The Tough Representation You Need After A Motorcycle Accident
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you probably face a long and painful recovery. Motorcycle accident victims frequently suffer serious injuries that require months of treatment and rehabilitation before their life gets back to normal. Obtaining full compensation for your injuries can also be challenging, as many motorcycle riders must fight an ingrained bias that they are risk takers who don’t drive safely.
At McKnight and McKnight Law, APC, in Bakersfield, California, our lawyers offer a free initial consultation about your rights and your options if you have been injured on a motorcycle. Call us today at 661-578-5669 or contact us online to learn how we can help you.
Treatment For Motorcycle Injuries
Many people who are injured in motorcycle accidents need to be hospitalized for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to deal with injuries such as multiple bone fractures, brain injuries, deep lacerations and road rash. The most serious injuries, such as spinal cord damage, can change forever how you live your life. A motorcycle head injury can result in permanent brain damage that can change how you interact with other people or prevent you from being able to work or make a living.
When you are dealing with the physical challenges of getting better, it’s important to have a trained professional who can help you with the legal and financial issues of your case. The insurance company of the other driver may promise to take care of you. However, behind the scenes, the insurance company will be looking for ways to minimize your claim or prevent it from being paid — often by blaming you for the accident or for your injuries.
Securing Evidence Of Liability
Finding and securing evidence of liability is usually the best way to overcome bias against motorcycle riders. In one motorcycle accident case our lawyers handled, a security camera from a gas station recorded the accident and how it happened. The driver of the car attempted to tell a version of the accident that wasn’t supported by the videotape. By preserving the evidence on the videotape, our lawyers were able to prove who was at fault for this major injury accident.