Motorcyclists are often given the short end of the stick. Drivers of cars and trucks and insurance companies often do not operate in the best interests of motorcyclists, which makes it difficult to recover damages and prove fault. At the Gulfport law firm of Andrew C. Burrell, Attorneys at Law, we recognize that the needs and rights of motorcyclists are just as important, and they are in greater need of protection in most circumstances.
Our nearly 30 years of combined experience assisting victims of motor vehicle accidents in Mississippi have given us the ability to negotiate and fight for the compensation you deserve both in and out of the courtroom. Our attorneys work diligently to recover damages for medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and property for minor and serious injuries.
The issue most often brought up by law enforcement and by insurance companies is proper control of the motorcycle. They tend to question whether motorcyclists were changing lanes legally, had the right of way, were properly lit and were in a position where they could be seen by other drivers. Many accidents occur when other drivers merge into motorcyclists and clip them.
Sometimes other drivers leave the scene immediately in motorcycle accidents, leaving you up a creek without a paddle. Recovery options are still available to you. Our help can put you in a good position to file an under-insured or uninsured motorist claim. We will have to prove contact with another vehicle in such cases, so be sure to take pictures of your bike, the road and the scene, and look for witnesses.
Insurance companies account only for the average retail value of your bike in accidents, not taking into account any add-ons to your vehicle. Our Gulfport motorcycle accident attorneys work to get you maximum compensation by covering your add-ons as damaged property.
Contact our Gulfport office to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer. Call us to schedule a meeting to discuss your motorcycle accident and/or property damage case at 228-896-4016 or 888-746-0931.