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Were you in an accident caused by another driver? You may be owed significant compensation. Let our lawyers fight for you and for justice.
Our legal team is proud to represent motorcyclists injured in an accident.
‘I didn’t see them.’
It’s usually one of the first things a driver will say after causing a motorcycle accident. However, according to Delaware traffic laws not seeing a motorcycle driver is no excuse. Motorcycle riders have all of the same rights as any other vehicle on Delaware roads, highways and interstates. With that, it is the responsibility of every driver in Delaware to see them and give them the same respect that would be given to a car, SUV, truck, or semi. Each year, there are hundreds of motorcycle accidents in Delaware and many of them end in catastrophic or fatal injuries.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, the attorneys at Schuster Jachetti LLP want to help you fight for the compensation that you are owed.
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How Can A Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit Help Me?
You likely are already aware that motorcycle accidents can result in horrific injuries, such as:
- traumatic brain injury
- spinal damage
- broken bones
What you may not yet know is that over a lifetime, these injuries could potentially cost millions in necessary medical treatments. Motorcycle insurance may cover some of these costs but ultimately, the policy will have limits and once those limits have been met the insurance company will stop paying.
In addition to medical expenses, many motorcycle accident victims are prevented from returning to work because of their injuries. Juggling medical debt with a regular paycheck is difficult enough, without an income, a victim will likely forgo treatments that they need so that they can pay their other bills.
A motorcycle accident lawsuit is filed against the person responsible for the accident. The goal is to use legal action to fight for the compensation that will pay for both past and future medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain, and emotional trauma.
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How Much Compensation Can I Get From A Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit?
In each case, the amount of money that is obtained through a settlement or won through a successful verdict is intended to help the plaintiff recover from their losses. Until our legal team reviews your case and calculates your past losses and expected future losses, we are unable to provide an estimate on how much your case may be worth.
Are There Any Documents That Could Help My Attorney With My Case?
Absolutely. Any time that you are involved in an accident you should keep records. Records that may be helpful include:
- Insurance paperwork: Any paperwork that you receive from the insurance company should be saved. If the adjuster calls, keep a log of the dates and time those calls took place and what was discussed.
- Medical records: Records detailing your injuries and the treatments required are vital to any case. If possible, take pictures of your injuries over time so that visual evidence can be provided.
- Witness contact information: If anyone saw your accident happen, collect their name, phone number, and address.
- Photographs of the scene: It may not be possible to take photographs immediately but if possible, do so.
- Repair records: If the motorcycle was totaled or repaired, keep that paperwork to show the damage that was done.
It can never hurt to keep too much information. Whatever you think is relevant may prove to be crucial evidence.
Can I Sue If A Incorrect Repair To My Motorcycle Caused An Accident?
Yes. If a repair is performed incorrectly or a defect exists in a part of the motorcycle, it may be possible to pursue legal action against the part manufacturer or the auto body shop that did the work. Just like a negligent driver, these groups can be held legally liable for their negligence.
Who Can Sue If A Motorcycle Rider Is Killed In An Accident?
When the victim of an accident dies, their loved ones, including their parents, spouse, and children can typically file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf. A wrongful death lawsuit can provide additional compensation for losses such as lost inheritance, lost income, lost companionship, and funeral and burial benefits.
The idea of taking legal action after death may seem overwhelming but it could be the only way to remain financially stable after losing a loved one whose income contributed to the family expenses. Our legal team understands how difficult this time can be and we approach each case with compassion. Our goal is client satisfaction and we are proud to represent the families of victims who died because of negligence.