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How to Select a Motorcycle Crash Attorney
If you were in a motorcycle crash that was someone else's fault, an attorney can help with your personal injury case. If you are able to prove that you were not at fault for the accident, you may be able to get a settlement to cover your medical bills, property damages, and other injury-related expenses.
If a friend or family member recently hired a motorcycle crash attorney, you may want to ask for a recommendation. But if you're uncomfortable asking for a recommendation or if you don't know anyone to ask, you've come to the right site. Attorneys.com has a service that will connect you with local motorcycle accident injury lawyers.
You may begin the process by filling out the form on this site or calling 1-877-913-7222. Once you answer a few basic questions, we will provide you with contact information for one or more motorcycle crash attorneys in your area.
Meeting with Motorcycle Crash Attorneys
After you have the names of a few lawyers for motorcycle accidents, you will want to set up some meetings, or initial consultations. These meetings might not be free, depending on the attorney, but they will help you learn about the attorney's services and whether he or she will be able to handle your case. The meetings also give the attorneys the opportunity to learn about your case.
You should do your homework before meeting with the attorneys. Begin by making yourself some notes about your case. When did the accident happen? What kind of bills do you have? What happened in the accident?
You will also want to make a list of questions to ask the attorney. Questions to ask should address his or her experience handling cases like yours, what he or she thinks about your case and the award you could receive, how he or she charges for services, and how much your case might cost.
These meetings are to help you decide which lawyer you would like to hire, so take some notes that you can refer to later when you are making a decision. If you have any special considerations, such as a lawyer that handles fatal motorcycle accidents or that works with motorcycle accident victims with back injuries, you will want to ask about this during the consultation. Keep in mind that anything you discuss in these meetings will be kept confidential.
How Do Motorcycle Crash Attorneys Bill?
Your motorcycle crash attorney will either charge you an hourly rate or will work on a contingency basis, which means that he or she will only get paid if you get a financial settlement. If you get a monetary award, his or her contingency fee will be a percentage of your award. If he or she charges you an hourly rate, you will be paying for the hours that he or she spends on your case.
Selecting a Motorcycle Crash Attorney
After you've met with a few motorcycle crash attorneys, it is time for you to select one to hire. Take off your list any lawyers who pressured you, who you don't get along with, or whom you don't want to hire for other reasons. Look at any notes that you made and feel free to call the attorneys to ask for references. Make sure the lawyer you choose satisfies these criteria:
- Has the skills and experience to take on your case
- You are comfortable with his or her judgment.
- Proposes a case strategy you agree with
- Has fees that are reasonable for the services rendered
After you have found a lawyer who fulfills these requirements, you can hire him or her and begin your personal injury case.