do I need a motorcycle accident lawyer?
Negligent drivers are the cause of most motorcycle accidents—they don’t see you until it’s too late and you’re left injured as a result. Most injuries associated with motorcycle accidents are devastating, from broken bones to traumatic brain injury. While it should be easy to receive financial compensation as a victim, insurance companies will often try to place blame on the motorcycle rider in order to not pay you.
The average person doesn’t have detailed knowledge of complicated laws involved in these cases, and insurance companies count on that. Our lawyers will guide you through a system that may try to prevent you from receiving fair compensation, represent your best interests, and hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions.
Our motorcycle accident lawyers have decades of experience representing victims and work hard to get you the maximum financial compensation from insurance companies that attempt to reduce the settlement you deserve. We’re here to fight back on your behalf.
What happens after a motorcycle accident?
Don’t admit fault at the time of the accident. It’s important to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible to find out what your options are. Don’t accept any insurance settlement without first knowing all the damages you are entitled to.
As we build your case, we will investigate your accident to calculate total damages. Any documentation, such as police reports, photos or videos, medical information, records of doctor’s visits and records of workdays missed due to injury, are helpful in this process. Below are some of the most common damages our motorcycle accident lawyers will be able to claim for you:
Medical bills and physical therapy coverage. You should never be responsible for medical costs incurred as a motorcycle accident victim. Medical compensation covers everything from the initial visit to the emergency room, any hospital care bills, ongoing physical therapy and doctor visits, and chronic pain management.
Some common physical injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident include, but are not limited to:
- Broken bones
- Concussions/Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Burns (road rash)
- Amputation injuries
Lost wages. If you are unable to work after a motorcycle accident, you are entitled to compensation for those lost wages. You will need documentation to show the loss of income, such as W-2 forms, pay stubs, wage verification forms, or tax returns and bank records (if you are self-employed). A note from your doctor will also be needed to make the strongest case for your wage loss compensation.
Pain and suffering. This is pain due to physical injuries or psychological stress associated with an accident. Physical pain and suffering is the direct result of the victim’s physical injuries, while psychological pain and suffering is the negative effect that physical pain has on your mental health. A claim for psychological pain and suffering accounts for damaging effects that you experience in the future as well; for example, a severely injured victim may suffer deep, ongoing depression as a result of their injuries or have significant mental health trauma due to the accident.
How can a motorcycle accident lawyer help you?
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, our legal team will stand up and fight for you. Insurance companies will be evaluating your case and determining your settlement immediately. Don’t let them try and place the blame on you. Having our experienced lawyers at your side will put you on equal footing.
Additionally, representing yourself in court is the last thing you should be thinking about during this time, and individuals with legal representation have better outcomes in their settlements. We will defend your rights and get you the financial compensation you deserve while you heal. Contact us for a free initial consultation to discuss your legal options.