We are frequently contacted by people who have done the right thing in instructing a lawyer to act on their behalf but are feeling let down and confused by the legal process. Unfortunately, some law firms are focused on a one-size-fits-all approach to personal injury claims. This means that cases are not prepared thoroughly, the necessary evidence is not obtained and ultimately the injured person loses out, getting far less out of their claim than they should.
When it comes to motorcycle accidents this is a particular problem. Many lawyers don’t understand or appreciate the complexity of these cases and when they run the claim as ‘just another whiplash injury’ you know that you’re not going to get the best result.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident it unfortunately means that your injuries are probably significantly more severe than most people injured in car accidents. If you are self-employed, cannot work because of your injuries or you’re looking at a lot of future medical treatment then you will almost certainly need a specialist to help you get the most from your claim.
If you’re in a situation where your current lawyer just doesn’t seem to appreciate your injuries, hardly speaks to you, doesn’t seem to know what’s happening or tells you that your claim is worth a lot less than you think it should be, then it’s important to speak to someone who specialises in motorcycle accidents to get a second opinion.
For example, we recently represented a client whose lawyer was only able to obtain a settlement offer of around $25,000. After spending the time to make sure that the case was properly prepared our client walked away with a court judgement for almost $275,000.
So if you’re not happy with your lawyer or feel that you’re not getting the help that you need, contact us so that you have the peace of mind to focus on what’s important – getting on with your life as best you can, knowing that your claim is being looked after for you.