Winder Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycles and cars on roadMotorcyclists have a much higher chance of being in a wreck than the typical driver in Oconee County. This is because motorcycles are smaller and, therefore, harder for other drivers to see. When these accidents happen, they are typically not due to any mistake on the part of the biker, but instead, a careless mistake on the part of another driver. 

Whatever the cause may be, motorbike accidents tend to result in serious, sometimes life-threatening, injuries. Unfortunately, bikers have an unfounded reputation of being reckless daredevils – a reputation insurance companies use to diminish or deny claims. Without the help of an experienced attorney, recovering the maximum compensation you deserve can be especially difficult.

If you have been injured in a bike wreck due to another party’s negligence or actions, our attorneys are here to help. Charles Scholle and his team at Scholle Law have aggressively represented injured bikers for over 25 years, recovering millions of dollars on their behalf. 

Call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer in Winder.

Can I Still Recover Compensation if I Was Partially at Fault for the Wreck?

Paramedics removing helmet of injured motorcyclist after an accident

The truth is, there are relatively few personal injury cases involving motorcycles or other vehicles where one party is determined to be one hundred percent at fault. Chances are, you likely played at least a small role in the collision.

Part of the process for determining settlements in personal injury cases is to assign fault as a percentage. For example, if you were distracted or speeding when another motorist drifted into your lane and sideswiped you, the other driver might be assigned 80 percent of the fault while you are assigned 20 percent. Scenarios like these are quite common in vehicle injury accident cases.

Second, being partly to blame for your accident does not mean you forfeit your right to receive a settlement. Being assigned a percentage of the fault may prompt the insurance company to negotiate for a reduced settlement based on that percentage, but it does not mean they do not have to pay. Even if you were partially to blame for your accident, that does not necessarily mean you are to blame for the injuries you incurred in that accident, or that those injuries were not caused by someone else’s negligence.

It is your attorney’s job to get deep into these details and to fight on your behalf so the insurance company cannot build a case that suggests you were at fault and do not deserve compensation. Bottom line: Do not worry if you believe you were partly responsible for your motorcycle accident. It does not exempt you from getting help, and the evidence may show that your percentage of blame is much less than you originally believed.

How long do I have to file a motorcycle accident injury lawsuit?

In the State of Georgia, the statute of limitations for filing personal injury claims is two years. In the case of motorcycle accidents, that two-year window begins on the date of the accident itself.

That may seem like plenty of time to file a lawsuit, but bear in mind that motorcycle accidents can be complex cases that require time to gather evidence and documentation in preparation for filing a lawsuit. Not to mention, your medical bills and other out-of-pocket expenses will not wait two years to be paid. That two-year window goes faster than you may think, and once the statute of limitations is up, it is too late to seek compensation.

 

Call a Winder Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today

If you have been injured in a motorcycle wreck, time is not on your side. After you have received medical attention, it is crucial you speak with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible.  Unfortunately, bikers have an unfounded reputation of being reckless daredevils – a reputation insurance companies use to diminish or deny claims. Without the help of an experienced attorney, recovering the maximum compensation you deserve can be especially difficult.

If you have been injured in a bike wreck due to another party’s negligence or actions, our attorneys are here to help. Charles Scholle and his team at Scholle Law have aggressively represented injured bikers for over 25 years, recovering millions of dollars on their behalf. 

Call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Winder motorcycle accident lawyer.