Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Wilmington, DE
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, you need to spend your time and energy healing from your injuries, not dealing with the hassle and stress of insurance representatives badgering you about accepting a low ball settlement. Insurance companies only make money when they deny or underpay claims, so you know they do not have your best interests at heart. You need an experienced personal injury attorney by your side to make sure you receive fair compensation for your injury. Call today to schedule a free consultation with our attorneys.
Jimmy Chong is a motorcycle accident lawyer in Wilmington who is ready to help you if you’ve suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident. Call our lawyers today to discuss your case – free of charge!
How a Wilmington Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Helps You
Motorcycle accident lawyer Jimmy Chong helps accident victims put their lives back together by aggressively fighting insurance companies, employers, bill collectors, medical providers, and other parties who try to impede your ability to focus on your physical and emotional recovery.
The Chong Law Firm serves motorcycle accident victims in the Wilmington, DE area as well as in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by focusing on your financial recovery so you will have one less burden to contend with following your motorcycle accident.
Why Choose the Chong Law Firm
Jimmy Chong has dedicated his career to helping people injured through no fault of their own. The Chong Law Firm has helped clients in the areas of Wilmington, DE, Lansdale, PA and Philadelphia, PA achieve resolution of their claim or lawsuit through his knowledge, experience, and adherence to the highest standards of legal excellence and professionalism.
We Offer Free Consultations
When you call the Chong Law Firm, you discuss your case and find out how much it is worth in a free, no-obligation consultation. Wilmington motorcycle accident lawyer Jimmy Chong takes your case on contingency, meaning that there are no upfront costs for you. Call today to take the first step towards being made whole after your motorcycle accident.
Damages Available Following a Wilmington Motorcycle Accident
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in the Wilmington, DE region, the Chong Law Firm helps you recover the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.
If you suffered economic damages as the result of a car accident, we can get those paid for you. Economic damages include:
- Medical expenses, which can be substantial in a motorcycle accident
- Future medical expenses, if you require ongoing treatment, procedures, or medications
- Property damage, such as loss of your motorcycle in the accident
- Rental vehicle
- Lost wages, if you were out of work due to your motorcycle accident injury
- Loss of future wages, if your injury prevents you from working your former job
Present expenses such as treatment for your injuries, lost wages, and damage to your motorcycle are easily calculated. From there, you need an experienced motorcycle accident attorney and their team of forensic and medical experts to assess your injury’s impact on your future and calculate what compensation you need for future medical costs and lost economic opportunities.
The following non-economic damages may be available to motorcycle accident victims:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Compensation for permanent disability or disfigurement
If you’ve lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, or your loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, that affects your life in ways that may be compensable, such as:
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of guidance/parenting
- Loss of economic support
If your motorcycle accident was caused by someone else and that person was reckless or intentional in their actions, the court may impose punitive damages to punish that person and deter others from that same behavior.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in the Wilmington Area
We serve motorcycle accident injury victims in the Wilmington DE, Philadelphia, PA, and Lansdale PA areas because, unfortunately, these are highly populated urban areas with both major roadways and narrow and one-way local streets filled with commercial traffic, tourists, and commuters.
This scenario is ripe for motorcycle accidents, which are commonly caused by:
- Inattention by other drivers
- Negligence by other drivers
- Excess speed by motorcyclist
- Excess speed by other drivers
- Aggressive driving or tailgating by motorcyclist or other drivers
- Poor vehicle maintenance or condition of any party involved
- Motorcyclist operating between lanes
- Motorcyclist swerving in and out of lanes to pass other vehicles
- Wet or icy roads
- Poor visibility due to weather
- Sun glare
What to do If You’re Injured in a Motorcycle Accident
Document Evidence and Collect Information
If you are able, take note of the scene, the conditions, and get contact information from the other parties involved in the accident and witnesses. Be sure to take pictures of license plate numbers, any conditions that caused the accident such as wet roads, and damage to your motorcycle and other vehicles if applicable.
Police arriving on the scene will inform you as to the procedure for getting a copy of the police report, which you will need. In the meantime, be sure to document the facts leading to the accident.
Seek Medical Attention
Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents often result in serious injuries to the motorcyclist because they are much less protected than the operators of any other vehicle they encounter on the roads. It is likely an ambulance will be called to the scene. Even if you think you are relatively unhurt, you should go to the hospital. Many types of deep trauma and brain injury are not immediately apparent, and you need scans to identify those and receive proper treatment.
Contact a Lawyer With Experience Handling Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits
You need a lawyer with experience handling motorcycle accident lawsuits in your jurisdiction because they will be familiar with the courts, the insurance companies, and the norms regarding settlement offers and jury awards for various types of injuries. In other words, don’t use your buddy who is a real estate lawyer – they are likely to undervalue your case.
Compensation for Motorcycle Accident Victims in Wilmington, DE
The amount of compensation you receive is based upon the extent of your injuries and property damage, the degree to which you and the other parties involved were responsible for causing the accident, and whether any party acted recklessly or egregiously in causing the accident.
Even if your motorcycle accident did not involve other vehicles, someone may be responsible for the conditions causing the accident, such as poor road conditions or lack of signage. Call us today to discuss your case and find out if you are entitled to compensation.
Our Lawyers Are Here For You
We are about our clients. Rest assured that when you work with the Chong Law Firm, you get small firm attention to your case with big firm experience and knowledge. In addition to motorcycle accidents, our attorneys can also help with the following:
- Car Accidents
- Personal Injury
- Medical Malpractice
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Patent Infringement
- Wrongful Death
- Truck Accidents
- Dog Bites
The Attorneys at the Chong Law Firm Will Fight For You After Your Motorcycle Accident
Our Wilmington motorcycle accident lawyers are skilled and experienced negotiation, settlement, and trial lawyers. First, we work with medical and forensic experts to assess the value of your case and what compensation you are entitled to. Then we send our pre-lawsuit demand to the insurance company’s claim adjuster and leverage our experience to get you the maximum settlement offer.
If the insurance company refuses to pay what you deserve, we do not hesitate to take your case to court and force them to pay what you deserve.
FAQs about Motorcycle Accidents in Wilmington, DE
How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Wilmington, DE?
It should cost you nothing. Motorcycle accident lawyers should offer a free initial consultation and should take your case on a contingent basis, which means that they do not get paid unless and until you do.
How is Fault Determined in a Motorcycle Accident
Compensation for motorcycle accident victims is reduced by the percentage they are found at fault for the accident.
Fault is apportioned according to the actions of all parties involved in the accident. In a multi-vehicle accident, you can be sure all parties will have lawyers pointing at one another and assigning blame. You need a tough motorcycle accident lawyer on your side to make sure you are not assigned more fault than you deserve, and that you are fairly compensated for your injuries.
How Are Motorcycle Accident Cases Different Than Car Accident Cases?
Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents most often involve catastrophic injuries and death. We employ experts to help calculate the cost of continuing care, loss of economic opportunities, and non-economic damages for severely injured motorcyclists and their families. In the case of a fatal motorcycle accident, our experts help us calculate both the economic and non-economic loss to the family, which is usually considerable.
What is My Motorcycle Accident Case Worth?
The value of your motorcycle accident case depends upon to what extent you were at fault for the accident, the extent of your injuries, and the extent of property damage. It can range from six figures to seven figures and beyond, in catastrophic accidents.
Does Delaware Require Motorcyclists to Use Helmets?
Motorcycle riders and passengers under the age of 19 are required to wear a helmet in Delaware. All motorcycle operators must have an approved helmet stored on the bike at all times.
Unfortunately, motorcyclists not wearing helmets are at most risk for catastrophic head injuries and death. The fact that the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet will factor into the fault calculation if the insurance company can show the injuries would have been far less severe if a helmet was worn.
Contact Our Wilmington Motorcycle Accident Lawyers For Help With Your Case
You have enough on your plate with having to recover from your injuries, or if a loved one died in a motorcycle crash, grieving your loved one. Call the Chong Law Firm. Let us assess your case – we will handle the insurance companies. You can rest assured that your case is in experienced, caring hands and that we will work with you to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Call us today for your free consultation.