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How Long Does a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit Take

  1. These Factors Determine the Length of Your Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit
  2. You Have a Limited Time to File a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit
  3. Our Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit Lawyers Manage Everything
  4. Get Started on Your Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit Today

Motorcycle accident lawsuits can take weeks, months, or years to resolve. How long your lawsuit takes to settle will depend on various factors, such as how negotiations unfold, the severity of the injuries you suffered, and other factors. 

While our motorcycle accident lawyers will do their best to reach a settlement without going to court, they will always keep your best interests in mind. If we can’t reach an out-of-court settlement, we have no problem filing a lawsuit against the at-fault party and going from there. 

To learn more about entrusting your case to the team at Herschensohn Law, call (206) 588-4344

These Factors Determine the Length of Your Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit

As noted, the progression of your personal injury lawsuit depends on many factors, some of which are out of our control. These factors include: 

The Amount of Compensation You’re Requesting 

The liable party may refuse to settle if you’re asking for a lot of money. This could require a lawsuit, where you’ll need evidence to support your request. As an injured motorcyclist, you shouldn’t accept a penny less than you need. You deserve compensation that accounts for: 

  • Medical bills, both current and future 
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Loss income, tips, and benefits
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Out-of-pocket expenses, such as childcare costs 
  • Property damage costs 

Many insurance companies don’t have a problem paying out relatively minor claims. It’s when they’re confronted with six- or seven-dollar figures that they put up a fight. Herschensohn Law is ready to take that fight all the way to court, if that means securing fair compensation. 

Your Motorcycle Accident Case’s Supporting Evidence 

From the moment you choose Herschensohn Law to manage your case, we will start investigating the circumstances of your collision. The more information and evidence we gather, the more willing the insurer will be to settle. Supporting evidence in your case could include: 

  • Accident reports
  • Testimonies from eyewitnesses and experts
  • Photographs and video footage of the accident
  • Your medical records
  • Your injury-related receipts and invoices
  • Forensic information
  • Accident reconstruction data 

Still, even after being presented with all of this evidence, the insurance company may be unwilling to settle. In that case, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit against the liable party.

The Extent of Your Injuries

Because of the lack of protection motorcyclists have, these collisions often result in severe injuries. Your estimated recovery period, along with the injuries you suffered, can play a role in how long the legal process takes. 

For instance, imagine that you suffered a traumatic brain injury. Some of these conditions improve with time, while others worsen. Instead of hastily accepting the first settlement offer, your injury lawyer may wait until your condition has stabilized to continue negotiations or file a lawsuit. 

Issues Regarding Liability for Your Injuries

Even if your case seems straightforward, the liable party may deny responsibility for your losses. For instance, an insurance company may deny your claim if: 

  • It believes you caused most of the motorcycle accident. 
  • Your injuries didn’t come from the collision. 
  • You waited too long to file your claim. 
  • You don’t have enough supporting evidence. 

This is where you could benefit from hiring a motorcycle accident attorney from Herschensohn Law. We can gather evidence to illustrate the liable party’s financial responsibility, then compel them to pay compensation. 

The Insurance Company’s Willingness to Settle Your Accident Case

The liable insurance company may hope that by delaying the claims process, you’ll get frustrated and accept a low settlement offer. However, upon seeing that you filed a lawsuit, it may decide to offer fair compensation. 

This happens in many motorcycle accident cases. Your lawsuit might not even reach its discovery phase if you have compelling evidence, and the at-fault party doesn’t think they’ll win. 

You Have a Limited Time to File a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit

According to RCW § 4.16.080, you have just three years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit. Once this period expires, that’s it––you can’t file a lawsuit and compel damages from the liable party through litigation. 

By hiring the motorcycle accident attorneys at Herschensohn Law, you can rest assured knowing that we’ll manage each of your case’s obligations. However, we must hear your story before this deadline grows near. Not even our attorneys can reverse an expired deadline. 

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Our Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit Lawyers Manage Everything

After your motorcycle accident, you need time to rest and recuperate—not focus on the complex legal process. That’s where our lawyers come in. We handle everything your lawsuit requires, such as: 

  • Filing it within the statute of limitations
  • Taking depositions
  • Cross-examining witnesses
  • Exchanging information with the other party’s lawyers 
  • Presenting your case before a judge and jury
  • Partaking in jury selection 
  • Making closing arguments
  • Filing an appeal, if necessary 

We can’t guarantee that your case will reach a swift resolution. However, with our team, you can rest assured that we’ll combat any challenges that keep it from moving forward. Herschensohn Law wants to recover full and fair financial compensation as soon as possible. 

Get Started on Your Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit Today

If you have suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, then you should consider starting the legal process as soon as possible. This will ensure that your lawyers have ample time to build your case, negotiate with insurance companies, and file your lawsuit for proper compensation. If you wait to seek legal counsel, it may take longer to receive the settlement or verdict that you deserve for your injuries and other damages. 

Every motorcycle accident is different. How long it takes to obtain compensation will be different for each accident as well. To explore your rights, options, and next steps, contact Herschensohn Law at (206) 588-4344.

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