Motor vehicle accidents and crashes involving motorcycles can tragically cause catastrophic personal injuries and disabilities.
Motorcycle accidents can leave victims with substantial or even lifelong medical care expenses. At The Cochran Firm, D.C., our team of experienced attorneys will help you protect your rights after a motorcycle crash. Our seasoned motorcycle injury lawyers will guide you through the legal process and help you understand your options after a crash.
Our team of experienced attorneys understands how to navigate the legal system in order to seek the largest possible compensation package for our clients. We exclusively represent individuals and their families who have been hurt by the wrongful actions of others.
Learn about what to do after an accident or the value of motorcycle accident settlements.
After a motorcycle accident or injury, the legal system allows you to file a claim in order to seek compensation for the following expenses:
We offer free case consultations to victims and families of those who have been seriously hurt in a motorcycle crash or accident caused by someone else’s carelessness or wrongdoing. Because strict deadlines apply to when you must file your legal claim, we recommend contacting us as soon as possible.
Our experienced attorneys understand the unique problems that can arise in motorcycle accident cases. To provide the highest level of service to our clients, our motorcycle injury attorneys understand the engineering and technological differences between an average car crash and a motorcycle accident. How a motorcycle is manufactured, the handling abilities of certain models, and its safety features can be important to a motorcycle accident case.
An experienced motorcycle accident attorney understands the catastrophic consequences that can occur after a motorcycle accident. Our attorneys also live in the Washington, D.C. metro area and understand the local road and highway systems and the dangers they can present.
Our motorcycle accident lawyers are experienced in negotiating with and standing up to insurance companies, who often want to pay accident and injury victims as little as possible. With our experienced attorneys on your side, you will be represented by a legal team that has secured millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts for injury and accident victims. Our motorcycle accident lawyers can maximize your chances of securing a compensation award for your injuries.
Common injuries that can result from a serious motorcycle crash or accident include:
If you have suffered an injury or your family was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Washington, D.C., Maryland, or Virginia, we can help. Our team of seasoned legal professionals will explain the options available to you and can help you determine the next step in bringing a legal claim.
The Cochran Firm, D.C. represents victims of serious motorcycle accidents in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
If you or a loved one here severely injured in a serious motorcycle accident due to someone else’s negligence, the law gives you remedies to recover for your damages. While there is no easy answer as to exactly how much you will recover for your damages, there are a few guidelines to take into consideration when trying to understand how motorcycle accident settlements are valued.
Generally, verdicts from trials may be higher than settlements reached prior to trial. The value of a settlement may be lower than the value of a verdict since neither the plaintiff nor the defendant wish to lose at trial and risk an even more unfavorable outcome. While your motorcycle accident may be worth more if you win a verdict at trial, if both sides agree to a settlement then the compensation agreed upon will be guaranteed.
The main concepts in understanding the value of a motorcycle accident settlement are liability (who is at fault through negligence) and the damages incurred. Establishing liability in a motorcycle accident is critical to securing a favorable settlement. Motorcycle accident lawsuits intend to prove negligence on the part of the other driver who caused the accident. When proving negligence in a motorcycle accident lawsuit, plaintiffs usually must demonstrate the following:
Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. all have contributory negligence laws. Statutes on contributory negligence state if victims contribute to their own accident, the defendant who caused the accident may not be completely liable for the accident. Contributory negligence laws can severely affect the amount of your motorcycle accident settlement if it is determined you were even partially at fault in your accident.
After establishing liability on the part of the person who caused the accident, plaintiffs must demonstrate they incurred damages as the result of their accident. There are two main types of damages available to plaintiffs: economic and non-economic.
The dedicated and experienced personal injury attorneys at The Cochran Firm, D.C. have an established track record of recovering substantial settlements and verdicts on behalf of their clients. Our team of seasoned attorneys are well-versed in personal injury laws and will fight hard to recover the maximum amount of compensation for you.
Our attorneys can help you recover compensation for your lost wages, hospital bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. We offer free, prompt, and confidential case reviews. Since we represent our clients on a contingency basis, there are no legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Call us locally during business hours at 202-682-5800 or at 1-800-THE-FIRM (843-3476) to reach us 24 hours a day. You may also fill out a contact form here on our website. There are strict time deadlines when filing a motorcycle accident lawsuit, so please contact us at your earliest convenience.
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