A serious motorcycle accident can be traumatic and life-altering. It may feel like your life was turned upside down in a single moment, leaving you with serious physical pain and significant emotional stress.
The experienced and passionate legal team at Judd Shaw Injury Law can help you get the restitution you deserve. Our attorneys have recovered over $240 million in damages for New Jersey personal injury victims.
When we take on your case, we work with you to establish the facts of your case and navigate your legal options. From there, our legal team will focus on the legal negotiations so that you can focus on your recovery.
We want to help you recover from your accident. With our No Fee Guarantee®, we do not charge any attorney’s fees upfront and only recover our fee if and when we win your case. Contact Judd Shaw Injury Law by calling (866) 909-6894 or filling out our contact form to set up a complimentary case evaluation with one of our attorneys.
Why You Need a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents account for a substantial amount of traffic crash injuries and deaths. If you find yourself the victim in a motorcycle accident, an attorney can help you navigate the legal system in order to attain just and fair compensation.
Without an attorney on your side, the insurance company is likely to offer to pay your medical bills and fix your bike – that’s it. However, there is much more at stake than just recovering your medical damages. A motorcycle accident attorney can ensure that lost wages and pain and suffering are included in the insurance negotiations.
A skilled motorcycle accident attorney can work for you with your best interests in mind. Pursuing a motorcycle crash case can be complicated, but a good lawyer has the legal expertise to navigate the claims system and thus fight for the maximum compensation for the harm you have suffered.
Finding the Best Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Victims of motorcycle accidents can strengthen their cases with the help of experienced lawyers. The sheer number of options for all kinds of personal injury attorneys can be both overwhelming and confusing.
Here are some key considerations when talking to accident attorneys to ensure that you hire the right one for your personal needs.
Evaluate personal referrals and online reviews
As a motorcycle rider, you may very well know others who ride and have been in accidents. Find out which attorneys were used and whether or not they would recommend them. Knowing that a lawyer helped a family member or friend in a similar situation can help you confidently select legal representation.
Additionally, online reviews can be of value when looking for a good attorney. Pay attention to what past clients have said about a lawyer’s overall responsiveness, process, and success rate. These reviews can help you understand what it would be like to work with a particular lawyer so that you can gauge whether or not you would like to consult with his or her legal team.
Review the lawyer’s motorcycle accident experience
Different personal injury lawyers have different skill sets. Not all auto accident attorneys have the experience and expertise to successfully litigate a motorcycle injury case.
It would be wise to hire an attorney who regularly handles motorcycle accident claims. Research how many motorcycle accident cases a lawyer has taken on in the past year to assess his or her experience level which can directly impact how favorable the outcome is in your case.
Review the lawyer’s track record
Look into the outcome of previous motorcycle accident cases the attorney has handled. It is beneficial to find out what percentage of his or her cases have led to settlement agreements and what percentage have been lost. Certainly, you are looking to hire an attorney who reaches reasonable settlement agreements in the majority of cases.
You may also want to inquire about the lawyer’s courtroom track record. Some attorneys primarily focus on out-of-court settlements, but, if your claim does not settle, you will want a confident litigator to argue your case in court.
Determine the lawyer’s availability
Motorcycle accident cases can take a long time to settle or go to court. This lengthy process is much more straightforward with a lawyer who establishes availability, including a communication schedule, from the very beginning.
A good lawyer will understand the importance of consistent and regular communication. You should be able to easily reach your attorney if you have any questions as the case moves forward. Ask your lawyer how often you will receive a progress update so that everyone is on the same page.
Ensure the attorney works on a contingency fee basis
Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they take their fee from your compensation award. When you work with a law firm on contingency, there should be no out-of-pocket fees for you to retain the attorney to work on your behalf. You will only have to pay a percentage when your case is won or settled.
Interview several lawyers
If you have been in a motorcycle accident and are considering pursuing a claim, it is critical that you have the right lawyer on your side. Although you may be eager to quickly move forward with your case, it is wise to interview several attorneys before making a commitment.
Most attorneys offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose by getting several case reviews. Your initial consultation session will help you to gain a fuller picture of who you will be investing in and what value he or she will add to your case.
Your free consultation is your prime opportunity to ask questions, ascertain the extent of the lawyer’s experience, and understand the specific ways in which he or she may be able to help you. For a productive and successful meeting, you will want to bring with you all pertinent information and documents relating to your case. This may include police reports, photo and video evidence, and medical records.
Reach Out to Our Experienced New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Lawyers for Help
Finding a good motorcycle accident lawyer is essential and may require some time and effort on your part. However, working with a lawyer you can trust will give you peace of mind as you recover from your injuries and pursue compensation.
The dedicated personal injury lawyers at Judd Shaw Injury Law have extensive experience in successfully resolving motorcycle accident claims. With our committed legal team on your side, you can be confident that we will see your case through to the end. We do all in our power to attain rightful restitution for the physical, financial, and emotional damages of each and every client.
If you have sustained serious injuries in a motorcycle accident, you may feel like the rug has been pulled from beneath your feet. When you find yourself in such a situation, let us lend you a helping hand.
The fully equipped lawyers of Judd Shaw Injury Law stand ready to help you make difficult decisions, negotiate settlement offers, and argue your case in court if necessary. Our team will not rest until we have explored every option to win you the maximum compensation for your pain and suffering.
Contact us today at 1-866-909-6894 or fill out our online form to get a free case review. A member of our legal team is available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us. As we promise you with our No Fee Guarantee®, our team covers all of the costs of the legal process until you get compensation for your claim.