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As a motorcycle rider, you recognize the risk of traveling along North Carolina highways. Yet, when you face an accident and injuries resulting from the actions or inactions of other people, it’s critical that you seek out the compensation you are owed. Our Mooresville, NC, motorcycle accident lawyer can help you identify and file a claim against those who were negligent, to ensure they pay for your losses.
If another driver makes an error and causes an accident for you while you are riding your motorcycle, you have the right to seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and emotional trauma. At Sumwalt Anderson, our Mooresville motorcycle accident lawyers understand the way your life can change forever after a serious crash. We will work hard to seek the benefits you deserve. Contact us at 206-741-1051 today for a free review of your case. You are under no obligation to hire us after this review.
Because the motorcycle is smaller than a car or truck, it may seem that injured riders should have an easy time winning their claim. However, insurance companies want to protect their bottom line, so they will use various tactics to reduce or deny your claim.
The insurance company may not accept that their insured driver was 100% at fault. They may try to introduce evidence that shows you are partially at fault for the crash, which would negate your chance to receive a settlement in North Carolina. You may need to defend your rights to seek an award from the driver who hit you. Our Mooresville motorcycle accident lawyers are ready to work on your behalf, introducing facts that show you did not do anything to cause the accident.
Before we can win your motorcycle accident claim against another driver, we have to show that the other driver caused the accident through negligent or reckless actions. We will investigate the facts behind the crash to show that you did not do anything wrong and that the other driver is entirely at fault. Some of the methods our Mooresville motorcycle accident lawyers may deploy to try to show fault on the part of the other driver include:
You may have a greater level of interest in learning how much you can win in your settlement than you do in this type of investigative work. However, when the insurance company is trying to blame you for the crash in an effort to reduce its payment or to avoid paying anything, our investigative work is the key to helping you avoid these potential setbacks in winning your claim.
When filing a claim after your motorcycle accident, you can attempt to receive payments for several types of damages. Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Mooresville, NC, will work hard to ensure that you win the amount you should have in each portion of the settlement.
Medical bills: A settlement regarding your medical costs related to the injuries you suffered in the accident should account for any emergency care you required, for surgeries, for physical therapy, and for other medical costs. The award we will seek should compensate you for your actual medical expenses up to the time you agree to the settlement, as well as for an estimate of any medical costs you will have in the future.
Lost wages: If you cannot work because of the injuries you suffered in the motorcycle crash, you can receive an award that reimburses you for any income you were unable to earn. If you cannot work in the future or if you need to work fewer hours, a calculation of this amount can be part of the settlement, too.
Pain and suffering: The pain and suffering judgment after a motorcycle crash that was not your fault can include payment for things like reduced quality of life, disfiguring or disabling injuries you suffered, emotional trauma, nightmares, depression, and an inability to participate in the activities you enjoyed before the accident. This pain and suffering part of the settlement is the trickiest one to negotiate because it doesn’t involve fixed amounts. Our team’s experience in this area can provide a significant benefit to you.
* Wrongful death: Did your loved one die as a result of the negligence of another person? A fatal motorcycle accident is devastating. Our team will work to help the immediate family seek financial compensation for their loved one’s loss. While this will not alleviate the pain that you have, it may help you to continue to receive the financial support your loved one was providing to you and your family. Reach out to us immediately to learn more about your rights regarding wrongful death after a motorcycle accident.
At Sumwalt Anderson, we have the Mooresville, NC, motorcycle accident attorney you need to help you through this difficult time. Our attorneys, Mark Sumwalt, Richard Anderson, and Lauren Walker, are available to discuss your case with you today. Why trust us with such an important and life-changing matter?
Are you ready to see the difference we can offer? Review our personal injury cases to see the type of work we do to help our clients overcome the challenges they are facing.
We encourage you to act now to ensure you get immediate help for what you’re up against. Set up a free consultation with our team by calling 704-377-3770.
Motorcycle crashes involving negligence on the part of the other driver could be worth anywhere from four figures to eight figures. The value of your settlement will depend on the particular facts in your case. If you suffer injuries that leave you with disfigurement, unable to work, or unable to enjoy life in the same way you did before the crash, you should have a chance to win a larger award. If you can return to work and your normal life within a few days after the crash, your settlement may involve a smaller award.
Our Mooresville motorcycle accident lawyers will not guarantee that you will win a certain amount in your claim. However, after you hire us and after we have a chance to delve into the facts of your accident, we should be able to give you an estimate of the amount you could win. Understand that it is unethical for us to guarantee that you will win a certain amount. Making such guarantees is unfair to you as the client.
We understand the challenges associated with recovering from a motorcycle accident. You may be facing months or years of recovery, and you may have a limited ability to work during this time. This can significantly affect your family’s financial well-being. Our Mooresville motorcycle accident lawyers appreciate your placing your trust in us, and we take this responsibility seriously. For a free consultation, call Sumwalt Anderson today at 206-741-1051.
At Sumwalt Anderson, we have worked with many people who have struggled with devastating injuries after a motorcycle accident. These injuries can create long-term limitations on the quality of your life, often creating chronic pain and an inability to do the things you loved to do.
One key area of concern is brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most common and devastating results from a motorcycle accident. They require months of in-hospital care and may not always lead to significant improvement. Our goal is to ensure that you work closely with our team to help you overcome the challenges you’re facing after these injuries.
Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Mooresville, NC, will help you with all types of injuries, including:
No matter what your experience is with injuries, our team is available to provide you with exceptional care and attention to your specific goals. Let us fight to protect your right to compensation.
Is your loved one suffering from a devastating injury and unable to contact us themself? Whether they are in a coma or perhaps have suffered significant brain damage as a result of someone else’s negligence, allow our team to work with you. We represent the immediate family of loved ones who are facing these types of challenges.
Do not wait to call us. For a free consultation, call Sumwalt Anderson today at 206-741-1051.
Our clients often are going through the process of filing a personal injury claim for the first time when they hire us. After a motorcycle crash with injuries, filing a claim can be a confusing process. Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Mooresville are constantly available to our clients to answer questions and discuss the case. Some of the most common questions we hear include the following.
Do I really need to hire Mooresville motorcycle accident lawyers after my crash?
The decision to hire representation after your crash primarily depends on your personal situation. If you were able to recover within a couple of days from the injuries you suffered in the accident, and if you only miss a day or two of work, you probably can settle this simple type of claim yourself without the need to hire our motorcycle accident lawyers in Mooresville, NC. However, if your injuries will require weeks of care and if you may have pain and suffering well into the future, our team will work tirelessly to help you receive the settlement amount you should have.
Will you guarantee that I will win my motorcycle crash settlement?
We cannot guarantee that you will win your motorcycle crash claim. That would not be in keeping with our professional ethics. Any attorney who guarantees that you will win your claim is not being straight with you. We cannot control what a jury or a judge will find in your claim, should it go to trial. All we can control and guarantee to you is that we will work hard and do everything we can to try to win the fairest possible award in your claim. Our Mooresville, NC, motorcycle accident attorneys have decades of collective experience representing victims. We use that experience to deliver outstanding representation for our clients. Our level of preparation and hard work often leads to the outcomes our clients are seeking, but there is no guarantee.
Will my motorcycle accident claim go to trial?
Many personal injury claims, including those resulting from a motorcycle crash, settle during the negotiation phase. Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Mooresville will handle the negotiations with the insurance company for you. If we can come to a fair settlement amount during negotiations, we can put an end to the claim without needing to go to trial. However, if the insurer refuses to treat your claim fairly, our team and you together may determine that going to trial is the best option.
What if I was not wearing a motorcycle helmet during the crash?
In North Carolina, the state’s contributory negligence law (statute § 1-139) means that you will struggle to recover any damages if the insurance company can show that your own negligence played any role in the crash or in your injuries. In a motorcycle accident, violating North Carolina’s motorcycle helmet law may be a negligent act, leaving your claim in jeopardy. Our team of motorcycle accident lawyers in Mooresville, NC, may be able to help, though.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim after my motorcycle crash?
North Carolina statute § 1-52 gives victims of motorcycle crashes up to three years from the date of the accident to start the process of filing a claim. Our team will make sure that your claim meets all of the rules in the state, including the three-year statute of limitations.
We understand that your family’s financial situation may be in flux after you suffer a debilitating injury in a motorcycle crash. If you are unable to work while you recover from your injuries, you may be unsure whether you can afford to hire our Mooresville, NC, motorcycle accident attorneys. At Sumwalt Anderson, we understand this concern. We do not want to add to your financial worries. That is why we work on a contingency fee basis when we represent victims who suffer injuries in motorcycle accidents.
This means we do not charge our clients any money ahead of time when they hire us. Instead, our payment for representing you will come from the final settlement award in the case. We receive a percentage of the final award. If we do not win a settlement for you, you owe us nothing. Working on a contingency fee basis ensures that our financial interests align with yours when it comes to the outcome we are seeking in the case.
The sooner you act to get help from our team, the better. While you may have some time to spare legally, it is critical to reach out to our team as soon as possible.
Once you choose to hire our Mooresville motorcycle accident lawyers, we will be ready to begin working on your case immediately. We will take over the negotiations and discussions with the insurance company for you. This gives you more time to focus on your recovery. You can be certain that we will keep you informed every step of the way. Although we will provide advice on how we think your claim should proceed, the final decision on each step we take will be yours.
For a free review of your case, contact our Mooresville motorcycle accident lawyers today. We will treat you and your family with the compassion and professionalism that you deserve. Call us at 206-741-1051.