How To Find the Right Motorcycle Accident Attorney
June 28, 2018
Bikers take every precaution they can when out on the road. If you ride, you know that bikers take safety very seriously, from wearing preventative safety gear to getting the best insurance possible. Still, even skilled and experienced riders can get into serious accidents. If this is the case for you or someone you love, make sure you have the right motorcycle accident attorney in your corner.
Five Things to Look For When Finding a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Don’t assume the accident is your fault
Motorcycle accidents can be uniquely stressful for a variety of reasons. The first is that, despite the reality that the vast majority of motorcycle accidents are not the biker’s fault, the biker usually catches the initial blame. This blame can be overwhelming, but do your best to stay calm and remember there are attorneys that will fight for the justice you deserve.
Know that your case may be more complicated than an auto accident
Despite their popularity, Michigan law doesn’t recognize motorcycles as “motor vehicles.” This means Motorcycle cases are often more complicated than auto accidents. For this reason, you should not sign any legal documents until you speak to a lawyer. Make sure your lawyer specializes in motorcycle accidents and injuries, not just car accidents.
Look for an attorney who understands why you ride
As most bikers know, not everyone understands and appreciates the freedom that comes from riding the road. There are a variety of negative stereotypes that are put on bikers, both on the road and in the courtroom. Make sure that your lawyer will fight against bias when they get in the courtroom.
Find someone who cares about you and your recovery
Motorcycle cases are extremely personal and can happen at any time. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents injuries are usually very serious and can leave the biker in the hospital for extended periods of time. During these hard times, you need an attorney you can trust to be there for you as a person and fight for what you deserve.
Look for a history of success
Long-standing firms have an extensive history in and out of the courtroom. Do your research and make sure the history of the firm speaks for itself when it comes to cases involving motorcycle accidents.
At the Sam Bernstein Law Firm, we treat our clients like family. We have almost half a century of experience fighting for bikers’ rights. Many of the attorneys on our team are experienced bikers and know exactly how to help you. The law is complicated, but finding the right motorcycle accident attorney is simple. That’s The Bernstein Biker Advantage®.