Motorcycle accidents can be difficult even for the seasoned personal injury lawyer. The problem concerns assigning fault. With two automobiles, fault is usually pretty apparent, but not so much when a motorcycle is concerned. That’s why we recommend calling an attorney if you’ve been involved in a motorcycle crash, even if the accident report has assigned you the blame. There is too much at stake for you and your family to try and weather what comes next alone, and here’s why.
If you’ve been injured, chances are you’re going to need a substantial amount of medical treatment, even if your injuries weren’t life-threatening. From initial hospital treatment to follow-up visits, x-rays, and tests, the medical bills can add up very quickly. It’s not uncommon for them to exceed tens of thousands of dollars for victims, and if the accident was declared your fault, you could be on the hook to pay them.
Now that’s not to say that a personal injury lawyer can take the blame away if it rightfully belongs to you. However, they can look into the circumstances surrounding your crash, and if there are inconsistencies in the information provided by witnesses and the accident report, they may be able to help. Like most personal injury matters, you won’t know until you make the call.