Recovering from the effects of a serious motorcycle accident can be extraordinarily difficult, especially if the crash resulted in the death of a loved one. But, choosing the right lawyer to help you assert your rights shouldn’t be difficult.
When it comes to choosing a lawyer after a motorcycle accident, there are a number of factors you will want to consider. Ultimately, though, you should select the lawyer you believe gives you the best chance of recovering the full compensation you deserve.
Here are 10 factors to consider when looking for the right motorcycle accident attorney in Connecticut:
1. Focus on Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Representation
Recovering financial compensation after an accident isn’t easy. There are laws specific to motorcycles that apply, and the procedures involved are unique from those involved in other legal matters.
So, you will want a lawyer who focuses his or her practice on personal injury and wrongful death representation. At Ventura Law, our attorneys are experienced in motorcycle accidents..
2. Specific Experience Handling Motorcycle Accident Claims
Not only do you want a lawyer who focuses on representing accident victims and their families, but you also want a lawyer who has specific experience handling motorcycle accident claims. Even within the context of personal injury and wrongful death litigation, motorcycle accident cases have many unique aspects, and you will want to choose a lawyer who has been there before.
3. Intimate Familiarity with the Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Injuries
If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, you are entitled to recover just compensation (or “damages”) for all of your financial and non-financial losses. This includes future financial and non-financial losses, which is why selecting a lawyer who understands the long-term effects of your injuries is critical.
4. Millions of Dollars in Compensation Recovered
When choosing a lawyer, you want to make sure you choose someone who has a history of securing favorable results for clients. Prior verdicts and settlements don’t guarantee a successful outcome in your particular case, but a history of victories indicates both experience and knowledge of how to bring matters like yours to a successful conclusion.
Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for accident victims and their families in Connecticut and New York. This includes recovering just compensation for riders and families who have suffered tragic losses in motorcycle accidents.
5. Client Testimonials and Referrals
What do the lawyer’s past clients have to say about their experience? In many respects, this might be the single most important factor to consider. If past clients recommend the lawyer without reservation, this is a good sign (though not a guarantee) that you will have a positive experience as well.
Our attorneys have received numerous positive client testimonials, and we regularly get referrals from our past clients.
6. No-Risk Contingency-Fee Representation
As a motorcycle accident victim, or as someone who has lost a close family member in a motorcycle crash, your lawyer should represent you on a contingency fee basis. This means that:
- You should not have to pay anything out of pocket until the case is concluded
- Your lawyer should only get paid if your case is successful
At Ventura Law, we represent all clients on contingency. There is truly no risk in hiring our firm to represent you.
7. Available to Speak with Clients 24 Hours a Day
Whether you are inquiring about legal representation or you are a current client, you should be able to get in touch with your attorney (or at least a member of his or her law firm) 24 hours a day. When your health and finances are on the line, you do not want to have to spend hours, let alone days, at a time wondering about the status of your case.
8. Commitment to Educating Clients and Keeping Them Informed
As a client, you should have access to the information you need when you need it. At Ventura Law, we make communicating with our clients a priority.
9. Full-Service Legal Representation
Beyond handling your claim for compensation, your lawyer should be able to offer assistance in other ways as well. From helping you find doctors to helping you avoid collection while your case is pending, your lawyer should truly offer full-service legal representation.
10. A Long History of Capable, Compassionate Service
Finally, you want to choose not just a lawyer but a law firm with a long history of capable, compassionate service.
Our firm was founded by Americo Ventura in 1957. Since then we have remained steadfastly committed to providing personal, unwavering, and effective legal representation.