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What Should I Ask My Motorcycle Attorney?

After you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident and determined that you want to hire a personal injury attorney, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed about what kinds of questions you should ask. After all, it’s important to know what to expect from filing a motorcycle accident claim, including how long your case will take and how much money you may be able to obtain. But, it’s also important to ask certain questions of the attorney you plan to hire. That’s what we talk about in today’s blog post. 

Top Questions to Ask During Your Initial Consultation

Before you hire an accident attorney, you’ll first have a consultation with them. Most personal injury attorneys offer free consultations. During this consultation, you’ll share details of how the accident occurred, what you were doing at the time of the crash, as well as what types of injuries you sustained and the type of insurance coverage you have. After explaining your side of the story, it’s important to ask the attorney the following questions:

  • How often will you communicate with me about my case?
  • Will you communicate with the insurance company on my behalf or did I still have to be involved?
  • How many motorcycle accident cases have you handled?
  • How many years have you been practicing law?

Asking an attorney about their experience handling your specific type of case is vital to determining whether or not they are the best lawyer to hire. Learning about their experience handling certain kinds of claims can help protect your future and your ability to recover compensation. 

Top Questions to Ask Your Lawyer About Your Case

No two personal injury cases are alike. There’s a lot of specifics to each case that can determine a number of factors. While it may seem like a lot, there’s many questions you should ask your lawyer to get a better idea of how long the process will take, what types of evidence you’ll need and how much money your case is worth. As such, here are some important questions to ask about your case: 

  • Who will pay for my medical treatment? 
  • Do you expect my case to settle?
  • When should I expect a settlement?
  • What happens if my case goes to trial?

What Should I Bring to My Initial Consultation?

In order for an attorney to determine the value of your case, they will need to see proof of your expenses. As such, it’s important to bring the following forms of documentation to your initial motorcycle accident consultation:

  • Hospitals bills, including the ambulance ride (if you took one)
  • Your discharge paperwork
  • Pay stubs
  • Any dates of work you missed 
  • Witness information including names and phone numbers
  • A copy of the police report
  • Household expenses, like if you had to hire additional child care or household assistance due to your injury
  • Motorcycle repair bills and/or estimates
  • Your motorcycle insurance policy
  • Any photos and/or videos from the scene of the accident or your injuries

Contact a Clark Personal Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Motorcycle Accident Case in New Jersey

Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries due to a motorcycle accident in the state of New Jersey? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. Attorney Andrew Prince Esq. represent clients injured because of motorcycle accidents in Clifton, Union City, Bayonne, East Orange, and throughout New Jersey. Call (908) 304-9187 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 136 Central Avenue, Clark, New Jersey 07066, as well as an office in West New York, New York

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.