What Is a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Motorcycle accident lawyer

Personal injury attorneys provide legal advice and representation to clients who suffer damages due to another party’s negligent or intentional conduct. The objective of these legal solutions is to claim compensation for damages. 

In this blog post, our team at Law Tigers explains more about what our motorcycle attorneys do as personal injury lawyers and how we might help you if you become involved in a motorcycle accident.

Personal Injury Cases

Any type of case involving physical or physiological harm falls under personal injury law. Examples of personal injury lawyers’ practice areas include: 

  • Road accidents involving motor vehicles, motorcycles, pedestrians, or bicycles
  • Aviation accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Defective products
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Wrongful death
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Specific injuries, such as spinal cord or brain injuries 

When hiring a personal injury attorney, choose a law firm with relevant experience. For example, if you were involved in a motorcycle or car accident that was someone else’s fault, you should hire an attorney with an excellent track record in auto accidents. At Law Tigers, we have extensive experience helping clients claim compensation after motorcycle accidents.

Compensation for Various Types of Damages

Personal injury can give rise to various damages. After sustaining an injury, your personal injury lawyer can help you claim compensation for the following damages: 

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of earning capacity or income
  • Loss of consortium or companionship
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Your personal injury attorney should provide you with a custom legal solution unique to your case. However, even though each personal injury case is different, you can expect your attorney to carry out the following actions:

1.    Investigating Claims and Gathering Evidence

If your personal injury lawyer works on a contingency basis that involves charging a fee only after securing a settlement or court award, as most do, they will first investigate the claim and evaluate the case’s merits. 

After taking on your case, your attorney will consult with you to gather more information and explain the claims process. Then, your attorney will gather all evidence supporting your claim, including police reports, witness statements, photographs, and medical reports.

Drafting and Sending Demand Letters

Your personal injury lawyer will draft and send a demand letter to the relevant insurance company after the claim investigation. This letter presents your side of the case as the injured party and includes details about your injuries, medical treatments, and other areas of your life that the injuries affected. 

The demand letter also includes the dollar amount you will accept to release the other party from liability and resolve the case.

Dealing With Insurance Companies

Getting an acceptable offer from an insurance company typically requires negotiation. However, you personally may not have the necessary legal skills to conduct these negotiations. Your personal injury lawyer will review the relevant policy information to determine the highest compensation level available to you, then negotiate with the insurer on your behalf.

Preparing Complaints and Conducting the Discovery Process

If the insurance company doesn’t offer an acceptable settlement, your attorney will prepare a complaint that includes a legal argument for the defendant’s liability. Your attorney can also initiate a discovery process that involves serving the defendant with interrogatories to gather further information.

Client Representation During Trials

Your case might go to trial, which is a process that involves presenting the facts of your case to a court. Your personal injury attorney will protect your interests throughout the process and represent you during court proceedings.

Contact Law Tigers, America’s Motorcycle Attorneys

Motorcycle accidents fall under the umbrella of personal injury law. If you are the victim of a motorcycle accident resulting from someone else’s negligent or intentional conduct, Law Tigers can help. 

Our team can provide you with expert legal representation and communicate with the insurance companies on your behalf. Contact us today at 1-888-863-7216 to schedule a consultation and pursue compensation for motorcycle accident damages.