Sandpoint, ID Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

We help people who have suffered injury or death by providing access to the highest level of legal representation, medical treatment, and financial compensation.

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In a Motorcycle Accident?

Here is what you should do:

Safety First!

01

Safety First!

Check yourself and others for injuries, and move to a safe location.

Call 911

02

Call 911

Do not remove your helmet or gear!

Assess

03

Assess

Wait for paramedics to assess you for injuries, because adrenaline after an accident sometimes makes it difficult to assess yourself for injuries.

Take Photos

04

Take Photos

Take photos before you move your motorcycles/cars if possible.

Move Your Bike

05

Move Your Bike

Safely move your bike off of the road.

Gather Info

06

Gather Info

Gather information from the other involved parties and witnesses.

Get their names, drivers license numbers, license plate numbers, vehicle year, make, & model, insurance company & policy number, witness contact information, police accident report information, and any other information which may be available at the time.

Contact Us

07

Contact Us

Contact Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers by calling us at:

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Protect Yourself

08

Protect Yourself

DO NOT GIVE A RECORDED STATEMENT TO AN INSURANCE COMPANY WITHOUT SPEAKING TO AN ATTORNEY FIRST!

Medical Treatment

09

Medical Treatment

Follow up with your medical providers!

01 - Safety First!

Check yourself and others for injuries, and move to a safe location.

02 - Call 911

Do not remove your helmet or gear!

03 - Assess

Wait for paramedics to assess you for injuries, because adrenaline after an accident sometimes makes it difficult to assess yourself for injuries.

04 - Take Photos

Take photos before you move your motorcycles/cars if possible.

05 - Move Your Bike

Safely move your bike off of the road.

06 - Gather Info

Gather information from the other involved parties and witnesses.

Get their names, drivers license numbers, license plate numbers, vehicle year, make, & model, insurance company & policy number, witness contact information, police accident report information, and any other information which may be available at the time.

07 - Contact Us

Contact Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers by calling us at:

844-SARGENT

or clicking below:

Schedule a Free Consultation

08 - Protect Yourself

DO NOT GIVE A RECORDED STATEMENT TO AN INSURANCE COMPANY WITHOUT SPEAKING TO AN ATTORNEY FIRST!

09 - Medical Treatment

Follow up with your medical providers!

How We Can Help You:

Motorcycle accident victims only occasionally win fair compensation without a qualified, experienced personal injury attorney on their side. They will try to pay out as little as possible. The only practical way of preventing this is through having an attorney who will hold them accountable.

A motorcycle rider has almost no protection when a collision occurs, and is usually thrown from the motorcycle, which can cause injuries and even death. According to the most recent statistics, motorcyclists are five times more likely to be injured in a collision than the drivers of other types of vehicles. Furthermore, various estimates put the likelihood of a motorcyclist being killed at between 26 and 37 times more likely than that of the driver of the other vehicle in the collision. In 2013, 4,668 people died in motorcycle accidents throughout the United States according to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). An additional 88,000 motorcyclists were harmed in an accident that same year.

Riding a motorcycle can be fun, exciting, and for some, a practical way to get around. A motorcycle is less expensive to buy, maintain, and keep full of gas than a larger vehicle. Getting around on a motorcycle can be pleasurable and a real money saver. But there is a downside: motorcycles can be hazardous and put your life and health at risk due to the vulnerability of the rider. Even if you take a defensive cycling course, observe all traffic rules and regulations, and ride with the utmost care, you could still be involved in a serious accident. Contrary to popular belief, motorcycle accidents are generally not the fault of the biker in a majority of cases; most motorcycle accidents are caused by other drivers in a car or truck. However, due to the rider’s exposure, motorcyclists usually receive the majority of the injuries in a collision.

IDAHO LAW REGARDING MOTORCYCLE HELMETS

According to the current laws on the books, any individual who is at least 21 years old and can demonstrate proof of holding medical insurance, can ride a motorcycle without being mandated to wear a protective helmet.

DOES RIDING WITHOUT A HELMET AFFECT ONE’S ABILITY TO CLAIM COMPENSATION IN IDAHO?

Although the State of Idaho does not mandate that certain riders wear protective helmets, it can affect one’s claim to compensation. Insurance company lawyers will argue that the rider took an unnecessary risk, potentially compounding injuries. Therefore, the Sandpoint office of The Sargent Firm recommends and encourages all bikers to wear protective helmets to bolster their legal claims in case of an accident.

YOUR RIGHT TO COMPENSATION FOR DAMAGES

The National Highway and Safety Administration reports that the vast majority of motorcycle accidents involve, and are caused by, non-motorcycle vehicles. Specifically, in 42 percent of these collisions, the cause was either a car or truck illegally turning left directly into the path of a motorcycle, which was in its proper lane; in other words, the car or truck causing the accident did not have the right-of-way. Both of these cases involve a driver of a car or truck who is violating the motorcyclist’s right-of-way. When an accident is caused by debris left in the road, the liable party could be the company that left the material or the government. Our firm will investigate all the relevant factors to determine who has the liability in your particular case.

The following is a list of the most common causes of motorcycle related accidents that could allow you to claim compensation:

  • Failing to adjust driving to accommodate bad weather conditions
  • Failing to signal
  • “Tailgating” a motorcycle
  • Driving too fast for conditions
  • Ignoring traffic lights or signs
  • Exceeding the speed limit
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
  • Fatigued driving
  • Opening a car door in the path of a motorcycle
  • Vehicle defect
  • unmaintained highway conditions

TYPES OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES

Motorcycle accidents have the capacity to cause severe injuries. The following are some of the injuries that could result from a motorcycle accident:

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE ACCIDENT CONTACT A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER IN SANDPOINT, ID

Because motorcycle accident injuries are so severe, it is unlikely that you will be able to do much more than notify emergency services. However, if you are able to do so, it is best to take videos and photos to document the scene of the accidents; this could tremendously help your claim for compensation. Do not, though, discuss the accident with the other driver, and, specifically, do not admit fault.

Overall, the most important thing you need to do after an accident is seek professional medical care. If you are taken in an ambulance, it will take you to the closest hospital emergency room. Make sure to keep all follow-up appointments as assigned by the attending physician. It is critical that you follow all of the doctor’s instructions, both to expedite your recovery and to shield yourself from scrutiny from the insurance company.

After you have sought medical care, contact an experienced, qualified personal injury attorney who specializes in motorcycle accidents. The legal team at The Sargent Firm are experts in this field and would gladly lend a helping hand to help you get the compensation you are entitled to.

Do Not ACCEPT an offer from an insurance adjuster

It is best to avoid talking directly to insurance adjusters. They have an incentive to low-ball you. They might try to twist your words and attempt to get you to admit culpability. If they ask for a statement, politely decline. Let us handle the insurance company; we know all of their tricks. The Sargent Firm’s dedicated staff of attorneys will deal with the insurance company on your behalf. If you have been involved in an accident, contact our office for a complimentary evaluation of your case.

The Importance of Having a Motorcycle Accident Attorney represent you

The Sargent Firm offers individualized service to meet all of your legal needs. We investigate thoroughly, are persistent, and litigate toughly. We will not let you get pushed around.

The Sandpoint, Idaho law office of The Sargent Firm has the experience and knowledge to get you a win. As our record shows, we will fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you are entitled to. Contact us today to get us started on your case. We are here for you.

Working With Us Is Easy

After you sign up with us, we immediately notify the insurance company they have to go through us

OUR 7-STEP PROCESS:

Free Case Review

01

Free Case Review

We are available 24/7, and will review your case and all your options for free.

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Hire us

02

Hire us

You do not pay us until we win your case.

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Case Plan

03

Case Plan

Our team will develop a plan specific for you, and your individual case. We will send letters of representation to insurance companies, obtain police reports, perform accident investigations, and gather all evidence related to the accident.

Medical Treatment

04

Medical Treatment

We will help you navigate the healthcare system and your medical treatment. We work with many respected and highly experienced medical providers who will guide your treatment towards recovery, even if you don’t have health insurance.

Negotiations

05

Negotiations

We will negotiate on your behalf to help you recover:

  1. Medical Bills & Future Medical Costs
  2. Lost Wages & future loss of earnings
  3. Physical & Mental Pain and suffering, both past & future
  4. Wrongful Death Damages
  5. Property Damages

Settlement

06

Settlement

Our goal is to reach a fair settlement with the insurance company, and for our clients to be fairly compensated for their injuries.

Litigation

07

Litigation

If the insurance company refuses to reach a fair settlement for your case, then our firm will file a lawsuit on your behalf. We have our own Litigation Department who will fight for you in court to recover the money to which you are entitled for your injuries.

01 - Free Case Review

We are available 24/7, and will review your case and all your options for free.

It’s Free To Speak With Us
Schedule Your Case Review

02 - Hire us

You do not pay us until we win your case.

It’s Free To Speak With Us
Schedule Your Case Review

03 - Case Plan

Our team will develop a plan specific for you, and your individual case. We will send letters of representation to insurance companies, obtain police reports, perform accident investigations, and gather all evidence related to the accident.

04 - Medical Treatment

We will help you navigate the healthcare system and your medical treatment. We work with many respected and highly experienced medical providers who will guide your treatment towards recovery, even if you don’t have health insurance.

05 - Negotiations

We will negotiate on your behalf to help you recover:

  1. Medical Bills & Future Medical Costs
  2. Lost Wages & future loss of earnings
  3. Physical & Mental Pain and suffering, both past & future
  4. Wrongful Death Damages
  5. Property Damages

06 - Settlement

Our goal is to reach a fair settlement with the insurance company, and for our clients to be fairly compensated for their injuries.

07 - Litigation

If the insurance company refuses to reach a fair settlement for your case, then our firm will file a lawsuit on your behalf. We have our own Litigation Department who will fight for you in court to recover the money to which you are entitled for your injuries.

Recent Results

Our goal is to provide the highest level of legal representation and financial compensation for our clients. Here are some of our recent results.

This is only a partial list of recent results. Past results obtained on behalf of our clients are not a guarantee that same, or similar, results can be achieved in your case. All cases are different and must be evaluated independently based on their own merits. Call today and speak with a lawyer for a free evaluation of your case.

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Why Choose Sargent Law Firm?

Working with Sargent Law Firm is easy. After you sign up with us, we will immediately get to work contacting the insurance company, and creating a specific legal plan for your case.

Reputation

Our law firm has handled 1,000’s of personal injury cases, and is known for our honesty, exceptional client experience, and impressive case results within our community.

No Up-Front Cost

Our clients do not pay us until we win your case!

 

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Protection from The Insurance Companies

Insurance companies want to pay you the least amount of money for your injury claim. We know the techniques and games that insurance companies use, and our firm will fight for your fair compensation.

Experience

Our team of attorneys are compassionate, assertive, and experienced in all aspects of a personal injury case.

Communication

Ongoing communication with our clients is a top priority at our firm. Our experienced team is available by text, phone, email, and client portal to keep our clients updated at every step of their case.

Technology

A Sargent Law Firm Client Portal is created for all of our clients. This allows our clients to access their case and case updates at their convenience. We utilize technology to enhance our client experience and case results.

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