In the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, you need to focus on your recovery. Yet, you may be distracted by worries about your long-term prognosis and how to meet your financial needs. The prospect of filing an insurance claim or pursuing a lawsuit can feel overwhelming. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney, though, can guide you through every step of the legal process and help you get your life back on track.
The personal injury lawyers at Judd Shaw Injury Law can help you get the restitution you deserve. With decades of combined experience behind us, we have recovered over $240 million in damages for New Jersey personal injury victims. We believe that every accident victim deserves a voice, and our dedicated legal team can fight to protect your rights.
We want to help you recover from your accident. With our No Fee Guarantee®, we promise that you won’t pay us anything unless you get money for your claim. Contact Judd Shaw Injury Law by calling (866) 909-6894 or filling out our online form to set up a complimentary appointment with one of our attorneys.
Steps to Recover From a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle accidents can be particularly dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are 4 times more likely to be injured in a crash than passenger vehicle occupants. A motorcyclist can mitigate some risks by wearing a helmet and driving defensively, but accidents still occur when other drivers are reckless or negligent.
There are multiple factors involved in making a successful recovery after a motorcycle accident. While physical recovery is usually prioritized, it is also critical to get both emotional support and material compensation.
A motorcycle accident can leave your body broken and battered. In order to make your best recovery, it is essential to seek medical treatment for your injuries.
Injuries often sustained in motorcycle accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Complex fractures
- Orthopedic injuries
- Severe road rash
Such injuries may require extensive medical treatment. In some cases, symptoms of injury may not show up until days after the accident. With proper care, many injuries will heal completely. However, sometimes only a partial or minimal recovery is attainable.
Every accident victim looks to achieve his or her maximum medical recovery. After being impacted by a serious injury, maximum recovery can mean different things to different people. Rather than expecting life to be as it was before, accident victims often set specific recovery goals.
Such goals may include:
- Living without chronic pain
- Being able to return to work or school
- Participating in sports activities with family and friends
- Going about everyday life independently
Setting specific recovery goals can help you make decisions about your care and treatment and keep you motivated as you work to regain the best quality of life you possibly can.
Motorcycle crashes can be trauma-inducing, both physically and emotionally. The wreck itself, as well as the resulting physical injuries, can compound a biker’s emotional injuries, contributing to mental health struggles.
Getting into a motorcycle accident, almost losing your life, facing lengthy rehabilitation, adapting to a physical disability, and living with chronic pain can at times seem unbearable. Consequently, motorcyclists who get hurt in accidents often suffer from such conditions as:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Substance abuse disorders
Emotional recovery from a motorcycle accident may mean obtaining meaningful mental health treatment from a therapist or medical professional. Learning how to overcome acute circumstances that interfere with daily life and developing skills to combat disruptive feelings after a crash are important steps in your recovery process. On your journey to regaining a fulfilling life after an accident, emotional recovery goes hand in hand with physical recovery.
It is not uncommon for a motorcycle accident to take a heavy financial toll on injured riders and their loved ones. Mounting medical bills and other losses from an accident can significantly affect your recovery.
If your accident was the result of another driver’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses by filing a personal injury lawsuit. The law allows you to seek both economic and non-economic damages after an accident.
You may be entitled to compensation for:
- Hospital bills
- Emergency room costs
- Ongoing treatment costs
- Prescription medications
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to the accident
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Full financial recovery means paying your bills, replacing your lost income, and having enough money to meet the challenges you face today and in the future. It is not always easy to calculate how much money you truly need to achieve that recovery. A skilled motorcycle accident lawyer, though, can review the facts of your case and help you determine a fair compensation amount.
How a Lawyer Can Help You Recover From a Motorcycle Accident
A motorcycle accident lawyer’s job is to handle the process of financial recovery on your behalf so that you have the time, space, and money you need to meet your goals for physical and emotional recovery.
Your attorney can take all of the necessary steps to pursue restitution for your injuries and losses from anyone who has a legal obligation to pay you.
Steps your lawyer may take in an effort to secure compensation include:
- Investigating the root causes of your motorcycle accident
- Gathering police and medical records
- Interviewing eyewitnesses
- Identifying all potentially negligent parties and determining liability
- Determining the value of your claim
- Negotiating with insurance companies
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit
- Arguing your case at trial if necessary
By accomplishing all of the above, your personal injury lawyer can obtain monetary damages for the full range of injuries and other losses you have suffered.
Contact New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Who Care
If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, you deserve to focus on your physical and emotional recovery. As experienced accident lawyers, the team at Judd Shaw Injury Law can handle the process of achieving your financial recovery.
Our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to achieving the best possible results for every injury victim we help. That’s why we have introduced the Judd Shaw Way – a 4-point promise that ensures that every client gets the highest level of service available.
When another person’s negligence causes an accident that results in your injuries, you should not have to pay for the consequences. Please reach out to us as soon as possible, we want to hear your story. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can put our resources toward your recovery.
A member of our legal team is standing by to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is no cost or obligation to get started. As we promise with our No Fee Guarantee®, our team covers all of the costs of the legal process until you receive your rightful compensation. Contact us today at (866)-909-6894 or fill out our online form to get a free case review.