With over 35 years fighting for the rights of personal injury victims in the Southeastern United States, Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, has earned the reputation of being hard working, dedicated, knowledgeable, and ethical advocates. Our legal team is committed to providing exceptional service, and our firm has recovered billions of dollars for our clients.*
At Montlick & Associates, our legal professionals see first-hand the devastation caused by motorcycle crashes on the roadway, which can result in severe hardship to families. Statistically, motorcycle collisions are among the most severe of traffic and vehicular wrecks. According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in the year 2016, motorcycle deaths occurred 28 times more frequently than fatalities in other vehicles. The reason for this is that bikers and their occupants receive less protection on motorcycles than in passenger vehicles, which contain added safety features, such as seatbelts and airbags, as well as the body of the vehicle internally protecting occupants. As a result, riders of motorcycles are more often ejected upon impact in vehicular accidents.
Our motorcycle collision attorneys know how serious motorcycle crashes can affect bikers and their families, especially when they are caused by someone else. We understand that our clients’ lives are turned completely upside-down by these types of wrecks, and can incur costly medical care, lost income, disability, and severe hardship. At Montlick & Associates, we fight hard on behalf of each client to recover for them and their families the maximum amount of compensation to which they are entitled under the law, and have been doing so for over 35 years. Since 1984, we have recovered billions of dollars for our clients. Do not delay in protecting your and your family’s rights!
Our attorneys and affiliated co-counsel serve clients throughout the Southeast states, including Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Alabama.** If you or a family member has been involved in a serious motorcycle collision because of some else’s negligence, Contact Us Nationwide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our Free 24-Hour Live Chat at Montlick.com.
Insurance companies are for-profit companies, and their goal is to pay you as little as possible in the claims process. Consequently, most unrepresented claimants are generally at a disadvantage when directly communicating with insurance companies, who know more about the law and are simultaneously working to deny and minimize compensation. As result, insurance companies, with their vast resources, often benefit from exploiting an accident victim’s lack of experience and familiarity with the legal process. Our attorneys and affiliated co-counsel know the nuances of the law as well as the ins and outs of the claims process. We handle the legal matters and dealing with insurance companies, so that our clients can focus on getting well. Additionally, we provide formidable and aggressive representation, and fight hard on behalf of each client to recover the valuable compensation they need to move on with their lives. When bikers suffer a serious injury in a motorcycle crash, their choice of attorney can have a significant impact on the outcome of their claim for financial compensation. Our knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyers have experience navigating the special issues and challenges presented by collisions involving bikers. For example, witness or juror perception of the speed of a motorcycle will often be skewed by bias toward riders. Law enforcement accident reports also tend to favor passenger car drivers due to overreliance on witness statements from occupants of the other vehicle. Bikers are often not available at the scene to provide their side of the story because their vulnerability to severe injury frequently means they are rushed to the emergency room.
The amount of compensation an accident victim receives depends on numerous factors, including, by way of example only, the facts and circumstances of the incident, how strong the liability is, the strength of the applicable law and evidence, the venue or locality where a claim must be brought, and the likeability and credibility that witnesses would have to a jury. Additional factors would include the nature and extent of a client’s injuries, the costs of medical treatment – including past and future, impact on the quality of life, the extent of pain and suffering, and whether someone is temporarily or permanently disabled.
Some examples of the types of damages that may be recoverable, depending on the circumstances, include:
In the case of a tragic loss of a family member in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, our attorneys and affiliated co-counsel pursue wrongful death claims on behalf of our clients. The rights of plaintiffs to pursue wrongful death motorcycle claims, including the proper parties to bring a claim, are subject to the applicable law of a particular state, and the types of damages recovered can significantly vary from state-to-state as well. For example, some states allow wrongful death plaintiffs to pursue the full value of the life of the victim, while others allow for punitive damages. Often, families are also entitled to burial and funeral expenses, as well as medical expenses incurred, and pain and suffering endured by the deceased victim. Even the proper party to bring such a claim (or a combination of claims) can vary depending on the state where the accident occurred. Therefore, if you lost a family member in a motorcycle accident, contact one of our attorneys to learn about your legal rights and options.
The amount of damages a victim might recover is specific to the facts and circumstances of a given case. As such, every individual claim is unique. Predicting the precise dollar amount of compensation you and your family might receive from a claim is usually not possible at the beginning of your case, but our attorneys are able to advise our clients on the range of predicted case values once all of the evidence has been assembled, we know the extent and long term effects of the injury, we have reviewed all medical records and expenses, and have evaluated the applicable law and the strength of the evidence. Our attorneys fight hard on behalf of each individual client in order to maximize the value of their claims under the law. In the appropriate circumstances, our attorneys and affiliated co-counsel will not hesitate to file a lawsuit against those responsible and ultimately take a case to trial.
Delaying in seeking legal assistance can have an adverse effect on your and your family’s ability to recover damages against the at-fault driver or company. There are important legal time deadlines associated with motorcycle injury claims, called statutes of limitations. Statutes of limitations govern how long a person can wait prior to filing a lawsuit, and can vary significantly depending on the state in which the claim is brought. Not only does the amount of time vary from state to state, but also depending on what type of legal claim is filed. For example, a personal injury claim may have a different statute of limitations in a given state than, for example, a breach of contract claim. Additionally, when making claims against governmental entities, depending on the laws of a particular state, much shorter time deadlines can apply. Many insurance policies also have notification deadlines, where if a claim is not filed in time or appropriate notice is not given, the injured victim loses the ability to make the claim against the policy.
In addition to actual deadlines, important evidence necessary for your case can disappear or become destroyed, and witnesses can go missing or forget what happened. Our attorneys, as appropriate, act quickly to preserve important evidence and speak with witnesses. We leave no stone unturned when searching for avenues of recovery for our clients in order to maximize the value of their cases, and file applicable insurance compensation claims promptly.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle, scooter, moped, or chopper accident, our experienced Motorcycle Collision Attorneys at Montlick and Associates are available for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights as well as the steps that need to be taken to protect those rights. Our law firm has served injury victims throughout all of the Southeast for over 35 years, including in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Call us Nationwide toll-free 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.
*Dollars recovered are cumulative and not indicative of individual case results. Each case is unique. Results depend on the facts and applicable law.
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