Our motorcycle accident lawyers have significant experience when it comes to filing a Michigan motorcycle accident lawsuit on behalf of an injury victim. Many times, we are able to settle a claim before every filing a lawsuit, but on other occasions the best way to achieve the maximum settlement is file a lawsuit at the courthouse.
Before We File A Michigan Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit
There are several important things that our lawyers do before we ever file a motorcycle accident lawsuit. First, we perform a careful investigation of the crash, including a thorough investigation of all witness statements, photographs, and any other pieces of evident that will prove that the other driver was in fact at fault for the accident. Every bike accident case is unique; therefore we make sure to always review every piece of evidence. We will collect and obtain all police reports and accident reports. Often times we will even hire a traffic accident reconstruction expert to assist in explain how the collision happened and why the other driver is negligent in causing the accident.
In addition, we will obtain all of your medical records to prove the serious nature of your injury which will assist us in establishing the amount of compensation that you should receive for your accident related injuries. Our experienced lawyers will also talk to your friends and family members to see how the accident has impacted your life. This information can be very valuable and can assist in obtaining the best possible settlement for your Michigan motorcycle accident lawsuit.
Process To File A Michigan Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit
If we are unable to settle your case with the insurance adjuster, we then prepare and file the lawsuit for you. The investigation process will continue as your Michigan motorcycle accident case proceeds. The complaint is typically filed in the county in which the accident occurred. We start by filing a Michigan Motorcycle Accident Complaint and Jury Demand and the case is assigned to a circuit court judge. We then serve the Complaint on the defendant and this initiates the legal proceedings.
After the Michigan Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit is Filed
After the defendant is served with the lawsuit, the attorneys for the parties engage in discovery. This is often submitting written questions to each other to learn more about each side’s position in the case. The lawyers often then take depositions, or statements under oath, of the parties, witnesses, police officers, and even doctors to learn more about the accident and the injuries in the case. Both attorneys will obtain and review all of the medical records.
After discovery is concluded, the parties often attend a mediation or facilitation to get all sides together in an attempt to settle the lawsuit. If the parties cannot agree on a settlement amount, the judge will set a trial date. Although we settle more than 95% of our lawsuits before going to trial, we have a tremendous track record of success in jury trials. The jury will then determine who was at fault in the accident, how seriously you were injured, and the appropriate amount of compensation for your injuries.
Call Us Today To File Your Michigan Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit
Our Michigan will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means that you pay no legal fees whatsoever unless we settle your claim or win your motorcycle accident lawsuit. Call us today at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys!