When you went out to buy your motorcycle, your head was probably full of excitement and thoughts of the open air and the open road. What you probably weren’t thinking about, however, is how much potential danger that you were bringing upon yourself—or maybe this is what drove you to riding in the first place! As much as we try to avoid them, no one is immune to the reality of being in an accident. Accidents happen, and our motorcycle accident attorneys here to help if you have found yourself in this situation.
Many people find themselves enjoying the risk, losing sight of what may actually happen if they get into an accident. As a rider, you have probably received the lecture about the safety of helmet use; this is undeniably important, but wearing a helmet cannot prevent all injuries or damages.
No matter how much preventative action you take, accidents still happen, whether they are your fault or due to the negligence of another driver. The moments following these situations can be daunting, especially if you did everything that was in your control to prevent the accident and employ safe operation of your bike. What you can control are the decisions that you make after the accident. With an experienced motorcycle injury lawyer by your side after your wreck, you can feel more relaxed and confident about your future well-being.
Let our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys help you.
The motorcycle accident attorneys at Lee, Gurney & Hess want to help you. Your main goal should be to heal and return to your normal life as quickly as possible following an accident. Unfortunately, the legal and financial burdens can slow down this process when you try to take care of it all yourself—that is where we come in. By working with one of our experienced motorcycle accident injury attorneys, you can focus on the return of your health while we focus on the legal side of things, earning you the compensation that you deserve.
You Deserve Compensation after Your Motorcycle Accident
Although healing may be your number one priority, medical bills are only a fraction of the compensation that you may deserve after a motorcycle accident. Through our experience with motorcyclists, we understand that many people treat their bike as if it were their child. Many people have put years of work and paychecks into the upkeep of their bike, whether that is scheduled maintenance or aesthetic additions.
As stated before, during the healing process, you should be spending your energy on being healthy, not worrying about finances, but your financial compensation also pertains to your bike. You should not be worrying about the finances lost with the damage of your bike.
There are different types of damages for which you may be compensated after an accident. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney will help you uncover the compensation to which you may be entitled after the legal process is over. Along with the compensation for medical bills, loss of income due to time off work, and pain and suffering, you may also be able to receive compensation for the money that you will need to repair your bike so you can ride it again…once you’re healthy, of course!
Every rider needs some sort of motorcycle insurance, which can help you throughout this process, but we can help you take that one step further. We will fight for you to receive all of the money that you have lost, even if it’s more than what the insurance company will cover. Our motorcycle accident attorneys understand that there is so much more that follows a motorcycle accident than just basic insurance compensation. In order for you to return to your normal life, you may need to be compensated for many different things, especially if the accident has caused you to have to miss work.
Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations is the amount of time following an accident that you have until you can no longer file a claim. In the state of Kansas, this period of time is two years. So, you cannot try to file a claim if you were in a motorcycle accident any longer than two years ago.
It’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible because the longer you wait, the more difficult it may be to collect and evaluate potential evidence. In addition to contacting an attorney as soon as possible, you should also seek medical attention as soon as possible. Not only do we want you to be physically well, but we also know that delayed medical care can work against you. As long as you have documented care from a medical professional, you will be able to show that your injuries were sustained in a motorcycle accident and you should be able to receive compensation for them.
What should I do after being in an accident?
After being involved in a motorcycle accident, the absolute first thing you should do is seek medical attention. It is important to see a medical professional as soon as possible because you may have sustained injuries that are not visible to the untrained eye. You should either see your doctor or go to the hospital immediately following an accident to ensure that you are physically stable.
The attorneys at Lee, Gurney & Hess have been helping the Wichita and neighboring communities for over 25 years. Our attorneys, Rob Lee, Larry Gurney, and Chuck Hess are dedicated to helping you return to a normal life following a motorcycle accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, allow our attorneys to help. We care about your outcome, and we want to get you the justice and compensation you deserve. Visit our Wichita office or call us to begin working on your case and discussing your options.
Contact us today; we are ready to help you.