How soon after a motorcycle accident should I hire an attorney?

Motorcycle on the Road in Front of a Car After a CollisionYou should retain an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer immediately after your motorcycle crash—even if you do not believe you were hurt or that your injuries are serious. You could later discover that you suffered a hidden injury, such as a back, spinal, or traumatic brain injury, or that your injuries are more severe than you initially thought. Here are ways that hiring an attorney can help you obtain all the compensation you deserve from the negligent driver and their insurance company.

Reasons to Contact a Lawyer Soon After Your Motorcycle Crash

Although you may feel you have plenty of time to pursue your claim right after your motorcycle collision, there are many benefits to retaining a skilled motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible. They include:

  • Gathering evidence quickly. A lawyer will know the types of evidence you need to prove your case and will collect it for you before it disappears. For example, you could be unable to locate helpful witnesses, or their memories could fade if their written statements are not obtained immediately.
  • Communicating with the insurance company. If you file your claim on your own, you may make a statement that the insurance adjuster can use against you or agree to do something that hurts your case, such as agreeing to give a recorded statement. Once you hire an attorney, they will take over all communications with the insurance company and negotiate your settlement.
  • Being certain you meet deadlines. Your lawyer will ensure that you meet all important deadlines, such as the statute of limitations, to file your lawsuit. If you wait to hire an attorney, you could miss a critical deadline and lose your right to pursue your claim.

Were you injured in a motorcycle collision that was not your fault in Virginia Beach or Norfolk? Our dedicated motorcycle accident lawyers are here to fight for your rights. Call our Norfolk office at 757-625-1214 or complete our convenient online form to schedule your free initial consultation today.