Columbia Personal Injury and Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
It’s not hard to figure out what our personal injury attorneys at the Motorcycle Law Group focus their practice on – we represent Columbia riders who have been injured due to the negligent actions of other drivers. But that’s not all we do. We are first and foremost personal injury attorneys, and we’re always ready to fight for any type of driver or passenger injured because of someone else’s recklessness behind the wheel.
Motorcycle accident injuries and the personal injury cases that follow bring with them their own unique set of challenges. These are, to put it frankly, some of the hardest personal injury cases a lawyer can tackle.
Juries are often predisposed to rule against riders. The average juror doesn’t understand riders and, like many other motorists, some of them hold deep-seated biases against people on motorcycles.
This affects how insurance companies negotiate with injured riders. Insurance company adjusters know a rider’s chances in court are worse than car or truck drivers, so they know that they can be less generous with their settlement offers.
Why should someone who is injured in a regular car or truck accident call the Motorcycle Law Group? The same reason you’d want to call the plumber with a reputation for clearing the toughest clogs or the cleaner known for getting out the toughest stains. The professionals with a reputation for successfully taking on the hardest jobs are likely going to do good work on your behalf.
No personal injury lawyer can guarantee a win, but we can promise to fight hard for each of our personal injury clients in Columbia. Whether you were on a bike or behind the wheel of a car, truck or SUV, you can expect to receive thorough, aggressive representation when you hire the Motorcycle Law Group to advocate for you.
Our Columbia Personal Injury Law Office’s Approach to Motorcycle and Car Accident Cases
No cases are won based purely on the word of one side. It’s necessary to thoroughly investigate each motorcycle accident or car crash, analyze the available photographic or video evidence, interview responding officers and witnesses and even work with accident reconstruction experts and treating physicians to build a case.
The goal is to develop an accurate timeline of the events that led to your injury. What did the responsible driver do? How did you respond to that action? What happened next?
We open every available door to get to the truth of what happened, and we use the truth to stand firm in negotiations with the insurance company. They can posture and act like you are at fault, but if the evidence clearly shows the other driver is the one that made the mistake, the insurance company won’t have a leg to stand on.
Dealing With the Insurance Company
If you’ve been injured in a car accident or motorcycle accident, it’s important to keep in mind a few key facts.
Despite what a lot of legal advertising may lead you to believe, most cases do not make it all the way to a jury verdict. More than 90 percent of cases are settled relatively early on in the process. Negotiations between your attorneys and the insurance company will often determine how much you get in a settlement.
The unfortunate truth is that some personal injury lawyers actively try to avoid a courtroom, even if that’s what’s best for their client. Essentially, going through with an actual trial is so time consuming and labor intensive that they will find some way to settle out of court.
At the Motorcycle Law Group, we’re not afraid of going to court. We know all of the insurance company’s negotiation tactics thanks to years of dealing with them on tough motorcycle injury cases, and we’ll never throw in the towel if we truly believe we can get a better deal in court.
Have You Been Injured in an Accident? Contact Our Law Firm
Should you find yourself involved in an accident… call (803) 926-7501 IMMEDIATELY or contact us here. Give no recorded statement to any insurance company, yours or theirs, before contacting an attorney.