Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle accidents can be devastating and life-changing, leaving riders with serious injuries and emotional trauma. The aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be overwhelming, and it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. This is where a motorcycle accident lawyer comes in. By working with an experienced attorney like those at The Witherspoon Law Group, you can ensure that you get the damages you deserve and the compensation you need to move forward from your accident.
Our team of skilled lawyers understands the complexities of motorcycle accidents and will guide you through the process with compassion and expertise. We will work tirelessly to investigate the details of your accident, gather evidence, and build a strong case on your behalf. Our goal is to help you recover the maximum compensation possible, including damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. With our help, you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal aspects of your case.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you get the justice you deserve after a motorcycle accident.
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, your first priority should be your safety. Get off the road if you can to prevent another collision. Don’t try to move your motorcycle if possible, as this can disrupt evidence and lead to further injuries. Once you’re in a safe spot, call for emergency medical help or ask someone else to do so. It’s essential to see a doctor right so that they can both treat and document your injuries. Your medical records will provide substantial evidence when you file your claim. If able, take photos of the accident scene before you leave. Road signs, obstructions, skid marks, and other details can all be relevant to your claim.
After you’ve taken care of your health, you should talk to a motorcycle accident attorney. You could be facing a long period of missed work and major medical expenses, so getting the compensation you deserve is important. It’s easy to say something that the insurance company can use against you. The Witherspoon Law Group will advise you and speak on your behalf.
What Is the Statute of Limitations on Motorcycle Accidents?
The statute of limitations refers to the amount of time you have after a motorcycle accident to file a claim. For injury and property damage claims, the clock starts from the date of the accident. For wrongful death claims, the timeframe starts from the date of the death. Statutes of limitations are set at the state level, so the amount of time you have to file will depend on the state where you live. The purpose of the statute of limitations is to ensure that cases are resolved in a timely manner, as evidence and witness testimony can become unreliable over time.
The Witherspoon Law Group partners with clients across multiple states and provides information on the statutes of limitations in those states:
In Illinois, the statute of limitations for motorcycle accidents is two years, meaning that individuals injured in a motorcycle accident must file a claim within two years of the date of the accident. It is important to note that this time limit applies to personal injury and property damage claims.
In Missouri, the statute of limitations for motorcyclists is five years, which is significantly longer than the two-year limit in Illinois. Loved ones who have lost someone in a motorcycle accident have three years to file a wrongful death claim. It is essential to consult with an experienced attorney to determine which statute of limitations applies to your particular case.
In Texas, motorcyclists have two years to file a claim for an accident. This includes claims for personal injury and property damage. It is important to note that the statute of limitations for filing a claim against a government entity may differ, so it is important to consult with an attorney familiar with Texas law.
In Florida, the statute of limitations for injuries is four years, which is longer than the two-year limit in Illinois but shorter than the five-year limit in Missouri. Wrongful death claims must be filed within two years of the date of the accident. It is important to note that there may be exceptions to the statute of limitations, such as cases involving fraud or intentional harm. Hence, it is essential to consult with an attorney to determine whether your claim qualifies for an exception.
When to File a Motorcycle Accident Claim
Staying within the statute of limitations is the most important thing to consider when filing a claim. If you miss the deadline, your claim might be denied. You can file right away, but waiting until you’ve reached maximum medical improvement usually makes sense. This means your health is stable and you’ve recovered from your injuries as much as your healthcare team expects you to. Waiting until you’ve recovered can make it easier to prove your medical expenses to the insurance company. Your expert motorcycle accident lawyer will discuss the individual details of your case and help you decide on the ideal time to file your claim.
Schedule a Free Motorcycle Accident Case Evaluation
If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident, your next step should be meeting with an attorney. The Witherspoon Law Group starts the process with a free case evaluation. We’ll review your situation to advise you on how to proceed.
Schedule your evaluation today.
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