INJURED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT? WE’LL HELP YOU SECURE A FAST AND FAIR RESOLUTION TO YOUR CASE
The first thing you should do after being involved in a motorcycle accident is to seek medical attention, even if you don’t think you’ve been injured. It’s important to have a complete picture of your injuries before you can move forward with a personal injury claim.
Once you’ve seen a doctor, you should reach out to an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who can help you understand your legal options and fight for the compensation you deserve. The insurance company will likely try to lowball you on your settlement. Still, an experienced attorney will know how to negotiate with the insurance companies to get you the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Despite numerous “share the road” campaigns designed to encourage drivers to watch out for motorcycles on the road, bikers continue to suffer serious injuries in accidents caused by negligent, distracted, drunk, or drug-impaired drivers.
At the Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre, our motorcycle accident injury lawyers have helped countless clients in Utah secure the full and fair compensation they deserve for their injuries. We understand the unique challenges bikers face when pursuing a personal injury claim, and we’re here to help you every step of the way.
We know that being involved in a motorcycle accident can be a traumatic experience, and we want to help you get your life back on track. Our team will work diligently to investigate your accident, gather evidence, and build a strong case on your behalf. We’re not afraid to take on the big insurance companies, and we’ll fight to get you the best possible outcome for your case.
If you have been injured in such a motorcycle accident—or an accident caused by negligent road maintenance or defective motorcycle parts—the Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre can help you secure the compensation you need to recover from your injuries and move on with your life.
HERE’S WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU
Thanks to his many years of experience in personal injury law, Patrick S. Aguirre has the skills and knowledge required to immediately begin helping with your motorcycle accident injury claim as soon as you contact our office. He will compile evidence, speak with witnesses and aggressively negotiate with the insurance company to get you the full and fair compensation you are owed.
When you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, the insurance company may try to take advantage of you and lowball you on your settlement offer. Don’t let them get away with it – call Attorney Aguirre today and get the experienced legal representation you need and deserve. For example, we can:
- Confirm whether you have legal grounds for a motorcycle accident injury claim
- Handle all communications with the insurance company
- Gather evidence to prove who caused your accident
- Document your injuries and suffering and value them appropriately
- Negotiate for a fair settlement
- File a lawsuit if needed
If you should ever have a question or concern about your case at any step of the process, Patrick S. Aguirre is here for you. He strives to provide a fast response to your calls and emails to keep you updated and informed about your case. You can always rely on him to give you honest, straightforward answers about your case and what you can expect.
Patrick S. Aguirre has been fighting for the rights of motorcycle accident victims in California for many years. He knows how to stand up to insurance companies and get his clients the compensation they deserve.
TWO WAYS TO STOP LICENSE SUSPENSIONS
As your DUI attorney, Patrick S. Aguirre can provide exceptional representation and assistance when you are facing a DUI. You will have to deal with two separate proceedings: the administrative hearing with the DMV and the criminal DUI trial in court. Patrick S. Aguirre will be there to help you through both of these processes and protect your rights.
DMV Administrative Hearings: The DMV will automatically suspend the license of anyone arrested for DUI—unless you request a hearing within ten days of your arrest. DMV Administrative Hearings are a way for the DMV to review driver’s license suspensions. The hearing is conducted by a Hearing Officer, who will review the facts of your case and make a decision. Your license may be reinstated if you are successful at the hearing. If you are unsuccessful, your suspension will remain in effect. This hearing is the ONLY opportunity you will have to fight back against the automatic DMV license suspension. Attorney Aguirre has handled many such DMV hearings, and he knows the best strategies to use to convince the DMV that you should be allowed to keep your license.
Criminal Charges: Even if you are successful in your DMV administrative hearing, you will still need to worry about the criminal proceedings for your DUI. If you are convicted of the DUI, you may face an additional license suspension. The length of this suspension will depend on the severity of your DUI and your past driving record. If you are convicted of a felony DUI, you may lose your license permanently. In addition to any license suspension or revocation, you will also be required to pay fines and fees and may be required to complete an alcohol treatment program. You may also be required to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. If you are facing a DUI charge, it is essential to understand the potential consequences of a conviction. A DUI conviction can result in significant penalties, including a license suspension, fines, and jail time. If you face a DUI charge, you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you understand the charges against you and defend you in court. As your defense attorney, Patrick S. Aguirre will intervene early and aggressively to help bring the matter to the fastest and most favorable resolution possible. He will work to get the charges reduced or dismissed and will fight for the best possible outcome in your case. Contact Mr. Aguirre today to get started on your defense. Depending on the evidence in your case, he may be able to:
- Get the charges dropped due to insufficient evidence
- Secure a plea bargain that provides a reduced charge and/or penalty
- Defend you in court to secure an acquittal
Now You May Wonder…
WHAT IF I’VE ALREADY RECEIVED A SETTLEMENT OFFER? DO I STILL NEED A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY?
YES. It is very important to remember that the insurance company’s top priority is its bottom line. The insurance company will likely make you a low-ball offer in hopes you will take it and forego hiring an attorney. This is why it is so important to have an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer on your side who can help you navigate the complexities of the legal system and fight for the compensation you deserve. Their initial settlement offer would be scarce to cover all your needs.
By having a motorcycle accident attorney review any settlement offers you may receive, you can protect yourself from accidentally accepting a lowball offer that will deprive you of necessary compensation. If the insurance company knows you have an attorney, they will be far less likely to low-ball you in the first place.
Patrick S. Aguirre can make a counteroffer and start negotiating for a settlement that properly accounts for your medical bills and the full impact of your injuries on your personal, professional, and emotional life. He will also fight for you to receive punitive damages if the other driver acted with gross negligence. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, Attorney Aguirre is fully prepared to take your case to trial.
This is why it’s so important that you have an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer on your side who can help you navigate the complexities of the legal system and fight for the compensation you deserve. Patrick S. Aguirre has successfully represented many motorcycle accident victims and can help you.
CALL NOW FOR NO-RISK REPRESENTATION
No one should have to suffer through an injury alone, and with our help, you don’t have to. Remember, there is nothing to lose by pursuing a case with the help of Patrick S. Aguirre and potentially a lot to gain as we have an excellent record of helping our clients secure favorable settlements. You won’t owe us a dime if we don’t win your case.
Patrick S. Aguirre is here to fight for you and will do everything he can to get you the compensation you need and deserve. Don’t wait to get the help you need and deserve. Contact us today for a free, no-risk consultation, and let us help you take the first step towards getting your life back on track. Call 800-572-1252 now to schedule your consultation.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if I'm involved in a motorcycle accident?
If you’re involved in a motorcycle accident, the most important thing is to stay safe. Make sure that you don’t injure yourself further and that you don’t block traffic. If you’re able, move your motorcycle to the side of the road. Turn on your hazard lights to warn other drivers. Once you’re in a safe location, call 911 and wait for police and medical help to arrive.
If you’re able, try to get a description of the other drivers involved and their license plate numbers. Exchange insurance information with the other drivers. Take pictures of the accident scene if you can.
It’s important to seek medical attention even if you don’t think you’re injured. Sometimes injuries, such as internal bleeding, aren’t immediately apparent. And, of course, you’ll need to see a doctor document your injuries for insurance purposes.
Once you’ve taken care of your immediate safety and medical needs, you can start thinking about what to do next. If you have motorcycle insurance, contact your insurer and tell them about the accident. They will likely have a team of lawyers to help you navigate the claims process. If you don’t have insurance, or if your insurance doesn’t cover motorcycle accidents, you may need to hire a lawyer to help you get the compensation you deserve.
What are some common injuries in motorcycle accidents?
Motorcycle riders are especially vulnerable to accidents because they don’t have the same type of protection as people in cars. Common injuries in motorcycle accidents include road rash, broken bones, and head injuries.
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include driver error, poor road conditions, and vehicle defects. To avoid being involved in a motorcycle accident, riders should always wear proper safety gear and be aware of their surroundings. They should also maintain their motorcycle in good working condition to avoid any mechanical issues while on the road.
I wasn't wearing a helmet when the accident happened. Can I still recover compensation?
In some states, motorcycle riders are required to wear helmets. But even if you weren’t wearing a helmet, you may still be able to recover compensation if the other driver was at fault for the accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your legal options.
Even if you weren’t wearing a helmet, you might still be able to recover compensation if the other driver was at fault for the accident. Every case is different, so it’s important to talk to an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to determine your legal options.
I wasn't wearing a seatbelt when the accident happened. Can I still recover compensation?
In some states, motorcycle riders are required to wear seatbelts. This is to protect not only the driver but also the passenger. In most states, however, no law requires riders to wear seatbelts. As a result, many motorcycle riders choose not to wear them. But even if you weren’t wearing a seatbelt, you may still be able to recover compensation if the other driver was at fault for the accident.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney today. An attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options and can fight for the compensation you deserve. Don’t wait to get started on your claim. Every case is different, so it’s important to talk to an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to determine your legal options.
What if the other driver doesn't have insurance?
If the other driver doesn’t have insurance, you may still be able to recover compensation through your insurance policy. In most states, uninsured motorist (UM) and underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage are optional. Still, if you have it, you may be able to claim damages resulting from a hit-and-run accident.
Of course, filing an insurance claim is no guarantee that you’ll recover any money. And if the other driver is never found, you may not be able to collect at all. But it’s still worth pursuing if you want to get some compensation for the damages caused by the hit-and-run driver.
The first step is to contact your insurance company and tell them what happened. They will likely need some information from you, such as the police report and any witnesses to the accident. They will start the claims process once they have all the necessary information.
At this point, it’s important to be patient. The insurance company will likely take some time to investigate the accident and determine who was at fault. This can be lengthy, so it’s important not to get too frustrated.
Once the insurance company has decided, they will let you know whether or not you can file a claim. If they deny your claim, you may have the option to appeal their decision. But if they approve your claim, you’ll be one step closer to getting the compensation you deserve.
You may also be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver. This is usually only an option if the other driver was clearly at fault for the accident. But if you have suffered serious injuries, this may be the best way to get the full compensation you deserve.
Of course, suing the other driver can be long and complicated. And it’s important to remember that there’s no guarantee you’ll win your case. But if you’re willing to put in the work, getting the justice you deserve may be worth it.
Regardless of your route, it’s important to remember that you have options after a hit-and-run accident. So don’t give up hope and keep fighting for the compensation you deserve.
I'm not sure who was at fault for the accident. What should I do?
If you’re not sure who was at fault for the accident, the best thing to do is talk to an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer. They will be able to review the facts of your case and help you determine who was at fault. In many cases, the fault is not always clear-cut, so it’s important to have an experienced lawyer on your side. They will be able to review the facts of your case and help you determine whether you have a valid claim.
How long do I have to file a motorcycle accident claim?
You typically have two years from the accident date to file a motorcycle accident claim. If you wait too long, your claim will be denied.
It is important to contact a motorcycle accident attorney immediately after your accident. Your attorney will begin an investigation into the cause of the accident and gather evidence to support your claim. The sooner you hire an attorney, the easier it will be to build a strong case.
Every state has a different statute of limitations, which is the deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit. You have as little as one year to file a claim in some states. So it’s important to talk to an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer immediately after the accident.
I'm not sure I can afford a lawyer. What should I do?
Many motorcycle accident lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means they don’t get paid unless you recover compensation. Contact a local lawyer to discuss your legal options if you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident. The lawyer can evaluate your case and help you determine if you have a valid claim. If you have a claim, the lawyer can represent you in negotiations with the other driver’s insurance company. The lawyer can also file a lawsuit on your behalf if necessary. So you shouldn’t let the cost of a lawyer deter you from getting the legal help you need. Talk to an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to find out if they are willing to work on a contingency basis.
I think the insurance company is low-balling me. What should I do?
Insurance companies are in business to make money, not to pay claims. So it’s not unusual for them to try to low-ball accident victims. That said, they are also required by law to treat policyholders fairly. If you feel that your insurance company is not treating you fairly, there are some steps you can take to resolve the issue.
The first step is to contact your insurance company and explain the situation. If you have documentation to support your claim, be sure to include that with your letter. It is important to be polite and professional in your communication. Remember, the person you are speaking with is likely just a customer service representative and is not responsible for the decisions made by the company.
If you do not feel like your complaint is being resolved, you can contact your state’s insurance department. Each state has its process for handling complaints, so you will need to research the specific requirements for your state. In some cases, you may need to file a formal complaint.
If you are still not satisfied with the response from your insurance company or the state insurance department, you can contact an attorney. An experienced insurance lawyer can help you understand your rights and options and can represent you in court if necessary.
No one likes to think about insurance companies taking advantage of their customers, but it does happen. Do not hesitate to take action if you feel you are being treated unfairly. With a little effort, you may be able to get the resolution you deserve.
If you think the insurance company is low-balling, the best thing to do is talk to an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer. They will be able to review your case and give you an idea of what your claim is worth. If the insurance company still doesn’t give you a fair settlement, your lawyer can file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf.
I'm still not sure if I need a lawyer. What should I do?
The best way to find out if you need a lawyer is to talk to one. An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer will be able to review your case and help you determine if you have a valid claim. They can also explain the legal process and what to expect. If you decide to hire a lawyer, they can represent you in negotiations with the other driver’s insurance company. And if necessary, your lawyer can file a lawsuit on your behalf. So if you’re unsure whether you need a lawyer, it’s best to err on the side of caution and talk to one. There’s no obligation to hire a lawyer, and it may be the best decision you ever make.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, the best thing to do is talk to an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to find out if you have a valid claim. They will be able to review your case and help you determine the best course of action.
Many motorcycle accident lawyers offer free consultations so that you can talk to a lawyer about your case without any obligation. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in your area.