CONSULTING A VERMONT MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER - SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1) IF I HAVE A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN ANOTHER STATE, DO I NEED TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE FROM PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS IN THAT SAME STATE?
Although it is always recommended that your attorney be licensed in your state of residence, if you happen to be injured in another state and return to Vermont, you should contact a local Personal Injury lawyer who can then handle your case from Vermont while working in conjunction with an attorney licensed in the state where the accident took place.
2) ARE THERE MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT HELMET LAWS EVERYWHERE IN THE U.S.?
Almost every state has some form of a motorcycle accident helmet law, however, some states like New Hampshire, Iowa and Illinois have no helmet laws. Did you know some states, like Florida, have partial laws that only cover motorcycle riders of certain ages and some states, like Vermont, have universal laws that cover motorcycle riders of all ages? Make sure you consult a Brady / Callahan attorney for more information in this area and to find out the laws in the state of your accident.
3) IF MY MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES ARE NOT SEVERE, DO I EVEN NEED A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY?
No matter the severity of a motorcycle accident, it is important to consult a lawyer. In some cases, the full extent of the injuries may not be known for quite some time, perhaps after you have received an offer for settlement. You should always seek the help of a medical professional first and then seek legal advice from one of our attorneys to talk about your case and the full array of your legal options.
4) CAN I STILL GET COMPENSATION IF MY INJURIES ARE THE RESULT OF A HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT?
In cases where the individual at fault is not caught and you are left with medical costs, trauma, repairs to your motorcycle and other losses, an
attorney at Brady / Callahan can work with your insurance company to ensure that you receive maximum compensation. Set up a consultation today to see how this would work.
5) WHAT STEPS SHOULD I TAKE IF I HAVE JUST BEEN IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT?
First, make sure you seek proper medical attention for both yourself and everyone involved. Second, write down what you remember about the accident, the names of all witnesses, and statements made by any of the parties. Third, if you are able to do so, take photographs of the accident scene and the vehicles involved. Fourth and last, seek legal advice and assistance from an attorney at Brady / Callahan. We are committed to achieving swift justice and helping all victims of accidents receive the compensation they deserve.
6) WHAT ABOUT INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR MOTORCYCLES?
In many instances the coverage on your motorcycle can be combined with the coverage you have on your automobile. This may be true even if you are a passenger who was simply riding on the motorcycle at the time of injury. Sorting through these issues can be complex, confusing and most likely require the clarification provided by the coverage-certain counselors at Brady / Callahan.
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