A broken pelvis is a serious injury that is often the result of a motorcycle accident. Unfortunately, the impact of a pelvic fracture can significantly harm a victim’s life. These injuries can leave a victim without the ability to return to work or to carry out general activities of daily living. At the same time, substantial medical and rehabilitation costs often accrue. It is crucial for victims to consider hiring an attorney after their accident.
Why You Need a Lawyer After a Motorcycle Accident
Hiring an attorney to represent your interests after a motorcycle crash can be beneficial for many reasons, including the following:
- A fractured pelvis often results in significant long-term physical, emotional, and financial effects for a victim. In order to obtain maximum compensation for these losses, it is important to have an experienced legal professional in your corner.
- Without having a knowledgeable attorney handle your case, there is a significant risk that a claim following a pelvic fracture will not settle for full value. Obtaining maximum value often requires extensive discovery, including medical examinations, depositions, and witness statements. To be most effective, discovery requires the oversight of a lawyer.
- The long-term effects of a pelvic fracture may be difficult to assess during the early stages following the motorcycle accident. An attorney can help you determine when it is an appropriate time for meaningful settlement negotiations to take place.
- The other parties involved in your case, including the other driver and the insurance companies, will often have legal representation. Insurance companies may also have significant resources at their disposal in order to fight your claim. It is important to level the playing field by having your own attorney on your side.
To learn more about protecting your rights after an accident, we encourage you to contact us today at (816) 417-5111 for a consultation.