Our motorcycle accident injury lawyers can protect your rights and help you resolve your case, and you won’t have to make any upfront payments. This blog explains the costs, benefits, and payment options of bringing an injury lawsuit, including why legal services might be more affordable than you realize.
Most Injury Attorneys Work on a Contingency Fee Basis
It’s common for motorcycle crash victims to be put off by the cost concerns of hiring an attorney. Movies and TV shows often portray slick lawyers charging high hourly fees, dragging out their cases to bill their clients millions.
While some types of attorneys bill by the hour, injury law firms usually work on a contingency fee basis. This means, your lawyer’s fees are taken as a percentage of your settlement or verdict, and the lawyer is only paid if your case is successful.
Benefits of the Contingency Fee System
- Immediate legal help. Waiting to hire a motorcycle injury lawyer can seriously hurt your case. Evidence may be lost in the weeks that pass after the incident, and if you wait too long to bring a claim, you run the risk that your case won’t be heard in court. Contingency fees remove the financial barriers preventing people without considerable wealth from retaining an attorney.
- No out-of-pocket costs. It costs you nothing upfront to hire us. We pay all court costs, filing fees, and expenses upfront, collecting reimbursement from your settlement or verdict.
- Risk-free access to a lawyer. If the lawyer you hire does not win your accident case and you do not recover damages, you will not owe any fees for legal services. In addition, many contingency-fee lawyers also offer free consultations, making your contact with a lawyer completely free of charge.
- An honest appraisal of your case. An attorney who works on contingency will only take claims they believe they can win. If the lawyer agrees to handle your case, it means you have a good chance of receiving compensation.
- Maximum damages. Since an attorney’s fee is based on your settlement amount, they have a vested interest in getting you the highest compensation possible.
- A better chance at fair compensation. Many people accept the insurance company's offer rather than go through legal channels. However, insurers act differently when a victim has legal representation. Statistics show that victims who hire an injury attorney to represent them receive larger settlements—even after paying for their lawyer’s fees.
If you want to learn more, call us, or contact us online to schedule your initial meeting and case evaluation. Your call is free, and we will explain your legal rights and answer all your questions with no obligation.
Why You Need a Motorcycle Accident Attorney for Your Claim
People may offer advice on which lawyer to hire, offer recommendations, or even refer you to someone they know. You should know it’s not enough to have an attorney; you need the right attorney for your case.
Even if you already have a divorce lawyer or probate attorney, they may not be the best choice to help with this particular case. The person you choose to represent you should be well versed in injury law. That said, injury lawyers can have many different areas of expertise, including slip and fall accidents, work injury cases, and car crashes.
Attorneys who handle car accident cases might also represent injured motorcyclists. However, a car crash lawyer may not fully understand certain factors involved in bike accidents.
Your Lawyer Should Understand Certain Factors About Motorcycle Accidents
- The severity of injuries. A motorcycle crash lawyer knows the type and extent of injuries in these accidents—including traumatic brain injury, paraplegia, road rash, and amputation—and the economic and physical effects these injuries can have on victims.
- The impact of road hazards on a bike and rider. A motorcycle crash lawyer is familiar with the dangers facing motorcyclists and how they pose a more significant threat to riders than drivers.
- Biker bias. There is a persistent belief that motorcycle riders are reckless and irresponsible. You may need to fight against biker bias to prevent insurers from blaming you for the crash.
- Increased financial burdens. Motorcyclists may be unable to work for months due to their accident, racking up crash-related medical bills and out-of-pocket expenses. Your attorney can deal with debt collectors and negotiate with hospital billing departments to ease your financial pressures and help make recovery your priority.
Why Hire an MA Motorcycle Injury Lawyer Rather Than File Your Own Claim?
Accident victims only have one chance to settle their claims and recover damages. If you accept too little from an insurer, you won’t be able to go back and ask for more. With so much at stake, having your case reviewed by an experienced motorcycle injury attorney before accepting any payment is essential.
How a Motorcycle Crash Lawyer Can Help
- Tell you whether you have a strong case for compensation
- Explain their fee structure and who is responsible for paying expenses before you hire them
- Negotiate with an insurance company on your behalf, preventing the insurer from using your words against you
- Place an accurate figure on your losses by estimating the total amount of your lost income, medical treatment, and other costs over the course of your lifetime
- Determine how much you could be owed for non-economic losses such as pain and suffering
Massachusetts crash victims only have three years from their accident to file a motorcycle injury lawsuit against a negligent party. If negotiating with an insurance company isn’t getting you the desired results, your lawyer can file suit and represent you in court to get what you are owed.