Reasons You Need a Motorcycle Accident Attorney

There’s nothing like the feeling of driving on the open road on a motorcycle. Motorcycles have been long embedded in our culture. They represent freedom, adventure, excitement, and an attitude that’s often exclusive to the true riders. But when that freedom and excitement is threatened by an accident, everything is put on the line.

Motorcycle accidents are statistically more dangerous. Given the lack of a blockade between the pavement and your body, falling off a bike will result in much worse injuries than a car accident. There are numerous complications that can follow. From recovering from the injuries to proving your innocence in the accident, possibly losing your job, and the fear of financial instability, it can all feel like a nightmare. But having a reputable motorcycle accident by your side can make all the difference.

Determining Who is at Fault

The driver of the vehicle who hit you will do everything possible to prove their innocence. Since motorcyclists have a bad reputation for speeding or driving recklessly, it becomes easy to point the finger even if you weren’t at fault. An attorney’s role is to ensure that all of the facts are brought forward. This includes using the evidence to show how the events unraveled and who was at fault. Without an attorney’s defense, you will leave the outcome of the case up to fate.  

Your Health and Finances Are At Risk

You need time to recover. It’s stressful to spend even a couple of days not working and possibly not getting paid for those missed days. The stress of missing payments on your home, credit card bill, or providing for your family is very real. An attorney will help you seek compensation for the damages such as medical bills, loss of employment, pain and suffering, as well as other losses.  

Dealing With Insurance Companies is Time-Consuming and Stressful

Insurance companies aren’t concerned with your situation. Their bottom line is to give you the minimum settlement. Negotiating with them will be impossible on your own because a) they’re hard to reach and b) their offers are generally “take it or leave it.” However, an attorney with vast experience of dealing with insurance companies will be able to file a lawsuit against them OR they may recommend seeking an alternative route.  

Don’t Face the Hurdles Ahead Alone — Contact The Rodrigo V. Ramos Law Firm, P.C. Today

The Rodrigo V. Ramos Law Firm, P.C. in El Paso is dedicated to ensuring that motorcycle victims receive the representation they deserve. If you or someone you know was recently injured, please give our office a call. We’ll get to work right away!

Don’t Drown in Medical Bills After a Car Accident

recovering in hospital

Medical bills have grown so expensive over the last decade that even if you have insurance, it can still cost you a lot of money. High deductibles, out of network charges- even a simple ambulance ride can start anywhere from $600- $1000; and that’s not including supplies, treatment, and distance traveled. According to the CDC, an average emergency room visit after a car accident can start at $3300. That means that you can end up with a bill averaging $5000 if you are even just slightly injured in a car accident. If you require extended hospitalization, your bill can easily reach more than $50,000 in a matter of days. If you are involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault and was due to another driver’s carelessness or distracted driving, it doesn’t seem fair that you should drown in these medical bills. That’s where the personal injury lawyer from Rodrigo V. Ramos Law Firm can help.

What Should I Do After a Car Accident?

As soon as you are in a car accident, the very first thing you should do is make sure you are safe, as well as any other people who are in the car with you. Call the police as soon as possible and make them aware if you or anyone in the car is in need of medical attention. If you are able, make sure you get the other driver’s personal information as well as insurance information. If you or anyone with you can, take pictures of the scene and document any damage that has occurred as well as pictures of the surrounding scene.

If you have suffered serious injuries, you are not going to be able to do any of this. The first priority of anyone who has suffered serious injuries is to get better. However, as soon as you are able, get a loved or trusted person to go out and get the information you need. Keep records of your medical expenses, police reports, insurance claims, missed work days- anything and everything that is related to your accident and subsequent injuries.

Insurance Claims and Good Faith

Many times after a car accident, insurance companies will be quick to offer payouts to those who subsequently suffer injuries directly related to the said accident. Many people are quick to accept the offer, taking in good faith that the insurance company is calculating a fair settlement for their pain. Unfortunately, the reality of most of these claims are not calculated to include your pain and suffering- they are calculated to pay out the minimum amount possible. That is why it is very important to contact a personal injury lawyer. A lawyer will help you look over any settlement and determine whether or not it is a fair amount when applied to your experience.

What Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

If it is determined that the settlement by an insurance company does not equate or cover the resulting trauma or injury resulting from the accident, a personal injury lawyer will get to work. They can put together a case that accounts for your trauma, injuries, medical expenses, etc.. Our personal injury lawyer at Rodrigo V. Ramos Law Firm is well versed in putting together such cases in order to fight for the best possible outcome on your behalf.

Don’t Drown in Medical Bills – Contact Our Law Firm Today!

With today’s rising medical costs, it’s not fair that you end up in debt due to medical expenses related to an accident that was not your fault. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. Make your appointment with a personal injury lawyer that knows how to fight for your rights. Call our offices today!