Motorcycle accidents often involve serious injuries. In 2010, the federal government estimated that the number of deaths on motorcycles was about thirty times the number of deaths in cars. While helmets can significantly reduce the rate of motorcycle accidents, accidents do still occur whether safety precautions are used or not. If you survive a motorcycle accident and are the victim of serious injuries, you need a motorcycle accident attorney on your side. Daniel Selwa will help you through your case from start to finish.
Upon hire, your motorcycle accident attorney will talk to the insurance companies involved so you don’t have to. Your motorcycle accident attorney will also gather the accident report, the emergency medical services report and all other relevant evidence. Furthermore, if there were any witnesses your motorcycle accident attorney will interview those witnesses and gather information from them.
Most of personal injury law rests in the theory of negligence. Negligence requires a duty, a breach of that duty, causation and damages. Your motorcycle accident attorney is familiar with the law and will fight to ensure all of the elements of the cause of action are met so that you may recover damages.
Upon a case review your motorcycle accident attorney will be able to determine what damages you may be entitled to recover. The law allows you to seek recovery for compensatory damages, nominal damages, and punitive damages. Compensatory damages are the most common type of damages seen in personal injury cases. Compensatory damages are also known as actual damages and they are intended to compensate the injured party for the actual damages they suffered from as the name indicates. Compensatory damages may include monetary injuries such as injuries to the value of real property, and expenses or loss of income resulting from physical injury. In a motorcycle accident, it is likely your medical expenses will be ongoing. You may need to recover damages for past medical expenses and future medical expenses. Compensatory damages allow for you to seek recovery for all medical expenses past, present, and future.
It is critical that you seek counsel immediately after you seek medical attention. A statute of limitations may bar your action if you do not take immediate action. Your motorcycle accident attorney Daniel Selwa will provide a free consultation to evaluate and discuss your case with you. Call him today at 843- 492-5449 to discuss your motorcycle accident. The law offices of Daniel Selwa are located at 516 29th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.