Proving negligence in a DUI accident is often easy. Getting the most out of your settlement? That’s where you need a Phoenix motorcycle DUI accident lawyer on your side. Insurance companies know they could owe you a lot after a DUI driver hit your motorcycle, so they’ll try to fight your claim.
Also, many DUI crashes are eligible for punitive damages. Those make insurance companies nervous because they could pay a lot more than they were expecting. Before you accept any insurance settlement offer for your motorcycle accident, contact Zanes Law for advice.
Reasons You Could Get Compensation
All the negative consequences of your DUI crash are called damages. The law says you can get compensation for these if the DUI driver is proven negligent. You can get compensation for things like:
- Getting your motorcycle repaired or replaced
- Paying your medical bills, surgeries, and rehabilitation
- Getting medications and medical gear
- Paying for lost wages, disability payments, or lost potential income
- Non-economic damages like pain and suffering or disfigurement
Our team will work hard to maximize the value of your case before we approach the insurance companies with your claim. All you need to do is work on getting healthy again. Let us handle the legal negotiations until a fair settlement is reached.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle dui accidents lawyer serving Phoenix, call 866-499-8989
How Much Is My DUI Case Worth?
Each case is worth a different amount because the costs of your injuries, property damage, and suffering varies from accident to accident. It is not like a fine where you get a set amount. Your DUI accident lawyer will calculate the damages as they’re building your case.
An experienced motorcycle DUI accident attorney in Phoenix can give you an estimate of your case value during your consultation. This is based on past case experience and any evidence you bring to your consultation.
If you have copies of your medical bills and motorcycle repair bills, take them with you to the consultation. That will help your lawyer give you a more accurate estimate of your case’s worth and help them decide if they should take on your case or not.
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Why Would My Case Get Punitive Damages?
Punitive damages are an award of extra money by the court for gross negligence. It’s a punishment fine that gets paid to you. If a driver is extremely drunk and causes a catastrophic accident, we might persuade a court to award punitive damages. This is more likely in motorcycle accidents because the injuries are more severe.
The only way to see if you can get punitive damages is by working with a DUI accident lawyer. Getting them depends on the evidence of the case and the skill of your lawyer. We’ve had years of DUI accident representation, including trial cases.
Our goal is to get you the most compensation possible. If we can persuade the insurance company to settle for a fair amount, we will. If we cannot, we will swing for the fences and seek punitive damages.
Do I Need to Worry About the Criminal Case?
You do not have to wait for the criminal case to finish to file an insurance claim or start a lawsuit against the DUI driver. In fact, the criminal court could find the driver not guilty, and you could still receive compensation for your motorcycle accident.
This is because the quality of evidence needed to win in civil cases is lower than in criminal cases. Civil cases are won on a “preponderance of evidence” standard. You don’t have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that your DUI driver was guilty.
Also, in many DUI cases, all we have to do is show any evidence of impaired driving to the insurance company, and they’ll know they can’t win in court. Once we’ve proven their policyholder is guilty of negligence, it’s just a matter of arguing about how much you’re owed.
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How Do I Pay for a Motorcycle DUI Accident Attorney in Phoenix?
A drunk driving accident can happen to anyone, and everyone is entitled to representation. Zanes Law works on a contingency fee basis. This means that our Phoenix motorcycle DUI accident attorneys only get paid if you win your case. If you get nothing, you owe us nothing.
When you win, we will take a percentage of the final amount. That percentage depends on certain factors in your case, like whether or not you need to go to trial. We will spell all this out in the contract we’ll give you if we think we can help you with your case.
Personal injury attorneys are required by law and ethics rules to only take out a “reasonable” fee. Any attorney worth their salt will get you more money than you would by facing the insurance company on your own. We encourage questions about our contingency fees during the consultation so that there will be no surprises after you win.
Call Zanes Law in Phoenix for Motorcycle DUI Accident Representation
If you’ve been a victim of a DUI motorcycle wreck, there are three things you need to do. First, talk to the police. Second, get checked on by a doctor. Third, call Zanes Law for a free case evaluation and consultation. Call or email us to schedule an appointment.
Your consultation is completely free, confidential, and without obligation. Find out how a Phoenix motorcycle DUI accident attorney can help you with one quick consultation when you contact us today.