Savannah Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcyclists are already at a disadvantage in a crash. Our Savannah motorcycle accident lawyers don’t want you to face disadvantages after the crash, too. We don’t just defend your rights; we go on the offense to get the best possible outcome. Contact our team at Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. today for a free case review. We’re eager to learn your story and start pursuing the compensation you need.
We Analyze Your Motorcycle Accident to Identify Your Losses
Our team can help catalog your injury-related damages. We may even find opportunities for compensation that you missed.
Recoverable losses in your case may consist of:
- Emergency treatment services
- Rehabilitative care
- Lost income
- Reduced future earning capacity
Reimbursement is specific to your situation. The cost of a neck brace, the bill for an x-ray, the price of chiropractic adjustments, the expense of dental repair—we consider all these things when determining your case’s value.
In the same vein, we take a broad look at your income. In this economy, you may juggle several jobs or take extra gigs to make extra money. If you have side hustles that were affected, let us know, and we can include it in our tally of your lost income.
We Examine the Personal Cost of Your Crash
You experienced a traumatic collision and may have suffered mental and emotional wounds, as well as physical ones. To account for those hardships, we can work with your healthcare team to pursue compensation for the costs connected to your trauma.
That could include tangible expenses like:
- Antidepressants or anti-anxiety medication
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Exposure therapy
- Other forms of counseling and therapy
Nonetheless, bills alone only account for some of your experience.
We can also pursue compensation that addresses these intangible consequences:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Changes to your quality of life
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss companionship
In evaluating your case, our motorcycle accident attorneys weigh these factors to pursue an amount that accurately reflects your situation.
We Examine the Context of Your Crash When Examining Your Losses
We want to fully understand the accident’s effect on your quality of life, both now and in the future.
When determining your losses, we ask:
- How old are you?
- Did this accident aggravate any pre-existing conditions?
- How will this injury affect you long term?
- Did your injury change your ability to do hobbies or extracurricular activities?
- Are you the primary financial provider for your family?
- Have your injuries fundamentally altered your ability to do your job?
The answers to these questions can help us narrow down what your damages should address. For instance, the Insurance Information Institute (III) has found that older riders’ injuries are often more severe. Age can factor in how quickly you heal, and older riders may also have pre-existing conditions that motorcycle injuries complicate.
The relationship between your injuries and your job is also a concern. Missing work is one thing. If you can never return to your chosen career, that’s another. We can pursue compensation to cover training in a new position or even to transition into another career. If you can’t work at all, we can assist in seeking damages for permanent disability.
We Handle Fatal Motorcycle Accidents for Grieving Families
According to Accident Analysis and Prevention, motorcyclists are 34 times more at risk of death than motor vehicle occupants per mile. Despite motorcycles being just 2 percent of registered vehicles in Georgia, the Georgia Department of Driver Services reports that motorcyclists account for about 20 percent of total driver fatalities.
You may have lost a loved one to a motorcycle crash.
To express our condolences, we aim to recover compensation for:
- Remaining medical bills
- Hospice expenses
- Funeral services
- Caskets or urns
- Burial or cremation
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of guidance
- Loss of support
We hope to resolve your wrongful death case with the best possible outcome. We can share more about your financial recovery options during your free consultation.
We Address Your Concerns—Big and Small—After a Motorcycle Crash
Worried about the cost of hiring an attorney from Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C.? We get it. That’s why we don’t charge you anything unless we win or settle your case. We work only on contingency and take on all the risk. Your money stays in your pocket until your case ends. See our case results!
Our commitment to affordability starts with your very first meeting with us. Your case review is free. During your consultation, you can ask questions and get answers without making any payments or even making a commitment. We believe accident victims must make informed decisions about their legal issues.
Once we’re on your case, we remain committed to looking out for your everyday needs. No issue is too small if it causes you stress while you recover. We can field all case-related communications, keep track of applicable deadlines, and help you access care and repairs. Our door and phone lines stay open to keep you informed.
We Stand up to the Big Guys
This accident is hopefully a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. Yet, for insurance companies, it’s everyday business. Therefore, adjusters and representatives are well-versed in strategies to pay the minimum compensation to injured claimants. Some even bend or break the rules to avoid payment.
Our team can protect you from bad-faith insurance practices, which may include:
- Never returning your calls or emails—or taking too long to respond
- Demanding excessive paperwork, evidence, or other irrelevant items
- Belittling your injuries or experience to justify a low settlement offer
- Flat-out denying your claim without an investigation or adequate reasoning
- Reneging on promises
- Saying one thing, then doing another
- Pressuring you to agree to a settlement without seeing terms in writing
- Making it seem like you must accept a deal right away
- Intimidating, bullying, or manipulating you in any way
Whether you’re dealing with an insurance company operating in bad faith or you are simply frustrated with your claim, our injury lawyers can assist you. Like adjusters, we have experience settling injury claims, except our everyday business is obtaining the maximum compensation, not the minimum.
We Prepare Your Claim and Prepare for Court
When guiding your case to a fair conclusion, our motorcycle accident lawyers in Savannah can:
- File a claim with the liable insurance company
- Gather evidence of your injuries and the other party’s negligence
- Review settlement offers
- Negotiate terms if an offer isn’t adequate
- File a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party
- Use evidence, testimony, and strategy to prepare a case
- Negotiate again to settle out of court
- Continue to trial if no settlement is reached
You’ll notice several opportunities for negotiation throughout the process. In fact, negotiation typically happens throughout a case, from the beginning right up until we enter the courtroom. Everyone involved wants to avoid leaving the verdict up to the court, so cases often settle through insurance claims. Whether we settle before or after filing a lawsuit depends on the case.
What matters is we can handle the work at each step, from helping you fill out your claim’s paperwork to interviewing witnesses, from conducting our own investigation of your crash to developing a strategy for court. We can take care of you regardless of whether you end up needing to file a personal injury lawsuit or if you just need help navigating your claim’s obligations.
We Use Evidence to Support Your Savannah Motorcycle Case
Injury cases rest on evidence, so our investigators are thorough when researching your crash. The evidence we compile can answer crucial questions about your Savannah motorcycle accident, and our lawyers can make a case for damages based on the answers.
What Is Your Case Worth?
Compiling evidence can help us calculate your losses and project future expenses.
If the other party challenges the value of your damages, we can back up our estimate with:
- Medical bills and records
- Diagnostic tests and imaging scans
- Receipts for out-of-pocket expenses
- Prescriptions and treatment plans
- Pay stubs or employment records
- Records of freelance or gig income
- Expert testimony
Expert testimony helps support claims of chronic pain or mental health issues. For example, we can consult a psychologist to highlight your PTSD symptoms and confirm your diagnosis.
What Caused Your Motorcycle Accident?
What caused your crash is naturally a primary focus of our investigation.
Evidence that can help us determine what contributed to your accident includes:
- Drug or alcohol testing
- Police reports
- Traffic, surveillance, or bystander video footage
- Photographs from the scene
- Physical debris
- Accident reconstruction data
- Weather reports from the time of the crash
These could point to negligent behavior—such as drunk driving, failure to yield, running a red light, equipment failures, or failing to account for road conditions. Additionally, like with our evidence to support damages, we can utilize expert testimony to emphasize negligence.
We can even obtain information like commercial truck transportation logs or phone records. From there, we can determine if, for example, a trucker’s violation of hours of operation caused him to fall asleep at the wheel or take drugs to stay awake. Phone records could bolster a texting-while-driving case.
Who Is At Fault for Your Crash?
Once we have identified the cause of your accident, we can identify who to hold liable. If the evidence points to drunk driving, the drunk driver bears responsibility. However, additional evidence could help us identify other parties who contributed to your crash or share liability. This gives us insight into who should pay for your losses.
For example, employment records can show whether a driver caused your injuries while doing their job. If so, their employer may share liability. This can come into play with accidents involving trucking or rideshare companies. We can even hold government entities liable for the actions of city workers, like bus drivers or train operators.
We Meet All State-Implemented Deadlines
Georgia law generally allows motorcycle crash victims to file personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits for two years after the accident. This gives us time to investigate your case while you focus on reaching maximum medical improvement. We can then have evidence to support our pursuit of damages.
In other words, don’t wait until that two-year deadline looms. By acting quickly, we can preserve evidence before it disappears or gets forgotten. We can also start cataloging your losses so we seek an adequate amount for your losses.
Other Deadlines to Keep in Mind
You may have even less time to file under certain circumstances. For instance, if a government entity, like a city or state, is liable in your case, the statute of limitations is shorter, ranging from six months to one year.
Conversely, we could explore tolling (delaying) your case if you meet specific requirements. Eligibility includes if the injured party was a minor or if your crash incapacitated you. Since many motorcycle accidents cause severe injuries, you may need more time to recover enough to file a claim. We can determine if any exceptions grant you more or less time to file your case.
Our Motorcycle Injury Team Can Advocate for You Today in Savannah
At Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., we get to work right away when a call comes from an injured victim. Contact our office today, and our personal injury lawyers can start collecting evidence from your Savannah crash and then build a case for maximum damages. To get started, call (912) 200-9059.
Buckhead Law Saxton Injury & Accident Lawyers, P.C. – Savannah Office
100 Bull St,
Savannah, GA 31401
Get Aggressive Legal Help Today!
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Atlanta, you need to take action now. To schedule your free case evaluation, please contact an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer at Buckhead Law Saxton Injury & Accident Lawyers, P.C. today by calling 404-890-5631.