The statistics are sobering. Three million people are injured in car accidents in the U.S. annually. You’ve also seen the headlines: “One dead after semitrailer falls off of I-75, crushes vehicle below” and “Motorcycle versus small truck on Highway 120.”
An auto accident or motorcycle injury attorney is the way to go if you’ve found yourself in an unfortunate accident. Get medical help and find legal representation.
Let’s cover some basics.
How Do I Choose a Lawyer?
Consider these four criteria:
- Comfort Level: Will you feel comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- Credentials: What are the lawyer’s credentials. How long has he or she been in practice? Does the lawyer have experience on other cases similar to yours?
- Cost: Your potential lawyer’s fees, how are they structured. Does the lawyer charge by the hour or does he charge a flat fee? Can the lawyer give you an estimated of your case during the consultation?
- Location: is your lawyer’s office located in close proximity to you?
These are a few basics you’ll need to consider prior to searching out an auto accident or motorcycle injury attorney.
Help for Motorcycle Injury Victims
Although motorcycle accidents occur less often than automobile accidents, the lack of body protection that an automobile affords makes injuries all too common when a motorcycle accident does occur. Head injuries in particular are prevalent in motorcycle accidents. The injured motorcyclist may require extensive medical treatment. A knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorney can help victims get compensated when harmed by the negligence or carelessness of others.
Common motorcycle accident injuries:
- Brain damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
- Wrongful death cases and more
Also, there are various types of motorcycle accidents: automobile, truck, SUV, and semi-tractor trailer accidents; head-on collisions and rear-end collisions. Each of these types of accidents brings its own complications regarding injuries.
There is help available.
You Live in Florida and Need an Attorney
You’ll find the largest directory of attorneys on FindLaw’s Lawyer Directory. Browse more than one million listings, covering everything from criminal defense to car accidents to DUI (Driving Under the Influence) law. Additionally, detailed law firm profiles have important information, such as the firm’s specialty area of law, office location, office hours, and payment options. Attorney profiles include lawyer biographies, education, training, and client recommendations. These criteria will help you in deciding which law firm and lawyer is right for you.