There’s nothing like riding a motorcycle out on the open road. While motorcyclists love the thrill of the ride, there’s always the potential for an accident—and motorcycle accidents can be especially serious for the motorcyclist. If you were injured in one of these accidents, it’s imperative that you find a good motorcycle accident lawyer to protect your legal rights and help you build a strong case for compensation.
Finding the right lawyer for your motorcycle accident case can seem daunting if you don’t know where to start. Below, we’ll provide tips to help you find the best professional for your case. Having an experienced legal professional plays a huge part in receiving the compensation you deserve.
At John Foy & Associates, we are proud to have 20 plus years of experience specializing in motorcycle accident cases. We do not charge a fee unless we win you money, and the consultation is always FREE. To schedule a FREE consultation with us today, call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.
Three Factors to Consider to Find a Good Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Before a lawyer can become qualified to practice law in their state, they must complete law school, the bar exam, a background check, and more. If you find a good lawyer for your case, you can rest assured knowing that they’re equipped to help you with your legal case. That being said, there are certain factors that will help you choose the best lawyer to specifically help you with your motorcycle accident case.
1. Whether or Not the Lawyer Specializes in Motorcycle Accidents
There are many different types of attorneys and law firms. Motorcycle accident lawyers in Georgia operate under the scope of personal injury law and torts as defined under Georgia Code § 51-1-1. While a motorcycle accident case is a personal injury case, a general personal injury lawyer will not necessarily specialize in motorcycle accidents.
You’ll want to ensure that your lawyer has plenty of experience working on cases involving motorcycle accidents. A lawyer or law firm might say they take on motorcycle accident cases, but you want to work with someone who offers a specialty in these types of crashes and their complexities.
The best way to find out whether or not a lawyer specializes in motorcycle accident cases is by researching them online and scheduling a consultation to ask questions. Lawyers who work on these types of cases are often known as motorcycle accident lawyers.
2. Proximity to Your Location
If a lawyer lives in a different state than you, they will likely refer to you another firm or lawyer in your actual state.
If you see an ad or commercial for a lawyer that seems enticing, look to see if the lawyer operates in close proximity to you. For example, if your motorcycle accident case happened in Atlanta, you’ll probably want to focus on motorcycle accident lawyers that serve that area and the state of Georgia.
3. Experience and Reputation
Research any lawyer you are considering working with to make sure they have:
- Sufficient experience on cases like yours and
- A good reputation, especially when it comes to reviews from former clients
Check online reviews and testimonials to see what the general consensus is saying about the lawyer or law firm. Look to see where they got their education, how long they’ve been in practice, and whether or not they’ve worked on (and won) motorcycle accident cases similar to yours.
Most motorcycle accident lawyers will offer a free consultation. Schedule a consultation with them and ask about their experience. See if they can provide you with references to past clients from cases similar to yours. Ask for examples of cases they’ve won that look like yours.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions during the consultation. This is your time to get to know the lawyer and make sure they’re a good fit for you—and vise versa.
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Tips for Finding Your Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Now that we’ve covered what to look for in a good motorcycle accident lawyer, it’s time to start looking. This can be difficult because there are so many motorcycle accident lawyers to choose from.
Here are some ways you can help narrow your search.
If you have family members, friends, or acquaintances that have had to work with a personal injury lawyer or motorcycle accident lawyer, ask about their experience. If they had a good experience with a lawyer in your area, consider reaching out to them for a consultation.
Contact Other Lawyers You Know
If you’ve worked with any other types of lawyers in the past that you trust, reach out to them and see if they can refer you to a good motorcycle accident lawyer.
The State Bar of Georgia
The State Bar of Georgia may have information on helping you find a good lawyer. (If you live in a different state, consult the bar association in your area.) You can look for contact information on a certain lawyer or utilize other services to seek a lawyer for your needs.
Searching for a motorcycle accident lawyer in your city can help you find recommendations in your area. You can also peruse Google reviews to see what others are saying about their experiences working with a lawyer or law firm.
If there’s a lawyer that seems like a good fit, visit their website, look at their experience and specializations, and contact them for a consultation if you like what you see.
Make Sure They Work on Contingency
Most motorcycle accident lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means they only get paid if they win you money. Then, their fee is taken as a percentage of the settlement or award they win for you. This is ideal since there’s no risk to you and you won’t have to worry about upfront fees.
Get a Free Consultation with a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
At John Foy & Associates, we have been helping injured motorcyclists win the compensation they need and deserve for over 20 years. We have a special place in our hearts for motorcycle riders, and we are here to fight tirelessly for your rights. There is no fee unless we win you money, and the consultation is always FREE of charge.
Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online and we’ll get started by scheduling your FREE consultation today.