Motorcycles are very fun to ride but also are extremely dangerous. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be badly injured. A personal injury lawyer can help you get a fair settlement for your injuries and damages. Please call our office (720) 805-1193 to consult with an attorney for free.
Chris Parks has experience on both sides of the courtroom, representing injured people for 30 years, but also occasionally representing insurance companies. His insider knowledge gives him an advantage by knowing how the other side thinks. Most importantly, his goal is to make your life as stress-free as possible the minute he accepts your case. Chris deals with the insurance company of the person who is responsible for the accident and takes care of your case — while you focus on healing.
The legal process of a motorcycle accident claim begins with collecting evidence, such as the police report, pictures from the scene, medical records and bills, and witness statements. The more details the better to determine what happened during the accident.
In most cases, a demand letter is sent to the insurance company proposing a settlement. The demand letter highlights the fault of the parties and explains why you are entitled to be compensated. It also outlines current and future medical expenses, lost wages, and general damages such as pain and suffering.
If both parties can not agree on settlement amount, a lawsuit is filed to begin the process of heading to court. After the filing of a suit, the discovery process begins, both sides will get the opportunity to ask questions and get more information. Discovery usually consists of interrogatories (which are written questions that must be answered under oath), requests for the production of documents and depositions. Depending on the case, there are often additional items of discovery such as expert witness depositions, site inspections, and expert testing. The goal of a lawsuit is to ultimately resolve your case for the amount it is worth. Settlement negotiations often continue throughout the process. However, if the case cannot be resolved, you have a right to a trial by jury and you should hire an experienced lawyer to represent you in that trial. You should hire Chris Parks.
A lawyer who represented the Texas State Troopers Association asked me to handle a case for one of his dear friends. She had been a dispatcher for the troopers for almost 35 years and was married to a retired trooper who had ridden a motorcycle his entire career. The two of them were on vacation near Enid Oklahoma traveling 60 mph on a two lane highway on her husbands brand new Harley. A local rancher turning left into his gate never saw them. Her husband died and she spent 9 months in the hospital. When she left, it was in a wheel chair with hardware in her leg, hip and back. My investigator made 3 separate trips to Enid before we ever filed suit. In the end, we recovered every dollar of the available insurance and our client received additional compensation from the rancher. However, these types of cases are difficult, especially since juries often wrongfully believe that a rider is somehow partially at fault just for being on a motorcycle. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need an attorney that understands the unique prejudices involved in these cases. Give me a call and lets talk.
If you or a loved one were in a motorcycle accident, Chris Parks Law can help you get the settlement you deserve. Call (720) 805-1193 to discuss your case with us right now. We offer free case evaluations.