Top Asked Questions About Motorcycle Accidents in Birmingham
Motorcycle accidents often lead to very serious injuries, or even death. If you or a loved one was the victim of a motorcycle crash, you are probably going through a very difficult time. While dealing with your injuries and the associated stress, it may take years to get your life back, or you may be left permanently disabled.
At the Guster Law Firm, LLC we can help you receive compensation for your medical bills and other damages. Read on to find the answers to some common questions about motorcycle accidents and your legal options.
Document as much information as you can about the accident and your medical condition. Take photos of the accident scene, your vehicle, and any injuries you might have suffered. Do seek medical attention even if you think you aren't hurt. Some conditions take time to present symptoms, and only a doctor can give you the all-clear.
If another driver or motorcyclist was at fault for the accident, you may recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
It is strongly recommended that you wear a helmet at all times while operating a motorcycle, and you are in fact required by law to do so in Alabama. However, the fact that you weren't wearing one is unlikely to prevent you from collecting damages if another person was at fault for the accident.
Different states have different rules, but in Alabama, the statute of limitations is two years. After that, you may not claim any damages. That's why it's important to seek experienced legal counsel and act quickly.
Every case is different with regard to the degree of the injuries, the expectation of a full recovery, and whether the victim has been permanently disabled. At Guster Law Firm, LLC our Birmingham motorcycle attorneys are available to answer your questions and to determine the value your claim. We can come to you if you are currently hospitalized or recovering at home, and unable to meet at our offices. Get the facts about what your case is worth from a trusted attorney who has experience in the field of personal injury law.
You can reach us at (205) 386-6844.