If someone clipped and injured you while you were on your motorcycle and working isn't going to be an option anytime soon, it's time to contact a lawyer. You don't know when or if you can return back to work, and you don't want to struggle with money because of someone else's careless driving. If they didn't have insurance or their insurance provider isn't being responsive about the case, it's time to look to legal representation for help. Here are a few items that you could use for your case.
Audio Visual Recording
If you were on a road where there are commercial properties, there is a good chance that there could be an audio recording of the accident. There are cameras at traffic lights, intersections, bank ATM machines, and around commercial properties for security purposes. If your lawyer can get one of these tapes of the incident, this is the evidence needed to press charges and go for a settlement.
Medical Bills and Injury Reports
It shouldn't be hard to prove the injuries that you have from the accident and to show the statements that detail how much the accident has cost you. Get a detailed list of the expenses from the time of the accident, all the way until the day you meet with your lawyer. If you know you have more therapy and treatment, and maybe more surgeries down the road, include this information as well. Your lawyer will estimate what this entire accident could cost, and factor it in when you need to move.
Data Box Recorder
Your lawyer could file a case to have the black box data recorder pulled from the automobile that hit you. This box would show what speed the car was driving at when the collision occurred, and it could show that you got hit at a fast speed by someone who wasn't looking or was driving recklessly.
If you were hit on your motorcycle and the other driver just wasn't paying attention to you, and you aren't getting any help from their insurance company, you want to hire a lawyer to make sure that you get the settlement package that you deserve, and that you're getting more money than just enough to pay for your motorcycle and your medical bills. You deserve to be compensated for the suffering and struggles you've had to endure throughout the process of healing after the accident, and for the mental pain it's caused.
For more information and advice, talk with a lawyer, such as those at Palmetto Injury Lawyers, directly.
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