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How to Find an Ohio Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyer

There are several reasons why you would want to hire an Ohio motorcycle accident injury lawyer after being injured in an accident that was someone else's fault. These include:

  • You don't know the actual cost of your accident, including motorcycle repair or replacement, medical treatment, lost wages due to time off work, and pain and suffering
  • You don't want to personally handle settlement negotiations because you're worried you'll leave money on the table
  • It's unclear who was at fault in your accident
  • You don't think out-of-court settlement negotiations will be successful, and you expect your dispute to ultimately be resolved in court
  • An Ohio motorcycle accident injury lawyer can help you in all of these cases.

    Identifying Ohio Motorcycle Accidents Lawyers

    Once you decide an attorney is necessary, your first job will be to find an Ohio motorcycle accident injury lawyer who's qualified to handle your case. There are several ways to go about doing this.

    If you know someone who's previously hired an attorney to get an Ohio motorcycle accident injury settlement, ask that person if he or she would recommend his or her attorney. A personal recommendation from someone who's worked with an attorney can be valuable.

    Similarly, if you know a local attorney who practices a different type of law, ask that attorney if he or she knows any lawyers who represent Ohio motorcycle accident victims.

    If you're unable to get a personal recommendation or if you're looking for the names of additional attorneys, you've come to the right site. Attorneys.com offers a service that can connect you with local Ohio motorcycle accident injury attorneys.

    To begin the process, complete the form on this site or call us at 1-877-913-7222. After answering a few questions, we'll connect you with a motorcycle accident attorney in your area. You can call the lawyer at your convenience, or the lawyer will contact you within two business days.

    Preparing to Meet an Ohio Motorcycle Accident Injury Attorney

    Before hiring a lawyer, you'll want to spend some time learning more about his or her skills and familiarizing the lawyer with your case. This is typically done at an initial consultation, which is a preliminary meeting that most lawyers offer-at no cost-to potential clients. Contact each Ohio motorcycle accident injury lawyer you're considering to set up an initial consultation.

    To prepare for the meeting, you'll want to do a few things:

    • Make written notes about when, where, and how your motorcycle accident occurred, who was involved, and what injuries you suffered
    • Make copies of any accident-related documents, such as police reports, medical bills, doctor's notes, motorcycle repair estimates, and correspondence with insurance companies
    • Think about qualities you're looking for in an attorney, including technical skills (such as experience representing motorcycle accident victims and knowledge of Ohio personal injury laws) and personality (for example, someone you're comfortable working with and whose advice and judgment you can trust)
    • Make a list of questions you'd like to ask during the meeting that help you determine whether the lawyer meets your requirements

    You should bring these items, as well as some writing materials, to each initial consultation. Try to jot down your impression during or immediately following each meeting. If you're meeting several Ohio motorcycle accident injury attorneys, these notes will be useful when you're ready to select an attorney to represent you.

    Know that lawyers are bound by confidentiality laws, so anything you tell the lawyer during your meeting will remain confidential even if you decide to hire a different lawyer.

    During & After the Initial Consultation

    As you meet with each attorney, you want to think about the following questions:

    • Does the attorney have the experience to handle your case?
    • Do you agree with the attorney's recommended strategy for your case?
    • Is the attorney's award estimate realistic?
    • Are the attorney's estimated fees and expenses reasonable?
    • Does the attorney make you feel comfortable, and would you be confident relying on his or her advice and judgment?

    After you've finished meeting with all of the lawyers, consider how well each Ohio motorcycle accident injury lawyer meets these criteria. You want to hire someone who has both the legal knowledge and experience to handle your case, but also whose trust and advice you trust. Once you've found that lawyer, you're ready to pursue your motorcycle accident injury case.

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