It is the first week all year when the weather has been nice enough to ride your motorcycle every day after work. After some long months of cold, snowy, or wet weather you were finally looking forward to coming home at the end of the long day and going for ride. On the third day of the week, however, your plans were interrupted. A car driver who was not watching, pulled in front of you and caused you to dump your bike to avoid an even worse habit. So now, instead of going for a ride after work, you are not even able to make it in to work. The injuries could have been worse, but the personal injury lawyer that you are working with is helping you prepare for what could be an entire summer off work. With physical and occupational therapy sessions you are hoping that you can get yourself back in the office at leas half time, but it looks like it will be another 12 months before you can go for any more motorcycle rides.
The reports that the police gathered from the witnesses indicates that you definitely were not at fault, but it is going to take a good deal of time to get your bike replaced, yourself healed, and move back into a normal life.
Finding a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You Understand the Available Options
Whether you are recovering from a car or motorcycle accident or workplace injuries, contacting a personal injury lawyer can help you find a way to transition through some very difficult situations. From motor vehicle accidents to workplace construction accidents, there are many challenges that victims face. Contacting personal injury lawyers is an important start to understanding the options that you may have available. And while the responsible party’s attorney may want you to think that they are looking out for your best interest, it is essential that you have your own legal counsel.
Nearly 95% to 96% of personal injury cases are settled pretrial, so it is important to make sure that you are well prepared. The fact that drugs other than alcohol, both legal and illegal, are involved in approximately 16% of motor vehicle crashes means that there are many innocent victims who are looking for resources to help them recover from an accident that was caused by someone else’s carelessness.