Leg injuries are perhaps the most common result of a motorcycle accident, and they are all but universal in side-impact collisions. Common types of Motorcycle leg injuries include broken legs, broken hip, dislocated hip, fractured knee, dislocated knee, fractured ankle, dislocated ankle, foot fractures and crush injuries. Amputation might be required in a worst-case scenario.
Although it is impossible to predict the amount of damages you might be eligible for without knowing the details of your case, they are likely to far exceed reimbursement for your medical bills. If you suffer long-term loss of function, you might be entitled to damages for disability. And if your debilitation affects your employment, you might be eligible for lost earnings.
A typical motorcycle accident claim is ultimately paid out by the defendant’s insurance carrier, and it is normally appropriate to attempt to negotiate a settlement before taking the matter to court. If you decide to represent yourself, however, you will be negotiating against a seasoned pro with only one objective – to save the insurance company as much money as possible.
At Malman Law, we can handle the negotiating for you. Superlatives are unnecessary – we let the numbers do the talking for us:
“Two years ago, I was involved in a trucking accident involving a 14-wheeler truck that nearly disabled me for life. Steve fought to make sure that I received the most possible compensation for my injuries. I was about to take the insurance company’s lowball offer, but decided to call Steve first – it was the best decision I’ve made yet.” – Malman Law Client
Malman Law handles many different kinds of motorcycle accident claims, including:
Unfortunately, because motorcycles lack frame protection, there is no truly effective way to prevent a leg injury in a motorcycle accident except to avoid the accident altogether. Crash bars, however, do provide some measure of protection.
Some of the most common types of evidence include:
Other items may be required at some point.
There is no reason why you can’t claim against both – a motorcycle accident claim against the negligent motorist and a medical malpractice claim against your doctor. If your doctor made your existing motorcycle accident injury even worse, you could be entitled to two recoveries.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations require commercial truck drivers to maintain the following minimum liability insurance coverage if the truck’s gross weight is 10,000 pounds or more:
When you win 95 percent of your cases, you’re big enough to bend a little – you don’t even bother charging for your services unless you bring home compensation for your clients. At least that’s the way we feel here at Malman Law. We won’t charge you anything up front, and we won’t charge you anything ever unless you win and your money actually arrives.
2 years ago I was involved in a trucking accident involving a 14-wheeler truck that nearly disabled me for life. Steve fought to make sure that I received the most possible compensation for my injuries. I was about to take the insurance company’s lowball offer, but decided to call Steve first – it was the best decision I’ve made yet
NOAH TAFFELPersonal Injury Victim