Investigating Motorcycle Accidents
Tampa Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Can Determine Cause
When any type of traffic collision occurs, the best way to determine its cause is through a complete investigation. Law enforcement may conduct their own investigation into the collision if someone was seriously injured, insurance claims adjusters may investigate the accident to determine fault, and a victim's personal injury attorney may also carry out an independent investigation to see who may be held accountable. These investigations will prove extremely important to a motorcycle accident claim or lawsuit, and at Givens Givens Sparks we are highly competent in conducting our own investigations and analyzing others as we seek justice on behalf of our clients.
With a Tampa motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm to handle your case and oversee an investigation into the sequence of events that led up to your collision, you can rest assured that your future is in good hands. Motorcycle accidents have the potential to cause serious, life-changing injuries. Accurately determining cause and fault will be crucial in the pursuit of financial compensation for medical bills, ongoing medical treatment, lost earnings and other injuries, losses or expenses associated with your injuries.
Taking a Closer Look at Motorcycle Accident Investigations
Let us take a closer look at what is usually involved and how this may influence a resulting insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. In carrying out an investigation, we may utilize the services of private investigators, accident reconstruction professionals and expert witnesses.
We may do the following during the investigation process:
- Carefully document and measure skid marks, debris patterns and damage to the involved vehicles;
- Take photographs of the overall scene and its surroundings;
- Analyze information from vehicle computers, which may record airbag deployment and other crash-related data;
- Get contact information and statements from witnesses who saw the accident or its aftermath;
- Review all available information and an accident report from an investigation carried out by law enforcement; and
- Get statements from the other party or parties involved in the collision, if possible.
Using this information, we can put together a reconstruction of the accident using drawings, computer software or other mediums. This can help our investigators determine exactly what occurred and will also allow us to present evidence of the accident's cause in negotiations or litigation as we pursue a fair settlement or award.
Help for Tampa Motorcycle Accident Victims
Every motorcycle accident is different, and a single collision may have a number of factors that contributed to its occurrence. Our goal in investigating these accidents is to determine the primary cause and therefore assign liability, or legal responsibility, to an individual or entity. This allows us to pursue financial compensation from that party for our client's serious injuries.
Most of the time, it is drivers or riders who are responsible for causing motorcycle accidents. In these cases, their insurance policies will typically cover the payment of compensation for medical care and lost earnings. In other cases, however, another party may be to blame. The manufacturer of a defective bike or auto part, for example, may be held accountable if this defective part causes an accident. City or county government entities may be liable for accidents caused by dangerous roads.
In any type of motorcycle accident claim, riders can count on the experience and commitment of the team at Givens Givens Sparks. For a free case review, please call our offices. We also handle these cases on a contingent fee basis, so you do not have to pay legal fees unless we win your case. There is no risk and no obligation – contact a Tampa motorcycle accident attorney today.
The process of filing a claim or lawsuit can be complex, and insurance companies often deny certain types of valid claims or offer a low settlement in the hopes that you will accept it. Fortunately, our firm never relents until you receive a fair settlement or verdict. How do you know what amount is fair?
That is where our team of lawyers can help. There are many types of damages that are possible in any injury case, and evaluating your case before moving forward is a key factor in the amount of the settlement you will receive. We are well versed in all aspects of personal injury law and know how to present your case in a way that brings about the optimum results.