When you have skin problems, you don’t go to a dentist. You go to a dermatologist, and when you have eye problems, you don’t go to an orthopaedic, you go to an ophthalmologist. This should also be the case when you need a lawyer. You must hire a specialized lawyer for specialized cases since the law differs in every state, every country and every case.
For example, if you got involved in a car accident, the law is different from when you got involved in a motorcycle accident. A motorcycle accident is more complicated than other vehicular accidents and if you don’t hire a lawyer specializing in this, you might not be able to get the compensation you deserve.
To request a police report
To support your compensation claim, the first thing the lawyer needs to do is to request a police report. This report would be the most substantial piece of evidence that would determine who is at fault and who needs to be compensated.
When people involved in accidents apply for compensation one of the first document that is requested from them is a police report because this is also a way to check if the accident really did happen. You could request for a police report yourself but if you have a lawyer with you who is specialized in these accidents, they would be able to request more supporting documents on your behalf if they deem the police report not enough such as:
To gather witnesses’ statements
Lawyers also at times act as detectives and investigators since there might be some information that the police were not able to gather or in some cases, forgot to ask the witnesses. When you have a motor vehicle accident lawyer acting on your behalf, they would be able to go beyond what the police have done with regards to your accident. They could interview witnesses and collect their statements to support your case.
To investigate the other party’s driving history
Investigating the other party’s driving history is also something that the lawyer will check because if they could prove that the other party is a troublemaker on the street, this could swing the judge’s decision in your favour especially if you are not the first motorcycle driver that the other party inconvenienced. This aspect would definitely help your case especially if you don’t have any negative driving records.
To review the medical report
Medical reports also bear consequential weight during court proceedings about vehicular accidents. As a victim, you should also go see a doctor and get tested. The medical report given by the doctor who examined you must be reviewed by the lawyer so they could show the court and the insurance companies how the injury will affect your daily life. With this, you’d be compensated for the days you are not able to make a living because of the accident.
Consulting a specialized lawyer after your accident would make you more informed about the compensation you could apply for such as medical bills and other losses. Having an expert dealing with all the legalities on your behalf ensures you are not skimped off what you deserve.