If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident due to the carelessness of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation. Costs for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and more can pile up fast, so it’s essential that you fight for your rights and the compensation you deserve. All you need to do to get started is contact the Montgomery, AL, motorcycle accident lawyers at Floyd Hunter Injury Law. Give us a call at 334-452-40000, or fill out our online form for a free case review today!
Have You Been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?
Getting help is easy! Call us today to find out how we can help you.
Getting Help Is Simple
Recovering from an injury is tough enough on its own. Let us handle the legal process for you. All you have to do is call.
You Have Rights
Don’t forget that you have rights. Accidents caused by carelessness can be damaging, and you deserve justice. Our team will help you seek it.
No Fee Unless We Win
Our team works on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t have to worry about any upfront or hidden fees. We won’t charge you a penny unless we’ve won your case.
We Know Motorcycle Accidents Can Be Devastating
All sorts of people throughout Alabama enjoy riding motorcycles. We certainly understand the thrill of the open road and the freedom that a motorcycle offers, but we also know how debilitating a motorcycle accident can be. By the nature of their design, motorcycles are fundamentally less safe than cars. That alone means that motorcycle accidents tend to leave riders with more serious injuries that are more costly and difficult to recover from.
The aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be life-changing. You may find yourself irreversibly injured, or you could have lost a loved one entirely. Whatever the case, the costs can pile up quickly. Don’t let the legal process add to your burdens. Let us take care of that.
Have You Suffered Any of These Injuries?
Injuries in a motorcycle accident can be particularly severe. If you’ve suffered any of the following injuries from an accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is quite serious, as damage to the brain can fundamentally alter your life forever. Most fatal accidents feature TBIs.
Your spinal cord is one of the most essential parts of your body. If it gets damaged in a motorcycle accident, you could suffer permanent paralysis.
These are the most common types of injuries in a motorcycle crash. They include any kind of injury to the legs and feet, including soft-tissue damage and bone fractures.
Blunt force trauma can cause serious injuries that aren’t visible from the outside because they don’t break the skin. These injuries include internal bleeding and organ damage.
What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?
Motorcycle accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. The exact cause will vary based on the situation. It’s essential to recognize the potential causes to understand how to stay safe, and it’s important to remember that in cases of accidents caused by someone else’s carelessness, you shouldn’t blame yourself. If your accident occurred due to any of the following examples of recklessness or any others, you may be entitled to compensation.
- Cars changing lanes without looking
- Parked cars suddenly opening their doors
- Driving under the influence
- Cars turning left when they don’t see a motorcycle
- Road hazards
What Damages Can I Recover?
Medical costs, both present and future, are the most immediate kind of damages anyone involved in a motorcycle accident will have to deal with.
Injuries often leave people unable to work or return to their jobs. This can lead to extensive lost wages, which are recoverable in a motorcycle accident case.
Pain and suffering isn’t as easy to quantify as economic damages like medical bills because it covers emotional damage and factors that affect your lifestyle rather than finances.
Did You Get Seriously Hurt in a Motorcycle Accident?
If you were injured while riding your motorcycle, our Montgomery, AL, motorcycle accident lawyers at Floyd Hunter Injury Law can fight for you.
How Can a Lawyer Help?
If you’ve been hurt by a reckless or careless driver, a Montgomery, AL, motorcycle accident lawyer like Those Thumbs Up Guys® can be the solution to fighting for the compensation you deserve. It doesn’t matter whether the other driver was asleep at the wheel, on a cell phone, under the influence, or even just didn’t pay attention, you deserve compensation.
The law, however, can be complicated. When you’re being challenged by aggressive insurance adjusters, you may feel threatened, stressed, and upset. That’s understandable. The right motorcycle accident lawyer should make you feel safe and treat you like a member of their own family. They will be your partner and your best ally in the fight for compensation. They will be a compassionate ear when you need one.
At Floyd Hunter Injury Law, our lawyers can help you avoid critical mistakes, like signing away your rights to compensation or missing a vital filing date. We can help you navigate the complicated laws in Alabama, like shared fault laws, and build a strong case to fight for compensation by putting together everything from doctor’s bills to witness testimony to your personal journals. We can take over communications with those insurance adjusters so you don’t have to worry about it. The right lawyer may even point you towards compensation you didn’t know you could get.
Your attorney will take on the fight so you can focus on what’s important: getting better and getting your life back.
What Comes Next?
The next step is for us to sit down, talk, and get started on your case. Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of what you can expect in your case:
Next, your Floyd Hunter motorcycle attorney will gather all the documents and evidence we need to build a rock-solid case for compensation. This can include everything from documentation of the accident (like notes, photos, and diagrams), to your doctor and hospital bills, eyewitness testimony, and journals you keep about how the injury has affected your life.
The bulk of your case will involve negotiating your settlement. This process can take some time, and we do ask for your patience. Negotiations can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months, and sometimes even longer. We’ll keep you involved and informed every step of the way, and Those Thumbs Up Guys® will never stop fighting for you.
The process begins when we issue a letter to the person who caused the accident’s insurance company. In this letter, we will outline the compensation we want for your injuries and detail exactly why we think you are owed that amount of money. The insurance company and their attorneys will then typically issue a response letter that picks apart our demand letter, tells us your injury isn’t worth nearly that much, and counters with a lowball offer.
From there, we go back and forth. We will come down a bit on our demands; they will come up on their offer. In the end, we should reach a fair settlement for your case.
The truth is, very few motorcycle accident injury cases go to court. That’s because court is costly, very time-consuming, and tends to be all or nothing. There’s no more negotiation: we get the total compensation we want or nothing at all. It’s rarely in anyone’s best interests. Still, sometimes we cannot get past the breakdown of negotiations, and it is necessary.
If we must go to court, be assured that we’ll be right by your side, fighting for your rights every step of the way. We understand how injuries like this can affect families, and family is everything to us. We’ll treat you like one of our own.
If negotiations have finished and we reach a settlement, it is up to you to accept your settlement. Once you accept, our lawyers get to work right away to make sure you get your check as quickly as possible.
Did You Suffer an Injury in a Motorcycle Accident?
Those Thumbs Up Guys® at Floyd Hunter Injury Law are ready to protect your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Motorcycle Accident FAQs
In Alabama, the statute of limitations for any kind of personal injury claim is two years from the date of the accident or date of the diagnosis of a serious injury from an accident.
After an accident, we advise you to consult an experienced lawyer in a timely manner. In Alabama, if the Judge or Jury finds you contributed to the accident, it can prevent your chances at recovering compensation for your injuries.
Motorcycles are more susceptible to road hazards than cars, so if you were injured in a single-vehicle accident due to something like a road hazard, you may still have a case.
When you work with us, you won’t have to worry about payment unless you receive a settlement. We work on a contingency fee basis, so we won’t charge you a thing unless we’ve won your case.
There’s no law in Alabama requiring you to have a lawyer, and you can technically represent yourself. That being said, you’re going up against an insurance company and lawyers that know how to use the law. Having an attorney like Those Thumbs Up Guys® can give you the best shot at fighting for compensation.
The simple answer to this question is no! The insurance adjuster is not your friend. They have one job, and that’s to get you to agree to a lowball offer or sign away your rights altogether. You are never obligated to talk to the adjuster. Don’t talk to them and never sign anything. Instead, direct them to your motorcycle accident lawyers, Those Thumbs Up Guys® at Floyd Hunter Injury Law.
It’s not easy to answer this question. Every case is unique, and your specific injuries will play largely into how much value your case may have. In general, your Alabama motorcycle accident attorney will fight to get compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, lost potential future compensation, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of comfort and companionship, emotional trauma, PTSD, depression, and other aspects of your injury.
To learn more about what your specific case is worth, contact Those Thumbs Up Guys® and get your free case review today.