There’s nothing quite like taking your motorcycle out for a spin or for a cross-country road trip. While we love our motorcycles, however, we know just how dangerous a biking accident can be. Unfortunately, even with taking proper precautions, wearing appropriate gear, riding defensively, and following all laws, accidents can still happen.
If you have been in an accident and need representation, then Metier Law Firm can help. Our team of motorcycle accident lawyers aren’t just personal injury attorneys — they’re avid motorcyclists, too. Throughout Gillette, Casper, Cheyenne, Laramie, and the surrounding areas, you can count on our team of motorcycle accident attorneys to represent you with passion, commitment, and determination. Read below for tips on choosing a motorcycle accident lawyer in Wyoming, and then contact our personal injury law firm today to schedule a risk-free consultation so you can start working toward compensation.
Meet With Several Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Let’s face it: you didn’t choose the first motorcycle or even dealership you ever saw, did you? We’re willing to bet that you did your research so that you could find a make, model, and dealership that met your needs and wants. It should be no different when finding a motorcycle injury attorney! We recommend you look up a few online — Metier Law Firm included, of course — and then schedule consultations with each firm. Ideally, you would meet with them all in the same day or at least in the same week; this will help keep everything fresh in your mind and ensure you get started on your motorcycle accident claim quickly. Don’t worry about meeting with every motorcycle accident lawyer in your community — simply find at least three to meet with.
Be Aware of Red Flags
During your initial consultations with a few motorcycle accident lawyers, you should do each of the following steps listed in this blog. However, we want to warn you to look out for red flags while in your meetings. Here are some warning signs to look out for:
- Bad Reviews: A negative review here or there most likely isn’t a reason to write off a specific motorcycle accident lawyer, but many bad reviews or bad reviews citing the same reason is definitely a red flag.
- Client Privacy: You want details from other cases to prove this could be the accident attorney for you. However, if they’re sharing specific names and more, then this attorney may not respect your privacy either.
- Distraction: Are they on their phone repeatedly during your meeting? Checking emails? Speaking to other colleagues? A distraction or two is permissible — unprofessionalism is not.
- Rudeness or Unfriendliness: You will work with your motorcycle accident attorney a lot, so if they or their staff or consistently rude or unfriendly toward you and your family, you may want to choose another accident attorney.
- Your Gut Feeling: Even if every other box is checked off, you most likely shouldn’t choose a motorcycle accident lawyer if you’re uncomfortable or have a wary feeling around them.
Look at Specialty
Let’s say you find a personal injury attorney who has great reviews, doesn’t show any red flags, and even comes recommended by a friend or associate. Seems like a done deal, right? Personal injury covers a wide range of services, and you’d be remiss to find an attorney who doesn’t have experience specifically with motorcycle accidents. Even more so, though, they should specialize in motorcycle personal injury law! By finding a motorcycle accident lawyer who has made it their specialty, you will receive better service and support — and ultimately be on your way to fair compensation.
Look at Experience With Similar Cases
Now, let’s say you find a motorcycle accident lawyer who does, indeed, specialize in it. Do they have experience with a case similar to yours? Motorcycle injuries can vary in so many ways. If you’ve sustained a burn from your accident but the lawyer primarily only has experience with traumatic brain injuries from motorcycle accidents, then you may want to consider finding a different motorcycle accident lawyer.
Check Success Rates
When you meet with various motorcycle accident attorneys in Wyoming, be sure to ask about their success rates. It is certainly unrealistic to expect a 100% success rate. However, it’s not at all unrealistic to expect a high success rate! You want your case to be given to an accident attorney who will treat you and your case well and has a proven track record of success.
Find Out the Current Caseload
You don’t necessarily want a motorcycle accident lawyer who has no cases open at the time — that could potentially be a red flag, right? — but you also don’t want a lawyer who is so busy that you feel it will be a long time before they begin work on your case. Just as you deserve compensation, you deserve a lawyer who will give your claim the attention it needs. Be open and upfront and ask the potential lawyer when they would begin work on your personal injury case.
Ask for Referrals
While you should expect confidentiality and privacy to be respected as we addressed earlier, it’s a good idea to ask for referrals. Most motorcycle accident lawyers will have several referrals who are willing to speak to prospective clients or testimonials from previous clients. This will allow you to get a better picture of what the lawyer is like when you’re out of their office.
Research Their Reputation
Speaking of being out of their office, you should research their reputation online once more after leaving! New things in online reviews or testimonials may stick out to you — either for better or for worse. Keep an eye out for any testimonials or reviews online that touch on an aspect you were unsure of when you were at their personal injury law firm.
Evaluate the Cost and Fees
Finally, don’t forget to look at the cost and fees associated with the motorcycle accident attorneys you are interested in. Price is hopefully never a deterrent from who you think is the best motorcycle accident lawyer for you, but it’s certainly an important aspect to consider.
Here at Metier Law Firm, we offer a risk-free consultation so you can get started with ease. Then, if you choose to work with our team of accident attorneys, everything will be done on a contingency fee basis. This means that the legal fee is a percentage of the amount recovered — and there is no fee due unless and until the money is actually collected for you. On top of this, there are many expenses involved in pursuing a personal injury claim, such as medical record costs, expert witness fees, and court costs. Once our motorcycle accident attorneys have evaluated your claim, we will discuss your financial circumstances and likely advance expenses associated with the case if needed; these expenses will be reimbursed at the end of the case.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Wyoming Today
Throughout Gillette, Casper, Cheyenne, and Laramie, Metier Law Firm is a trusted, dependable, and reliable personal injury law firm. Our accident attorneys are experienced in personal injuries from motorcycle accidents and handling motorcycle accident cases. In fact, many of our motorcycle accident lawyers are motorcyclists themselves.
Personal injuries from a motorcycle accident can be debilitating financially, physically, and emotionally. You may feel like you don’t know how to go on. That’s where Metier Law Firm and our team of motorcycle accident lawyers can help. We know the process — we have seen it over and over again — and we will work tirelessly to help bring your case to justice and help you get the compensation you deserve. For strength when you need it, our accident attorneys are there. Contact us today to schedule a risk-free consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer in Wyoming.