Hitting the open road on your bike is more than a hobby; it’s a way of life for many people. Bikes offer freedom like nothing else, but they also come with a unique risk. That risk is the fact that many drivers simply don’t understand how to share the road with bikers. They often fail to see motorcycles, use improper following distances or cross into a biker’s path, causing a potentially deadly situation.
When a motorcycle wreck happens, the much larger car or truck can do significant damage to you and your bike. This type of accident can cause serious injuries, significant property damage, time missed from work, mounting bills and a long road to recovery. Or even worse, you may have lost a loved one due to someone else’s poor driving. But that doesn’t mean you have to be victimized by the other driver’s insurance company, too. Oftentimes, an insurance company will discriminate against you because you’re a “biker” or they will try anything to get out of paying you what you’re owed. Don’t let that happen, hire an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer and make sure you are heard loud and clear.
Arkansas Motorcycle Accidents
According to the latest data from the Arkansas State Police, over the past decade, Arkansas public roads see an average of 1,530 motorcycle accidents each year. On average, these wrecks caused over 1,350 injuries and claimed 75 lives each year.
After a motorcycle wreck, the insurance company for the at-fault driver is going to start preparing a defense. They may try to blame you for causing the accident, even if that’s not the truth. They will also attempt to downplay the severity of your injuries or make it seem like they are unrelated to the wreck.
Remember, insurance companies are for-profit businesses. The less money they pay out on your claim, the better for their bottom line. That’s where an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can level the playing field and help get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
After your wreck, your lawyer will spring into action to preserve evidence from the accident scene, will gather eye-witness statements, access the damage to your bike and make sure that you are getting the medical treatment you need to recover from your injuries. If you suffered the tragedy of losing a loved one, your lawyer will hold the insurance company responsible for the loss.
By allowing your lawyer to deal with investigating and presenting your case, you have the freedom and peace of mind you’ll need to focus on taking care of yourself and your family.
Why Medlock and Gramlich, LLP?
After your motorcycle wreck, you probably have a lot of questions. How will you get the medical treatment you need? Who will cover your bills? How will you get your bike repaired? At Medlock and Gramlich, LLP, we have answers.
Contact us now for a free, no obligation legal consultation. We’ll explain your rights and help you understand your best next steps. Even if you don’t end up hiring us, you’ll at least walk away with the clarity and peace of mind knowing what needs to be done. So, don’t wait. Contact us now.
Our firm has over 80 years combined experience helping Arkansas accident victims. We know what it takes to present a successful motorcycle accident case, and are ready to go to work for you. You have enough on your plate; let us help you with the burden. Contact us now.