Motorcycle accident attorneys can protect your rights during the legal process by preventing other parties, from police officers to a liable party, from misrepresenting the nature of your losses. All of these parties, and an insurance adjuster, besides, may try to minimize your losses in an effort to avoid paying you the compensation you deserve for your losses.
Fortunately, you can turn to an attorney and request that they manage your post-accident communications. Our team can also make a point of bringing your right to a civil motorcycle accident claim forward before Indiana’s courts might otherwise dismiss it.
You can learn more about what rights our Indiana motorcycle accident attorneys go to lengths to protect during an initial case consultation with Vaughan & Vaughan’s experienced legal team.
What Can a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Do for You?
Motorcycle accident lawyers bring specialized education and experience to your effort to protect your rights throughout the civil process. We understand that other parties may try to misrepresent the nature of your accident in an effort to avoid paying you the damages that you deserve.
If you’re not careful, certain turns of phrase or actions on your part may give those parties the right to deny you part or all of the compensation you otherwise deserve. That’s why our team can, upon your request, step in and help you:
Communicate With Police Officers
If you get into a motorcycle accident, the emergency responders who rush to the scene, including police officers, may want to immediately understand whether or not you or a liable party engaged in criminal behavior. Police officers can, after all, arrest a party whose roadway misconduct violated Indiana’s roadway laws.
You can attempt to explain why your accident took place on your own. In doing so, though, you may accidentally paint yourself as more at fault for an accident than you actually are. The liable party may also attempt to misrepresent your accident in such a way as to paint them in a better light.
If you have an attorney on hand, though, you can put off the police interrogation until you and any other injured parties have received essential post-accident care. Our attorneys can then interface with the police on your behalf, carefully crafting responses to police questions so that your answers have little to no impact on your right to eventual compensation.
Communicate With a Liable Party
The party liable for your motorcycle crash may privately reach out to you to discuss a settlement in the days following your accident. Other times, these parties may attempt to intimidate you out of your right to legal action.
If you don’t have a written or recorded account of these conversations and the agreements therein, said conversations may later deny you your right to bring a personal injury case forward in civil court. If you have an attorney on hand, though, said attorney can either formally make note of these conversations or handle the conversations on your behalf.
Communicate With an Insurance Provider
Insurance providers and their adjusters often want to know about your motorcycle accident within 24 hours of the initial crash. These parties may then come out to your property to assess the damage done to your person and property.
Unfortunately, an insurance claim adjuster doesn’t prioritize your right to financial recovery after a motorcycle crash as much as they do your insurance provider’s bottom line. These parties may misrepresent your right to compensation and, in doing so, request that you sign paperwork that might later deny you your right to demand more compensation for your losses.
Fortunately, you don’t have to interface with an insurance provider while you’re still recovering from the shock and physical injuries tied to your motorcycle accident. Our team can do that for you. All the while, we can defend your right to comprehensive financial support while protecting your right to later legal action if such a path might prove financially beneficial to your recovery.
Argue Against Counter-Accusations of Fault
Indiana operates on a modified understanding of comparative negligence, meaning that the court can find you partially liable for a motorcycle accident if the defendant brings forward enough evidence indicating as such. Some defendants attempt to argue that you contributed more than 51 percent of an accident’s fault, thus denying you your right to a civil case.
You can fight back in these circumstances, fortunately. Our attorneys can cross-examine any witnesses that a liable party brings forward in an effort to discredit your case, should the liable party attempt to challenge your right to compensation in civil court. These efforts can allow us to demonstrate your lack of fault, ensuring that your case stays on track all the while.
If a liable party attempts to counter-accuse you of motorcycle accident fault during private negotiations, our attorneys can lay out the evidence of misconduct that we’ve found and fight back. Private negotiations can see these disputes resolve more quickly, but you may have to compromise to get the motorcycle crash compensation you want.
If a liable party refuses to acknowledge their role in your motorcycle accident or continues to present unreasonable accusations of fault, we can transition you out of negotiations and into a trial.
You Can Schedule a Consultation With a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
Indiana’s motorcycle accident lawyers help protect your rights during the legal process by letting you rely on their expertise. The attorneys with Vaughan & Vaughan can specifically communicate with your insurance provider, police officers, and even a liable party to minimize these parties’ opportunities to misinterpret the nature of your accident.
You can also count on a motorcycle accident attorney to help you file a personal injury claim before your statute of limitations expires, thereby ensuring that a judge will set eyes on a description of your losses before Indiana’s civil courts can throw your case out.
If you have questions about your rights after a motorcycle accident or if you’re ready to pursue a personal injury case against an offending party, let our team know. Vaughan & Vaughan’s personal injury lawyers in Indiana can meet with you for a free case consultation in the days following your accident. Contact us online or by phone today.