November 15, 2019

Milwaukee Motorcycle Accident FAQ

A motorcycle accident is uniquely devastating. You’re likely facing serious injuries, extensive damages, and emotional suffering. You’ll have the opportunity to bring a personal injury claim against the at-fault party or parties, but if you don’t have legal experience, you might find the process overwhelming and complicated.

When you’re struggling with your claim, reach out for the answers you need. Our attorneys at The Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg can help you answer those difficult questions and represent you throughout the claims process. Start by reading the most frequent questions we get from our clients. After that, reach out to schedule your no-obligation consultation.

Who’s liable for my accident?

When you’re injured, finding the at-fault party will depend on who caused your accident. Often, the other involved driver is at least partially responsible for the wreck.

If that driver was at work during the accident, such as a delivery driver, then you’ll file a claim against their employer. Employers are financially responsible for any damage caused by their employees as long as they were acting within the reasonable scope of their job.

Even if you were the only vehicle involved in the wreck, you still might not be the one liable for your damages. A lawyer can help you determine if your accident was caused by a faulty part or a road defect, for example. Because motorcycles are uniquely vulnerable to road hazards, your accident may not have been directly caused by you or another driver.

Should I accept my insurer’s settlement offer?

In most cases, it’s best that you don’t accept your insurance company’s initial offer, especially not right away. Although they’re your insurer, they don’t always have your best interests in mind. Often, these companies are more focused on their profit margins than your recovery.

To reduce the amount required to pay you, the insurer might offer a lowball settlement, or even attempt to deny your settlement altogether. Before responding to the offer, contact a lawyer. They can calculate your damages and decide whether the insurance company is offering you a reasonable settlement.

If a loved one died in a motorcycle crash, can I sue?

Sadly, motorcycle accidents commonly end with fatalities. Your loved one may have died because of the accident, leaving you with grief, accruing medical bills, and final expenses. Fortunately, you may have a chance to file a claim for your suffering.

Milwaukee residents have the opportunity to file a wrongful death claim against the person or entity who is responsible for the death of their loved one. Although you’re not the injured party, you or another family member can seek compensation on the deceased’s behalf.

Enlist the Help of a Milwaukee Motorcycle Accident Attorney

When you or a loved one has suffered in the wake of a motorcycle accident, don’t hesitate to get the answers you need. Recovery from a wreck is never easy, and biker crashes are often catastrophic or even deadly.

Although the above questions and answers can get you started, you’ll likely need the help of a highly trained lawyer from The Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg to answer additional questions about your specific accident. Fortunately, we offer free consultations, so you know what to expect before you sign to work with us.

Ready to get the answers you need? Reach out for a free case review by calling 414-271-7007 or by filling out the online form below.