The City of Daphne and Baldwin County are beautiful. There’s no better way to enjoy our scenic city than on a motorcycle, but it also can be dangerous. Motorcyclists are at a higher risk of injury and death than their motorist counterparts. In fact, there were 1,859 motorcycle crashes in Alabama in 2018, in which 83 people died.
If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a motorcycle wreck in Daphne, Alabama, don’t wait to get answers and justice. At Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys, we can help you understand what happened to you, the value of your case, and what to do next, especially if you’re owed compensation.
Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Can Find the Cause of Your Crash and Any Possible Insurance Coverage
Motorcycle crashes can be complicated. There’s not always one clear cause, and it can be difficult to identify every possible source of compensation when you’re in the middle of the healing process. Our personal injury attorneys have experience handling complex motorcycle crashes and know that the common causes for many of our clients include:
- Distracted driving
- Drinking and driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Failing to obey road signs and signals
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Improper lane changes
- Poor road conditions and weather
When you work with Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys, we’ll get to work right away, investigating your claim, interviewing witnesses, and consulting with experts (when necessary).
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We Help Our Clients Demand Fair Compensation for Motorcycle Accident Injuries
After a motorcycle crash, you may struggle to get back on your feet. Returning to work, taking care of your family, and enjoying the little things in life can feel impossible when you’re recovering from serious injuries. When you need to regain control of your life, you should consult with one of our attorneys at Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys.
Depending on your unique situation, you could be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Physical or occupational therapy
- Lost wages and wage-earning capacity
- Damaged relationships and quality of life
- Loss of comfort
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma, stress, or mental illness
- Punitive damages to punish reckless or negligent actions
These different types of compensation, which are also called damages, can add up quickly depending on your accident and the injuries you’re suffering. However, getting fair compensation is notoriously difficult, and often requires quick action and expert knowledge of the Alabama legal system. That’s where the Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys team enters the picture.
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We Fight For Our Clients in Complicated Motorcycle Accident Claims
In the hours, weeks, and months after a crash, there are several essential steps you must take to protect yourself and your case. Immediately following a collision, you should:
- Call emergency first responders. Medical attention and a police report will help document the circumstances surrounding your crash and can act as supporting evidence later.
- If you can, get the contact information of any witnesses who saw the crash, and the person who hurt you.
- If it’s safe and you are able, take photos of the crash scene, your damaged bike, any injuries, and anything else that seems relevant to the crash.
- Even if you don’t “feel hurt,” you should still see a doctor after a crash just in case you have any hidden injuries and to establish a record of your medical care.
- Call the experienced personal injury team at Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys. We can help you through your medical care, the insurance claims process, and all the complicated case paperwork that can feel overwhelming when you’re on your own.
After the crash, you’ll probably be contacted by someone who works for the insurance company. This person is called an insurance adjuster. They will likely offer you a settlement that is too low to cover the cost of all of your losses. You shouldn’t accept this first offer! Many victims do because they just want the ordeal to be over so they can move on. However, once victims accept a settlement, they’re no longer able to request more compensation in the future. You should always speak with an attorney before signing anything; they can help you understand the value of your case and fight for what you deserve.
Working with your lawyer, you will submit a letter that outlines exactly how you were hurt, how much your case is worth, and why. After that, the insurance company or companies will respond to your demands. If you cannot come to an agreement, your lawyer will file a lawsuit on your behalf.
In most motorcycle crash cases, claims are settled out of court. However, if necessary, the Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys team is ready to fight alongside you every step of the way.
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Ready to Get Started Fighting for Your Rights? Contact Our Daphne, Alabama, Motorcycle Crash Accident Lawyers Today
Our team of motorcycle crash attorneys is ready to listen to your story. We have decades of experience fighting for clients just like you and have successfully obtained over $100 million in successful settlements and verdicts for our clients.
Our team has offices conveniently located in Daphne and throughout the rest of Alabama and Mississippi. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, fill out our online form or call us at 251-888-8888. We’ll listen to the circumstances of your motorcycle accident, investigate your situation, and discuss the compensation you could be owed.
Alabama Department of Transportation. (2019). 2018 Crash Facts. Retrieved from https://www.caps.ua.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/CrashFacts_2018.pdf
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