I live in Shreveport, LA, and I was recently involved in a motorcycle crash. I was the passenger on the back of the motorcycle. My boyfriend was driving the motorcycle when a car made an illegal turn from the wrong lane in front of us. My boyfriend and I were both injured as a result of the accident. Do I have the right to file a lawsuit? How can personal injury lawyers help me?

Claims V Lawsuits Whats the difference

I am sorry that you were involved in a motorcycle accident.  If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by someone else, then you have legal rights that should be protected.

You do have the right to file a lawsuit, but that may not be necessary. Instead, you can file a claim. What’s the difference?

A lawsuit can be a long process.

The attorneys at Morris Bart would attempt to settle your claim before going to trial.

First, you have the right to file a personal injury claim against the insurance company of the car that made the illegal turn.

This claim would include your injuries and any damage to your property.   The injury claim would include your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

A personal injury attorney can help you in several ways.

First, an attorney can guide you through the complicated claims process.  Second, an attorney can help you with deal with insurance companies.  This is important because insurance companies will sometimes contact you to trick you into hurting your claim.  The insurance companies have a vast amount of resources at their disposal, and it is difficult for an individual to compete with insurance companies when the odds are stacked against their favor.  Third, an attorney will negotiate with the insurance company to ensure that you receive the highest settlement amount possible.  Finally, an attorney can work to reduce any medical bills you have from the accident to increase the amount you recover.  In the event we are unable to settle your claim, then the attorneys at Morris Bart would file a lawsuit to protect your legal rights.

The attorneys and staff at Morris Bart are very experienced and deal with insurance companies on a daily basis.  We are the largest plaintiff personal injury firm in the region and have the resources to level the playing field against the insurance companies.  If you choose Morris Bart, then we will strive to give you the best service possible.

 

November 9, 2015 | Categories: Legal Tips, Personal Injury |